The American Art Awards announces their top 25 picks for galleries every March by selecting one gallery in each of 25 states. President of AAA, Thom Bierdz, an artist, author, activist and actor known in many countries as Phillip Chancellor III on The Young & The Restless, shared with me why AAA has selected Mary Martin Gallery Of Fine Art as Best Gallery In South Carolina.
Bierdz explains, “Mary Martin Gallery has great diversity of museum quality art including bronze and stone sculptures, original oil and acrylic paintings, extraordinary watercolors, pastels, and other media. The gallery has an impeccable reputation with collectors and artists alike.
“Mary Martin Gallery anchors the west end of Gallery Row, Historic Broad Street, which runs from King to East Bay, in Charleston, the city which Conde Nast refers to as the number one tourist destination in America. This intersection of retail, culture and Five Star Hotels is on par with Beverly Hill’s Rodeo Drive and NY’s Fifth Avenue. This prestigious French Quarter gallery hosts ongoing exhibitions as often as twice a month and they strive to offer classical to contemporary works of originality and beauty – and focus on established and mid-career painters and sculptors who forge new ground.
“Notable artists of museum quality include Jean-Claude Gaugy, Martin Eichinger, Andre Kohn, Randall LaGro, Michael Jackson, Leon Bronstein, Alvar, Pujol, Pietro Piccoli, Baques, Mario, Monica Meuneir, Larry Osso, Mark Yale Harris, Philippe Guillerm, Richard Riverin, Judy Fuller, Graciela Rodo Boulanger, Ann Dettmer, Sangita Phadke, R. John Ichter, and John Gregory.
“American Art Awards finds Mary Martin Gallery a must-see in South Carolina and proudly names it Best Gallery In South Carolina, 2015 and one of our 25 Best Galleries In The Nation, 2015.”
In March of 2004 Mary Martin returned to her first love, art. After selling her real estate companies she searched the country for two years to find the perfect place to open a gallery.
Mary says, “I chose Charleston for the beautiful climate, friendly demeanor, and the rootedness of the area. Proven to be the best fit, Charleston has blossomed into an impactful art community. We have a wonderful gallery family consisting of Mary Martin, Don Olson, Elaine Hruska, Callie Fleming, Laura Palermo, and Chase Barrett.”
May 1st — “The Elegance of Solitude, New Work by Shane and Sara Scribner.” Paintings that show a person in deep thought and/or in moments of private reflection.
WEB SITE: http://www.marymartinart.com/
Mary Martin Gallery / 103 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 / Gallery Row on Historic Broad Street / 843-723-0303
HOURS: Seven days a week.