What Is The Best Gallery In Utah ?

Thom Bierdz
3 min readJun 11, 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: “Southam Gallery has been a premier Utah gallery for 37 years, marketing the work of the most highly regarded artists in the western United States. Mother Linda Southam and daughter Kimberly Southam have dedicated their lives managing this popular institution to achieve great success with artists, designers and collectors, some who live in the region and others internationally based. Here, stunning realism on canvas and stone sculpture unveil unparalleled talent and devotion. Southam Gallery is American Art Awards Best Gallery In Utah, 2019 and one of our Top 25 galleries and museums for 2019.”


Linda S. Southam’s background includes study at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University in painting. Prior to opening her own art gallery, she apprenticed at a local art gallery for eight years.

In 1982, Linda S. Southam opened Southam Gallery and has steadily developed discerning clientele of collectors for primarily Utah artists, both living and deceased, including A.D. Shaw, Richard Boyer, Kimbal Warren, Karl Thomas, Dan Graziano, Scott Brough, Glen Edwards, Barbara Edwards, Josh Claire, Brad Teare, Jerry Hancock, Ken Baxter, Steve McGinty, Donald Allan, Graydon Foulger, Diane Turner and Anne Marie Oborn.

Daughter Kimberly Southam has a degree in art history from the University of Utah. She also studied at the Universite de Neuchatel, Switzerland and traveled throughout Europe with courses at major museums. Ms. Southam has experience as a Corporate Art Curator/Consultant in Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, and California.

Linda and Kimberly work to provide excellent service and artwork for the beginning and seasoned art collector.

Southam Gallery / 152 S. Main St. / Salt Lake City / Utah / 84101/ 801–322–0376

www.AmericanArtAwards.com annually awards 25 museums and galleries in spring, and with their critique in autumn, awards 300 artists (painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists).

ALL 25 BEST GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS HERE: https://www.americanartawards.com/2019-best-american-galleries-and-museums/



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.