Joseph Gierek Fine Art Named Best Gallery Or Museum In Oklahoma By American Art Awards

Thom Bierdz
4 min readMay 13, 2018

Each year the American Art Awards board selects the 25 Best Galleries and Museums in America. 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.”

American Art Awards: “We consider thousands of the most established art venues from Alaska to Florida. This year we chose several museums and art centers with historical significance of 100+ years, some with over 100,000 annual visitors, some specializing in global acquisitions, some American treasures, others offering objects preserving their state’s legacy, and some celebrating one specific artist’s life work. We’ve also selected some of the most reputable art galleries; some which offer every style of international art, others exhibiting works from one region or one genre. A Native-American and an African-American facility are included in our Top 25, as well as a long-standing women’s design institution, a popular Boston sculptor’s co-op, and a Hollywood Warhol hot spot.”

Joseph Gierek Fine Art won the distinction of Best Gallery or Museum in Oklahoma, 2018, and one of American Art Awards 25 Best American Galleries / Museums, 2018.

American Art Awards: “Located on historic Route 66, this Tulsa gallery offers an extensive collection of painting, sculpture, glass and mixed media works by an exceptional roster of mid-career and established artists. It has been named “Best of the Best” by the readers of Oklahoma Magazine from 2005 though 2017. The gallery has a very impressive reputation and is extremely well-liked and respected by Oklahoma collectors.”


For over 35 years, Joseph Gierek has worked closely with beginning and established collectors helping them realize their collecting goals and needs. The gallery strives to educate and provide culturally significant experiences for all visitors — whether collector, observer, or student.

Gierek began his career in the art business in 1982 in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 1987, he pulled up stakes and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where in 1990 he served as President of the Santa Fe Gallery Association. In 1998, he relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma where his eponymous gallery opened on Cherry Street. In 2013, the gallery moved to its current location on historic Route 66.

1342 E. 11th Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

(918) 592–5432
(918) 592–5435 fax 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.