The Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown opened its latest exhibition last Sunday night with a well-attended reception for featured artists Anthony Benton Gude, Dylan Sean Murray, Amaru Pareja and Teresa Yuan.

As is the case with most Old Sculpin shows, the works on display put the spotlight on diversity, with established and emerging artists — working in various media — sharing space inside the cozy building on Dock street.

“The most successful [shows] are the ones that have something for everybody,” said gallery manager Melissa Breese the afternoon before the reception.

Dylan Sean Murray talks art with Victoria Phillips. — Ivy Ashe

Putting together such an ensemble of artwork and artists “is a balancing act,” she continued, “but it’s fun.”

Both Mr. Benton Gude and Ms. Yuan are painters and longtime Old Sculpin exhibitors. Mr. Benton Gude selected several watercolors to go alongside his usual medium of oil paints, and during the reception, offered guests a taste of his talents in another art form — music. Joined by fellow musicians Channing Griggs and Kevin Keady, Mr. Benton Gude performed on guitar throughout the opening.

Ms. Yuan exhibited a mélange of oil and acrylic paintings, whose subject matter ranged from the international — bold, vivid landscapes of Bali — to the hyperlocal.

“All of these subjects come from my yard,” she said, referring to the small still lifes of flowers and vegetables. “I don’t have to go far.”

Such is also the case with most of Mr. Murray’s Vineyard landscape pieces, although his collection of images also includes stills from the Irish countryside. Mr. Murray creates dual photographic images using infrared film and color film, layering the two separate pieces on a computer before printing on canvas. He began “messing around” with the technique while a student at Northeastern, and continued to hone the practice throughout graduate school at the Pratt Institute. Infrared film provides an additional challenge for photographers in that the human eye cannot see the wavelengths the film itself is picking up. The resulting images appear black and white, with a spectrum based not on light reflected to the eye, but heat given off by the photo subjects — organic material appears brighter.

Anthony Benton Gude and Channing Griggs make music. — Ivy Ashe

Mr. Pareja relies on film for his artwork as well, although it is of the type that is more easily seen. Each of the large color landscapes, taken around the Island, is printed in a darkroom in Mr. Pareja’s basement. The process of creating the image begins well before the shutter is pressed on Mr. Pareja’s camera, however; before shooting with film, he “tests” a scene with digital photography in order to figure out the settings necessary to create the final product. Using film for this last step produces a photograph with colors saturated in a way that no computer chip can recreate.

Each of the exhibiting artists has presented works at Old Sculpin before — some more than others — but the challenge of choosing just the right pieces to hang on the walls remains with each new opening. From the initial conception of the piece to the sketches (and digital sketches) to the framing and matting, the overall timetable can be a long one.

But well worth it — as Mr. Pareja commented during the reception: “It’s nice to have a night when it all comes together.”