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.
Current Exhibition: The Art of Conservation: Student Art Exhibit in Conjunction with Vineyard Conservation Society May 27 to June 24
Some of the VCS art show award recipients. From left: Kenny Cook, Skyla Harthcock, Thea Keene, Jenaleigh Griffin, Indigo Giambattista, Emma Von Lohuizen, and Emily De Souza. — Photo by Dena Porter
MVRHS junior Skyla Harthcock stands with her macro photography image entitled "Shadow." — Photo by Dena Porter
Indigo Giambattista, an 11th grader at MVRHS, won a first place prize for her painting, "Unspoken." — Photo by Dena Porter
Click here to see the MV Times article about the current show...
In 2019, Vineyard Conservation Society invited students to submit work that explores connections with nature. At VCS, we believe that it is our deep connection with the Vineyard’s extraordinary natural gifts – pristine beaches, magical forests, and rolling hills – that drives our desire to conserve our wildlife, waters, and open lands for future generations. First launched by VCS in 2014, the Art of Conservation contest encourages local high school students to reflect on the value of nature and what it means to them, and then to express themselves through the medium of their choice. We see this as an vital opportunity to deepen the sense of place among our young adults and connect them to local – and global – environmental issues. Fortunately, for us Islanders, nature is an amazing and ever-present part of living on Martha’s Vineyard. If you have always seen nature as just the background to real life, stop and think again: maybe it influences your experiences more than you realized?
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