Tue. Jul 14th, 2020

American Art Awards Names All 25 Best Galleries In America For 2015, Highlight Hollywood News

Throughout March, Highlight Hollywood revealed in 25 exclusive features the 25 Best In State Galleries. The American Art Awards makes their selections based on history (some galleries have 60 years experience), genre (varied, and credit for regional representation or unique specialty), online presence (some with millions of regular hits), and artist (all levels) and collector references. Popularity (numerous exhibitions and red carpet shows) can be a factor, as well as accessibility (Miami gallery has 900 artists across the globe) as well as size (some galleries have 20,000 square feet).

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Since 2008, www.AmericanArtAwards.com has introduced the most prominent and respected galleries to artists in France, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Israel, Latvia, Sweden, Russia, Lithuania, Canada, USA, Italy, South Africa, Namibia, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Romania, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Hungary, Austria, Cyprus, Malaysia, Barbados, The Netherlands, India, Lebanon, British Virgin Islands, Iran, Iraq, Serbia, Denmark, China, United Arab Emirates, Australia, England, Kuwait, Macedonia, Mexico, Bulgaria, Taiwan, Chile, Thailand, Greece, Cameroon, Iceland and Spain.
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President and co-founder of the American Art Awards is author, artist and actor most widely known for playing Phillip Chancellor III on The Young & The Restless: Thom Bierdz.
Co-founder and American Art Awards Advisory Board member: Jeffrey Keen, president of Keen Multimedia Group, USA and founder of www.USAbooknews.com.
The 25 Best In State Galleries for 2015 follow.
BEST IN NEW YORK STATE — LIK SOHO  “Lik is the most successful photographer in the world… 15 GALLERIES, TV show… sold upwards of $500 million to collectors, royalty, presidents and celebrities… his B&W photo titled “Phantom” sold for $6,500,000.00… Lik’s works make up four of the top 20 most expensive photographs ever sold…”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/lik-soho-named-best-gallery-in-new-york-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/

BEST IN NEW MEXICO — Zane Bennett Contemporary Art  “…museum appeal…powerful 10,000 square foot space…You won’t find better dynamics for viewing today’s top art. Phenomenal.”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/zane-bennett-contemporary-art-named-best-gallery-in-new-mexico-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN CALIFORNIA — Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery  “…20 years… three locations… excel in fine art acquisitions, consulting, custom framing, art installation, corporate collections and award design…”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/contemporary-fine-arts-gallery-named-best-gallery-in-california-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN FLORIDA — Art Fusion Galleries  “Established in 2001… represents over 900… known as the preeminent gallery in Miami for integrating the best of Emerging to Mid-Career Contemporary artists… 8,000 square feet… in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood Art District…”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/art-fusion-galleries-named-best-gallery-in-florida-for-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN TEXAS — Laura Rathe Gallery  “…two stunning galleries, one in the Dallas Design District… other on Houston Gallery Row… a leading source for contemporary art in Texas… established, mid-career artists… acquired into world-renowned private, corporate and museum collections…”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/laura-rathe-fine-art-named-best-gallery-in-texas-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN ARIZONA — Exposures International Gallery Of Fine Art  “Sedona’s largest gallery… Arizona’s largest gallery… largest gallery in the Southwest! …20,000 square feet of extraordinary display. 18 years…”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/exposures-international-gallery-of-fine-art-named-best-gallery-in-arizona-for-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN ILLINOIS — Hilligoss Gallery  “…has been Chicago’s Premier Art Gallery offering every kind of painting, from Renoirs to emerging local impressionists…two-story 8,500 square foot gallery is a beautiful and surreal timeless world unto itself, with a large staff and millions in annual revenue…”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/hilligoss-gallery-named-best-gallery-in-illinois-for-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN NEBRASKA — Kiechel Fine Art  “For almost thirty years… specialized in 20th Century American Art with a focus on artists from the Midwest… three story building and exterior spaces…”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/kiechel-fine-art-named-best-gallery-in-nebraska-for-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN LOUISIANA — Jonathan Ferrara Gallery  “…focused on cutting edge works… with a sense of purpose, mission, and message… provocative… New Orleans gallery has become a fixture on Julia Street’s gallery row, the premier art corridor in The South.”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/jonathan-ferrara-gallery-named-best-gallery-in-louisiana-for-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN KENTUCKY – E & S Gallery  “…a nationally recognized leader in the African American art industry. Established in Louisville, KY in 1989… grown to a more than 11,000 square foot gallery…”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/es-gallery-named-best-gallery-in-kentucky-for-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN CONNECTICUT — Westport River Gallery  “… expertise in fine European, American & Asian fine art… web site reads like a library… on highly collectible international artists’ works… preeminent dealers of Pissarro – and not only Camille Pissarro,… but also H. Claude Pissarro, Paulemile Pissarro and Lelia Pissarro.”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/westport-river-gallery-named-best-gallery-in-connecticut-for-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN MINNESOTA — Doubletake Gallery  “…a fine art consignment and brokerage service gallery …international Internet presence, with millions of hits…open-to-the-public showroom… LeRoy Neiman, Salvador Dali, Peter Max…”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/doubletake-gallery-named-best-gallery-in-minnesota-for-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN NEW JERSEY — Evalyn Dunn Gallery  “It is very rare to find a gallery so successful it is approaching it’s 60th year…features the finest 20th Century American and European art.”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/evalyn-dunn-gallery-named-best-gallery-in-new-jersey-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN OREGON: BRONZE COAST GALLERY  “…one of Oregon Coast’s premiere fine art galleries for more than 20 years. They even provide education in sculpture and the process of bronze casting…”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/bronze-coast-gallery-named-best-gallery-in-oregon-for-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN COLORADO — Mirada Fine Art  “… on numerous ‘Best Of’ lists. We love the art, we love the spirit, we love the upward trajectory, we love the history… special, insightful and unique…”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/mirada-fine-art-named-best-gallery-in-colorado-for-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN MISSOURI: The Hilliard Gallery  “41 years… one of the oldest and largest fine art galleries in Kansas City… voted by Kansas City Visitor Center as Best Gallery In Kansas City in 2012… voted by Kansas City Magazine as the Best Gallery In Kansas City 2014.”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/hilliard-gallery-named-best-gallery-in-missouri-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN OHIO — Lee Hayden Gallery  “… a prominent Cleveland gallery for a decade, offering paintings, sculptures and rare prints from dozens of internationally acclaimed artists…”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/lee-hayden-gallery-named-best-gallery-in-ohio-for-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA — Mary Martin Gallery Of Fine Art  “…on par with Beverly Hill’s Rodeo Drive and NY’s Fifth Avenue. This prestigious French Quarter gallery… classical to contemporary works of originality and beauty… established and mid-career painters and sculptors who forge new ground. Notable artists of museum quality…”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/mary-martin-gallery-of-fine-art-named-best-gallery-in-south-carolina-2015-highlight-hollywood-news/

