Art at the Feldman Family Artspace


Feldman Family Artspace


A jury selection committee organized by Featherstone Center for the Arts recently reviewed the artwork of dozens of Island artists to show at The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center.  About half of the submissions were from photographers, the other half painting and mixed media.

Jury members were given the task of narrowing the submissions to 12 show slots, plus the annual VCS/MVRHS student art contest and from the Gretchen Feldman permanent collection. Selections were based on technical, graphic and aesthetic criteria, as well as a balance of media and styles suitable for The Film Center Art space.

For those artists interested in showing their work in 2018, please submit an application to The application is available on our website

2017 selected artists’ show schedule are:

January 13 – Feb.20 Fred Hancock

February 20 – Mar.13 Billie O’Callaghan

March 13 – April 10 Marie Louise Rouff

April 10 – May 22 Josh Robinson White

May 25 – June 11 VCS/High School Students Art Contest

June 12 – July 3 Margo Oulette

July 3 – 24 Anne Grandin

July 24 – Aug. 14   Gretchen Feldman Collection

August 14 – September 4/5 Michael Johnson

September 5 – 25 Joyce Farmer

September 25 – Oct.23 Sally Cohn

October 23 – Nov. 20 Sabrina Kuchta

November 20 – Dec. 11 Elizabeth Cecil

December 11- Jan. 8 Marston Clough


2016 selected artists were:

John Holladay — Paintings (February 29 – March 21)

Sam Moore – Photo (March 21 – April 11)

Maria Hurwitz – Altars (April 11 – May 2)

Lanny McDowell – Photo (May 2 – May 23)

Vineyard Conservation Student Show (May 23 – June 13)

David Welch – Photo (June 13 – July 5)

Steve Lohman – Sculpture (July 5 – July 24)

Gretchen Feldman – Painting (July 24 – August 15)

Jean Schnell – Photo (August 15 – September 6)

Renee Balter – Painting (September 6 – September 26)

Vineyard Colors – Photo (September 26 – October 17)

Rob Hauck – Printmaking (October 17 – November 7)

Lynn Hoeft – Painting (November 7 – November 28)

Dob Sibley – Painting (November 28 – December 19)

Claire Chalfoun – Painting (December 19 – 2017)








2015 selected artists were:

Jeffery Canha (April 13-May 21)

Alejandro Carreno (June 8-June 29)

Jack Yuen (June 29-July 20)

Ellen Liman (August 17-August 31)

Vincent Chahley (August 31-September 21)

Rez Williams (September 28- October 19)

Max Skjoldebrand (October 19-November 9)

Henry Stevenson (November 9-December 7)

Elizabeth Taft (December 7-January 4)

Peter Dreyer (January 4-February 15)

Jack Yuen


Vincent Chahley


Ellen Liman

Selected artists were drawn by lottery for specific show dates throughout the year. Each artist is invited to hold an opening reception during his/her respective exhibit. Look for those dates later this spring/summer.

Between May 21-June 8, the Vineyard Conservation Society student art exhibit will be on display. This exhibit will accompany the Film Center’s Nature as Inspiration: The Films of Jacques Perrin Festival (May 21-24). The judges for this Island-wide student art contest were asked to make their decisions based on adherence to the competition theme, originality/creativity, professionalism, and overall impression.

Additionally the artwork of Gretchen Feldman will be on display from July 20-August 17 at the Film Center. This posthumous art show are paintings from Gretchen’s “Buildings” and “Animals” collections that represent a sense of Martha’s Vineyard.

Anyone interest in purchasing a piece of art should contact and make arrangements with the artist directly. All works will remain up throughout the duration of the shows. Each artist has agreed to donate 15% of the purchase price to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society of any artworks sold during the show.

The Feldman Family Artspace at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center exists thanks to the generous contribution of Sam Feldman and his continued support of the visual arts. We also express deep gratitude to Paul Brissette for his continued volunteer coordination of the Film Center’s art shows.

Art Space

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center displays Island artists’ work in its lobby. Artist interested in exhibiting their work should submit a letter of intent, a resume/bio and examples of the work you would like to show on paper, slides or on-line by March 1st, 2015 to:

Paul Brissette
75 North William St
Vineyard Haven, Ma., 02568

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Submissions will be juried by a committee in mid March.
Selected artists will then be drawn by lottery for specific show dates throughout the year.
The selection committee will draw 12 artist and two alternates for this year.

Work will hang for 3 or 4 weeks depending upon the season. The art will be hung by the artist under the supervision, and with the assistance of a committee member.

Artwork must be framed or presented in a professionally manor in keeping with the high standards of The Film Center.

A reference sheet of titles, price list and artist biography should also be hung with the work. Anyone interest in purchasing a piece will contact and make arrangements with the artist directly. All works should remain up throughout the duration of the show. The Film Society asks for a 15% donation for any works sold.

Red dots will be placed near any works that have been sold over the duration of the show.

The show will be advertised on The Film Center Facebook page and by direct e-mail to members. Any additional mailings or newspaper announcements or a formal opening and/or refreshments are the responsibility of the artist and needs to be coordinated with the management of the Film Society.

We will make every effort to protect all work. The Film Center is a secure building with a burglar alarm and sprinklers. Art is insured up to $10,000 (additional coverage can be made if needed).