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Gallery West shares in Columbia’s creative life as a mobile gallery specializing in unusual and beautifully crafted art jewelry from international, national and regional designers. There is jewelry for every budget and every taste. The gallery participates in already organized events and festivals, as well as organizing our own shows in various locations. Some Gallery West events feature visual artists as well as fine craft artisans. Since we are mobile, we do “pop-up” shows and are flexible to do anything from small home jewelry shows to larger multi media shows in an existing gallery space or business. Check our website and Facebook page for updated event information. Sign up for our email to find out where we’ll be next and what we’ll be doing. We look forward to seeing you!

Sara Cogswell

Sara Cogswell has been a resident of Columbia, SC since 2011. Her thirty-year career in arts administration has included time as Program Associate at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in New York, Director of Operations for the WBAI Crafts Fair at Columbia University in New York, Director of the Crafts Festivals at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, Museum Administrator for the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Gallery Director of Gallery 115, also in Greensboro. For two years, Cogswell curated the Material Culture exhibitions for the nationally known Cityfolk Festival held annually in Dayton, Ohio over the July 4th weekend. She has been the owner and curator of Gallery West since the fall of 2013. Gallery West was formerly a gallery of fine art, antiques, contemporary craft and art jewelry. The brick and mortar gallery closed at the end of 2017 but continues as a mobile gallery. As a mobile gallery, our main focus is on contemporary art jewelry. Cogswell explores the work of regional, national, and international art jewelers and has an eye for the unique but accessible pieces that customers have come to expect to find with us and are anxious to purchase for their own collections.