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BEST IN HAWAII — Genesis Galleries  “16 years… two wildly popular galleries on the Big Island… Genesis Kings offers international work while their Queens location offers only authentic Hawaii work… Known along the Kohala Coast as the highest-rated destination in galleries by Trip Advisor… “  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/genesis-galleries-named-best-gallery-in-hawaii-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN IOWA — Steven Vail Fine Arts  “…one of the state’s better-known galleries for contemporary and modern art… international and high-profile artists, such as Damien Hirst, Willem de Koonig, Chuck Close, Henry Moore, Not Vital and Donald Judd whose works have been exhibited in famous art museums across the world…”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/steven-vail-fine-arts-named-best-gallery-in-iowa-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN IDAHO — The Art Spirit Gallery  “… 20 years… high-quality, original work by regional artists… 4,000 square foot… unimaginably high ceilings… promote high-quality art in the resort community of Coeur d’Alene…”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/the-art-spirit-gallery-named-best-gallery-in-idaho-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN NEVADA — Exclusive Collections Gallery  “Collectors range from A-list celebrities to U.S. presidents… does an astronomical amount of business… is continually expanding, with four other stunning locations – Beverly Hills, San Diego and Laguna Beach.”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/exclusive-collections-gallery-named-best-gallery-in-nevada-2015-highlight-hollywood-news/


BEST IN UTAH — Southam Gallery  “…36 years… one of the premier galleries in the Inter Mountain Region… some of the most beautiful paintings we have ever seen anywhere… “  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/southam-gallery-named-best-gallery-in-utah-for-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN ALASKA — Annie Kaill’s Premier Fine Art  “…forty years… commercial regional art by both emerging and mid-career artists, as well as the Northwest’s most famous painters …devotion to the authentic Alaskan landscape…”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/annie-kaills-premier-fine-art-gallery-named-best-gallery-in-alaska-for-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


BEST IN TENNESSEE — Stanford Fine Art  “…the premier purveyor of historical, Impressionistic and regional art in the Southeast. For over 25 years… Nashville’s premier art gallery… works… from the 19th century to the present… exemplary aesthetic standards, museum quality…”  SEE FULL STORY HERE: http://highlighthollywood.com/2015/03/stanford-fine-art-named-best-gallery-in-tennessee-2015-highlight-hollywood-exclusive-news/


THOM BIERDZ: www.ThomBierdz.com