The Francine Kelly Gallery in Featherstone's Art Barn is open year-round, with a variety of community art shows as well as curated shows and retrospectives. During exhibition, the Gallery is open 12-4PM, daily. Shows begin with an opening reception on Sundays, 4-6PM unless otherwise noted. Click here to see previous shows.
The Numbers Speak for Themselves| February 20 – March 15 Opening Reception: Thursday, February 20 from 5-7PM Do you have a favorite number or set of numbers? We have found over the years that many artists incorporate numbers into their art. With 20/20 vision and a clear path for the future, we thought it best to kick off the year with a show about numbers. We are inviting artists to submit artwork that includes at least one number in the actual composition, (not in title only). So from clocks to airplane tail numbers, scientific equations to computer code, number symbolism abounds! Artists may submit up to three NEW pieces in any medium, not previously shown at Featherstone. For Artists: Drop off : Tuesday, February 18 from 10AM-4PM Pick up & payment: Monday, March 16 from 10AM-4PM
Below is a form you can download and bring to Featherstone with your submission(s) for the first show: The Numbers Speak for Themselves
Here Comes the Sun: The Yellow Show | March 22 – April 12 Opening Reception: Sunday, March 22 from 4-6PM In March, we are all craving more warmth and sunshine, seems only fitting to bring some brightness to the Francine Kelly Gallery! Yellow will be featured as our color show this year. Yellow stands for hope, positivity, clarity, energy, optimism and enlightenment. According to numerous studies, yellow helps activate the memory, encourage communication, enhance vision, build confidence and stimulate the nervous system. So as we enter a new decade, let's turn on the lights and spread a little JOY! After all, who doesn't smile when they think of Big Bird, Marilyn Monroe, glowing sunsets and lemons?! Artists may submit up to three NEW pieces in any medium, not previously shown at Featherstone. For Artists: Drop off: Monday & Tuesday, March 16 & 17 from 10AM-4PM each day Pick up & payment: Monday, April 13 from 10AM-4PM
Martha’s Vineyard: The Way We See It with Guest Curators Vineyard Colors | April 19 – May 3 Opening Reception: Sunday, April 19 from 4-6PM Please note: We will host a closing reception and open house on Sunday, May 3rd from 4-6PM Every day we are enthralled with the majesty of our Island thanks to the beautifully captured scenes by Vineyard Colors. The very talented couple that make up Vineyard Colors - Yann and Moira - will curate a love story of Martha's Vineyard by artists from all over the world who are moved by their photographs. We are inviting you to create an original work of art inspired by any one of their photos that are published daily on their Vineyard Colors Facebook page. We hope to showcase Martha's Vineyard from all over the world! For Artists: Up to three pieces can be submitted per artist. For each piece, please include: a photo of the piece and a copy of the Vineyard Colors photo that inspired it (contact Vineyard Colors if you need help finding it. Include the title, medium and size of the piece. Please include a short bio of the artist and, if any, their connection to Martha's Vineyard. Each piece will be exhibited next to a copy of the Vineyard Color photo that inspired it!
Drop off: Monday & Tuesday, April 13 & 14 from 10AM-4PM each day Pick up & payment: Monday, May 4 from 10AM-4PM
Flowers… Still: The Art of Flowers and Still Life Show | May 10 – 25 Opening Reception: Sunday, May 10 from 4-6PM Our summer season begins celebrating love and friendship. What better way to honor Holly Alaimo for bringing us The Art of Flowers Show many years ago, than to continue this beloved tradition! We have expanded this exhibit to feature flowers as well as still life artwork of any kind. So set up your tables with fruit, vegetables, fish and wine to create a masterpiece! Artists may submit ONE NEW piece in any medium, not previously shown at Featherstone. For the opening reception, we will feature flower arranging from some of our favorite folks and live painting from artists participating in our Still Life Painting Class. For Artists: Drop off will be Monday & Tuesday, May 4 & 5 from 10AM-4PM each day Pick up & payment: Tuesday, May 26 from 10AM-4PM
These Featherstone exhibitions in the Francine Kelly Gallery are open to all Martha's Vineyard artists - those who live year round, seasonal residents and those with a prolonged connection to the Island.
All forms of art are welcome.
Two dimensional art must be wired securely and ready to hang (saw tooth hooks will not be accepted).
All art must be for sale. Artists receive a 60% commission for all art sold.
Please alert us if art will be shipped rather than delivered in person.