MARY MARTIN GALLERY Named One Of America's 25 Best Galleries And Museums

04/11/2017 06:36 pm ET Updated Apr 11, 2017

Each Spring the American Art Awards board selects the 25 Best Galleries And Museums In America.

American Art Awards: “We consider thousands of the most established art venues from across the nation. This year we awarded several museums with historical significance of 100+ years, some with over 100,000 annual visitors, some specializing in American acquisitions and others foreign antiquities.  We've also selected some of the most reputable art galleries which specialize in contemporary works. In addition, we chose a few art facilities and centers dedicated to exhibiting the struggle and triumph of minorities and making an impact on their communities with inspiring educational programs."

HighlightHollywood.com reported in 2016: "The impressive AAA board chooses only one museum or gallery per state per year. Their selections are based on years established, industry reputation, online buzz, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references."

Why did the American Art Awards select Mary Martin Gallery as Best Gallery Or Museum In South Carolina this year?

American Art Awards: "Mary Martin has dedicated herself to the art industry, decade after decade, bringing success not only to herself and her galleries (new one in Florida) but to all parties involved. She has an impeccable eye for museum quality work and has an excellent rapport with artists, collectors and designers. Her Charleston location is an anchor in the number one tourist destination in America, on par with Beverly Hill’s Rodeo Drive and NY’s Fifth Avenue. The gallery has great appeal and flow and routinely introduces emerging local artists as well as showcases mid-career national and international artists."

ABOUT THE GALLERY: Mary Martin Gallery has great diversity of museum quality art including bronze, ceramic, and wood sculptures, original oil and acrylic paintings, extraordinary watercolors, pastels, and other media. 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, Leo Osborne, Ron Di Scenza, Duffy Sheridan, Randall LaGro, Michael Jackson, Leon Bronstein, Nelson Grice, Alvar Sunol, Ramon Pujol, Mario Jung, Larry Osso, Philippe Guillerm, Judy Fuller, Brad Robertson, Laura Palermo, Angela Trotta Thomas, Brett Lethbridge, Hessam Abrishami, Goli Mahallati, Svetlana Shalygina, Emilio Payes, Josef Kote, Vincent, David Michael Beck, David Unger, and Jim Green.

“American Art Awards finds Mary Martin Gallery a must-see in South Carolina and proudly names it Best Gallery In South Carolina, 2017 and one of our 25 Best Galleries In The Nation, 2017.”

Mary  Martin Gallery / 103 Broad Street / Charleston, SC / 29401 / (Gallery Row on  Historic Broad Street) / 843-723-0303

HOURS: 10 AM - 6 PM Seven days a week.

CURRENT EXHIBIT:   "Tiny Dancers" by Suzanne Barton and abstract artwork by Brian Travers / 4/7/17 - 4/30/17

UPCOMING EXHIBIT: "The Brilliance of Color" by Trish Weeks / 5/5/17 - 5/31/17

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.).

ALL 25 BEST GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS, AND INFO ON ENTERING AMERICAN ART AWARDS, HERE: http://www.americanartawards.com/25-best-state-galleries-2017/

BEST IN PENNSYLVANIA -- JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM.

"... 40,000 sq. ft.... world-class group of paintings... permanent collection of more than 2,800 objects... accredited world-class facility... diverse program of educational activities... more than 135,000 annual visitors..."

BEST IN LOUISIANA -- NEWCOMB ART MUSEUM.

"... legacy of education, social enterprise, and artistic experience. Presenting inspirin exhibitions and programs that engage communities... founded in 1886... recognizes the contributions of women to the fields of art and design...."

BEST IN ILLINOIS -- HILLIGOSS GALLERIES.

"Chicago’s Premier Art Gallery for 20+ years. The two-story 8,500 sq. ft. gallery is the epitome of a well-oiled machine... perfect marriage of artist, collector and setting... original paintings by the world's finest living artists, as well as fine prints by historic and 20th century masters."

BEST IN NEVADA -- THE METROPOLITAN GALLERY OF LAS VEGAS ART MUSEUM.

"... over 20,000 sq. ft.... intellectual excellence and leadership... dedicated to raising awareness... promotes an understanding and appreciation of art by making accessible to the public fine art exhibitions, educational programs, and cultural events... local, regional and international artists... "

BEST IN KENTUCKY -- E&S GALLERY.

"... professionalism, reputation, gallery space, exhibitions, artist roster and clientele... 11,000 sq. ft. gallery, custom framing and art publishing... African American art with an unmatched selection of artists, medium, subject matter, and genres. ... "

BEST IN MISSISSIPPI -- OHR-O'KEEFE ART MUSEUM.

"...just as Ohr (1857-1918) rose from devastating personal and professional loss to create an extraordinary body of work, so too the Ohr-O’Keefe has risen from Hurricane Katrina’s destruction... diverse cultural heritage of the Mississippi Gulf Coast... compelling exhibitions and educational experiences......"

BEST IN NEBRASKA -- KIECHEL FINE ART.

"...few have the roster and esteem as Keichel... discerning eye... three story four gallery showplace... many of the top Midwestern Contemporary artists... "

BEST IN COLORADO -- COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER.

