ACGOW Board of Directors


President, Arlene Piacquadio, arlenepiacquadio@hotmail.com

Vice President, Donna Mazzone, dmazz@cox.net

Secretary, Nancy Gardner, oysterdent@gmail.com

Corresponding Secretary, Lynn Anderson, Lynn@NoankArt.com

Treasurer, Ardie Harrison, ardieharrison@sbcglobal.net​

​About

​​​​​​​​​ARTISTS' COOPERATIVE GALLERY OF WESTERLY

​​The Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly (ACGOW), is a fine arts gallery located at 14 Railroad Avenue in the old railway station building in the heart of Westerly, RI. The Gallery exhibits a new show every month featuring the highest quality original and unique artwork from gallery members and visiting artists, as well as offering scheduled lectures, workshops, and art classes. ACGOW is a 501-(c)3 non-profit organization run by volunteers and artist members who contribute to all aspects of managing and operating the gallery.


Gallery Hours

Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 - 7:00

Sunday 1:00 - 5:00

1st Friday Openings 5:00 - 8:00 (Openings are held from 5-8 pm on the 1st Friday of every month. Browse the show, meet the artists and enjoy a glass of wine and tasty refreshments.) 

History

The Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly  was founded by artists Bruce Goodsell, Sandi Gold and Ginger Mitchell in 1992. Artist owned and operated, it has grown significantly through the years and currently around 50 artist members and a dedicated group of friends, associates, sponsors, and volunteers. Click  here  to view our  25th Anniversary of Memoriesvideo.


Mission

ACGOW is a non-profit art organization dedicated to supporting and nurturing the visual arts in the greater Westerly/Pawcatuck area through:

• Increasing awareness and appreciation of the visual arts

• Building an arts community through mutual support, cooperation and education

• Providing artists with an opportunity to develop, exhibit and sell their work


Corporate Sponsors

We offer the opportunity for local businesses to sponsor an exhibit or activity. Sponsors are recognized publicity at our openings, on our mailings and in our media outreach. If you would like more information about sponsoring an exhibit or activity, please contact the Sponsor Coordinator


Donors

As an all-volunteer organization, we rely on our donors for their support of our mission to promote the arts. Our donors support us with their time and funding, We thank you for your time and generosity. For information on becoming a donor, contact our Donor Coordinator.


Volunteers Operating an art gallery requires extensive work. Gallery members ensure that the gallery is open 35 hours a week, hang a new show each month, prepare mailings and media releases, create marketing, maintain a website, and prepare special events. Many members work full time. If you are interested in helping us by volunteering your time, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.