Past Exhibitions


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A Photographer In Her Garden

Featuring Sandi Daniel

On exhibit December 6 2021 - January 15 2022

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Surface Area

Featuring Karin Gielen, Fleur Thesmar, Susan Greer Emmerson

On exhibit October 18th - November 28th 2021


Live In-Person OPENING EVENT Saturday, October 23rd from 6:00-8:00 PM.  

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Featuring Annie Wildey, Linda Pochesci, Michele Poirier Mozzone


Live In-Person

OPENING EVENT Friday, September 17th from 6:00-8:00 PM. 


August Salon

New show!  August with an exhibition of Select Gallery Artists.

August 2021


In Person OPENING EVENT Saturday, August 21st from 6:00-8:00 PM

July Salon

New show!  July with an exhibition of Select Gallery Artists.

July 2021


In Person OPENING EVENT Saturday, July 17th from 6:00-8:00 PM

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Live Painting Session with Annie Wildey

June 26th and 27th from 2:00-4:00 PM

'These intimate paintings represent a little of the beauty experienced and captured on my i-phone this past year. Glowing skies seen from my window or walks along the beach. These moments of awe were welcome daily highlights during a time of uncertainty and isolation. A reminder that as each day passes there is an abundance of beauty to be found.  
I’ve had so much fun painting them whilst also stepping out of my comfort zone, simplifying my palette, but expanding the range of colors mixed. Using an Alla Prima approach, I worked quickly letting go of accurately rendering the view in favor of capturing the energy and movement of the scene. Laying down paint with speed and confidence, honoring the integrity of the mark. This creates a seductive surface of luscious, juicy, and buttery textures that feel fresh and alive. They almost look edible!'  - Annie WIldey 

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June Salon

A whole new show goes up for June for an exhibition of Select Gallery Artists.

June 2021


In Person OPENING EVENT Saturday, June 19th from 6:00-8:00 PM

Featuring Annie Wildey, Angelo DeSista, Will Kurtz, Cynthia Guild, Lydia Mozzone, Janet Montecalvo, Gay Malin, Sandi Daniel, Serge Hamad, Michele Poirier-Mozzone, David Skillicorn, Karin Gielen, H Gray Park IV, Paul Pedulla, Richard Gene Barbera, Laura Radwell, Shari Weschler, Karen Dolmanisth, William Kendall, Ard Berge, Mr. Z, Tiff, S.W. Dinge, Linda Pochesci, Shawna Gilmore. 

Anniversary Exhibition


Featuring Gallery Artists


May 2021


In Person OPENING EVENT Saturday, May 15th from 6:00-8:00 PM

+ Virtual Tour

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Invitational Group Exhibition

Featuring Bill Porter, Derek Raymond, Scott Moran, Nygel Jones, Nick McKnight


April 2021


In Person OPENING EVENT Saturday, April 10th from 5:00-7:00 PM

+ Virtual Tour

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Invitational Group Exhibition

Exhibiting Craig Becker, Angelo DeSista, Brian J Hoffman, Eric Hovermale, Elizabeth Lind, Carol Scavotto, Michael Walden, Annie Wildey


February - March 2021


OPENING EVENT Saturday, February 13th from 5:00-7:00 PM

SNOW DATE: Saturday, February 20th from 5:00-7:00 PM


With Virtual Tour

BUNNI 2020


Featuring Paintings and Photography by Shari Weschler


December 2020 - January 2021


Live Opening and Virtual Tour

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Featuring Gray Park, Laura Radwell, Ard Berge, Holly Popielarz


October 2020


OPENING EVENT Saturday, October 24 from 6:00-8:00 PM


With Virtual Tour

Truth and Transformation


Featuring William Kendall . Douglas Breault


September 2020


OPENING EVENT Saturday, September 19 from 6:00-8:00 PM


With Virtual Tour



Featuring Michele Poirier Mozzone, Annie Wildey, Will Kurtz


August - Septemeber 2020


OPENING EVENT Saturday, August 8th from 5:00-7:00 PM


With Virtual Tour



Salon Style, JULY 2020

OPENING EVENT Saturday, July 11th from 5:00-7:00 PM


Featuring Coastal Contemporary Gallery Artists 



We are excited to stack our gallery with a lively collection of artworks for July 2020.   Thirty plus roster artists in a salon-style exhibition featuring photography, painting, sculpture, illustration and more.  We look forward to reconnecting with return visitors and meeting new friends.  Coastal Contemporary Gallery is ready to guide and educate at the beginning stages of acquiring art or to assist with building upon established collections. 


