The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly is located at

7 Canal Street in downtown Westerly, RI. The Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday 11AM to 7PM and Sunday, 1-5PM.

Please call 401-596-2221 or visit or


The Westerly Arts Café is returning this year with an exciting new performance art series.   Be sure to watch our Events page for all special happenings in the gallery! 



                    ​January 2017


                               Expression & Experimentation

​               Featuring Nancy Gardner & ACGOW's 3D Artists



Beneath the frozen earth, a gestating world filled with life slowly prepares for spring’s lush birth. Artists, not unlike our mysterious planet, are constantly finding ways to renew and grow. Continually challenging themselves to leave their comfort zone, they must embrace the uncharted world of risk in order to evolve. 

In January, the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly (ACGOW) will feature works of Nancy Gardner, watercolorist, and its 3D artist members in the show, “Evolving”-Expression and Experimentation. All are invited to attend the opening reception on Friday, January 6, 5-8PM.

It is not an accident that Nancy is a watercolor artist since her work seems to always have some form of water in it.  Living in Westerly near the water’s edge, the artist greets the coastline every day, incorporating it into her work.  If observers are expecting typical watercolor paintings when they view the show, they will be surprised.  Ms. Gardner’s recent experimentation with Yupo paper, a synthetic, man- made surface, is vibrant, free-flowing and spontaneous, as seen in “Hanging Low.”   “I am looking deeper into the world now, letting the paint show me where to go,” states the artist.  Mostly self- taught, Ms. Gardner also studied at the Hunakai Studio in Foxboro, MA where she sits on the Board of Directors.  She can be contacted at

Evolution and experimentation take on a new dimension with the Gallery’s 3D artists in January.  Featured in the window this month, these artists will display works that challenge their minds, their skills and their medium, something so important to artistic growth.  3D artists represented will include Gary Fuller (wood), Mimi Huszer Fagnant and Kristie Foss (jewelry), Karen Dodez and Roberta McGregor (ceramics), and Madeline Beaudry (fiber art and figurative sculpture). 

2017 marks the beginning of the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly’s 25th year.  Special events are planned throughout the year to celebrate this landmark anniversary. Festivities culminate with a special invitational show in September celebrating all the artists who have been part of ACGOW over the past quarter century.  Our first special event of the year will take place on January 14th, at 7pm. in the gallery.  Ardie Harrison, artist member photographer, will present a slide show of the Canadian Maritimes from his travels in October, 2016.  Click on Events for more information.

Also, on January 29th at 2 PM, ACGOW will present an afternoon talk on the ins and outs of framing artwork.  Check our  Education page for more information. 

“Evolving”-Expression and Experimentation runs January 4th to January 29th.


The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly is located at 7 Canal Street in downtown Westerly, RI. The Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 7 PM and on Sundays from 1-5 PM. Please call 401-596-2221 with any questions and visit or the FaceBook page for information about the show, ACGOW, and its artists.



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