CODA Gallery has been named as one of ‘America's 25 Best Galleries and Museums’ and ‘Best Gallery Or Museum In California, 2017’ by American Art Awards (AAA). AAA considers thousands of the most established art venues nationally for these annual awards. CODA was selected based on socially relevant exhibits, represented artists, industry reputation, years in business, size, online buzz, motivational and educational programs, and client and visitor references.
According to American Art Awards, “A Palm Desert landmark for thirty years, this contemporary El Paseo gallery exhibits a brilliant collection of contemporary work by established, mid-career and emerging artists. We love the vibe, the space, the look, the feel, the art - much of it innovative. CODA is the epitome of a wide expansive gallery California-style, offering its collectors and attendees bright, easy pop on canvas and in photographs and in sculpture. There is nothing uptight here. American Art Awards proudly names CODA the Best Gallery Or Museum In California, 2017 – and one of our 25 Best Galleries Or Museums In America.”
In addition, several museums were awarded, some with historical significance of 100+ years, some with over 100,000 annual visitors, and some specializing in American acquisitions and others foreign antiquities. A few art facilities and centers dedicated to exhibiting the struggle and triumph of minorities and making an impact on their communities with inspiring educational programs were also recognized.
“We like to describe CODA Gallery as brimming with color and life, which mirrors the personality of the gallery’s beloved founders Connie and David Katz, avid collectors and philanthropists who opened the gallery in 1987,” said CODA Gallery Director Sam Heaton. “Their spirit of generosity and warmth greets visitors the moment they enter the gallery.”