Gallery Glances on Martha’s Vineyard


Garden Gate celebrates children’s art

Children from the past 12 years of classes at Garden Gate Child Development Center in Tisbury will show their work in the Pebble Gallery at Featherstone Center for the Arts on July 19 and 20.

The organization will sponsor an opening on Thursday, July 19, from 5 to 7 pm and on Friday, July 20, from 6 to 8 pm.

Artists can arrange to drop off work by calling 508-696-9997, and more information is available at that number.

Antoinette Noble exhibits, speaks at Shaw Cramer

Antoinette Noble, whose collages and oil paintings are on display at Shaw Cramer Gallery through July 24, will give a talk July 24 at 6 pm. The subject is the process by which she created her new work. Titled Word Series, the current exhibit takes her in a new direction, and it is her first solo show at the gallery. For information call 508-696-7323 or visit

Gay Head Gallery postpones MegaFauna show

Although its complete MegaFauna Show will not happen until 2013, Gay Head Gallery will still present texts and work related to the show’s theme.

Parts of the exhibit will still go up July 22, but the opening reception is postponed. Located on State Road in Aquinnah, State Road Gallery is open daily except Tuesdays from noon to 6 pm and by appointment. For additional information, call Megan Ottens-Sargent at 508-645-2776.

Old Sculpin spotlights Clough, Fane, and Schoppe

Three Martha’s Vineyard Art Association artists will be on view at the MVAA’s Edgartown Gallery, Old Sculpin, beginning July 21. Marston Clough will display his oil and encaustic paintings, as well as photographs. Sheila M. Fane will present linoleum prints, monotypes, and paper sculptures. Oil paintings by June Schoppe represent the third component of the show. An opening reception will be held July 22, from 5 to 7 pm. For information, see, or call 506-627-4881.

North Water Gallery plans plein-air event

A bevy of artists from North Water, Field, and Granary galleries will participate in a special plein-air event July 23 and 24, from 10 am to 4 pm. Artists from the three galleries will check in July 23 at North Water and then produce new paintings on one or both days.

An exhibit of the work produced goes up at North Water July 26. For information, call 508-627-6002 or visit

Chilmark bank displays Linda Thompson’s oils

Up-Island landmarks like the Allen Farm and Menemsha provide the subject for a group of oil paintings by Chilmark artist Linda Thompson at the Bank of Martha’s Vineyard. An opening reception takes place July 20, from 4 to 6 pm; her exhibit remains in place through July 26. For information, call 508-645-9095.

Dragonfly features Robert Baart

Oil and acrylic painter Robert Baart makes atmospheric abstract landscape paintings. His work is featured at the Dragonfly Gallery in Oak Bluffs beginning July 19. For information, call 508-693-8877; or see

Debra T. Colter shows at Cousen Rose

Beginning July 21, the acrylics and mixed media of Debra T. Colter will be exhibited at Cousen Rose Gallery in Oak Bluffs. A reception to open the show will take place from 7 to 9 pm on July 21. For more information, call 508-693-6656, or visit

Two events open at Featherstone

Metamorphoses: Change and Transformation is the title of a new show opening at Featherstone Center for the Arts on July 22. Featherstone instructors Nancy Blank and Roberta Gross will present explorations of media and form in their collages. An opening for the event takes place July 22, from 4 to 6 pm in the Virginia Weston Besse Gallery.

At the center’s Pebble Gallery, artist Ed Schulman will exhibit his work through July 25, with a reception on July 22, from 4 to 6 pm. For more information, call 506-693-1850; or see

Konigsberg demonstrates at Eisenhauer

Painter David Konigsberg will give demonstrations of underpainting at the Eisenhauer Gallery Thursday, July 19, from 6 to 8 pm. Mike Benjamin will provide music during the event. Call 508-627-7003 or visit