MarinArts Holiday Art Directory

Welcome to MarinArts’ first-ever Holiday Art Directory!

We’ve invited artists from all over the county to sign up here to promote the sale of their works for the 2020 holiday season. We will not transact purchases on our website directly, but we hope this referral resource will help folks who are looking for a holiday purchase, as a gift or for themselves, to find something that fits just right.

We also thank all of the collectives and organizations listed below for spreading the word, and we have linked to their websites promoting their artists, and in some cases selling artists’ works.

Browse to individual artists by last name:

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For additional resources for sales of artist works, see:

* Art Works Downtown Gallery Store * Marin MOCA Studio Artists
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* Artists of Mount Tamalpais * Marin Open Studios
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* BayWood Artists * Marin Society of Artists Members Show
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* Coastal Marin Artists:
Bolinas & Stinson Beach Open Studios
* Mark Drive Studios
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* Gallery Route One ALCOVE Member Shop * O’Hanlon Center for the Arts – Small Works Shop
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* ICB Artists * Point Reyes Open Studios
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* Marin City Arts & Culture Shop * San Anselmo Artist Studios
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* Marin County Watercolor Society * Terra Linda Ceramic Artists
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* Marin Jewelers Guild Shop * Youth in Arts
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* Special Event: Artists Sunday, 11/29


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Bob Amos
Oil Painting
Steam Driven

To purchase works visit artist website

Phone: (415) 305-7662

Beverly Anderson
Photography
Portsmouth Boxes

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Visually, I am drawn to the repetitive patterns in nature. Patience is key in order to capture the best light and to compose that perfect image.

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Nita Winter and Rob Badger/ WinterBadger Press
Award winning coffee table books (regular and limited edition) featuring 190 images and 18 engaging essays by 16 passionate authors. Green printing.
“Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change” Regular and Deluxe Limited Edition Coffee Table Books

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A perfect green gift that comes in all colors of the rainbow.

Fine art & conservation photographers Rob Badger & Nita Winter capture the natural world’s transcendent beauty & share it thru our art and new award winning coffee table book: “Beauty & The Beast: California Wildflowers & Climate Change (BATB),” co-publisher California Native Plant Society.

Our unique floral portraits & wildflower landscapes, created on our public lands, attract attention to the beauty of our native plants & their supporting communities. To spark hope & action, art & science are seamlessly woven into our book/traveling exhibit – a collaboration of many hearts & minds (16 authors) dedicated to protecting Nature’s beauty. 

A flower book so beautiful you may need to buy a better coffee table.

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Aia Bower
Oil paint, acrylic & mixed media
Le Trajet (The Journey)

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My paintings are expressions of my essence. I enjoy creating work that visually captivates the viewer on a physical and emotional level while quietly transporting them to a vibrant yet soothing world. I find inspiration in nature and in our relationship to nature. The fluidity of organic lines and curves, ever-changing light, air, and the energy that moves through all living things excites me.

I enjoy creating dynamic compositions that are ethereal, expressive, gestural and musical. My paintings are modern interpretations of nature’s wonders blended with my intimate personal journey and embrace varying levels of abstraction, patterns and imagery. Each piece is an expression, an emotion, a dance or a melody conveyed in an entirely non-objective way while expressing rhythmic poetry without a described reality.

Contact, Studio Address: ICB Studio 275, 480 Gate 5 Rd., Sausalito, CA 94965

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Liz Brozell
Painting
Dancers

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I love to draw with paint. I tend to choose subject matter that mirrors my own emotional experience of the world and believe that my most successful work reflects images that are common to most people’s life experiences.

I am self-taught, and am inspired by a love of humanity, movement, line and paint itself.

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Shanna Bruschi
Oil on canvas
The Walking Man

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I am a self-taught Marin artist. My work is influenced by what I see, confounded by what I experience, and then completely altered by the time the paint hits the canvas.