The Hidden Reality


June 2020

Gay Malin, David Skillicorn, Lydia Mozzone


Live Exclusive OPENING EVENT, Saturday June 13 from 5:00-7:00 PM

Virtual Tour on social media launched Saturday June 13th



May 8 - 31, 2020

Cynthia Guild, Anthony John Bonner, Suzanne Volmer

Opening Event: Virtual May 16th 5:00 PM

Virtual Tour Lauching and Exclusive Access to Gallery Opening 5:00-7:00 PM



April 3-29, 2020


Karen Dolmanisth, Gunnar Norquist, Ken Steinkamp

Opening Event: Virtual April 11th



In honor of Women’s Month Coastal Contemporary Gallery presents Masc.   

MARCH 3-30, 2020



Mike White (Providence/New York, United States)


Rose Keeffe (Massachusetts, United States)

Renee Yu Jin (Beijing, China)

PeiXin Liu (Montreal, Quebec)

Hillel O’Leary (NY, ME, Rhode Island, United States)

Laura Jaramillo (Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, United States)

Julia Jankilevtsch (NY, Rhode Island United States, Warsaw, Poland)


DJ, Eli Backer (NY, LA, United States)

Outside The Lines

Featuring Works by eight emerging, self-taught artists,

Burden, Cox, DeRosa, DeSista, Easton, Stevens, Thibault, Vacation 


On Exhibit through January 30 - February 28, 2020











WIntermission II

WIntermission II

Featuring Works by a Selection of CCGallery Artists


On Exhibit through January 20, 2020
OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, December 21st from 3:00 - 8:00 PM





Featuring Kate Blacklock, Barbara Owen, Alicia Renadette

Sculpture, Installation, Fiber Arts, Painting, Collage, Photography

OPENING EVENT Saturday, November 16th 5:00-9:00 PM



With Adam Waimon, SW Dinge, Nafis White, Sumo Bunni, Jeffery Palmer

Glass, Fiber Sculpture, Painting, Video Projection

OPENING EVENT Saturday, October 12th 5:00-9:00 pm



With Lorena Pugh, Sandi Daniel and Gin Stone

Painting, Photography and Sculpture

OPENING EVENT Saturday, September 14th 4:00-8:00 pm

July & August SALON STYLE


30+ Artists



OPENING EVENT July 12th 4-8 PM


Diversified Portfolio

OPENING EVENT August 9th 4-8 PM


With Live D.J. Mike Delick

Off To The Races, BRAVE and BOLD
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Summer Salons 

We were thrilled to bring Newport and the world around, a fresh body of artworks for the summer months of 2019.  Three salon-style exhibitions, featuring thirty plus artists in our gallery - an enticing line up of contemporary creations that will lit up Thames Street.  We reconnected with return visitors and met many new friends.  Coastal Contemporary Gallery is ready to guide and educate at the beginning stages of acquiring art or to assist with building upon established collections.  Our variety of incredible artworks and artists brings cheer!  Celebrating Arts Diversity in Newport, Rhode Island. 




Ebb & Flow

Our three May artists focus on water, examining the life that resides and plays within, or the destructive realities of waste that are discarded into its magnificence.  Wildey, Mozzone and Schultz all recognize and honor time that passes as a journey.  Be it through erosion, an emotion or recreation, water carries strength, offers a cleansing breath, a moment to honor the past or sit in the present.  It breaks down surface with relentless persistence, is vastly deep holding darkness and mystery, distorts reality and can exist in three physical states.  Water makes up sixty percent of our adult bodies and it is a relevant metaphor for our complex lives and the human condition; fleeting as each wave, bubbles and reflections of light travel up and out.




Into The Fold

‘Into The Fold’ features two New England artists working in mixed media to construct a hearty collection of installation, sculpture, painting and stitchery that will fill our gallery as spring bursts forth in April of 2019.  Both Seong and Brent push the boundaries of beauty and ugliness through the inimitable guidance of their materials. Bundles of textiles, foam and ‘trash’ in Brent’s work, behave as if they were thick paint, where threading in Seong’s, left loose or tightly sewn, draws delicate lines and connections. We are boldly wrapped in worlds that speak about woman’s work, motherhood, nature, technology and curious relationships that manifest in our conscious and unconscious minds. 


