100 days 100 galleries; Day 33: Coastal Contemporary Gallery, Newport RI

Established in May of 2018, the gallery is located at 491 Thames Street in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island.
Coastal Contemporary features a range of artwork from traditional to contemporary, with emphasis on contemporary.  We represent a variety of interests, media and subject matter by highly skilled regional and national artists, hosting monthly receptions, special events and unique collaborations. Coastal Contemporary is a member and participant of Newport Gallery Night, Discover Newport, Newport Chamber of Commerce and is partnered with ArtMoney.

Carlos Fentanes (CF): I have been following you for a while and I always find your site a source of inspiration. Your artists are very good.
I’m going to tell you a secret: in the future I’m going to be part of your artists, not yet but I’m getting closer.

Coastal Contemporary (CC): Thank you for loving us!! Keep up the great work.

Good starting, I did not ask them to review my work neither made a submission but I soiled the seed. Now they know who I am or at least they have some clues.

After this first introduction I have been actively commenting on their post and interchanging ideas, creating a dialog. Everyday we’re getting closer, something similar to the fox and the little prince. Now I’m not one more of this thousands of artists on the web, now I have a name and a face, in certain way I’m their tamed fox or vice versa.

This is a gallery that fits me, it’s not in a big city but closer and exhibit art that compelling me to be a better artist, and they talk!

They also have info about submissions:

Thank you for your interest in Coastal Contemporary Gallery.  Our goal is to promote excellence in the arts and encourage original, recent work in a wide range of medium to exhibit.
Our gallery roster is currently full, but we welcome links to artist websites for future openings or to be considered for our collaborative program.  Please review our website and social platforms before submitting, to determine if your work might be of interest to the gallery.  Phone messages, mailed materials and emailed images or links to download imagery are not accepted.
We place a very high level of focus on our customer relations and promoting our represented artists.  Due to the high volume of submissions, we cannot respond to all inquiries nor return phone messages.   
We are typically booked one year in advance.  
Submit to:
Shari Weschler
Coastal Contemporary Gallery
e: coastalcontemporary@gmail.com

Will Kurtz
Shari Weschler Rubeck
Sumo Bunni
John Bonner

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