"132,000 sq. ft... one of the only multi-discipline arts institutions... For nearly 100 years, the top cultural attraction of the Pikes Peak region... world’s finest art... extraordinary visceral experiences..."

BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA -- SOUTH DAKOTA ART MUSEUM.

"Since 1970... artistic legacy of South Dakota in all its diversity. Harvey Dunn, Native American art, Marghab Linens... 7,000 objects in its collection..."

BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA -- MARY MARTIN GALLERY OF FINE ART.

"... excellence and steady expansion... museum quality art including bronze and stone sculptures, original oil and acrylic paintings, extraordinary watercolors... number one tourist destination in America... on par with Beverly Hill’s Rodeo Drive and NY’s Fifth Avenue..."

BEST IN UTAH -- MEYER GALLERY.

"... over 50 years, a contemporary art icon in Utah. The building (former First National Bank of Utah) is listed with the National Register of Historic Places and on the Park City Museum's Historic district tour. Featuring both representational and abstract works... "

BEST IN NEW MEXICO -- BLUE RAIN GALLERY.

"...Santa Fe's exceptional exhibitor of all factions of art... pieces from noted glass artisans to bronze sculptures and wood sculptures to two-dimensional works, artisans contribute elegant to elemental, neo-traditional to transcendental, neo-tribal to contemporary Native American... "

BEST IN MISSOURI -- UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY.

"...Stunning collections across a wide range of cultures... Greek, Roman, Near Eastern art works, ancient Egypt, Byzantium, Asian, African, Ancient Americas, and Oceanic cultures... important collections in European and American art from the fifteenth century to the present... "

BEST IN CALIFORNIA -- CODA GALLERY.

"A Palm Dessert landmark for thirty years, this contemporary El Paseo gallery has a vast collection of paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, and ceramic works by a wide range of established, mid-career, and emerging artists..."

BEST IN OREGON -- ROGER YOST GALLERY.

"Located in a 1927 art deco tower in the heart of Downtown Salem, Oregon’s capital city... more than 7500 sq. ft.. of exhibit space featuring paintings and sculpture from Lithuania, The Czech Republic, Vietnam, France, Germany, Argentina, Russia, Spain, UK, Budapest and Hollywood. A second location coastal version in Newport..."

BEST IN ARIZONA -- BENTLEY GALLERY.

"For 30+ years, Bentley Gallery in Phoenix has been synonymous with contemporary painting and sculpture in the Southwestern U.S.... mid-career and museum-collected artists from the states and Europe, as well as ancient art and artifacts... Chinese bi and cong from the Neolithic period co-exist seamlessly with contemporary works..."

BEST IN MAINE -- PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART.

"Cultural heart of Portland... significant holdings of American, European, and contemporary art, as well as iconic works from Maine... a steadfast commitment to their community and region... their high level of attention to the complexity of art and history exemplifies respect for artwork and art makers..."

BEST IN CONNECTICUT -- BRUCE MUSEUM.

"113 years... high on a hill overlooking Greenwich Harbor... nearly 15,000 objects: paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, multimedia compositions... accreditation from the American Association of Museums, an honor granted to fewer than 5% of all museums. Voted the best museum in Fairfield County... "

BEST IN FLORIDA -- ART FUSION GALLERIES.

"8,000 sq. ft.... in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood Art District... preeminent gallery in Miami for integrating the best of Emerging to Mid-Career Contemporary artists... represents over 1,000... "

BEST IN INDIANA -- HAAN MANSION MUSEUM OF INDIANA ART.

"Holds the most extensive Indiana art collection in the US, including paintings from the Hoosier Group and Brown County Art Colony. Specializing in major oils, over 100 artists are represented. Haan is a true find; a rare hospitable time-capsule cradling a precious past."

BEST IN VIRGINIA -- WILLIAMSBURG ART GALLERY.

"Located on Merchants Square along Duke of Gloucester Street in beautiful downtown Williamsburg, Virginia... Historic Triangle... a natural and inspiring home for art, dedicated to showcasing the beauty of the region as depicted by local as well as international artists, including exceptional work of Russian modern masters... a crossroads for art."

BEST IN GEORGIA -- HATHAWAY CONTEMPORARY GALLERY.

"A premier contemporary art gallery located on the Westside of Atlanta. They give space to the cutting-edge artists of today to express creative voice and explore societal issues... committed to building a supportive, sustaining community for the arts."

BEST IN MONTANA -- DANA GALLERY.

"4000 sq. ft. of space, making it the largest contemporary art gallery in Montana. Excellent 20+ year reputation. They represent Montana and regional painters many of whom are internationally recognized..."

BEST IN NEW JERSEY -- EVALYN DUNN GALLERY.

"It is very rare to find a gallery so successful that it is approaching it’s 60th year... also features the finest 20th Century American and European art..."

BEST IN HAWAII -- LIK LAHAINA, LIK WAIKIKI.

"Peter Lik has 12 exceptional gallery locations and is the most successful photographer in the world... sold upwards of $500 million of artwork... The 2014 sale of his B&W photo titled “Phantom” for $6,500,000.00 is the highest sum ever paid in its genre. Lik’s works make up four of the top 20 most expensive photographs ever sold."

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