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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 Artsy, ArtMoney and Kooness. Owner and Director, Shari Weschler is also a collector and a professional artist, exhibiting nationally and internationally. She understands the complexities and importance of managing a public business while continuing to create her own artwork. Ms. Weschler strives to develop a positive environment and artistic 'family' built upon trust, mutual respect, and a high caliber of diverse talent for a uniquely distinct gallery experience in Newport.
Shari Weschler, branded as Sumo Bunni, is a figural narrative painter who exhibits nationally and internationally. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, with concentration in painting and art history. While attending MICA she also studied drawing, printmaking and gelatin silver photography. Weschler is an owner and the director of Coastal Contemporary Gallery founded May of 2018 in Newport, Rhode Island. The gallery represents over thirty national and regional artists with an expanding list of guest artists. Weschler has had over thirty solo exhibitions, participated in over forty group shows and has been published extensively.

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491 Thames St.
02840 Newport, RI
United States


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