Gwen Sadler (she/her)
Water-based Program Coordinator
Gwen grew up in the blue mountains of north Georgia. Visiting Pittsburgh every year for holidays and extended family, Gwen always had a little crush on the Paris of Appalachia. In 2013 she moved north to pursue her undergraduate education, earning an interdisciplinary BFA from CMU. During her studies Gwen got involved in local art community; working for artist’s like James Simon and being one of the initial artists helping Rivers of Steel build their metal arts program at the Carrie furnace.
Gwen has always valued the renaissance/ jack-jane of all trades/interdisciplinary mindset. Having an invested interest in the life sciences, sustainability and neuro- biology in particular, she has got to explore it all, and let it feed her artistic crops. She has worked on many public art projects installed in the city and abroad, has taught the art of Metal working to students of many backgrounds and ages, works when she can at an organic vegetable and fruit farm in Zelienople, and has been a member of the IATSE union since 2019. She comes to ACW as our Water program coordinator after working as a deckhand and environmental science teacher on the Explorer (vessel docked outside the Science Center, working alongside our previous water crew), and also deck-handing on Sailboats commuting across the Great Lakes.
She is thrilled to join the ACW team and bring the wealth of her travels and diverse experiences to our programming.
Favorite kind of trash: Old Barge Line
To contact Gwen, email her at email@example.com