The artist reception for Jain Tarnower will be held on Saturday, July 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dragonfly Gallery, 91 Dukes County avenue in Oak Bluffs. The show runs from July 23 through August 3.

Ms. Tarnower has brought the almost-forgotten genre of oil portraiture to new heights with animal portraits ranging from miniature paintings to engaging eight-foot canvases. This classical American style has placed Ms. Tarnower in the forefront of this unique venue.

She has been both student and teacher at the school of the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, and her work is in many private and museum collections nationally.

For details, call 508-693-8877. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. or by appointment.