Martha’s Vineyard Art Association will hold its sixth annual Plein Air Exhibit, this year in partnership with Mass Audubon’s Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. The theme, “Sanctuary: An Artist’s Perspective,” will feature art created to showcase the beauty and uniqueness of this treasured Island property and its wildlife inhabitants.
The events will take place over several nights at each organization’s venue. On Friday, July 6 from 5 to 7 p.m., the public is invited to an artists’ reception at the new post and beam Education and Camp Barn at Felix Neck. The new barn houses Felix Neck’s Fern and Feather Summer Camp and a future nature pre-school (massaudubon.org/felixneck).
On Sunday, July 8 from 5 to 7 p.m., the Plein Air Exhibit moves to the Old Sculpin Gallery for an artists’ reception. The art work, most of which was created en plein air, or outdoors, at the Felix Neck property, will feature birds, wildlife and the range of landscape and seascape environments at the 200-acre site. The art work, in oil, watercolor, pastel, prints, multimedia and photography, was created by the members of MVAA as well as other on-Island artists. MVAA has held its Plein-Air Exhibit for six seasons as part of its goal to showcase Island artists and subjects, and to uphold its mission to enhance the cultural life of the Vineyard through relationships with key organizations and populations in the community. It has previously partnered with Island organizations including Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, the Trustees of Reservations, Polly Hill Arboretum, the Farm Institute and Martha’s Vineyard Museum.
The exhibit at Old Sculpin Gallery runs July 7 – 13. Funds raised will support the Felix Neck Nature-Based Preschool, and educational programs at the Old Sculpin.
Sunday, July 8 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Old Sculpin Gallery
58 Dock Street, Edgartown, MA 02539