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Cooperative Gallery
of Westerly
Supporting Visual Arts and Artists

September Exhibition: “Peace”

Aug. 30 - Oct. 1, 2023

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 1, 5-8 p.m.

Come see and meet the artists!

Featured Artists: Liz Goor and R. Douglass Rice

Also, In the UNITED in Art Community Gallery:

"For His Greater Glory"

Artworks from The Sacred Art Institute of Enders Island


Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 11 AM-7 PM; Sunday, 1-5 PM;
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly (ACGOW) is a fine arts gallery located at 14 Railroad Avenue in the historic Westerly Train Station. The Gallery exhibits a new show every month featuring the highest quality original artwork from its more than 50 artist members. Other forms of membership are also available and non-artist members are also welcomed.

This month’s entire exhibition at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, celebrates the concept of Peace, the quest for it being nearly universal but, difficult to achieve. September 21 has been designated by the United Nations as an International Day of Peace, calling for 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

Through the generosity of Frank Thacker, of Westerly and the sponsorship of Westerly-Pawcatuck International City of Peace Organization, awards will be given to ten exhibiting artists by popular voting. Come vote for your favorites!

We will also highlight the work of two gallery artists. Featured artist, Liz Goor, finds painting abstract expressionist oils freeing, and invites viewers to use their imagination to find their own meaning in the colors and forms she creates.

Featured artist R. Douglass Rice devotes equal time to sculpting and painting, including a current series of portraits of Stonington’s Merrill House writers. Through his art, he strives to pay homage to those who are fighting tirelessly for peace.

In the United in Art Community Gallery you’ll see a unique collection of sacred artworks from Saint Edmond's Sacred Art Institute, on Ender's Island, Stonington, CT, near the Mystic coast. Featuring "themes and images that take us through the Gospels and beyond", you'll see paintings, drawings, calligraphy, icons, illuminated miniatures, manuscripts and relief sculptures. A special viewing with a tour by the coordinator of the institute will be held on September 10, from 11 a.m to 5 p.m.

As a compliment to its regular monthly shows, ACGOW also houses the ACGOW Gallery Shop in its west wing gallery featuring small, affordable works by member artists and artisans. In addition to note cards and prints - both framed and unframed - the shop offers small original paintings and objets d'art of all sorts as well as notebooks, published works by member artists, bookmarks, fans and much more.

This months’ exhibit is made possible, in part, by the generous sponsorship of the Westerly offices of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. Hors d'oeuvres will be served at the First Friday Opening Reception, with wine provided by long time supporters, Perks and Corks of Westerly. As always, the Opening Reception is free and open to the public.

Stop in, enjoy some art, and cultivate some peace of your own!

Click here to see our Education / Community Outreach page with information about Tammy Blais class offerings this month!

Thank You to Our September Exhibition Sponsor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services!

Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Hudson Valley Properties has nearly 2,200 agents in 63 offices in Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. The Berkshire Hathaway name represents strength, integrity, trust and longevity. In turn, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, and every agent and affiliate we work with reflects those same core values. They share their heritage and esteemed reputation as one of the most respected and admired companies in the world.

ACGOW continues to recognize its duty to care for its members and the community it serves and is taking all necessary health precautions, following RI COVID guidelines for cleaning, and provision of hand sanitizer. Due to the relaxing of state COVID restrictions, we no longer require mask wearing in the gallery.

For more information call (401) 596-2221 during regular business hours or visit ACGOW’s Facebook site: ACGOW2018 or Instagram account: @acgow2018