Moving Images: The 19 & Other Works

Exhibit hours

Wednesday–Friday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:30 pm



Moving Images: The 19 & Other Works is an exhibition of videos, paintings, and works on paper by interdisciplinary artist Margaret Garrett. The show will feature work created in the last year and “The 19,” a video and suite of painted collages inspired by 19 poses chosen from Martha Graham dances in honor of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, women’s right to vote. “The 19” was first presented at Planthouse Gallery in New York City in September of 2020.

Born in North Carolina and raised in Pennsylvania, Margaret Garrett grew up training to be a dancer. At the age of sixteen, she left home to join the Pennsylvania Ballet and later danced with the Cleveland Ballet as a soloist. In her early twenties, she discovered painting, finding something spiritually akin to dance in the movement of line and color, and from that time on, her focus has been on visual art.
Garrett’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States, including Planthouse, the Parrish Art Museum, Danese/Corey, and the Flag Art Foundation. Her work has also been included in the Armory Show, Art on Paper, Art Miami, Dallas Art Fair, and the Baltimore Museum Contemporary Print Fair. Her film “Elegy” was an official selection for the London International Motion Picture Awards in 2020. She has been awarded residencies at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and in Assisi, Italy, and has collaborated on two projects with Flatbed Press in Austin, Texas. Margaret Garrett’s work is held in numerous private and corporate collections in the United States and Europe. Museum collections include the Blanton Art Museum, Parrish Art Museum, Jordan Schnitzer Collection, and Guild Hall Museum. She has lived on Shelter Island for over twenty years and maintains a year round studio on the island.


Shelter Island Historical Society

PO BOX 847
Shelter Island, NY 11964


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