Woodcut Paintings and Acrylic on Canvas

Next week’s spotlight shows at the Shaw Cramer Gallery include woodcut paintings by Ruth Kirchmeier and multi-layered acrylic on canvas paintings of barns and stone walls by Wendy Weldon.

On Tuesday, August 30, at 6 p.m. Ms. Kirchmeier will discuss the intricacies of woodcut carving, painting and printing. On Thursday, September 30, Ms. Weldon will share her inspirations and thoughts about exploring new concepts and techniques in painting. Her paintings originate as handcarved woodblocks.

Arty Arty Oxen Free

Arty Arty Oxen Free

Calling all artists, it is time for the jurying in of new members Martha’s Vineyard Art Association.

Membership in the association is decided by a jury process. Artists may submit five original artworks representative of their particular style or artistry to the Old Sculpin Gallery by Monday, August 22.

Anyone interested in applying for membership should call 508-627-4881 or email mvaa@verizon.net for an application form.

For more information, visit oldsculpingallery.org.

Catching a Glimpse of Artist’s Interior Space

The featured artist this week, August 18 to 24, at Dragonfly Gallery in Oak Bluffs is Jenny Nelson from Woodstock, N.Y. Ms. Nelson attended Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine and graduated with a BFA from Bard College, where she received a scholarship to the Lacoste School of the Arts in France.

Island Artist Is Wired Up

Artist Steve Lohman is a magician with wire sculptures. They are both profound and whimsical, offering the viewer a chance to experience grace and humor in one moment.


Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair

Jerry Garcia trading in some scarlet begonias for a zinnia sunrise? Grace Slick swallowing some kind of hydrangea? What form of madness is this you ask? Art, of course.

It’s a joint reception at the Field Gallery in West Tisbury for photographer Herb Greene and botany artist Peggy Turner Zablotny. The reception takes place on Sunday, August 21, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Whaler Begets Fine Artist, Ovid Ward Follows Muse

Ovid Osborn Ward, a well-known Vineyard artist, will be displaying new large work and some of his abstract pieces at an artist’s reception on Thursday, August 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

New Work at Old Sculpin

New Work at Old Sculpin

Beginning Friday, August 20, and running through August 26, the Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown (next to the Chappy Ferry) will be highlighting work by the late Libby Walbridge, new glass sculpture by Ian Whitt, and the continuing exhibitions of Anne D. Grandin, Gail Rodney, and the small works fundraiser. A reception for the artists will be held on Sunday, August 21, from 5 to 7 p.m.

For more details, call 508-627-4881 or to get a sneak preview of the exhibit visit oldsculpingallery.org.

Bravo, Susan Johnson

Bravo, Susan Johnson

The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library are presenting an exhibit of landscape studies by painter Susan Johnson. The exhibit will be on display during regular library hours throughout the month of August as part of its Art in the Stacks initiative.

Take a Walk on the Artsy Side

On Saturday, August 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. the Oak Bluffs Arts District will host a gallery stroll which includes galleries along Dukes County avenue and nearby. Enjoy art, music and refreshments all served up in a casual summer evening manner.

Sailor’s Valentine Without the Sea Voyage

The Christina Gallery is hosting an art opening on Thursday, August 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. for Sandi Blandi and Marjorie Mason