The American Art Awards announces their top 25 picks for galleries every March. President of AAA, Thom Bierdz, an artist, author, activist and actor known to millions as Phillip Chancellor III on The Young & The Restless, shared with me why AAA has selected Exclusive Collections Gallery again as Best Gallery In Nevada, 2015.
“E. C. Gallery, Exclusive Collections Gallery, does an astronomical amount of business, offering a large inventory of highly-collected originals. They are based in Caesar’s Palace Forum Shops, which is the highest-grossing mall in America. E.C. is continually expanding, with four other stunning locations – Beverly Hills, San Diego and Laguna Beach.
“Artists are selected by founder Ruth-Ann Thorn. Collectors range from A-list celebrities to U.S. presidents to pop stars. E.C. offers classically renown pieces of centuries past but also the best of current contemporary art.
“E.C. has a phenomenal reputation with collectors and artists alike, putting on posh red-carpet artist shows for anticipatory crowds. At www.AmericanArtAwards.com, we celebrate galleries that excel, and Exclusive Collections is the epitome of a successful gallery. We are honored to name them Best Gallery In Nevada, 2015 and one of our 25 Best Galleries In The Nation, 2015.”Below is a list of E.C. artists and famous collectors.
is collected by: Ice-T (Entertainer) Coco Austin (Model) Robert Sullivan (Principal of Outback Steak Houses) Peter Sanchez (C.O.O. of Taylor Made Golf) Pino (Famous Figurative Artist) Anne Heche (Actress) Glenn Close (Actress) Viola Davis (Actress) Rooney Mara (Actress) Michelle Williams (Actress) Demian Bichir (Actor) George Clooney (Actor) Gary Oldman (Actor) Brad Pitt (Actor) Berenice Bejo (Actress) Jessica Chastain (Actress) Melissa McCarthy (Actress) Janet McTeer (Actress) Kenneth Branagh (Actor) Jonah Hill (Actor) Nick Nolte (Actor) Max von Sydow (Actor) Alexander Payne (Director) Martin Scorsese (Director) Woody Allen (Director) Terrence Malick (Director) Billy Crystal (Actor)Steve Barton
is collected by: Oscar de la Hoya (Boxer) George Forman (Olympic Gold Medalist) Casey Mears (NASCAR Driver) David Binn (Chargers NFL Player)
is collected by: David and Claudia Pearlman (Former Senior Vice President/Co-C.O.O. of Infinity/CBS Radio)
is collected by: Chef Thomas Keller (America’s most celebrated chef) Chef William Bradley (Addison Restaurant) Chef Kevin Rathbun (Iron Chef winner) Chef Ludo Lefebvre (LudoBites) Chef Emeril Lagasse (Celebrity Chef) Chef Charlie Trotter (Celebrity Chef) Chef Francois Payard (Top Pastry Chef in America) Chef Gavin Kaysen (Cafe Bouloud NYC) Crocker & Starr Estate Winery Heidi Barrett (#1 Female Winemaker, Screaming Eagle) Randall Johnson (Hess Collection Winemaker) Hill Family EstatesMichael Flohr
is collected by: Alex Smith (Pro Football Player) Cher (Entertainer) LaDainian Tomlinson (Pro Football Player) Southern Power Corporation Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Pete Sanchez (C.E.O. of Taylor Made Golf) Jeff Foxworthy (Comedian) Jennifer Aniston (Actress) Jack Black (Comedian, Actor) Michael Douglas (Actor) Robert Downey Jr. (Actor) Robert Downey Sr. (Actor, Film Maker) Jon Favreau (Actor) Jodie Foster (Actress) Jamie Foxx (Actor, Musician) Mel Gibson (Actor, Director, Producer) Jared Harris (Actor) Guy Ritchie (Film Maker, Screenwriter) Garry Shandling (Comedian, Actor, Writer) Joel Silver (Film Producer) Sean Penn (Actor) Anthony Michael Hall (Actor, Producer, Director)
is collected by: Geena Davis (Actress) Jerry Lewis (Comedian) Paris Hilton (Actress) Drew Barrymore (Actress) Denise Richards (Actress) Kate Beckinsale (Actress) Kristen Bell (Actress) Miley Cyrus (Musician / Actress) Fergie (Musician) Kathy Griffin (Actress) Chelsea Handler (Comedian) Katherine Heigl (Actress) Blake Lively (Actress) Mario Lopez (Actor) Kellan Lutz (Actor) Katharine McPhee (Musician) Cesar Millan Kelly Osbourne Rachael Ray (Celebrity Chef) Jai Rodriguez (Actor) Alicia Silverstone (Actress) Tori Spelling (Actress) Charlize Theron (Actress) Justin Timberlake (Musician / Actor) Betty White (Actress) Olivia Wilde (Actress) Oprah WinfreyDaniel Merriam
is collected by: The Manhattan Club McCarter Theatre Merrill Lynch