There is a messy, yet beautiful, organic chaos of form that melds effortlessly into an orderly management of geometric shape.  Colors are bright, clean and clear in moments of rest or muddled and earthy where they collide.


Seong’s quilt-like worlds occasionally shift between two and three dimensionalities; deftly crawling along walls, agreeably transformative upon installation in order to bend and curve around sharp angles. Visitors are enticed to a walk through Brent's site-specific “garden archway” of old clothing, studio debris, paint, and recycled materials.  This piece fluently mimics the “growths" pouring out of her wall works and sculpture.


There is much meat to sink our toothy souls into as these two masterful creators provide abundant opportunities for digging in and climbing back out.  

Sea Change

Scott Lapham and Joan Wyand’s creative practices engage the community, and their sculptural works share a compatible material and aesthetic quality.  Both are dedicated to confronting destructive social habits through their visual art, while simultaneously working with youth to connect new generations to the natural world.  ‘Sea Change’ will incorporate photography, sculpture and installation at Coastal Contemporary Gallery in Newport, Rhode Island during the month of March 2019.  This exhibition has the legs to continue its message way beyond our gallery walls and into other spaces for future collaborative opportunities.  In April, a portion of ‘Sea Change’ will be displayed in the Middletown facility of Clean Ocean Access, affording its guests a unique look at the gritty realities of our world.  Join us for a champagne artist reception with a special presentation at 491 Thames Street, on March 9th from 2:00-5:00 pm.   Percentage of net proceeds from these shows will be donated directly to Clean Ocean Access. 





‘CoastalSkye’ is a collaboration between two provocative Rhode Island galleries. Coastal Contemporary Gallery and Skye Gallery are focused on exhibiting highly skilled regional, national and international talents. 


Owners and directors Shari Weschler and Jonny Skye chose five artists from each gallery stable to participate in this unique fusion of ten strong creatives.  Shari and Jonny see the advantages of building a bridge to bring new experiences and contemporary discussions to Providence, Newport and beyond.  The artworks selected are charged with color, culture, narrative, humor, wit and energy. 


Koterbay, Tapia, Stevens, Sanchez, Bain, Featherston, Porter, Gilmore, Shinn, Cimino.


The following artists are participating in this first annual W-Intermission: Karen Rand Anderson, Taleen Batalian, Steven Cabral, Sandi Daniel, Julie DeRosa, SW Dinge, Kim Ellery, Topher Gent, Amy Goodwin, Cynthia Guild, Monica Lee-Henell,  William Kendall, Daniel Koterbay, Will Kurtz, Sarah Jane Lapp, Ian Mohon, Michele Poirier-Mozzone, Karen Murtha, Barabara Owen, Nick Paciorek, Bill Porter, Lorena Pugh, Christian Rubeck, Shari Weschler Rubeck, Masha Ryskin, Kim Silva, Conny Goelz Schmitt, On-Kyeong Seong, David Skillicorn, Ken Steinkamp, Rebecca Stern, Lucy Stevens, Annie Wildey and more. 






With a weaving path of expanding and contracting, a simple idea took its delicate time developing over the course of summer 2018.  Original plans and visions, with the assistance of the universe re-routing Coastal Contemporary Gallery towards chance and connectivity, brought us to our November exhibition, UNRAVEL.  This exquisite collaboration features designer and stylist Leslie Grant, designer and painter Taleen Batalian, painter Rebecca Stern, fashion photographer Rob Van Petten and musician and composer Sam Hollister of Aurora Collaborative, with cellist Maia Ashley and harpist Sarah Smith.

Projective Planes

Our featured artists exhibiting in October, Topher Gent and Conny Goelz Schmitt explore multiple levels of planes, fusing color and texture within the two and three-dimensional forms that they construct. There is a clean, pure and mechanical precision in their work and a subtle soft fusion of organic properties. Gent and Goelz Schmitt find themselves pushing the boundaries of their materials, while remaining open to what is communicated back during their ritualistic process. Unexpected shapes and spaces intermingle in both bright colors and earthy shades, equally commanding a powerful physical presence.





At The Edge


Featuring an intimate group of thirteen artists who concentrate on translating the(ir) world(s) through the freedoms of abstraction. Karen Rand Anderson, Margie Butler, Steven Cabral, SW Dinge, David Gonville, Amy Goodwin, Michele Poirier-Mozzone, Barabara Owen, Jessica Rosner, Christian Rubeck, Masha Ryskin, On-Kyeong Seong, Kenneth Steinkamp.