My process is very physical, in which I energetically cover the canvas with thick layers of paint, mostly with a palette knife, that are worked and reworked, scraped and peeled. The texture becomes an object as well as a space; it is empty yet has a restless energy. This method allows me little control, suggesting emotions and states of being rather than detailing. I love the challenge of rebelling against the rules of order and finding passages of harmony in the discord.

Music is an integral part of my process. Loud, rhythmic music pulsating in my studio helps take me to an altered state of mind where brushstrokes often follow the beat and forms materialize, simultaneously revealing and disappearing as the music moves me.

Painting is a visceral experience for me and is just as much about the process itself as it is the product. This recent work is very much about my own personal voyage/exploration. None of the paintings can be placed but they all involve the journey from one destination to the unknown, internal worlds that I am attempting to externalize… the landscapes of my mind.

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Sara Burgess
Paper cutting, folding, printing
Flat Planet – papercut book

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Despite working with a single color and layer, I feel that a dimensional, colorful world emerges, and the viewer is invited to explore and be immersed in each piece.

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Kay Carlson
Oil painting
Sunset Afloat

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I am a California colorist working en plein air and in the studio. My passion is to express with oil paint how light transforms color on the Sausalito waterfront, in West Marin landscapes, and the vineyards of wine country. My work explores special times of the day when waves, clouds and atmosphere create visual drama. I tell stories of the essence of California with nautical shapes on water surfaces using multiple layers of paint. I enjoy finding new locations and subjects to create personal commissions for collectors. Visitors are welcome to my Industrial Center Building studio #331 in Sausalito by appointment.

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Christopher Chaffin
Acrylic and Mixed Media
Check Your Coordinates

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The two primary components of my art are autobiographical and observational. My paintings often evolve spontaneously and shape-shift as I gradually work various elements into complete compositions.

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Anne-Marie De Rivera
Mixed media
In The Eyes of the Beholder

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There are so many materials to explore….colors, textures and patterns, incorporating drawings or sketches, sometimes copper or threads. Shiny and glossy, or soft and hazy, these works are like little jewels.

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Etta Deikman
Painter
Little Pieces #5

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I am an abstract painter and have been working at it for most of my life.

I am fascinated with the never-ending discovery. Each brush stroke is distinctive and has its own message. As the work evolves, thought, action, brush, become one. Surprising relationships occur, working towards new complex levels and new possibilities.

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Rhonda Dubin
Photography
Bloom

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I am a Mill Valley photographer who is delighted by color, form, texture and the serendipitous juxtaposition of those elements and the visual treats they present.

My inspiration often comes from travels where I enjoy taking close-up photographs of colorful walls, sidewalks, grit and other mundane details of daily life. I feel like an archaeologist gathering treasures…and when I lay them out before me I have a sense of the place I have been. I also enjoy exploring urban themes and black and white imagery – a contrasting and equally exciting photographic adventure with a more modern twist, which provides me with a similar way of seeing through form, line and texture. I am a member of Artists of Mount Tamalpais, a group of 20 artists who live and have studios in the Mount Tamalpais neighborhood of Muir Woods Park.

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Licita Fernandez
Acrylic on canvas
Homage to Dr. Caligari

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My inspiration for this painting was a noir German Expressionist 1920 film ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’. The visuals are stunning to me!

Email, Phone: 510-381-0237

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Lynne Finlay
Open Acrylics
Ft Baker

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Painting Plein Aire and in the studio, Lynne has been capturing the beautiful of our local environment.

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Alex Friedman
Handwoven tapestry
Where Are We Headed? Photo: Alex Friedman

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Tapestry weaving has a long tradition as a narrative artform. While that aspect initially drew me to the medium, it was the weaving process that really excited me. I realized the simplicity of the grid and the basic over/under interlock of the warp and weft would allow me to explore many ways of creating more dimension within the basic parameters of traditional tapestry. I was interested in developing the organic, ‘textileness’ of tapestry.

Recent pieces have explored a new direction that involves working with eccentric weaving, extra tension and surface design. The result enhances the notion of traditional tapestry with a rich configuration of slits, bas-relief sections;  space dyed yarns and occasional embellished sections and non-rectangular format.

