Artist Richard Lee, whose work is featured in a retrospective at the museum this month, imagined a world in which anything was possible, everything was beguiling, and endless inspiration could be found in the grotesque.

Richard C. Skidmore

“I’m very passionate about painting wildlife and other parts of nature as a way that sort of brings people in and makes you aware of the nature and the wildlife on the Island.”

Nicole Grace Mercier

“Although I’m a landscape painter now, I still love patterns. And this moth I found – the Io moth – just spoke to me.”

Nicole Grace Mercier

“There is something calming to me about looking into the eye of a whale. Especially in troubled times.”

Nicole Grace Mercier

Brad Tucker and Liz Ragone can make “functional art,” which is to say something beautifully useful, out of just about anything they lay their hands on.

Moira Silva

“If you look at my work, you see that I embellish and cut edges…I don’t always keep it simple. I make it very decorative.”

Nicole Grace Mercier

Over the past thirty years a nondescript prefab Chilmark property has been transformed.

Louisa Hufstader

“You can have an idea of what you want, but sometimes it can have its own idea….That’s the nice thing about seaweed, there are no set rules.”

Nicole Grace Mercier

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