MarinArts.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for all the arts in Marin County.
MarinArts.org envisions a future where everyone is inspired to explore, enjoy, and participate in all forms of art. Where artists, patrons, educators, businesses, government, and institutions co-create a strong, cohesive, and thriving arts economy. Where ideas, excitement, and creativity are shared and harnessed to make Marin a mecca to transform the soul through the arts.
We see this happening within the Marin arts community by offering services and support through three main avenues: Connect, Promote, Collaborate
Our first project was to launch this online arts portal and calendar, offering free event listing, a powerful network of directories, and advertising and sponsorship opportunities for artists, arts organizations, and businesses.
We are excited about the future, and plan to expand our efforts for advocacy and outreach as funding and partnerships increase. These plans include: launching a Spanish translation of our calendar; creating partnerships and initiatives with neighboring counties, governmental entities, and individual organizations and business; expanded, far-reaching advertising opportunities; and more.
Adele Barbato, Director of Community Engagement
Adele is a consultant, anthropologist, project launcher, and writer. She worked in museum collections management for 15 years before becoming a consultant and advisor for museums, arts organizations, and non-profits. Adele has had the privilege of working with esteemed organizations such as the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography at Harvard University, the Bolinas Museum in West Marin, and the Prison Yoga Project.
Board of Directors
Pamela Morton, President and Co-founder
Pam is the former Executive Director of Drawbridge (an arts program for homeless children in Marin). She has deep roots in Marin’s art community as former Program Director at Marin Arts Council.
Mary O’Mara, President and Co-founder
Mary is the Executive Director of MarinLink. She brings over 10 years experience helping community-minded people realize their dreams in Marin.
Marialidia is a social entrepreneur, technology advocate, innovator, curator, art collector, and Ph.D. candidate. Born in Rome, Italy and raised in Venezuela, she comes from a long heritage of artistic expression and cultural diversity. She has founded several art and technology companies and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Eco, Liberation and Community psychology, with a focus on the human relationship with water.
Liz is a National Board Certified Fine Arts teacher at Redwood High and founder and director of Marin Art Teachers professional workshop program. She is a practicing artist and designer.
Rob is owner of Roehrick Design, a Marin County communications design studio formed January 1993. He is also a founding member of Gaines-Jones.org, a family foundation that awards college scholarships to African-American high school seniors in the Bay Area and Southwest Georgia.
Richard is a Business Management Coach for MarinLink, Inc. and he enables non-profits to succeed by providing them with strategic and marketing planning advice with a focus on goal formation, fund raising, board governance and financial control. MarinLink promotes and executes community connections and collaborative projects in the arts, education, environment, health, and business communities.
Jennifer is a database and website developer and administrator. She works with many Marin arts organizations such as Marin Open Studios, Marin Society of Artists, Art Works Downtown and (formerly) Marin Arts Council.
Linda Samuels, Advisory Board Member
Linda is an artist, arts administrator, curator and teacher. She is presently the Director and Trustee of the Kenneth J Botto Photographic Trust, and has worked and taught at many venerable Marin institutions, such as the Headlands Center for the Arts, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Bolinas Museum, and the Falkirk Cultural Center.