Featherstone likes to take chances.

Several years ago Featherstone Center for the Arts introduced a gallery show featuring out-of-the-mainstream art, filled by artists who practiced what they felt was important, not what sold.

The show proved a success, and now Featherstone devotes one gallery show to the unconventional art created by Island artists. Titled The Other Side of Vineyard Art: Not Beaches and Boats, this year’s exhibition opens this Sunday, Sept. 16 with a wide array of creations, many never before exhibited.

Janice Baer offers photographs with a vision outside conventional portraiture. Scott Campbell can do more with clay than seems possible. The creative talents of Janice Frame blossom in a gallery setting. And Bob Kimberly offers a personal take on art.

Twenty-five artists have been selected to exhibit their off-beat art in this special show. From raw clay sculpture to gentle jewelry, from stunning videos to straw figures, the range of art is striking. Nothing fits into neat categories, but all of the pieces project a sense of daring, dedication and effort.

The opening reception is Sunday, Sept. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. The Other Side of Vineyard Art: Not Beaches and Boats continues through Oct. 3, noon to 4 p.m. For details, call 508-693-1850 or see online featherstonearts.org.