is collected by: Sophia Loren (Actress) Brooke Shields (Actress, Model) Dolly Parton (Singer, Actress) Tina Turner (Singer)
is collected by: Tenley Molzahn (“The Bachelor”) Wolfgang Puck (Celebrity Chef) Arthur R. Barron (retired chairman of Time Warner International) Esteban Toledo (PGA Tour Player) John Dyer (Cox Enterprises Executive Vice President)
is collected by: Lisa Marie Presley James Doohan (Actor) Nicholas Cage (Actor) Mark Wahlberg (Actor) Phil Spector (Music Producer) Valerie Harper (Actress) Wyland (Environmental Artist) Robert Lyn Nelson (Environmental Artist) Christian Lassen (Environmental Artist) Ratief Goosen (Pro Golfer) Ed Begley, Jr (Environmentalist) Vic Edelbrock (Automobile Hall of Fame) Joyce Brothers (Psychologist, Television Personality and Advice Columnist) Jack Canfield (Author of “Chicken Soup” books) Steve Irwin (“The Crocodile Hunter) Joel Wachs (President of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, NYC) Hayden Pannettiere (Actress) Scotty McKnight (NFL Player) Jared Leto (Musician) Emma Ludbrook Larry King Bo Derek Maggie Q (Actress) John Corbett (Actor/Musician) Luis Ruiz (Musician) Tara Novick (Musician) Jim Clark (Producer) Kristy Hinze (Supermodel/Actress)
is collected by: Commissioned portraits of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia Judges of the High Magistrature and the Court of Justice
is collected by: Jeremy Piven Tom Hanks Bill Maher Adrian Grenier Kate Bosworth Pink Leonardo DiCaprio Dave Matthews Rosario Dawson Woody Harrelson Julia Louis-Dreyfus Daryl Hannah Drew Barrymore Ellen DeGeneres Orlando Bloom Jake Gyllenhaal Josh Hartnett Sting Barbra Streisand Alicia Silverstone Courteney Cox Cameron Diaz KT Tunstall Mark Ruffalo Edward Norton
is collected by: Hilary Duff Rebecca Gayheart Keri Russell Beyonce Kourtney Kardashian Lindsay Price Maggie Gyllenhaal Jessica Alba Uma Thurman Alyson Hannigan Molly Sims Sienna Miller Kristin Cavallari Jessica Simpson Bryce Dallas Howard Evangeline Lilly Jennifer Garner Marley Shelton Sarah Polley Amanda Anka (Mrs. Jason Bateman) Emma Heming (Mrs. Bruce Willis) Susan Downey Jr. Lisa Loeb Kayte Walsh (Mrs. Kelsey Grammar) Jessica Capshaw, Holly Madison
is collected by: Commissions: Vietnam War Memorial (Westminster, CA) Kuhn Corporation’s Plaza (Orlando, FL) Trinidad, Heisler Park (Laguna Beach, CA) “The Little Flower” (Mobile, AL), memorial bust for Nicole Brown Simpson Charitable Foundation (1997)
is collected by: Wally Schira (Astronaut) David Packard (Hewlitt-Packard Co-Founder) Bill Cosby (Actor, Comedian) Senator Barry Goldwater H.M. Queen Elizabeth The King of Tonga President Ronald Reagan President Bill Clinton President Gerald Ford Nathaniel Owings (Architect) King Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia A.J. Foyt (Car Racer) Barry Manilow (Singer) Elizabeth Taylor (Actress) President Suharto of Indonesia Burt Reynolds (Actor) Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger Sheikh Yamani (OPEC) Martina Navratilova (Tennis Player) Wilt Chamberlain (Pro NBA Basketball Player) Prince Bandar Al Faisal of Saudi Arabia Jacques Cousteau Society The Royal Belgium Zoological Society Mary Tyler Moore (Actress) Federal Government of Switzerland Sultan of Oman
Historic Gaslamp Gallery, Located in downtown San Diego (On the corner of 5th and Market), 568 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 800.204.0062 or 619.232.1930 Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 12pm-8pm
Seaport Village Gallery, Located in Seaport Village (Behind the Harbor House Restaurant) 835 West Harbor Dr, Ste AB, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 800.599.7111 or 619.238.0320 Hours of Operation: Sun-Sat 10am-9pm
Laguna Beach Gallery, Located in Hotel Laguna, 417 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: 855.372.8213 or 949.715.8747 Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm Sun 11am-8pm
Beverly Hills Gallery, 229 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 844.599.7111 or 310.278.7117
Hours of Operation: Mon-Tues 11am-8:30pm Thu-Fri 11am-10pm Sat 10am-10pm Sun 10am-9pm
Forum Shops Gallery, Located in Caesars Forum Shops (Next to Anthropologie) 3500 Las Vegas Blvd, Ste T06, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 702.432.1154 Hours of Operation: Sun-Thu 10am-11pm Fri-Sat 10am-12am