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.”
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum won the distinction of Best Gallery Or Museum In Arkansas, 2018, and one of American Art Awards 25 Best American Galleries / Museums, 2018.
American Art Awards: “Fort Smith Regional Art Museum is a multi-award-winning art institution that continually brings intrigue and commerce to the community. RAM facilitates nationally and internationally recognized traveling exhibitions and rotating exhibits of works by local and regional artists. They have an excellent reputation.”
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