Join us on July 6th for the first Oak Bluffs Art’s District Stroll from 4pm – 7pm.
Come view the art inside and outside our premises. There will be food and drink, and music by the John Alaimo duo. The street in front of the gallery will be closed to vehicle traffic and sidewalk artists from not only the gallery but the island artist community will be “popping up” to see their work in the street!
This Saturday Stroll also marks the grand opening for the Knowhere Art Gallery just down the block! Other participating galleries are The Alison Shaw Gallery, Periwinkle Gallery, and Michael Blanchard Photography will also be participating.
Take a stroll this Saturday evening down Dukes County Avenue in Oak Bluffs.
THE MVCVA Art Cooperative will celebrate its Season’s Opening with a party from 4 – 7 pm on Saturday, May 25th. Join us for refreshments and music and ART! The gallery will be open at 11 am that day.
This year there are a shocking five new members to our artist co-op! With a wide variety of favored mediums, we excitedly welcome our new artists for our 2019 season:
Helayne Cohen (Birdsong Ceramics), brings fresh pottery and beaded barrettes
Linda Ferrini (Vineyard Cloths), brings her hand-painted floor cloths
The MVCVA ART Gallery Cooperative is hosting a Yard Art Sale/ Art Yard Sale on October 6th, 2018 from 10 – 2 pm. All items in the gallery will be up to 20% off, and on the gallery premises, multiple artists will be selling artwork, art supplies and art books at discounted rates. Some of the artists include Peggy Zablotny, Renee Balter, Bill O’Callaghan, Ruth Kirchmeier, Liz Taft, Fae Kontje-Gibbs, Janis Langley, Marjorie Mason, June Schoppe, Susan Stovall, Linda Ziegler, and Basia Jaworska.
There will also be a raffle of the antique trunk that held the paints, supplies, and sketches of Italian Painter, Giuseppe Aprea (1876-1946).
Come down to Dukes County Avenue in Oak Bluffs on Saturday, September 1st between 4 – 7 pm for the Oak Bluffs Arts Districts ART STROLL! This is the final stroll of the season. Participating galleries are the MVCVA ART Gallery cooperative, Gallery Josephine, Judi Drew and Alison Shaw as well as pop up art tents along the street, which will be closed to vehicle traffic in front of the ART Gallery.
There will be live music and refreshments served at all venues. Rain Date, Sunday, September 2nd.
We hope you can join us to celebrate the playful sculptures and ceramic works of Bill O’Callaghan (the Mad Potter) and the carved decorative tiles of Heather Goff. Come meet the artists at their reception on the 30th from 3:30 – 5:30, and enjoy Heather’s home made bread and Bill’s Irish sound track.
Join Plein Air landscape painter, Liz Taft, as we celebrate her new work. Her paintings of Martha’s Vineyard Landscapes are painted with immediacy, outdoors, and capture the changing light and vibrancy that is unique to painting directly from observation of life. She will be featuring small paintings, intimate works.
Thursday August 16 through Wednesday, August 22. Reception Thursday August 16, 4 to 6 pm.
Light Refreshments will be served.
On August 16th through August 22nd, the ART gallery will feature the pastel works of Anna “Lowely” Finnerty . She employs this radiant medium in her colorful landscape paintings of island scenes and beyond.
To see her work please visit her website www.annalowellfinnerty.com
“Hart Haven Catboat” is just one of the paintings featured when we celebrate Renee Balter at her reception on Thursday, August 9 from 5 – 7PM at the MVCVA ART Gallery Cooperative, 99 Dukes County Ave in the heart of the Oak Bluffs Arts District. Light refreshments will be served with music by John Alaimo.
Please join us for this Season’s second Arts District Stroll in Oak Bluffs, happening August 4th. Gallery Josephine, Alison Shaw Gallery, Judi Drew and the ART Gallery are participating as well as pop up art vendors along the street. There will be music and food and Art!! Come out and stroll down Dukes County Avenue in Oak Bluffs.
Our gallery’s feature wall will be displaying new wall art by Nancy Shaw Cramer.
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.
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.