HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW November 17 - December 16 The ever popular Holiday Gift Show returns for its 16th year in the Art Barn! An array of handmade gifts by local artists fill the gallery... ceramics, knitwear, gift cards, paintings, photography, jewelry, pillows, dog treats and more! Take care of holiday shopping while supporting local artists and Featherstone (participating artists donate 50% of sales to Featherstone!).
THE ART OF BOAT BUILDING October 14 - November 11 This unique show about the beauty and art of boat building is co-curated by Nat Benjamin co-owner of Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway and photographer Alison Shaw and Tom Dunlop, co-creators of the book Schooner, with contributions from boat builders Phil Hale (MV Shipyard) and Rick Brown (Far Cry Boats). Visitors to the exhibit will follow the process of building a wooden boat from design to launch. In the course of their journey they will learn some of the history of boat building on Martha’s Vineyard, gain an understanding of the engineering that goes into creating these magnificent vessels, and get to know some of the unique personalities who helped make boat building the iconic Vineyard industry it has become.
FEATHERSTONE ARTIST TEACHERS' SHOW September 9 - October 7 View the creations of Featherstone's instructors - paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry and more highlight the work of our dedicated teachers. Read more: Martha's Vineyard Times
THE BEAUTIFUL DIFFERENCE August 12 - September 3 with Guest Curator Sandra Grymes Guest Curator Sandra Grymes is compiling a fantastic body of work from 25 nationally recognized artists of African decent, representing a broad spectrum of artistic practice. Read more: Martha's Vineyard Times
ABBE, LOWE, PRIZER July 22 - August 8 This show will highlight artists of the Hart Haven neighborhood, featuring the artwork of William Abbe, Sanford Low and Douglas Prizer. Guest Curators, Caryl Dearing and Sam Low.
THE COLOR PURPLE June 24 - July 15 Celebrate the Pantone Color of the Year!
EXPLORING THE VINEYARD June 2* - June 17 Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation will launch the TRAILSMV App this June and will celebrate with a public photography show, entitled “Exploring the Vineyard: 22 island photographers introduce TRAILSMV.” The show will debut on Saturday, June 2nd, National Trails Day, in the new Art Barn's Francine Kelly Gallery. Guest Curator, Sheriff's Meadow Foundation.
THE ART OF FLOWERS May 13 - 28 Featherstone's annual Art of Flowers show proves to be a popular exhibit for both artists and visitors. 70 artists participated in 2017, which undoubtably will grow this year with the new Francine Kelly Gallery as the backdrop. An open community art show with novice to professional artists submitting work, it is a lovely way to ring in spring with the opening reception on Mother's Day. Guest Curator, Holly Alaimo. RELICS AND RARITIES // POP UP SHOW // April 27 - April 29 A special weekend long pop up show featuring antiques, jewelry, furniture, art, estate finds and more!
BIRDS AND BIRDHOUSES April 8- April 25 ART IS FOR THE BIRDS! and BIRDHOUSES! So let’s give Alfred Hitchcock a run for his money and fill the Francine Kelly Gallery with birds of all different feathers! Paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, collage, prints, clothing, jewelry, etc! The possibilities are as endless as the plumage...Birdhouses rustic to regal. A cottage for a Carolina wren, a McMansion for a Martin. BACKWARDS AND IN HIGH HEELS March 11 - April 1 In celebration of all things female and women-oriented! The show will include images of the female figure, female portraits, photographs of women and a host of other images and media that celebrate woman.
DOG WILD February 11 - March 4 A fun community art show to start the year off, observing the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog. Artwork in all mediums, including painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, ceramics and sculpture.
2018 Special Shows in the Farmhouse Gallery
ANONYMOUS ART August 25 Small Art Big Fun. A special one night fundraising event involving 6"x6" anonymous artwork.
DIALOGS: COMMUNICATION THROUGH CREATIVITY, A CONVERSATION WITH MATERIALS June 8 - 24 A collaborative art show with students from Garden Gate Child Development Center and Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School.
MVRHS PHOTOGRAPHER'S SOCIETY DEBUT May 13 - May 20 Photography show featuring the work of high school students Tyla Packish, Daniel Rivard and Davin Tackabury.