Each March, the American Art Awards selects their top 25 picks for remarkably proficient and accomplished galleries. President of www.AmericanArtAwards.com, Thom Bierdz, explains Hawaii’s selection.
“In the past, American Art Awards has honored well over a hundred galleries. We study thousands of galleries each year and we have to agree with Hawaiian art collectors and tourists that the best gallery in Hawaii is LIK. American Art Awards selects LIK WAIKIKI and LIK LAHAINA as our Best Gallery/Galleries In Hawaii for 2016.
ABOUT LIK GALLERIES:
Peter Lik has 13 exceptional gallery locations throughout the word and is the most successful photographer in the world. The Australian TV star is a household name and has sold upwards of $500 million of artwork to many valued collectors, including royalty, presidents and celebrities. The 2014 sale of his B&W photo titled “Phantom” (a ghostlike shape at an Arizona canyon) for $6,500,000.00 is the highest sum ever paid in its genre. Astoundingly, Lik’s works make up four of the top 20 most expensive photographs ever sold.
Immediately feel the “aloha spirit” as you enter. Residing in the nostalgic Bank of Hawaii building for over a decade, LIK LAHAINA is practically an institution in Maui’s charming Historical District. On one of the state’s most well-kept streets, this fine art gallery adds a touch of beauty with incredible landscape images of tranquil shorelines and raging waterfalls.
In the cozy Beach Walk section of the island, you will find Peter Lik’s installment of fine art photography among quaint shops, bars, and restaurants. An inviting glass façade and beautiful hardwood floor set the tone for iconic landscape images of vast canyons and fiery volcanoes.
PETER LIK’S BACKGROUND
Lik’s passion for photography began during his childhood in Australia, where he grew up the son of Czech immigrants. He took his first photo at eight years old after his parents gave him a Brownie Kodak camera and he snapped a picture of a spider web in his backyard.
In 1984, the then-25-year-old moved to the U.S., where he developed a passion for landscape photography and the panoramic camera. Lik has spent over 30 years pushing the boundaries of fine art. A self-taught pioneer in the field of landscape photography, he has become synonymous with pristine images of cascading waterfalls, ethereal mountain peaks and peaceful desert canyons.
Amongst the hundreds of prestigious accolades and merits garnered over the years, Lik has been awarded the title of Master Photographer from both the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA). He has also been awarded fellowships from the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP), The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and most recently The American Society of Photographers (ASP).Lik’s masterworks include “Pele’s Whisper,” “Sacred Sunrise,” “Eternal Beauty” and the highly acclaimed “Ghost.” Lik’s images can be viewed in luxurious hotels, prominent estates, leading corporate offices and in all of his galleries around the United States.
WEB SITE: http://www.lik.com/