American Art Awards Names Best Gallery In Oregon, 2022: Bronze Coast Gallery

Thom Bierdz
5 min readMay 29, 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. We selected a Mid-West art center doing important community work for 44 years, and a lively Southern gallery linked to a 5 day festival. 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 Bronze Coast Gallery as Best Gallery or Museum in Oregon, 2022, and one of American Art Awards 20 Best Galleries / Museums in America, 2022. For almost 30 years, Bronze Coast Gallery has been one of Oregon’s Coast’s premiere fine art galleries specializing in limited edition bronze sculpture. They also offer stunning original painting and mixed media work of award-winning regional, national and international artists. In 1993 the gallery was opened by Kim Barnett, after more than a decade spent operating a large art foundry in eastern Oregon. We love that the focus of the gallery is to provide education in sculpture and the complicated process of bronze casting. New owner Joseph Clayton continues this treasured legacy.”

Bronze Coast Gallery is located in The Landing at 224 North Hemlock Street in the heart of scenic Cannon Beach, 90 minutes west of Portland on the northwest Oregon coast. Open daily from 10–5 and by appointment.

Bronze Coast Gallery / 224 N Hemlock Suite 2 / PO Box 1369 / Cannon Beach, OR / 97110 ……………………………….. (503) 436–1055

Artists include Rodd Ambroson, Nathan Bennett, Kristina Boardman, Dan Chen, John Coleman, Melissa Cooper, David Crawford, Don Dahlke, Jane DeDecker,Jim Eppler, Jason Frederick-Law, Adolfo Girala, Carol Gold, Gene Guibord, Cary Henrie, Michael Holmes, Jack Kreutzer, Ann LaRose, Nano Lopez, Cammie Lundeen, George Lundeen, Mark Lundeen, James Moore, Eugene Morelli, Randy Mulder, April Ottey, Matthew Gray Palmer, Victoria Parsons, Linda Prokop, Don Rambadt, Jacques & Mary Regat, Robert Rogers, Rosetta, Hans Schiebold, Sharles, Margret Short,Joshua Tobey, Seth Vandable, Donnie Wanner, J. Christopher White, Linda Wilder and Joan Zygmunt.

SEE ALL 20 BEST GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS HERE: annually awards 20 museums and galleries in spring, and with their critique in autumn, awards 300+ 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.

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