Current Exhibition

. . . championing artists and the artistic process

Emerging Artists of Northern California

September 2 - October 8
Reception: September 2, 5-7 pm
Artist's Panel: Sept 2, 4:15 pm

Join us at 4:15 for the Artist's Panel. Our juror Virginia Tominia, Managing Director of Chandra Cerrito Contemporary Gallery, will lead the panel with our Emerging Artists. Artists Panel will be in the War Room, 500 Palm Drive, Second Floor. Then at 5 pm she will lead a "walk ‘n talk" through the galleries and share her comments about the work chosen for the show. After the exhibition walk-through, you are invited to enjoy libations and appetizers at the reception from 5-7 pm.

MarinMOCA believes in offering exposure and exhibition space to talented emerging artists of the Bay Area through an expansive exhibition in both galleries of the museum. On view this year will be work by five artists: Shannon Abac, Andrea Bergen, Aida Lizalde, Philip McGaughy and Katie Revilla. "Visitors will see an incredibly talented, diverse exhibit by artists who create powerful, refined imagery with important stories to tell." says juror Virginia Tominia, Managing Director of the Chandra Cerrito Contemporary Gallery. The exhibition features 2-D, 3-D, and installation art, and delves into a variety of themes, from the degradation of our environment to the immigrant experience.

Image: detail from "Inherent Failure" by Shannon Abac

Upcoming Exhibitions

. . . championing artists and the artistic process

Fall National Juried Exhibition

October 14 - November 19
Reception: October 14

The Fall National Juried Exhibition gives artists from across the country the opportunity to show their work at a professional, established venue, and gives visitors to MarinMOCA the opportunity to see a wide variety of artworks by contemporary American artists. Open to all residents of the US.


Contemporary Landscape

December 2 - January 7
Main Gallery

A national juried exhibition open to all artists working in any 2D medium. William Keith, Albert Bierstadt and Anna Althea Hills - renowned landscape painters of the 19th century - helped pave the way for our rich heritage of landscape art. This exhibit will feature contemporary artists who interpret the landscape around them in a myriad of ways.

Now Accepting Submissions


Small Treasures

December 2 - January 7
Ron Collins Gallery

The Artist Members of MarinMOCA have big hearts! This exhibition will feature small works made by our Artist Members, and a portion of the sales of each work will go to the members’ chosen local non-profit. This exhibit will help raise awareness and benefit our community and local non-profit organizations.


Traveling Postcards: Art for Social Change

December 2 - January 7
Ron Collins Gallery

Traveling Postcards are handmade art postcards that travel to women around the world who are survivors of violence and oppression. This exhibit will feature some of the postcards made during the Traveling Postcard workshops held at MarinMOCA. Traveling Postcards is a program of The Women’s Wisdom Initiative, a Bay Area nonprofit that uses the transformative nature of art to heal trauma from violence and to fight for gender equality.