What Is The Best Gallery In Maryland?

Thom Bierdz
4 min readMay 9, 2019

For the past 11 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 its 41st year, the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery has earned an exemplary reputation of providing the best of marine art to the Mid-Atlantic collector community. Located at City Dock in scenic Annapolis, Maryland, the bustling gallery is open seven days a week. Owner Jeffrey Schaub offers the highest caliber of internationally recognized artists, the best in the marine art idiom who set the pace for other great talents. This is a niche gallery that continually excels on quality and service.

“American Art Awards selects Annapolis Marine Art Gallery as our Best Gallery in Maryland and one of our Top 25 galleries and museums for 2019.”


Over 50 featured artists include: John Barber, the artistic essence of the Chesapeake, prints and original paintings; Willard Bond and the action of world-class sailboat racing; original oils, watercolors, and prints: Patrick O’Brien and the age of sail, prints and original paintings; Paul Landry’s romantic portrayal of the sea; John Ruseau for the best in watercolors — have an extensive collection of his originals and prints on display. Also, originals and limited edition prints of renowned artist John Stobart.

UPCOMING SHOW: Joyful Enriquez, Noted Young Artist from Florida will hold a demonstration and workshop April 28 and 28, Her show “Water and Light, featuring sea life and underwater ocean light in action, will be on display in May, 2019.

UPCOMING SHOW: “The Annapolis Invitational Marine Art Exhibition, cooperation with the National Maritime Historical Society and featuring members of the American Society of Marine Artists, will take place May 4 through May 26, 2019. The paintings will be shown at the National Press Club before being moved their Annapolis show. The roster of artists is a who’s who of marine artists, including Patrick O’Brien, John Stobart, Russ Kramer, and Bill Davis. The show will feature classic marine art in its grandest form. Mostly representational, it will feature famous scenes from history, the golden age of sailboat racing, and traditional Chesapeake scenes.

The Annapolis Marine Art Gallery / 110 Dock Street / Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Telephone 410–263–4100

Hours / Monday-Saturday 10 am to 6 pm / Sunday 11am to 5pm




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.