2022 Coast Guard Art Program

About the Coast Guard Art Program

About the Coast Guard Art Program

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 41th 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 2022 collection is comprised of 38 works of art created by 27 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, protecting the marine environment and living marine resources, work on aids to navigation, working dogs in service to the Coast Guard and daring search and rescue missions including rescues of stranded canines.  All works are generously donated by COGAP members, most of whom are professional artists.

Please enjoy this virtual exhibition of artwork from 2022.

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