Fashion and Jewelry Artists’ Opening, July 19th

Please join us at the MVCVA ART Gallery Cooperative in Oak Bluffs to celebrate the work of island designers, Kenworthy Studio and Joan LeLacheur. Thursday’s opening  will be beautiful merging of wearable art.  Joan’s unique wampum pieces will adorn you with memories of island beaches. Kenworthy will be showing their summer collection of silk and linen dresses, pants and tops and featuring their new line of clothing made on Martha’s Vineyard and hand embroidered by a family in Oaxaca Mexico. Come meet the artists from 5pm to 7pm, Thursday, July 19th, 2018.

We hope to see you there.

Joan LeLacheur
The sky is pink; the sun is about to come up. Joanie gets ready to take her morning stroll on Menemsha pond as she has done for the past 40 years on Martha’s Vineyard. She gathers some conch, quahog, mussels and moonsnail shells. Each shell determines what It might be, a disc,  a pendant, a heart, a bead, a star, a button.  Some small bits will be added to make her mosaic tiles she .  will take the shell home now and with a bit of cutting, and shaping with her lapidary tools there will be a piece of Ocean jewelry ready to be worn on a  wrist, neck or ear fastened by a finding.of silver, or a ribbon, of soft leather cord   The piece of shell she is currently shaping and polishing will be a necklace, a gift for her Great Niece ,  the latest addition to her family. On a bench in her studio sit the inner spirals  of the conch shell.  these will to be used as skewers  for Deon’s delectable conch cocktails and grilled conch at his restaurant
Joan’s  shell treasures are held dear. They remind the wearer  of the beauty and serenity, of this beautiful place



Kenworthy’s summer collection contains silk and linen dresses, pants and tops and featuring their new line of clothing made on Martha’s Vineyard and hand embroidered by a family in Oaxaca Mexico.

Our First Art Stroll of the Season!

Join us on July 7th for the first Oak Bluffs Art’s District Stroll from 4pm7pm. Come view the art inside and outside our premises. There will be food and drink, and music by the John Alaimo trio. The street in front of the gallery will be closed to vehicle traffic and sidewalk artists will be showing their work, including Fae Kontje, Nicole Edmunds, Beldan Radcliff, and Annette Mccarty.

Judi Drew at Periwinkle Gallery will be presenting her new work. The Josephine Gallery and the Alison Shaw Gallery will also be participating.

Take a stroll this Saturday evening down Dukes County Avenue in Oak Bluffs.

2018 Season Opening Party for the MVCVA Art Cooperative

THE MVCVA Art Cooperative will celebrate its Season’s Opening with a party from 4 – 7 pm on Saturday, May 26th.  Join us for refreshments and music and ART! The gallery will be open at 11 am that day. We are welcoming two new artists to the Cooperative this season, Ruth Kirchmeier and Joan LeLacheur. Our other members have been very productive this winter and their new work will be on display.

Open House November 25th from noon-5

Stop by the ART Gallery from noon – 5 on Saturday, November 25th for munchies, cider and wine, and to view a wide selection of holiday gift options from our cooperative artists. We have new pastel paintings by Anna Finnerty, new decorative functional pottery and tiles by Heather Goff, pieces from Kenworthy Designs winter collection and much more. Rene Balter has donated posters (valued at $20) of her award winning painting, Welcome to Oak Bluffs, which will be given free  (a poster) with any gallery purchase.


Join us on Saturday, October 7th from 10 – 3pm as the ART Gallery is hosting an ART YARD SALE. Artists will have work at discounted rates as well as art and studio supplies. Selected work in the gallery will also be on sale and the gallery is open until 6.

Arts District Stroll on September 2nd, 2017

Featuring the following galleries:  MV ART,   Alison Shaw, Josephine, Judith Drew Schubert Open Studio, and Lucinda Sheldon Jewelry.   Invited guest artists will include: June Schoppe, Suesan Stovall, Myrna Morris, Faye Kontje and Sarah Young.  Author Kate Hancock will be signing/selling her books, “Roses on the Wallpaper” and “Windswept”.  Artist Richard Limber will be giving out free tickets for a screening of his 8 minute film, “Day and Night” (on the Vineyard) that will show at Limber Studio on Wing Rd at 8PM following the Stroll.
All galleries will offer refreshments and MV ART will present the music of Nancy Jephcote & Friends.  There will be a drawing to pick the winner of Renee Balters giclee print, “Island Theater” at 6:30.
For information, contact Holly Alaimo @ 508-693-5444