The American Art Awards, with an intent to introduce the 25 best American galleries to unknown artists worldwide, selects their top 25 picks for remarkably proficient and accomplished galleries each year in March. President of www.AmericanArtAwards.com is Thom Bierdz, an acclaimed fine artist (and actor known to millions as Phillip Chancellor III on The Young & The Restless). Bierdz shares, “We at American Art Awards scrutinize thousands of galleries each year and find Jonathan Ferrara Gallery to be the Best Gallery In Louisiana, 2015.”
ABOUT THE GALLERY:
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery is a collective environment of creative visions. A commercial gallery with a public conscience. Artist, activist, and entrepreneur Jonathan Ferrara opened the gallery in 1998 to give artists a voice. Since its inception, the gallery has focused on cutting edge works by local, national and international artists with a sense of purpose, mission, and message.
The gallery is known for its stimulating and provocative exhibitions in a wide variety of media. Painting, sculpture, mixed media and installation are the current focus of the gallery’s exhibitions. As a curator, producer and promoter, Ferrara has had much success with exhibitions being featured in The New York Times, Time magazine, Art In America, ARTPAPERS, ART News, The Associated Press, ELLE Magazine, NPR and on ABC’s Good Morning America and in numerous other local, national and international publications.
Based in New Orleans, the gallery owes its creative stimulus to its environment, but ever strives to spread its message across the country and the world. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery regularly produces traveling exhibitions and brings its unique brand of creative talent on the road. The gallery has produced exhibitions in Hungary, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, Wisconsin and
St. Louis with upcoming exhibitions in Aspen and Berlin. The gallery regularly exhibits at numerous art fairs including VOLTA NY during Armory Week, Miami Project during Art Basel Miami Beach, VOLTA Basel during Art Basel and Texas Contemporary in Houston and Art Market San Francisco.
Jonathan Ferrara has also been an active dealer in Cuban art having visited the island three times to produce two major exhibitions of Cuban art; 2002’s “Made In Havana” and 2004’s “Havana: Inside Out”.
The gallery is well known for numerous community-based projects, including the Annual No Dead Artists international juried exhibition, ARTDOCS, a non-profit program that provides health care to artists, And Guns In The Hands of Artists, a social activist exhibition that transforms guns taken off the streets into works of art. This exhibition will travel to The Aspen Institute this summer for The Aspen Ideas Festival and The Aspen Action Forum.
Having started his career at Positive Space The Gallery in 1995, Ferrara has moved into the establishment of New Orleans galleries and has become a fixture on Julia Street’s gallery row, the premier art corridor in The South.
The gallery has always been a popular opening night gathering place for artists, collectors and curators alike with thousands attending the monthly openings on the first Saturday of each month.
Bierdz shares, “We at American Art Awards proudly name Jonathan Ferrara Gallery the Best Gallery In Louisiana – and also one of our 25 Best Galleries In The Nation for 2015.”
JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY | 400A JULIA STREET | NEW ORLEANS | LOUISIANA | 70130 | 504.522.5471