Featherstone to curate M.V. Film Center’s Feldman Family Artspace

The Feldman Family Art Space at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center. — Photo Courtesy of Ann Smith

Featherstone Center for the Arts will now curate the art shows displayed in the Feldman Family Artspace at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. The curator of two years, Paul Brissette, retired MVRHS Art Department chair, will step down from the role in order to travel and focus on his own artistic pursuits.

“I want to thank Paul Brissette for his dedication these past 2½ years with the curating and exhibiting of over 30 Island artists at the Film Center,” Martha’s Vineyard Film Center founder and executive director Richard Paradise said. “His attention to detail and love of art has made the Feldman Artspace a colorful and stimulating passageway for patrons going to the movies from the very beginning.”

Featherstone will manage the application and selection process for artists, and coordinate the schedule for this 2016 calendar year. “Featherstone is delighted to continue the opportunity to showcase Island artists in this magnificent space,” Ann Smith, executive director of Featherstone Center for the Arts, said.

Now through Feb. 16, the Art Space is showcasing the photography of Peter Dreyer.

Call for artists

Artists interested in displaying their work should send a letter of intent with résumé/biography and examples of current work on paper, slides, or online by Feb. 28 to:

Ann Smith

Featherstone Center for the Arts

P.O. Box 1145, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557


Applications can be downloaded from Feathersone’s webpage or at http://bit.ly/20a0JwL.

Submissions will be juried by a committee in March. Selected artists will then be drawn by lottery for specific show dates throughout the year. The selection committee will draw 12 artists and two alternates for this year. Artwork will hang for 3 or 4 weeks, depending upon the season.

For information regarding Featherstone Center for the Arts and the application for artists, please contact Ann Smith at ann@featherstoneart.org or 508-693-1850.