MV Film Society Feldman Family Artspace

Featherstone is pleased to collaborate with the MV Film Society 
in managing the Feldman Family Artspace at the MV Film Center in Vineyard Haven.
A juried selection, 
Featherstone reviews submissions and selects artists
to display work at the Film Center, 
subsequently working each artist
to coordinate their shows. 

Further information on the Feldman Family Artspace at the
MV Film Center can be found at the bottom of this page.

Featured Artist:  Fae Kontje-Gibbs

Artist's Bio:

Martha’s Vineyard has been my home since 1973. In my twenties I commuted to the Cape Cod Conservatory of Music and Art, Mass Art, and The Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts to study printmaking. I got my bachelor’s degree in art and writing through Goddard College’s Adult Degree Program while living and traveling on a wooden sailboat.

Back on the Island, I bought a house and a Rembrandt etching press, which I put it in my kitchen. From there I began teaching art classes until I expanded into my own studio and into the community, eventually traveling to Russia to teach at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. I established the printmaking studio for Featherstone Center for the Arts, in Oak Bluffs, where I taught monotype and relief printmaking. In 1996 I was honored with the Creative Living Award by the Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard.

My work has been used by Houghton Mifflin for book covers and pamphlets. I have been illustrating Ali Berlow’s, “Cook’s Notebook”, for edible Vineyard Magazine since it launched in 2009. My first self-published book is The Little Beastie, a fable for all ages. I have shown at galleries on Martha’s Vineyard and in New Jersey, New Hampshire, Kansas and Cambridge, MA.

As mother, grandmother, yogini and acupuncturist, my art is a synthesis of all of my experiences. I find that the heart-felt sharing of others inspires me to do the same.

The show will continue through February 5th.

2017 Feldman Family Artspace Artists:

January 13 - February 20: Fred Hancock
February 20 – March 13: Billy O’Callaghan
March 13 – April 10: Marie Louise Rouff
April 10 – May 22: Josh Robinson White
May 25 - June 11:  Vineyard Conservation Society/High School
June 12 - July 3: Margo Oullette
July 3 - July 24: Anne Grandin
July 24 - August 14: Gretchen Feldman Collection
August 14 - September 4: Michael Johnson
September 5 – September 25: Joyce Faucette Farmer 
September 25 - October 23: Sally Cohn
October 23 - November 20: Sabrina Kuchta
November 20 - December 11: Elizabeth Cecil
December 11- January 8: Marston Clough

A jury selection committee organized by Featherstone Center for the Arts 
reviews the artwork of dozens of Island artists to show at The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. 
About half of the submissions for 2017 were from photographers, 
the other half painting and mixed media.

Jury members were given the task of narrowing the submissions to 12 show slots, 
plus the annual VCS/MVRHS student art contest and from the Gretchen Feldman 
permanent collection. Selections were based on technical, graphic and aesthetic criteria, 
as well as a balance of media and styles suitable for The Film Center Art space. 

Call for Artists!

Click on form below to download application and 
instructions to apply for the Feldman Artspace in 2018.

The form can be then sent to:

Featherstone Center for the Arts
PO Box 1145
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 

For information regarding the MV Film Center, please contact 
Richard Paradise:

For more information regarding Featherstone Center for the Arts and the application for artists, 
please contact Kate Hancock at: or 508.693.1850