​Regional Award Winners:

Back Row from left: Patricia Wagner, Dennis Lavorato, Linda King

Front Row: Caitlin Magner, Laurie Gavitt, Gail Giancaspro, Jason Fong Helga Sutt, Nina Briggs


~2018 ACGOW Regional Show Art Awards~ 

​The Gala Opening for the 25th Regional Art Exhibit was held on Friday, May 4th at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly (ACGOW).  Of the 316 entries, 137 works were chosen for the Exhibit.  Outstanding artists received awards in the following categories:


Michael McCarthy, “Still Life With Nude”, The Jerry’s Artarama $100 Gift Card

Caitlin Magner, “This is Everything”, The Dick Blick $100 Gift Card and Supplies

Gail Giancaspro, “Eden Olivia”, The ACGOW $100 Award for Fine Art

Laurie Gavitt, “Dawn at Montauk”, The Watch Hill Oysters $200 Award for Watercolor 

Jason Lee Fong, “Lantern #2”, The Teddy Goberis $200 Award for Excellence in Ceramics

Serena Bates, “Leviathan (Octopus)”, The Louise Forest Gibson $200 Award for Fine Crafts

Patricia Wagner, “Leaves”, The Mabel Kingsbury Fentress $200 Award for Fine Crafts

Nina Briggs, “Rumba Line”, The Alice Clark Hubbard $200 Award for Fine Crafts

Helga Sutt, “Rug/Handwoven”, The Joseph Gaulteri $200 Award for Fine Crafts

Linda King, “Coastal Rhode Island”, The Professional Planning Group $200 Award

Ethel Engler, “Mashamoquet Brook”, The Washington Trust Company $250 Award

Dennis Lavorato, “Mike I”, The Louise Pittaway $500 Award for Fine Art/Oil