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Park West Gallery Judges the 2009 American Art Awards

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2009 American Art Awards - Park West Gallery

Michigan gallery selected to represent the state in prestigious artwork competition

PARK WEST GALLERY IS HONORED TO PARTICIPATE in the judging of the 2009 American Art Awards. The panel of judges responsible for reviewing all of the submitted artwork consists of representatives from twenty-five of the country’s most prestigious galleries. Park West Gallery was selected to represent the state of Michigan.

“It’s great to be able to view work by up and coming artists and have the opportunity to help them gain exposure,” said Morris Shapiro, Park West’s Gallery Director of 26 years.

“We’re in a wonderful time in the evolution of the art world,” Shapiro explained. “There are so many gifted artists at work, and most of them are sensing the ‘pendulum’ moving back toward aesthetic beauty and artistic rigorousness and away from the novel, sensational and conceptual ‘art’ that preoccupies so much of our world today. I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s out there.”

The American Art Awards, hosted by artist and actor Thom Bierdz, provides fifty categories for artists to enter their works into; a ‘Best in Show’ will be selected in addition to winners from each category.

Submissions are due by July 31, 2009, and the winners will be announced sometime in August.

The exposure for winning artists will be substantial given that the  results of the 2009 American Art Awards will be distributed to over 30,000 galleries, collectors and artists; the winning artists’ information along with their artwork will be displayed on the American Art Awards website for an entire year.


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