Selected Works from the Permanent Collection of the Martha's Vineayrd Art Assn.
Show Dates Oct 20th - Nov 16th
Opening Reception Sat Nov 8th 4-6pm
Live Music
Sunday Nov 16th 1-2pm Talk on the collection by MVAA Director
Melissa Breeze

Please note A portion of the artwork will be available for sale for the Benefit of the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust and the MVAA
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Press Release: (Vineyard Haven) 

Louisa Gould Gallery is pleased to announce an extraordinary show, "The Permanent Collection of the Martha's Vineyard Art Association (MVAA) ."   Please join us for a reception from 4-6pm on Saturday, Nov. 8.

Over the years, the MV Art Association's Old Sculpin Gallery has assembled a unique collection of art made on the Vineyard by established artists with Island connections. These artists include: Hans Hoffman (1880-1998), Vaclav Vytlacil (1892-1984), Ruth Appledorn Mead (1894-1994), William Abbe (1916-1983), Mary Drake Coles (1903-1993), Julius Delbos (1879-1970), Frank C. Wright (1904-1982), and Marion Freeman Wakeman (1891-1953), and others. Living Island artists include Renee George O'Sullivan, Fred Messersmith, Ray Ellis, and Louisa Gould. The Collection artistically shows the changes on the Island over the last century.

This show at Louisa Gould Gallery marks the first time that selected works from the MVAA Collection are on view in Vineyard Haven. The endeavor to exhibit this Collection in various island venues during the "off season" has been funded in part by a grant from the MV Local Cultural Council. In order to preserve these works for future generations, the MVAA has been working diligently to promote the Collection in order to raise funds for the purchase of archival materials for restoration and for the reframing of certain pieces of art.

Please note that a selection of the Permanent Collection will be for sale. This is a rare opportunity not only to view the Permanent Collection, which is an "Island Treasure," but to purchase some of these works. Proceeds of the sale of these works goes to the MVAA and the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust. The show is on exhibit from Nov 6th-Nov 16th and online at

Please note that the online show represents only a portion of the work that is for sale.

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