Upcoming Exhibitions

    Sally Robertson, "September Roses with Smoke Bush Foliage," watercolor on paper, 2019, 30.25 x 29.
    Main Gallery

    FOCUS: SALLY ROBERTSON A Thirty Year Retrospective

    March 28 - June 7, 2020

    Lush and sensual, Sally Robertson’s masterful watercolor paintings conjure the feel of a delicate petal, the scent of sweet fragrance, or the sound of koi splashing in her beautifully curated garden. In our time of shortened attention spans and visual overload, to focus on a small view of nature, and then slowly render it in the challenging medium of watercolor, is rare. To create art from this process is magical and exceptional. Sally does this daily in her Bolinas home where her lyrical garden and art evolved together for over forty years. My watercolor paintings have developed over the decades; sometimes it is the morning light on a petal, which evokes a painting, other times a serene still life. I ... Learn More

    Bottom: Jungle Garden Press books, left to right: "Magic Rabbit’s Book of Applied Magic Tricks" by Arthur Okamura, "Believe It or Not!" by Kay Ryan, "Pastimes" by Carl Dern and "Jig" by Marie Dern. Photo: Martin Ledyard.
    Coastal Marin Artists Gallery

    MARIE DERN: The Art of Handmade Books

    March 28 - June 7, 2020

    Unbound by the traditional book format, Marie Dern has been creating intriguing, witty and handsomely crafted handmade books for forty-five years; both of her own work and in collaboration with outstanding poets, writers and artists. This exhibition presents handmade books created with her letterpress. Type is set by hand with individual metal letters, or digitally sourced. Inked, the type and images are impressed into fine rag paper on her hand-turned press. Today in the digital age, this technique, originated by Gutenberg in the 15th century, is esteemed for the artisanal beauty that it lends to images and the written word. In 1974, after an education from University of California, Berkeley and the Sorbonne in Paris, Marie Dern started Jungle Garden ...

    Steven Brock, "Salud Compadre," 1987, toned silver gelatin print, 14.25 x 14.25 inches. Gift of the artist
    Photography Gallery

    VANTAGE POINTS: Selections from the Permanent Collection

    March 28 - June 7, 2020

    While the museum always presents selections from the fine art collection in the Permanent Collection Gallery, we rarely focus on a particular medium or theme. This special exhibition highlights photographs by coastal Marin and Bay Area artists held in the museum’s collection, including a local scene by Ansel Adams (1902-1984) that has not yet been seen. The images are diverse; some mysterious, some abstracted, some quiet, and some jubilant, but all illustrating widely differing vantage points and interests.