All of these aspects celebrate the organic nature of this timeless art.

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Elizabeth Geisler
Acrylic on canvas
Dissolution 36” x 36”

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Elizabeth Geisler is an award-winning California painter with a background in printmaking, photography, music, and film.

“I am particularly drawn to water, because it is inherently calming. For me, water represents life, as we cannot survive without it, and it literally flows through all of us.  In these tumultuous times, I find painting the intricate reflection patterns to be a meditative and sometimes, cathartic process.  I also enjoy the challenge of painting the reflections so they reside somewhere between photorealism and abstraction.  Up close, the color use and brushwork read as abstraction, but from a distance, they blend into a more representational depiction.  My work is about appreciating the beauty of the abstract composition nature provides, while conjuring the almost musical rhythm of the water and its restorative properties.”

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Anki Gelb
Oil and cold wax, canvas covered board
Illusion 48″x48″

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My paintings often reflect the light and colors from my native country, Sweden. The range varies from the spare light of winter when colors are very subtle to the intense, long daylight of summer when colors are saturated. Color and lines are very important in the expression of my art, reflecting the minimalism of the Scandinavian culture. The subject matters repeatedly shows nature and my love for the natural world. I find the painting process with oil absorbing, as it constantly changes and the outcome is sometimes surprisingly different from my initial idea. The painting process becomes dynamic and intriguing. My paintings have recently progressed from primarily representational to mostly abstract: I find the abstraction exciting, freeing and moving.

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Bibby Gignilliat
Acrylic Mixed Media
Surrendering to Miracles 60×60 framed

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I create art to connect with my true essence. It cuts through the societal programming, expressing itself through me in a joyful way. It allows me to let go of control and surrender to the painting. As a recovering perfectionist I choose to work in mixed media using collage and acrylic because it’s forgiving. I love bold colors, geometric shapes and text which come alive with whimsy on wood panels and paper. I am happiest when I am drawing outside the lines on the canvas and in life.

My work is inspired by my personal growth and transition over the last few years. During this period, I realized that the only limits we face are self-imposed. As we release the limiting beliefs, we open to infinite possibilities. Each piece is an expression of a feeling I am experiencing, an aspect of growth I am facing, or a question I am contemplating during the time I create it. ​

My work was recently chosen for the DeYoung Museum Open at the DeYoung. It is available through my studio or SFMOMA Artists Gallery in Fort Mason, Sloan Miyasato at the SF Design Center located at 2 Henry Adams Street #300, through Slate Contemporary in Oakland and Simon Breitbard Fine Arts. Book your private appointment today or your remote Zoom studio tour at your convenience!

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Wendy Goldberg
Pastel
Gateway

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The landscape becomes a point of departure. From it I attempt to distill what is mysterious, ephemeral and often dreamlike—nuances of fog, rain and quickly changing weather, or the play of dark form/mass against brilliant light. Most, therefore, are portraits of a place or time of day where or when shadows are deep and the light is intense, uncommon or fleeting. The experience of working on-site in these constantly changing conditions becomes an integral part of the piece.

While working on a series of night scenes, both rural and urban, objects and images which by daylight seem incidental and commonplace, become simplified and extraordinary at night under limited or artificial light. These result in compositions that speak as much about form and abstract shape as they do about atmosphere and essence.

Structural, man-made elements have become increasingly important in my work as well—old garages, mills; long-used, intimate or messy work spaces. These often provide a sharp contrast to the sometimes overwhelming beauty of the landscape.

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Deborah Darling Gray
Acrylic
Twilight of the Gods, I

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My love affair with mythology began in the 4th grade when my teacher read aloud to us from the Iliad. It got us through a snowy winter in Buffalo and by springtime I was hooked.

This painting references “Twilight of the Gods” or Gotterdammerung as it fondly known by Wagnerian opera fans; an epic tale of love, betrayal, revenge and lust for power. In the end the Gods meet their fate and are utterly destroyed.

We hope for something better.

