Coastal Contemporary is now curating guest artists for Norton Framing and Gallery in Massachusetts. This collaboration brings additional exposure to its artists and creatively expands a footprint into a neighboring state. Norton Framing & Gallery has been located in the heart of Padanaram Village since Raymond and Judy Norton opened the doors in 1983. The gallery has been owned and operated by their son, Philip Norton since 2009. Philip is the 3rd generation to carry on Norton Gallery which started as Norton's Oriental Gallery located on Thame Street in Newport, RI, (just a few blocks from where Coastal Contemporary Gallery stands today) and run by his grandparents Kaye and Al Norton. They continue to be known for providing its customers with exceptional custom framing design and assemblage alongside a freshly curated assortment of art ranging from local favorites to national award-winning artists.
CCG presents a collection of work by select Gallery Artists from October 2021 - January 2022.
Eli Backer, Musician for Masc.
Musician and visual artist, Eli DJs our March 2020 event and elevates our after-party with her videography that is projected onto a large screen at Top of Pelham in downtown Newport, RI
Top of Pelham & CCG
The last event in the world before everything shut down in March of 2020.
COA at CCG
Featuring artists Scott Lapham and Joan Wyand, we collaborated with COA in Newport and brought a second iteration of Sea Change to COA's facility in Newport and a third to Coastal Living Gallery in Little Compton. Raising awareness for globally conscious ways to help the environment with scheduled beach clean ups, composting and more.
Skye Gallery & CCG
We team up to curate two simultaneous exhibitions running in Newport and Providence, RI. Each gallery selected five guests and five of its roster artists to create Coastal Skye.
Live With Lucy
In August 2018, we invited Lucy Stevens to create a pop-up studio and paint for our audience. She allowed the public to come in and participate and add layers to her paintings in process.
Sam Hollister composes music for our exhibition UNRAVEL November 2018
UnRAVEL November 2018 Fashion, Photography, Fine Art, Music