A dynamic exhibition of work that demonstrates how fortunate accidents, or unexpected events, often contribute to serendipitous results in the art-making process. Juried by Zoë Taleporos, the exhibition showcases the work of twenty artists from around the country.
Watch the art talk here.
Italian American Mosaic Portraits
A stunning exhibition of contemporary mosaic portraits created by the talented young artists of the internationally-known Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli based in Northern Italy.
Click here to watch this engaging video about the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli
Curated by MarinMOCA artist member Luis Garcia, the exhibition pays tribute to the vibrant culture, heritage and resiliency of the Latinx diaspora.
Watch the virtual panel discussion here
Juried by Susan Snyder, a partner in the Caldwell Snyder Gallery, features the work of over 60 artists from around the country who explore the theme in innovative, expressive ways through a variety of mediums.
Watch the virtual tour with gallerist Susan Snyder
The 12th Annual Altered Book Talk.
Jurors Donna Seager of Seager Grey Gallery and Mary Austin, co-founder of the San Francisco Center for the Book discuss this year's fantastic exhibit and reveal the award winners! Watch the talk here
Novato Schools 5th Grade Art Enrichment Program-Memory Books
This year all of Novato’s 5th grade students were able to participate in MarinMOCA’s Art Enrichment Program. Via Zoom classes MarinMOCA’s instructors guided them in the creation of a memory book using upcycled products. Students were encouraged to identify, describe, and visually document moments of personal significance while exploring the concept of recycling. Enjoy a virtual tour of their remarkable creations here and here.
M. Louise Stanley: No Regrets, 50 Years of Art and Activism.
Ms. Stanley is best known for her humorous narrative style, inspired by Western Art history and Greek mythology. Since the beginning of her career in the 1970s, Ms. Stanley has tackled the thorny issues of our time–gender inequality, corporate malfeasance, social justice, and all-around bad behavior. Given the current socio-political environment, viewers will appreciate her bold work which treats difficult subjects with wit and insight.
Enjoy a virtual tour of the exhibit here
Watch: Art, career and process: A conversation with M. Louise Stanley
A solo exhibit of paintings by Janey Fritsche. This new body of work integrates figurative exploration with life on the water. Seeking to escape the day-to-day trauma of current events, Ms. Fritsche found peace and tranquility at the beach, in particular China Camp State Park. Says Ms. Fritsche: “There is magic where the land meets the sea, the melding of conscious and subconscious.” Watch this artist interview with Ms. Fritsche to learn more about her art and process.
Here and Now
“Here and Now,” is a stimulating exhibit featuring the Artists of MarinMOCA. There has never been a time like here and now. Globally, it’s the most challenging year of the 21st century, with more medical, social, and ecological disasters than ever before. In these difficult times art is essential, for makers and viewers alike.
Enjoy a virtual tour of the exhibit here
Watch the Art Talk with Juror Kim Eagles-Smith
A sculptural view of sea level rise, by MarinMOCA Artist In Residence, Jeff Downing. Learn more about Jeff Downing's artwork and process through this informative, entertaining video interview! Produced by Michael Morrissey of Spirit House Productions.
Stroll through the "Level Up!" gallery exhibition slide show here.
“Justice” is a contemporary art exhibit that explores racial inequality and the need for social justice in our nation.
See all the works in the exhibit via the slide show here. View artist Alexander Zimmerman's video artwork here.
Watch the walk and talk through the exhibit here
Two views on the power of place. Mixed media feltworks by Sonya Hammons and paintings by Susan Shipley.
Watch the Artist Talk here
Marin’s Rock Art Scene 2020
Rock on! 50 years of rock art and rock history in Marin. The exhibit documents Marin County as ground zero to the explosion of rock music in the late 60s, with local musicians, artists and music venues that were central to the movement. Check out all the amazing work included in the exhibit.
Marin’s Rock Art Scene virtual tour
Rock On! Marin County's Psychedelic Rock Scene in the 60s: Stories, Photos, and Art
Watch this lively presentation with Paul Liberatore, Jay Blakesberg, Dave Getz and Jonathan Korty. Stories, photos and art from the explosion of psychedelic rock music in Marin County.
Watch the replay here
Three Worlds – One Spirit
A collaboration over thousands of miles, spanning 21 years, is the core of this featuring quilts by Artist Member Laura Lee Fritz, displayed in conjunction with work by Guatemala City quilt artist Priscilla Bianchi. A feast of color, and celebration of fabric art.
Three Worlds – One Spirit Virtual Tour
Golden Gate Village: Artifact or Cultural Treasure?
Watch the replay of our panel discussion about housing inequality in Marin City. Kudos to Royce McLemore, Angelica Ekeke and Oshalla Marcus for informing us about the current housing struggle and its impact on cultural vibrancy in Marin.
Live Forum Replay
The 11th Annual Altered Book Talk.
Juror's Donna Seager of Seager Grey Gallery and Mary Austin, co-founder of the San Francisco Center for the Book discuss this year's fantastic exhibit and reveal the award winners!
Watch the Altered Book Talk
Features the work of 46 artists from across the country who are inspired by the ideology and allure of the West Coast.
Check out all the artwork in the exhibit via the slide show here.
Watch the juror’s talk with Ken Harman Hashimoto, who discusses the artwork and reveals the award winners.
Art Imitating Life
Inspired by the ensemble portraits of the 19th century, teacher Kathleen Lack and her students worked together to paint a 5 x 9’ circus-themed mural. Also included in the exhibit are portraits by all five artists.
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Elmer Bischoff: A Survey of Paintings and Drawings, 1937 - 1972
Expressive paintings and drawings from a Bay Area Legend.
Enjoy this virtual tour and art talk about the Elmer Bischoff exhibition
Delight in the astonishing beauty, and fragility, of the ocean’s coral reefs, captured in the paintings by Artist Member Marie Krajan.
View these artworks here