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Jessica Green
Ceramic Sculpture
Head wall relief

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I enjoy doing figurative sculpture in Clay and all kinds of sculpture in clay. I cold finish them with my background in painting. I also have done a lot of urns with lids.

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Kate Gustin
Painting and Mixed media
Sierra

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Kate Gustin is a Bay Area author, painter and psychologist.

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Sonya Hammons
Fine textiles: felted soaps, scarves, ornaments and wall art
Handfelted soap (photo by Sonya Hammons)

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Texture is my thing – making things that feel good to hold and to touch. Handmade felt soap brings a beautiful sculpture into your hands and the shower – as a beautiful thing to hold while washing, it is a perfect gift for the COVID era.

Dyed silk scarves using natural pigments and found objects are unique to look at and sultry to touch.

Salvaged thread ornaments sparkle and enchant.

Custom wall art, rugs insulation panels, and installations available.

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Julie Harris
Acrylic on panel
Field Trip

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Julie Harris is an artist living in Marin County, California. She creates multilayered, abstract works using acrylics, pen, ink, graphite, oil sticks, and collage.

Born and raised near the beach in Southern California, Julie designed clothing for the surf industry after studying fashion design in art school.

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Ayris Hatton
Oil, watercolor, mixed media, sculpture, writing
Pelicans at Sunrise, watercolor 17″x20″

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I am a visual artist, sculptor and writer. I’ve written a memoir and volumes of poetry. I paint the figure, landscape, still life and genre pieces in oil, watercolor, pastel or whatever media inspires. I am a Contemporary Realist and have studied Classical Realism. I have painted a series of life-size female figures that explore feminist spiritual issues. I have sculpted portraits and the figure in clay and have cast some in bronze. I am grateful to live in Marin Co. so that I can paint open space and water. My art and writing often address my concerns about the environment.

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Katy Kuhn
Contemporary painting
Windlass

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Bay Area Contemporary Abstract Artist working in the Sausalito ICB. Native Californian riffing off the myriad visual, cultural and psychological stimulus of the Bay Area and beyond. Work focuses on large, impactful painting statements.

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Patricia Leeds
Mixed media
Inspire

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Mixed media artist. Interesting, provocative artwork.

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Kevin Lozaw
Photographic based Fine Art
Sur La Seine

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By harnessing a variety of tools, I strive to transform each image into precisely what I felt, emotionally, at the point of capture. Today’s technologies enable the exploration and development of photographic images in ways heretofore unimagined. While not all, technically, photographs, they all started that way. Some just grew up to be something subtly, or entirely, different.

Phone: 415.260.9950


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Stela Mandel
Painting and Mixed Media
Carolina Beach

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I am an artist and Medical Illustrator working at the Industrial Center Building in beautiful Sausalito, California. These 2 vocations are complementary in expected and unexpected ways. Whether it is my need to understand the workings of the subjects in my paintings or the way I repurpose medical imaging in my mixed media work my art reflects my background as a Medical Illustrator. Like the scientists I have worked with I begin with a thesis or goal and run with the surprises that come as I pursue that goal.

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Carolyn McCoy
Photography
Summer On Tomales

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When I picked up a camera and started my photography journey in 2008, I knew nothing about technical photography. But with willing muses, a desire for a creative outlet for all my inner-visions and an innate ability to learn things fast by “just doing it”, photography has become everything to me. I don’t see things normally, I don’t do things normally. I think about life not only “outside of the box”, but I create the box to fit my needs. I use creativity in everything I do, making my life what I want it to be.

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Nancy McLennon
Landscape and Tropical floral oil paintings
Ruby Spider Daylily

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I am currently creating two new series of oil paintings. The first series features joyful, bold and colorful oil paintings of tropical florals. The second series is made of landscape paintings with Bay Area views. My favorite subjects are of delicate flowers or landscapes of vineyards, farms, hiking trails and the abundant open space that in just a short walk or drive from my studio.

Most of my work is created in my studio, which has a beautiful and unobstructed view of our local landmark, Mt.Tamalpais. I find it a joy to paint while surrounded by God’s creation, so I am never short of inspiration.

