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Altered Book & Book Arts Exhibition & Auction

Presented by MarinMOCA at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato CA

Apr 15 2017
May 20 2017
Altered Book & Book Arts Exhibition & Auction

Our largest fundraiser of the year. Bid on 150 book art objects! Silent & live auction.

The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art is thrilled to announce our 8th Annual Altered Book & Book Arts Exhibit and Auction which will open April 15th and run through May 20th.  This exhibit is unique in that the book becomes art, featuring 150 original book art objects, donated by many generous community-minded Bay Area artists. The altered books will be on view for our Silent Auction for five weeks, closing with a Live Auction on May 20th, 5-8PM, where they are auctioned off to the highest bidder. MarinMOCA is extremely grateful for the artists who are donating their works and the camaraderie of our expert curator to juror a selection of outstanding pieces. This year’s juror is Mary Austin,  Co-Founder of the San Francisco Center for the Book, and avid book art lover and collector. Exhibit and Silent Auction on view April 15 – May 20th. There is an Opening Reception on April 15th, 5-7pm and the Live Auction and Closing Party is May 20th 5-8PM. The exhibit is free to the public. All proceeds from the auction support MarinMOCA’s exhibitions and programming.

Double your bid! This year MarinMOCA is pleased to announce that we have again received a $15,000 challenge grant from the Donald O. and Ronald R. Collins Fund of the Marin Community Foundation. The grant was awarded to support MarinMOCA’s annual Altered Book fundraiser and is in honor of Eleanor Murray who championed the event eight years ago. The challenge grant will match winning bids dollar for dollar up to $15,000, effectively doubling each winning bid!

We are so excited to continue celebrating the Bay Area’s vibrant book arts community with our eighth Altered Book Show. This event is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and the donations we receive from it are key for sustaining our growing organization. Collectors and book art lovers come back year after year to see and bid on the show- the inventiveness of all 150 books on display is really impressive.


Free to the public

Contact: 415-506-0137


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Additional time info:

April 15th Opening Reception from 5-7PM

Live Auction and Closing Party on May 20th, 5-8PM


Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA 94949


Free Parking and Handicapped Accessible


    • Wheelchair Access



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