Island Faces portrait competition continues, exhibit opens Friday

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Self portrait by MV Times photographer Michael Cummo atop a snow mound on Lake Tashmoo.

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s Island Faces portrait competition, which opened in January and accepted entries through June 1, will continue with a juried show through October. The competition, which received over 30 portrait submissions by year-round or seasonal Island residents, will be the focus of an exhibit which opens at the museum with a reception on Friday, Sept. 4, from 5 to 7 pm.

The show, which will be judged by a panel from the Vineyard’s art community including Nancy Shaw Cramer, Eli Dagostino, and Wendy Weldon, features the submissions as well as artist statements about the subjects. Winners in first, second, and third place will be selected.

Another component to the competition, the People’s Choice contest, includes an online voting forum, at islandfacescontest.wordpress.com. Results of that contest will be unveiled at Featherstone Center for the Arts from Nov. 8 to the 18.  

Exhibit Opening: “Island Faces — Portrait Competition,” Friday, Sept. 4, 5 to 7 pm, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Edgartown. Free for members, $8 for nonmembers. For additional information, contact Katy Fuller at 508-627-4441, ext. 123, or kfuller@mvmuseum.org.