My work is brushed on, in a soft painterly style, which means I intend for you to see my brushstrokes! My work has been exhibited at various locations in California, and are held in private collections throughout the United States. I am an Artist Member of Marin Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Nance Miller
Oils and mixed media
Sunny Days Ahead

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Being both inspired by the beauty in the world and also deeply concerned for its future, my work explores the relationship between the viewer and the viewed, the phenomenon of what is actually there, and the emotional experience of what we see. I am fascinated with the parts and pieces, and their relationship to the whole.

Email, Phone: 415-444-6856

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Victoria Mimiaga
Oil painting
Jamaica

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Victoria paints a variety of subject matter, still life, figure and landscapes. Her pet portraits received national attention in an article in Victoria Magazine highlighting the range of her compositions and her ability to capture the pet’s personality.

Her series “Food in Plastic” chronicles the needless, redundant and amusing plastic receptacles used in food packaging. Victoria continues the plastic dialogue with her latest series, “Masters and Plastic”, where she’s added modern plastic packaging to iconic old master paintings, i.e. Whistler’s Mother holding an Amazon box complete with plastic bubble wrap.

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John Murphy
Photography
Bridgeview

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John was raised in San Francisco and has resided in Marin County for the last 20+ years. As sole owner and operator of PhotosMarin, John is intimately involved with Marin County artists and lovers of art. As a photographer, John brings his critical eye and artistic sensibilities when capturing and printing family memories, leading professional portrait and headshot sessions, scanning and enhancing family photos, old and new, and helping clients with their own photographic visions and workflows. In his own work, John leans towards beautiful landscapes, abstract scenes and the textures of everyday life (always with a twist).

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Shiva Pakdel
Digital Collage
Promise of Paradise

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Timeless Themes of the Persian Perspective:

Persia (Iran), is an extraordinary land that evokes different feelings when mentioned: different for those who focus on its politics, and different for those who focus on its art, history, and culture.

My work celebrates the distinctive art and imagery of Iran from the past and present, My goal is to explore, present and showcase the scope and range of Persian art while transcending the constraints of ideological and cultural borders.

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Woodward Payne
Acrylic on canvas, watercolor
Grid 3

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Five years ago I mostly abandoned my representational approach to painting which had been my main emphasis for the past fifty years. I am now absorbed in a more serendipitous approach to my art with the sole emphasis being the aesthetic. I embrace the challenge of the unknown and, I suppose, have become a bit of a fanatic about the virtues of abstract art.

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Kate Peper
Watercolor on Aquabord
My Turn to Drive

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Kate is excited by gardens and landscapes that are beautiful in their funkiness. She’s also drawn to contrasts of extreme dark and light and natural and man-made objects. She prefers the lighting of afternoon, when shadows on laundry, rusted tool or branches are at their most intense. Recently, she’s been trying to capture the feeling of summer and water with a series of girls and teen swimmers. Painters who continue to inspire her are Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Ken Potter, Zoltan Szabo and her first love, Beatrix Potter.

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Maria Ramos-Chertok
Book
The Butterfly Series: Fifty-Two Weeks of Inquiries for Transformation (comes in a set with a writing journal and butterfly bookmark)

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Maria is a writer, workshop leader, and coach who facilitates The Butterfly Series, a writing and creative arts workshop for women who want to explore what’s next in their life journey.

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Margo Reis
Acrylic Abstract Paintings and Paper Collages
Finding a Balance

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Using acrylic paint and a variety of mark making materials in an intuitive process, I rely on “not knowing” to create paintings which surprise and delight with vitality, originality, and authenticity. Vague painting titles encourage the viewer to experience their own idea of what the painting suggests.

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Bill Russell
Mixed Media
Collage by Bill Russell

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The All Things Bill Store is the place to purchase paintings and prints by artist Bill Russell, including one-of-a-kind works on paper, scratchboard illustrations, giclee prints and more.

