Best Gallery In Hawaii: Sunshine Arts / 2021 American Art Awards

Thom Bierdz
3 min readMay 11, 2021

For the past 13 years, American Art Awards has decided the 25 Best Galleries and Museums in America. Among the criteria: years in business, industry reputation, online activity, location, size, exhibits, educational programs, represented artists and references from artists, clients and visitors.

Only one per state per year is selected.

American Art Awards: “In a 4,000 square foot structure on the Windward side of Oahu, Sunshine Arts offers over 2,000 original art images by 100 best-selling artists. Any tropical image that exists, this popular gallery has versions on canvas, print, photo and sculpture. Established in 1996 with an investment of only $100 by Jim Franklin, one of Kaneohe’s most cherished and successful proprietorships, now 23 years later, is co-owned and operated by Laetitia Atlantis.

“Local and international designers and collectors know this is the best place to find unique treasures by authentic Hawaiian artists. Named Best Of Kaneohe by the community, tourists seem to agree. American Art Awards selects Sunshine Arts as our Best Gallery In Hawaii, 2021, and one of our Top 25 galleries and museums in America, 2021.”

Sunshine Arts / — 47–653 Kamehameha Highway — Kaneohe, HI — 96744 — (808) 239–2992 annually awards 25 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.