The annual All Island Art Show took place again at the MVCMA Campgrounds in Oak Bluffs on Monday, August 7, 2017. The weather held through the day resulting in another spectacular event. Over 60 artists showed their works around the Tabernacle including works in various painting media, collage, mixed media, drawing, photography and sculpture. It was a festive time with many visitors throughout the day enjoying the fabulous artwork displayed around the Tabernacle and for sale at the many portfolios around the periphery.
The artwork displayed around the Tabernacle was judged by a distinguished group of Island artists (see judges page). Awards were presented foe each of the media categories along with many special awards including awards donated by local organizations/galleries and Vineyard Treasures awards dedicated to Island artists, past and present that have influenced Island art.
The Best in Show Award was won by Warren Gaines for his pastel “Menemsha Reflections” (below). Warren is no stranger to the Show.
The 2015 All Island Art Show is scheduled for Monday, August 3, 2015. (Rain date: Tuesday, August 4.)
Put the date on your calendar. More information about this year’s show will be added in the next few weeks.
August 4, 2014.
The annual All Island Art Show for 2014 was another great success with 87 Vineyard artists exhibiting their works at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs. The clouds and rain of the weekend dispersed just in time leaving a beautiful, sunny, summer day. The fine weather brought with it a host of visitors creating a festive atmosphere. Works of art were displayed around the perimeter of the Tabernacle in ten categories including acrylic, oil, pastel and watercolor painting; photography, both Island scenes and general themes; collage, drawing & graphics, mixed media and sculpture.
First place, second and merit media awards were presented to the artists in each of the ten categories, along with eleven Vineyard Treasure Awards and many Special Awards. The Best in Show Award went to Marietta “Bootsie” Cleasby for her watercolor “Between Hope and Despair” (see Photo).