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Susan Searway-Fertig
Digital Art
Autumn’s Persona

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Autumn’s Persona is part of my Wine Art: A Grapevine’s Persona, a digital art series, which focuses on the world of wine, vines, grapevines and grapes.

The silhouette of this composition are of cabernet sauvignon grapevines at Robert Young Estate Winery located in the Alexander Valley in Geyserville, CA.

A Grapevine’s Persona series is dedicated to my husband who loves and introduced me to wine and going wine tasting. As we travel around vineyards I always have my camera or iPhone close at hand, literally. I shoot anything and everything to find a composition. Yet I mostly concentrate my work on nature. The most wonderful thing about working with nature as your subject matter is that it is ever changing. Artist Robert Bateman states it best, “Everything in nature has its own personality.” You can never capture or see the same composition twice. There are always little nuances of change. When you take photographs or observe nature and wildlife they almost never stay in that “perfect” composition you envision. Therefore you have to do a lot of improvisation and creativity to get the composition you desire.

My process for creating A Grapevine’s Persona – Digital Art Series is similar to the way I create my Persona: A Figurative Digital Art Series only instead of using drawing, paintings, or watercolors as a basis I am using photography.

Email, Phone: 415-847-7064

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Sherri Silverman
Gouache and metallic watercolor on Arches Cover paper
Manifestation in Pink, Silver, and White

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My painting conveys my response to the essence of nature and consciousness. This shows up in how my brush moves in both my abstract and representational artwork. Energy, essence, emotion translate my inner experience, an approach to art-making with a long tradition throughout Asia.

When it comes to recognizable imagery, flowers and plants seem to be my thing. I paint them a lot, and their ideograms are my favorite Chinese calligraphy exercises. Indian aesthetics, like ancient China’s, advocates capturing “the essence of the forms rather than direct copies of their natural shapes…observed, understood, well-savoured, and the response of the artist.” How very Taoist! And very Sherri! My real artist statements are my art and life. More reveals itself to me in the studio as paintings in gouache, pastels, and mineral pigment; mixed media; collage; and photography— whatever artforms emerge, frequently as a surprise.

I explore my inner images and the world around me in nature, books, and art. My inspiration comes from quiet interior states and over 45 years of meditation practice. My goal is to make art that expands and enlivens consciousness, nourishes, heals, and evokes happiness and wholeness by delving into the mystery of creating something from nothing.

Phone: 310.948.8229

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E. Loren Soderberg
Photography
Rowing Home

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Loren has a studio in the ICB since 1986 offering limited edition, fine art prints of Marin, Yosemite, Big Sur, Southwest, Canada as well as abstract imagery.

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Donna Solin
Oil Painting
Farm Pond Reflections

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A love for animals and nature keeps my interest in finding the right medium for each subject. Pastels seem to me to be the perfect way to capture some animals softness and yet use wonderful colors. Landscapes and seascapes call for using a variety of mediums depending on the story I want to tell.

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George M. Taylor
Great American Novel
Careful by the Railing, a novel. Cover photo by George M. Taylor

To purchase this book visit Amazon (also see artist website)

Great novels have ennobled and inspired me. I have always wanted to contribute one to American letters. Writing brings me close to God/Goddess/Great Mystery and I want readers to have a similar experience. Learning to write takes a long time. After fifty years of it, I’m still a beginner.

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Mimi Chen Ting
Acrylic on canvas
Steppin Out On Blue

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Mimi Chen Ting is a painter, printmaker, and performance artist. Ting’s preferred idiom is abstract and reductive… “When colors and contours engage dynamically and emphatically, they can capture and illuminate life’s fleeting moments, invite empathy, bridge disparities, reconcile dichotomies, and promise infinite possibilities.  This is a practice that is both liberating and restorative; I am grateful to travel its path, and privileged to share it.”

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Anita Toney
Etching
Bright Moments III: Pileated Woodpecker

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Anita Toney’s multiple plate color etchings are distinctive for their richness of color and attention to detail.

