Saturday, August 15, 2020

Art & Galleries

A glimpse into art collectors’s homes

Diane McManus Jensen, "The Art of Collecting: An Intimate Tour Inside Private Art Collections, with Advice on Starting Your Own," Antique Collectors Club, Ltd.

How They Begin: Tools of the Trade

Paint, paper, and brush seem like a simple enough formula for producing art.

Where They Work: Artists’ Studios

From her Chilmark studio high atop a ridge with sweeping views of Squibnocket Pond, Wendy Weldon paints luminous renditions of iconic barns and the stone walls that surround her landscape.

What It Takes: Show Time

The process of creating and exhibiting art is different for every artist.

Barn Painters explain the mystique

Barns seem to hold a magic that invites transformation into art.

The Artisans Festival’s creative community

For the past 14 years, from 10 am to 2 pm on any Thursday and Sunday morning from June through October, scores of artists and artisans meet, greet, and with hardly an extra motion, set up tents around the Grange Hall in West Tisbury, or assemble their booths inside underneath the beams and ceiling fans.

Evening of the Arts a success

This past Thursday, July 15, Edgartown's Evening of the Arts, brought fans, browsers, collectors, and art lovers to the town.

Show openings

Shindig, 7 to 10 pm, 201 Upper Main Street.

How are artists selected for show at your gallery?

Christina Cook, owner The Christina Gallery: We do get a lot of inquiries and artists sending their portfolios.

Seastone Papers: A transforming experience

Summer among many with an artistic bent would not be complete without the unique hands-on experience of participating in a papermaking workshop at Seastone Papers, the large rustic barn in a residential settting surrounded by woods in West Tisbury.

Menemsha scene anew

Heather Neill, best known for her imagery, her sharp wit, meticulous detailing and her ability to create stunning images, may have just outdone herself with her latest effort.


Artist Diane Nicholls, an expert in recording the natural landscape, will be at Polly Hill Arboretum today, Thursday, July 22, from 1 to 4 pm, teaching drawing techniques that include developing a personal illustrator's shorthand, and methods for keeping a daily sketch book.

Watch how it’s done: Glassblowing

Handmade glass artist Russell Carson was in the spotlight this past weekend at The Martha's Vineyard Glassworks on State Road in West Tisbury.

Views of Gossmer Gallery

Last Sunday, July 11, at Gossamer Gallery, art goers were treated to owner Joan Merry's summer reception and views of her eclectic collection of fine art.

What governs most purchases: price or passion?

Ronni Simon, co-owner, Simon Gallery: In our gallery we have a wide range of prices, but these days I would say price is a major consideration.


The sixth annual Della Hardman Day celebration will be held July 31, in Ocean Park.

Staying true: New work by Allen Whiting

If there was a mantle of Favorite Son to bestow on an Island artist, it would most likely be given to painter Allen Whiting.

Diane Nicholls teaches to draw what’s around

"To engage your mind with your hand, through your surroundings," is the stated goal of Diane Nicholls' drawing class, "Observing and Drawing the Landscape," at Polly Hill Arboretum in West Tisbury.

From inside out: Artist Marie-Louise Rouff

After years as a visitor, abstract artist Marie-Louise Rouff has settled on the Island, joining the Vineyard's community of talented painters.

“Evening of the Arts” in Edgartown

Tonight in Edgartown, from 6 to 8 pm, the "Evening of the Arts" will take place at The Christina Gallery, Eisenhauer Gallery, North Water Gallery, and Willoughby Fine Art Gallery.