A total of 88 students recently participated in an art competition sponsored by the Vineyard Conservation Society. The Art of Conservation featured art across numerous mediums and 13 prizes were awarded in drawing, painting, sculpture and photography. The contest was judged by Chris Morse, owner of the Granary Gallery, Field Gallery and North Water Gallery, and artist Dan VanLandingham, an alumnus of the regional high school.
First place awards went to Lucy Thompson of the Charter School for drawing, Hadley Chapman of MVRHS for painting, Austin Chandler of MVRHS for sculpture and Kylie Hatt of MVRHS for photography.
The winning entries will be on exhibit from May 7 to May 18 in the Feldman Family Artspace in the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center lobby on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven. A reception for the artists will be held at the exhibition space on Saturday, May 10, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The reception will also include a free 5 p.m. showing of the award-winning film Inocenti, about a homeless high school student pursuing her art against all odds.