June 18, 2014

Photo Credit:

Artist’s Work:

Fae Kontje-Gibbs

Location:

Vineyard Haven, MA

Medium:

Quilt Design

Martha’s Vineyard has been my home since 1973. In my twenties I commuted to the Cape Cod Conservatory of Music and Art, Mass Art, and The Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts to study printmaking. I got my bachelor’s degree in art and writing through Goddard College’s Adult Degree Program while living and traveling on a wooden sailboat.

Back on the Island, I bought a house and a Rembrandt etching press, which I put it in my kitchen. From there I began teaching art classes until I expanded into my own studio and into the community, eventually traveling to Russia to teach at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. I established the printmaking studio for Featherstone Center for the Arts, in Oak Bluffs, where I taught monotype and relief printmaking. In 1996 I was honored with the Creative Living Award by the Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard.

My work has been used by Houghton Mifflin for book covers and pamphlets. I have been illustrating Ali Berlow’s, “Cook’s Notebook”, for edible Vineyard Magazine since it launched in 2009. My first self-published book is The Little Beastie, a fable for all ages. I have shown at galleries on Martha’s Vineyard and in New Jersey, New Hampshire, Kansas and Cambridge, MA.

As mother, grandmother, yogini and acupuncturist, my art is a synthesis of all of my experiences. I find that the heart-felt sharing of others inspires me to do the same.

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