Happening at Vineyard art galleries

Glen Tunstull "Rainbow Umbrella" — Photo courtesy of Cousen Rose Gallery

Brush up and join up

Applications for membership in the Martha’s Vineyard Art Association are being accepted. The process involves a juried selection, and artists are required to present five original pieces most representative of their particular style. The process takes place on Monday, Aug. 22 at Old Sculpin Gallery on Dock Street in Edgartown. Applicants may call 508-627-4881 or email mvaa@verizon.net for an application form.

Honk for art

That fender-to-fender car-shaped painting in the front of The Treehouse Gallery on State Road in West Tisbury is actually painter Enos Ray’s car. Along with his other work it will be displayed at the gallery.

Return engagement

Once again, artist Glen Tunstull is returning to the Cousen Rose Gallery in Oak Bluffs with a show of his new work. The Hudson River Valley artist is a Vineyard regular, and this season is presenting Vineyard Color. Mr. Tunstall, who paints in oils and watercolor, has recorded his impressions of Martha’s Vineyard’s coast, focusing on light and color. His show opens with an artist reception on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 7 to 9 pm, and runs through Saturday, Aug. 27 — a chance for friends to stop by and say hello.

Double the pleasure

Two shows, two nights, two receptions, and one worthy goal: relieving poverty. The show of Haitian quilts Relieving Poverty Piece by Peace, begins this weekend with two wine and hors d’oeuvres receptions and shows of original Haitian art quilts. The first is on Friday, Aug. 19 from 4 to 6 pm at the Chilmark Bank. The following evening, Saturday, Aug. 20, a reception from 5 to 7 pm at Shephard Fine ArtSpace on Uncas Avenue in Oak Bluffs opens their show. Both exhibitions run for two weeks, and are organized by the nonprofit, Island-based organization PeaceQuilts, as a means for women in Haiti to earn their way out of poverty.

Photos at Peckham’s

The Douglas Peckham Studio, 56 Pennacook Avenue, Oak Bluffs, is hosting an opening reception for a show of photography and paintings on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 am to 4 pm.