Each year by May, we select our 20 best galleries and museums in the nation. Then in September and October, the media reveals our 300+ winning artists, as decided by these 20 galleries and museums.


Over 13 years, www.AmericanArtAwards.com has introduced the most prominent and respected galleries and museums to artists in 64 countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Republic Of Korea, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Serbia, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.   


Co-founder and President of the American Art Awards is a painter, 12X author and actor most widely known for playing Phillip Chancellor III on The Young & The Restless: Thom Bierdz (see full bio)

The American Art Awards Advisory Board includes an artbook publisher, a gallerist, a curator, an art collector, a writer of art publications, an art marketer, an art site builder, an art site operator, a documentary maker, an art film producer, an award-winning interior designer, an award-winning artist, a professional portrait artist, a landscape artist, an expressionism artist, a photographer, a digital artist, a sculptor, an illustrator, an art humorist, a greeting card creator and an art teacher. Other notable members of our American Art Awards Advisory Board include business exec Eddie Dyer, advertising exec and art collector Alec Wilder, photographer Janet Leong, lecturer Joseph Argazzi and president of Square Egg Entertainment, Breanne Munro, and Vice President Lou Rothman.

American Art Awards Advisory Board member and web designer: Brian M. Neimark.



To introduce America’s best galleries to the best artists in the world. To introduce the best artists in the world to America’s best galleries.