History

"We want people to sense something special when they enter our gallery." -- Jeanne Treat-Tozer
Flywheel

In 1992, Piermont's first artist-run gallery opened its doors to the public. Twenty-four artists joined forces to create a cooperative gallery dedicated to exhibiting the finest work of artists living and working within the New York tri-state area.

In 1992, Piermont was still a relatively quiet community enjoying its lovely Hudson River setting. Today the village bustles with visitors from far and wide. The Flywheel Gallery is no longer the only co-op gallery. There is another one next door, as well as many commercial galleries. 

The Flywheel, however, can boast of being there in the beginning. Back in 1992 when this dedicated group of artists got together to create an elegant, functional and friendly artist-run space, Jeanne Treat-Tozer, a painter and one of the gallery's founders, explained at the time, "We want people to sense something special when they enter our gallery. We want them to feel comfortable and confident when selecting works."

Among the more notable members of the gallery was Alan Gussow, whose untimely death in May of 1997 was a shock to the arts community world-wide.

Flywheel Gallery artists work in a wide range of mediums. Each has earned an enviable reputation in his or her field.  Their work is varied but they share the common goal of providing the gallery visitor with the best art experience possible.



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