Once an art show has its opening reception
The Francine Kelly Gallery is open every day 
from 12-4PM until the art show closes.

Most opening receptions are held 
on Sundays from 4 to 6PM.

Upcoming Shows 2018

Join us for the Opening of 
The Beautiful Difference 
with Guest Curator Sandra Grymes
on Sunday, August 12 from 4-6PM. 

The Beautiful Difference celebrates the artistic achievements of nearly twenty-five artists of different generations who share African descent, primarily African American heritage. Their work is representative of a broad spectrum of artistic practice - including figurative and abstract painting, mixed media and prints, photography, and sculpture. Disparate in style yet unified by the variance that is blackness, freed from a fixed racial position and open to the complexities of life, each work of art in this exhibition reflects what makes blackness the beautiful difference.

This exhibition brings together among others the works of Romare Bearden, Henri Guedon, Norman Lewis, Al Loving, Sam Middleton, Claude Lawrence, Thaddeus Mosley and Betye Saar. It also features artwork by contemporary photographers Adger Cowans, John Pinderhughes, Frank Stewart, and LaToya Ruby Frazier and mixed media artists Stan Squirewell, Nathaniel Lewis, and Maria Lana Queen.

In The Beautiful Difference, each work meets across difference - both aesthetic and thematic - to highlight how artistic practice uniquely supports each artist’s expression of their relationship to their identity and to the world.

The Beautiful Difference is organized and curated by Sandra Grymes, an Oak Bluffs resident who serves on the board of the Studio Museum in Harlem.  Adrienne Childs, Beryl Briane Ford, Sing Lathan, and Nancy Washington assisted with the curation of this exhibition. The exhibition honors Francine Kelly who positioned Featherstone to be a vibrant and inclusive art community.


The show will continue through September 3, 2018.

And on Sunday, August 12, at 4 and 5PM
 there will be a Gallery Walk Through
with Art Historian Adrienne L. Childs

September 9 - October 7:
Featherstone Artist Teachers Show


October 6 & 7: 
The 17th Annual Art of Chocolate Festival

October 14 - November 11: 
The Art of Boat Building 
with Guest Curator: Nat Benjamin

November 16: 
The 16th Annual Holiday Gift Show Preview Party

November 17 - December 16: 
The 16th Annual Holiday Gift Show

*All artwork must be for sale.
All artwork must be ready to hang (with wire).
Artwork should be new and prepared properly for sale.
Featherstone is the final arbiter for the presentation and 
selection of artwork in our gallery shows.*

Past 2018 Shows 

Dog Wild!
In Celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Dog
February 11 - March 4

Backwards and In High Heels Show

March 11 to March 29

April 8 - 25: 
Birds & Birdhouses

May 13 - 28: 
The Art of Flowers Show 
with Guest Curator: Holly Alaimo

June 2 - 17: 
Explore the Vineyard:

22 Island Photographers Introduce TRAILSMV

June 24 - July 15: 

The Color Purple

July 22 - August 8: 
Hart Haven Artists: Abbe, Low & Prizer 
with Guest Curators: Carol Abbe, Caryl Dearing, 
Sam Low, 
Doug Pease & Paul Prizer

Read Sam Low's piece "Celebrating the Harthaven School of Island Artists"
in the Vineyard Gazette here

Please call Featherstone at 508.693.1850 to register