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Exhibition 2019 Coast Guard Art Collection
Upper Gallery, June 23, 2019 - July 06, 2019
1-6PM Mon-Friday, 1-5PM Saturday-Sunday.
On Wednesday, June 26, the exhibition will close at 5pm. On Thursday, July 4th, Salmagundi will be clsoed for the day.
The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) makes use of fine art to educate diverse audiences about the Coast Guard.
Forty works by 30 artists of the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) will be on view at the Salmagundi Club from June 23 through July 6, 2019. These works vividly bring to life the myriad missions performed by the U.S. Coast Guard. Subjects, to name but a few, include dramatic search and rescues, environmental protection and drug interdiction operations.
An additional 16 works from previous years will be on display. Eleven of these works are George Gray Award winning pieces—the program’s best in show award. Half of the additional works are by New York area artist while eleven artists of the 2019 collection hail from the metro area.
Today, more than ever, the service addresses an abundance of challenges as it works to maintain the nation’s security at home and abroad and execute its 11 statutory missions such as search and rescue, defense readiness and drug and illegal migrant interdiction. COGAP art provides visual testimony to the unique contribution the service makes to the nation in its multifaceted roles as a military, humanitarian and law enforcement organization.
Art from the program is exhibited at museums around the country. It is also displayed in offices of members of Congress, Cabinet secretaries, senior government officials and other military services and Coast Guard locations nationwide.
Coast Guard artists—a talented cadre of professional artists—donate their work to the program. Today, the collection comprises some 2,000 works showing the missions performed by the service’s force of 42,000 active duty members.
The Coast Guard Art Program has been sponsored by the Salmagundi Club since the program’s inception in 1981.
To learn more about COGAP, please visit: www.uscg.mil/art
Image pictured is the 2018 George Gray Award winner, "Partnership" by Leendert van der Pool