Dorothy Burnham Collages are at Featherstone

Featherstone Center for the Arts announces the opening of a retrospective of the work of Dorothy Burnham, an artist who flourished both in New York and on the Vineyard.

Ms. Burnham began her artistic career in oil and acrylic with some watercolor. In the 1980s she became intrigued with collage and continues to work in that medium today. This retrospective of her work is primarily examples of her collage efforts and includes work inspired by her travels to Mali, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Kenya and Nigeria.

Four Artists in Carol Craven Exhibit Opening Sunday

The Carol Craven Gallery presents an exhibition of recent watercolors by Vineyard artist Gretchen Feldman. This is Mrs. Feldman’s fifth show with the gallery, and her vibrant watercolors continue to grow in their complexity. There also will be a poster of one of her paintings for sale with all proceeds going to benefit Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York city.

The opening reception is this Sunday, August 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gallery on Breakdown Lane in Vineyard Haven. The public is welcome.

Field Gallery Show Benefits Cancer Support

The Field Gallery will host a Cancer Support Group benefit exhibition, with a free public reception on Sunday, August 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.

This is the seventh year that the gallery has hosted a benefit to aid local causes. A portion of the proceeds from sales of original art work will benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group, a nonprofit that helps Islanders living with cancer.

Artists represented include Ben Johnson, Janet Woodcock, Jhenn Watts and Marlee Brewster Brockman. Artwork also can be viewed and purchased online

Pink House Painter Gets Retrospective Exhibition

A Lifetime of Art, a retrospective exhibit celebrating more than 50 years of impressionistic art from the estate of the late regional artist Jean Van Vliet Spencer.

The show — open Saturday, August 23, at the Trinity United Methodist Parish Hall in Oak Bluffs from 4 to 7 p.m. — will feature paintings ranging from the artist’s early works of Mexico, Provincetown and Europe, through her most memorable works completed during the time she spent at Martha’s Vineyard and New York city.

Strachan, Lohman Open Studio to All on Tuesday

Island artists Jenifer Strachan and Steve Lohman will open the doors to their West Tisbury studios Tuesday August 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. This couple’s artwork, created from the unusual mediums of wire and broken shards, has become instantly recognizable and much loved by residents and visitors alike.

Steve Lohman has been a local fixture in the Vineyard art scene for over 25 years. He is internationally known for his lyrical steel and wire sculptures and whimsical carved wooden furniture; with recent projects in Barcelona, New York and California.

Linda Thompson

Linda Thompson

The Bank of Martha’s Vineyard at Beetlebung Corner in Chilmark will host a free opening reception today, Friday, August 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. for an exhibit of Vineyard landscapes by Chilmark artist Linda Thompson.

The oil paintings depict a range of Island views, from the stillness of a sunset on the rocky North Shore to the colorful clusters of mailboxes along Island roads.

The exhibit will be open during regular bank hours through August 21. All are welcome. For details, call 508-645-9095.

Bold Textiles in Bright Colors: Lois Mailou Jones Work Shines

In collaboration with the Lois Mailou Jones–Pierre Noel Trust and the Featherstone Center for the Arts, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum is opening an exhibition of Lois Mailou Jones’s early work in textile design at the Featherstone gallery on Sunday, August 17, with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m.

Art Party on Wednesday

Art Party on Wednesday

Carrie Mae Smith will showcase her exhibit Historic Houses on the Vineyard, plein air paintings of familiar landmarks and Vineyard history, for the month of August at West Tisbury Library. All are welcome to meet the artist at a free reception Wednesday, August 13, at 4 p.m.

Refreshments served. For details, call 508-693-3366.

Summer Guide to Fine Art Galleries

Alison Shaw Gallery Fine are photography of Alison Shaw. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m., or by appointment at 88 Dukes County avenue, Oak Bluffs, tel. 508-696-7429 or

Current exhibit: Blue opens Saturday, August 9, with artist’s reception from 4 to 7 p.m. as part of Dukes County Avenue Arts District stroll. Continues through August 22.

Kids’ Art on Show

Kids’ Art on Show

Artists from the ages of 7 to 11 have been working all summer to create masterpieces everyone and their mother can love. Now this artwork is on view for the public.

On Saturday, August 9, the Old Sculpin Gallery will be completely transformed as they hold a reception to showcase the work created at the camp from 2 to 4 p.m. at the gallery on Dock street in Edgartown.

For details, call 508-627-4881.