Glances: What’s new at Martha’s Vineyard galleries


Charlayne Hunter-Gault will be at Cousen Rose

Journalist and Vineyard summer visitor Charlayne Hunter-Gault will sign her book, “To the Mountaintop,” at Cousen Rose Gallery in Oak Bluffs July 7, from 5 to 7 pm. New art on display includes encaustics by Lori Austill and wooden figures by Cheryl Olney. Pianist Peter MacLean will provide music for the event.; 508-693-6656.

Shaw Cramer shows Heather Sommers

Heather Sommers will exhibit her clay sculptures in New Directions at Shaw Cramer gallery from July 9 to 16. The artist will give a talk about her work at the gallery at 6 pm on July 10. Shaw Cramer also will hold a reception for its Island artists July 6, 6 to 8 pm.; 508-696-7323.

Peter Batchelder barns are up at Dragonfly

Louisa Gould plans reception, artist talks

The Louisa Gould Gallery in Vineyard Haven will host a reception for artists Carol Rowan, Robert Jewett, Maya Farber, and Tim Coy on July 6, from 5 to 7 pm. Wes Nagy will provide music.

Ms. Rowan’s recent work focuses on her travels to Australia, which she will talk about on July 5, 5:30 pm.

A Vineyard summer resident, Mr. Jewett has a new series of glass window sculptures that he will talk about at the gallery at 6 pm on July 9.

Ms. Farber has still lifes in acrylic on display, and Mr. Coy’s photography features Vineyard and Georgia coastal landscapes The exhibit will stay up until July 17. For more information:; 508-693-7373.

Gossamer Gallery plans plein air sessions

The Gossamer Gallery in Chilmark has scheduled two invitational plein air painting sessions on July 7, from 9 am to 12 noon and 3 to 6 pm. The paintings produced will be available for viewing and purchase. Prospective participants should rsvp at 508-645-7978. The following day, July 8, from 5 to 7 pm, the gallery will hold a reception for artists Magi Leland and Anne Martin.

Chilmark Library displays Ed Schulman paintings

Look for work by Ed Schulman on the walls of the Chilmark Library until July 24. A new juried member at the Old Sculpin Gallery, Mr. Schulman showed there last month. Working in acrylic, he creates landscapes and figurative paintings with unusual frames, which he makes. For more information:; 508-645-3360.

Field Gallery presents two new artists

Mark July 8, from 5 to 7 pm on your calendar for a Field Gallery opening that will spotlight two of the gallery’s new artists. Eva Cincotta creates colorful paintings whose subjects range from chickens and cows to flower-filled still lifes.

In his often dramatic landscapes, Craig Mooney captures the world of broad skies, barns, water, and boats. For more information, visit; 508-693-5595

Sue Mullin paintings at West Tisbury Library

West Tisbury summer resident Sue Mullin has her work on view at the West Tisbury Library during the month of July. A protegée of Bill Ternes, Ms. Mullin earned a degree in Art and Education from Rosemont College and is returning to painting after time off. 508-693-3366.

Vineyard art icon Ray Ellis comes to North Water

Well-known Island artist Ray Ellis will visit North Water Gallery on July 7, from 10 to 11:30 am to meet and greet friends, clients, and fans. The public is invited to come for coffee and a chat with the painter. Visit or call 508-627-6002.

Lambert’s Cove Glass opens in Menemsha

Alan Cottle has been making furniture for years. Now he has added glass blowing to his many skills. His work in both disciplines is on display and for sale at this intimate gallery in Menemsha. Located on Basin Road between The Copperworks of Martha’s Vineyard and Beetlebung Coffee House, the gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:30 am to 5 pm.

For more information, call 508-645-2080 or email

Master classes in landscape painting

From July 9 to 14, Mark Bullen will offer intensive classes in outdoor painting. Mr. Bullen’s class provides the opportunity to acquire the skills to achieve drawing, form, and color in personal work.

The class, beginning at 2 pm and ending at 6 pm daily, will meet at landscape sites across the Island. One can select either a one-, two-, or three-day session, with any combination of days available. A daily session costs $150. Early registration is recommended. Contact or call 215-920-2923.

Rosenfeld’s Atmospheric Images at Old Sculpin

Opening at the Old Sculpin Gallery Sunday, July 8, 5-7 pm is an exhibit of work by Rosenfeld centering on the Island and the ocean. The Chappy Ferry show continues with art by MV Art Association artists including Alison Shaw.; 508-627-4881.