MV Museum And Featherstone Open Up People’s Choice Vote for “Island Faces” Portrait Competition

Go online to vote for your favorite Island Faces portrait

All submissions are in for the Island Faces Portrait Contest, held by the and . Approximately 60 paintings, drawings, and photographs were received and are now being judged by a panel of four judges. As part of the competition, the public is asked to vote for their favorite portrait in a special “People’s Choice” category, the results of which will be unveiled in an exhibition to open on October 14th at Featherstone.

Voting is now taking place online at www.ifcontest.wordpress.com. In addition to images of the portraits, artist statements explaining the reasons why different Islanders were chosen as subject matters are also available for the public to read.

Separate from the People’s Choice vote, a panel of four judges will jury the competition portion of the contest. The winning portraits from the juried contest will debut at the Museum’s Summer Opening Reception on June 15th and remain on display through October 6th. Judges include Carol Craven, former director of the Carol Craven Gallery and now a private art consultant; Steve DiRado, photographer and senior lecturer of Studio Arts at Clark University; Michael Hunter, stylist and owner of in Oak Bluffs; and Francine Kelly, former executive director of Featherstone.


Editor’s Note: This information comes from a Press Release

Bloodyrue Andrue April 24, 2012 at 11:50 AM
How are these three portraits related to the article at hand?
SW Sipos April 24, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Who are the people that are portrayed in these wonderful portraits? I would love to know. Thank you for the contest!
Mathea Morais April 24, 2012 at 05:26 PM
They are portraits already in the Museum's collection that they are using as examples. They are not part of the current portrait contest.
Martha's Vineyard Museum May 01, 2012 at 03:42 PM
The woman in the blue scarf and pearl earrings is a self-portrait by Magda Polivanov, oil on canvasboard. c. 1950. The blonde woman is an unknown girl painted by Cyrus Pease (1820-1887), c. 1850. And the dashing young man is Captain Thomas Worth (1793-1824) of Edgartown, master of the GLOBE who was killed during the famous mutiny. Artist is unknown.


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