2021 06 28 – 2021 07 09
Coast Guard art collection exhibition.


SAL record control number: 92597 ;

Record level: Listing ;

Record type: Exhibitions ;

Exhibition type: Group show ;



Title: Coast Guard art collection exhibition ; 

Begin Date: June 28, 2021 ; 
End Date: July 9, 2021 ; 

Exhibition hours:
Monday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Tuesday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Wednesday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Thursday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Friday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST
Saturday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Closed: Sunday, July 4, 2021.

Location: Salmagundi townhouse, Upper gallery

Admission: This event is FREE and open to the public

Opening event:
Members’ & Guests’ Reception
 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) makes use of fine art to educate diverse audiences about the Coast Guard.

Art from the artists of the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) will be on view at the Salmagundi Club from June 28 through July 9, 2021. 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.

The Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) uses fine art as an outreach tool for educating diverse audiences about the Coast Guard. 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 executes its statutory missions. 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 displayed in the offices of members of Congress, cabinet secretaries, senior government officials and other military services and Coast Guard locations nationwide. It has also been displayed by the State Department overseas in its prestigious Art in Embassies program.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Coast Guard Art Program. Today, the collection holds over 2,000 works that capture the myriad missions the more than 41,000 active-duty men and women of the Coast Guard perform daily, including homeland security, search and rescue, marine environmental protection, drug interdiction, national defense and natural resource management. Paintings and drawings bring to life the work performed by the Coast Guard and vividly demonstrate the Service’s contributions to the country.

The 2021 collection is comprised of 32 works of art created by 26 artists. Among missions captured in these remarkable works are the many varied training exercises that help the Coast Guard be Semper Paratus, illegal drug interdiction, patrols, ice-breaking, daring search and rescue missions, and the Service aiding people and even their pets in response to natural disasters. All works are generously donated by COGAP members, most of whom are professional artists.

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: http://www.uscg.mil/community/Art-Pr/ogram



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December 25, 2019

Last updated: August 2, 2021 at 17:02 pm