American Art Awards Names Best Gallery In Georgia: Westobou Gallery

Thom Bierdz
4 min readMay 15, 2022

Each year the American Art Awards selects the 20 Best Galleries And Museums In America; only one museum or gallery per state per year. Among other criteria, 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.

American Art Awards: “We considered thousands of the most established art venues from Hawaii to Maine. This year we chose five museums, one with an impeccable reputation for 125 years, one 80, one 50, one 40, and one fairly new. Most the galleries we selected are heralded longtime landmarks with expansive interiors perfect for exhibiting today’s contemporary masters. Many have several locations and cater specifically to regional collectors with regional artwork, but just as many represent all genres of work from all levels of national and international artisans. We selected a Mid-West art center doing important community work for 44 years, and this lively Southern gallery linked to a 5 day festival.

“The American Art Awards selects Westobou Gallery the Best Gallery or Museum in Georgia, 2022, and one of the 20 Best Galleries and Museums in America, 2022. The engaging space offers innovative exhibitions from national, regional and local artists with a focus on emerging and mid-career contemporary and experimental artists. The Gallery is dedicated to heightening the cultural fabric, economic potential and social vitality of the region. In addition to visual art exhibitions, Westobou Gallery welcomes crowds for cutting edge music, dance, film and spoken word events. It’s amazing all that they do, and how many they please.”

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Address: 1129 Broad Street / Augusta, Georgia 30901

Phone: (706) 755–2878 annually awards 20 museums and galleries in spring, and with their critique in autumn, awards almost 500 artists (painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists).




Thom Bierdz

One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books: 6 on art. President of WAA & AAA & ACCA.