The Star Island Art Group is open to any member of the Star Island community with an interest in art.

The purposes of the group are to:

  • foster communication and support between Star Island artists and to promote Star Island art and artists,
  • assist in the maintenance of the Art Barn,
  • raise funds for Star Island.

Communication, support and promotion will be fostered through the Star Island web site, Facebook or other social media and through island conferences.


Over eighty people are currently listed in the group. You can ask to join through the Facebook page. Please indicate your connection to Star Island and your area of artistic interest. After you are a member you can create an album under your name and upload photos of your art work. We would like to see more photos and exchange of thoughts among members.

The Art Barn is an important resource for adult and children’s art programming, and a potential focal point for Star Island artists. The Star Island Art Group can assist the staff and conferences in maintaining and improving the facility. A group of individuals from All Star 2 completed a major renovation of the Art Barn in the spring of 2013.

For the last couple of years there have been a Pelican designated as Star Island Art Coordinator. They have done a wonderful job keeping the art barn clean and organized. But that is no excuse for art barn users not cleaning up after themselves.  We would like to have a volunteer from each conference who will take responsibility for the Art Barn during their conference.

The art barn is fairly well supplied with materials and we do not want it to be overrun with unused items, but paper is always in short supply. If you have some drawing or watercolor paper you can donate that would be appreciated. We can always use new brushes to replace those that become unusable.

Many artists already support Star Island by donating art to conference art auctions, which in turn support scholarships or other activities. The Star Island Art Group could expand this support by contributing additional art for sale. Possibilities include selling art through the Star Island Gift Shop operated by the Isles of Shoals Association UU. Art would be sold using the normal consignment procedures of the Gift Shop. The artist would get 60% of the sale price and the Association 40% (unless the artist decided to contribute a higher percentage), which would go to benefit Star Island. Protocols must still be developed for how art works would be selected, priced and displayed. All unsold items would have to be collected by the artist at the end of the season.

We are considering an on-line art exhibition in the near future and possibly an exhibition in the Portsmouth area. Watch for further details

If you have questions or suggestions you may contact me through the Facebook page or via e-mail.

In Star Spirit,

Roger Kellman, All Star 2