MarinMOCA offers a multitude of exciting opportunities for artists.
New! MarinMOCA Artist in Residence
MarinMOCA is initiating a new Artist in Residence program here at the Novato Art
Center in partnership with the City of Novato. This MarinMOCA residency aims to
provide a talented and committed visual artist with a stipend and free studio space
at the Novato Art Center surrounded by 50 other artists as well as MarinMOCA’s galleries
and classroom. The artist will have the opportunity to concentrate on making their
art while giving the community opportunities to connect and learn from his/her art
practice and knowledge. The City of Novato is providing this space free of charge
for the program, and MarinMOCA is providing an artist stipend for the length of
the residency. Click here to download prospectus.
MarinMOCA values its members as a vital community of artists who support and sustain
the museum and the creative endeavors of its members. We offer members several opportunities
to exhibit their artwork; in the main galleries and five different satellite venues.
Of the two main gallery exhibitions, one of them is juried for awards and one is
juried for entry into the exhibition and awards.
Altered Book/Book Arts Exhibit
Join 150 other Bay Area artists in donating book art to help support the exhibitions
and programs of MarinMOCA. Book arts can involve intricate paper folding, the use
of heavy machinery and saws, the conceptual exploration of authorship and reading,
or all of the above! The book arts community is a group of innovative, creative
and supportive artists, so this is the perfect time to give book arts a try.
National Exhibitions- Summer and Fall
MarinMOCA offers 2 National Exhibitions each year, in the summer and fall. These
exhibitions display most forms of media and the entries are juried by respected
scholars, curators and gallery owners. This show includes artwork from around the
nation and is impressive every year. Click here to download
Calls for Emerging Artists of the Bay Area - Juried
Emerging Artist of the Bay Area features three to six artists who are the principal
creator of new work, show significant potential yet are under-recognized and who
have some evidence of professional achievement but not a substantial record of accomplishments.
We welcome the opportunity to support works that embody diverse cultural perspectives
from the Bay Area. Click here to download the prospectus.
Exhibition Galleries for Rent
Artists interested in showing their work at MarinMOCA can take advantage of opportunities
to rent the Ron Collins Gallery or the Main Gallery. The Main Gallery is 1633 square
feet. Both are only available 1-2 times a year. See the documents available for
download and contact the MarinMOCA office for more information about dates and availability.
> Ron Collins Gallery Exhibition Proposal
> Main Gallery Exhibition Proposal
Available for rent through MarinMOCA and the City of Novato. This is a great opportunity
to be in community with other artists and enjoy the historical & peaceful surroundings.
Artist Membership Page
Artist members receive a login for the Artist of MarinMOCA page to upload a biography,
artist statement, photos and contact information on MarinMOCA’s website. This
provides artists with more exposure online.
Teach an Art Class or Workshop
Experienced artists have the opportunity to share their knowledge with students
of all ages. Most of our classes are offered to adults, with children’s art education
classes offered during the summer.
Click here to learn more.