For 60 years now the All Island Art Show has been presented at the Trinity Tabernacle at the Camp Grounds in Oak Bluffs. This year 75 artists, both amateur and professional, displayed over 270 works of art around the Tabernacle. The weather was clear and the high temperatures didn’t seem to deter both artists and the many visitors who came to view and purchase artworks from Island artists.
As always there was a multitude of awards presented to the artists: Media Awards in each of 11 media categories, Vineyard Treasure Awards in memory of former Island artists and Special Awards donated by local businesses and organizations. The “Best in Show” award was won by Dorothy McLaughlin Petell for her mixed media presentation of “Heavy Surf”.
The “Most Popular” award went to Heather Capace for her photograph ”Round and Round”.
All other award winners may be found by clicking on “2018 Award Winners” in the Menu at the top of the page.
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).