The American Art Awards has revealed their 25 Best Galleries and Museums in America, 2018. Annual selections are based upon longevity, industry reputation, online atmosphere, location, size, relevant exhibits, educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.
President of American Art Awards is Thom Bierdz, known worldwide for his portrayal of Phillip Chancellor III on The Young and the Restless, his BLUE X paintings, and his tragedy-to-triumph memoir, Forgiving Troy, the subject of a recent Evil Lives Here episode garnering six million viewers. Bierdz explains AAA’s choices this year: “We consider thousands of the most established art venues from Alaska to Florida. This year we chose several museums and art centers with historical significance of 100+ years, some with over 100,000 annual visitors, some specializing in global acquisitions, some American treasures, others offering objects preserving their state’s legacy, and some celebrating one specific artist’s life work. We’ve also selected some of the most reputable art galleries; some which offer every style of international art, others exhibiting works from one region or one genre. A Native-American and an African-American facility are included in our Top 25, as well as a long-standing women’s design institution, a popular Boston sculptor’s co-op, and a Hollywood Warhol hot spot.”
Alabama Contemporary Art Center won the distinction of Best Gallery Or Museum In Alabama, 2018, and one of American Art Awards 25 Best American Galleries / Museums, 2018.
American Art Awards: “Alabama’s premiere showcase for significant art is this stunning non-profit contemporary arts center offering a 16,000 square foot gallery, a multi-purpose auditorium, classrooms, and a 180-seat, 2,300 square foot terrace used for film screenings, community events, and stage performances. Their exhibitions and programs investigate themes and topics of particular relevance to the Gulf Coast while creating a national model for constructive community-building through the arts.”
www.AmericanArtAwards.com annually awards 25 museums and galleries in Spring, and with their critique in Autumn, awards 300 artists (painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists).
*Images courtesy of American Art Awards