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: MV Film Center Details regarding submissions can be found at the bottom of this page.
September 30 - October 28
I wish that I could paint so I try to approach my photography with a “painterly” eye. I love finding subject matter that allows me to create my “painting”. This series is called “Dinghy Scratches”, which I happened upon one winter day last year. I was in the harbor looking for new ideas and saw all the dinghies along the beach in Owen Park turned over. There were very interesting, linear scratches, cracks and color striations. I kept thinking how they reminded me of abstract art. Each dinghy revealed a bit of its history with these scratches. I spoke before a camera club a couple of years ago and was asked what I thought made a good photographer. I told them that a good photographer, for me, was someone who sees what everyone else sees but sees it in a different way!
After a 27 year career as a professional actor working in Los Angeles and NYC, Paul moved to Martha’s Vineyard in 2013 with his partner David Behnke and their 2 “goofy” Gordon setters; Chester & Cooper. He took up photography as a way to heal from 2 brain surgeries. He currently serves on the boards of Vineyard Village at Home and the Island Community Chorus.
Solo shows and awards • 2016 M.V. Playhouse Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby (solo) • 2016 Uniformed Firefighter’s Association of NYC uses “Trade Towers” Reflection for 15th Anniversary of 9/11 Memorial • 2017-Featherstone Center for the Arts Pebble Gallery • 2017 Minor Memorial Library Community Studios and Gallery Roxbury CT. (solo) • 2017 “Reflective Abstraction” photo used by Chamber Music Society’s publicity • 2017 M.V. Savings Bank Chilmark (solo) • 2017 Vineyard Haven Library (solo) • 2019 Group show at M. V. Playhouse Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby • 2019 Martha’s Vineyard Film center (solo)
2019 Feldman Family Artspace Artists:
January 7 - January 27: Lanny McDowell January 27 – February 23: Warren Gaines February 25 – March 24: Debra Gaines March 25 – April 28: Kathy Poehler April 29 - May 22: Nolan Bowie May 23 - June 24: The Art of Conservation: Vineyard Conservation Society's High School Art Contest Awards Ceremony Saturday, May 25 at 3:30PM June 24 - July 28: The Gretchen V. Feldman Collection July 29 – August 25: Jennifer Smith Turner August 26 – September 29: Jane Davenport September 30 - October 27: Paul Doherty October 28 - November 24: Sarah Moore November 25 - December 29: Anna-Maria Stromberg
Featherstone Center for the Arts reviews the artwork of dozens of Island artists to show at The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Every effort is made to achieve a balance of different media.
There are 12 show slots, plus the annual VCS/MVRHS student art contest and 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 Art Space in 2020.
The form can be then sent to: Featherstone Center for the Arts P.O. Box 1145 Oak Bluffs, MA 02557