The inspiration for her images comes from an appreciation of her surroundings inside and out, near and far while focusing on a certain mood or moment.

Her work surveys scenes from her life in California as well as following her on travels to Europe and other parts of the United States.

Her etchings are original pieces of artwork conceived and executed completely by the artist. Each etching is hand printed by the artist at her studio in Fairfax, California.

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Hwei-Li Tsao
Oil on canvas
Be a Sunflower

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Be in the same space with Sunflower. I feel sunny, positive and strong. Even when fading, Sunflower radiates grace and composure.

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Martha Ture
Photography
April Morning, Cascade Creek

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It is my daily practice to photograph wildlife and nature on and around Mt. Tamalpais and surrounding lands such as Pt. Reyes National Seashore. I also travel further afield – East Coast, Canada, France, Ireland, Mexico, UK – to practice photography. I post photos on social media, to provide people a moment of recognition of the real world. Nature needs us, and we need nature. Without robust ecosystems, we all die.

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Vickisa
Painted Drawing Mixed water media
Sometimes It Pays To Wait, Photo: Vickisa

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My art is personal, my Mixed Media Paintings, Painted Drawings and artists fold out books, are about things happening in my life, my surroundings, or in my mind. I love color, and use it with abandon.

I’m working on a series of painted drawings about Waiting, how to learn from it, almost as if in the form of admonitions. How to wait is a needed skill as it seems everything requires waiting more then ever right now.

I attended Bard College and University of Arizona, and earned a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.

As a community oriented person. I’ve volunteered for years with the local fire department, as an EMT. I love teaching art, hosting a KWMR radio show, and promoting exhibitions and events for Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station.

I exhibit widely and as a member of GRO I will be showing Waiting, a painted drawings series and small work in “RESILIENCE” 2020 ANNUAL ARTIST MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION

Email, Phone: 415.868.0931

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Leigh Wells
Collage and mixed media on panel
Resonant (190514) / Photo: Leigh Wells

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I construct abstract collages and drawings of found materials, paper, and fabric with painted accents and interventions. Removing materials from their original contexts, I combine them in ways that create spatial and narrative ambiguity.

The resulting hybrid compositions embody dissimilar, contrasting qualities: organic and geometric, hard and soft, dimensional and linear. Attempts to reconcile or interpret them resemble the mechanisms by which we try to understand and define what we experience internally and in interaction with others.

While visually abstract, I consider the resulting works to be diagrams or portraits of imagined mental states such as desire, anxiety, sadness, loneliness, pleasure, or joy.

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Nita Winter and Rob Badger/ WinterBadger Press
Award winning coffee table books (regular and limited edition) featuring 190 images and 18 engaging essays by 16 passionate authors. Green printing.
“Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change” Regular and Deluxe Limited Edition Coffee Table Books

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A perfect green gift that comes in all colors of the rainbow.

Fine art & conservation photographers Rob Badger & Nita Winter capture the natural world’s transcendent beauty & share it thru our art and new award winning coffee table book: “Beauty & The Beast: California Wildflowers & Climate Change (BATB),” co-publisher California Native Plant Society.

Our unique floral portraits & wildflower landscapes, created on our public lands, attract attention to the beauty of our native plants & their supporting communities. To spark hope & action, art & science are seamlessly woven into our book/traveling exhibit – a collaboration of many hearts & minds (16 authors) dedicated to protecting Nature’s beauty. 

A flower book so beautiful you may need to buy a better coffee table.

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Melissa Woodburn
Ceramic Mugs and Sculpture
Monarchs In The Garden (photo by Melissa Woodburn)

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During this year of turning inward, I have contemplated my heart’s desires: what would I like to see for our planet and for us as a people. This body of work takes the form of wall-hung heart shapes in two sizes, used as canvases for my aspirations.

As this strange year of isolation continues to stretch on, I have also continued to find comfort by building one ceramic mug at a time, by hand, investigating new mug shapes, new clay bodies and glazes. I offer that comfort on to you with this body of work. Each is one-of-a-kind, dishwasher safe with food safe glazes.

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