Current Exhibitions

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  • Art by the Inch
  • Art by the Inch
  • Art by the Inch
  • Art by the Inch
  • Art by the Inch
  • Art by the Inch
  • Art by the Inch
MarinMOCA thanks our generous donors for this event:
A C Graphics
Artisanal Bistro
Benoit Studio
Beso Bistro and Wine Bar
Book Passage
Cafe Arrivederci
Cedar Rock Ranch
Chancellor Hotel
City Arts & Lectures, Inc.
Conchita Store
Direct Management Group
Donna Solin
Gary Marsh Designs
Heslip Family Winery
Keller Estate Winery
Magic Flute
Marin Airporter
Marin Symphony
MarinMOCA Museum Store
Marvin's Breakfast Club
Patti's Personalized Gift Baskets
Riley Street Art Store
Sandi Miot Studio
Sol Food Restaurant
St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort
Suzy Golt and M.L. Oxford
Tara Firma Farms
Tart Designs
Wild Birds Unlimited

Art by the Inch goes WILD
A MarinMOCA Fundraiser

October 11 - October 25
Reception: October 25, 5-8 p.m.

The talented artists of MarinMOCA will be creating a fabulous 100-foot mural inspired by the theme “gone wild”. Guests are invited to come select their favorite section to cut out and take home. The mural will be sold for $1.00 per square inch and guests can choose any section or size they like. This year, artists have drawn inspiration from rescued animals at the San Rafael-based wildlife rehabilitation center, WildCare, which will be represented in the mural. A silent auction will also be available for browsing.

Art by the Inch is an unusual and fun way to experience local art while fine-tuning your artistic eye to purchase that perfect piece. This evening supports the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art’s ongoing exhibitions and community events. MarinMOCA is a unique museum that merges the talent and leadership of artists with the qualities of a museum.

Among MarinMOCA muralists are Joan Nelson, Julia Ross, Linda Mueller, Will Gothers, Susan Schmidt, Colleen Johnson, Sara Gorman-Brown, Kathleen Lack, Mary Beth Taggert, Harriet Burge, Beryl Miller, Nancy Nelson, Suzanne Merviss, Joel Yau and Donna Wallace-Cohen.

ONLINE Silent Auction

The ONLINE silent auction will run from Oct 14th - Oct 23th, closing on October 23th at 9pm. Get a sneak peak of all the items and start your bidding early. But it doesn’t end there...FINAL BIDS are made the night of the fundraising events on Oct 25th starting at 5pm in Gallery 2 at MarinMOCA.
> Visit Online Silent Auction

Event Attire

Keeping with the theme, Art by Inch Goes WILD, guests are encouraged to dress wildly elegant for this one-of-a-kind event. That could be anything from a wildly wicked costume to a wickedly marvelous headpiece to just wearing animal print for the evening.

The best attire to wear is a fun attitude of joy and giving.

See you there!


  • Maija Peeples-Bright
  • Maija Peeples-Bright
  • Maija Peeples-Bright

Ron Collins Gallery:
Explore another world through this exhibit by Maija Peeples-Bright

October 11 - October 25
The Life & Art of Maija Peeples-Bright:
The Spirit of Woofdom
Video & Talk, October 11, 4-5:30 p.m.

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art presents a special limited-time exhibition by Maija Peeples-Bright. This exhibition runs from October 11-25th, coordinating with the Art by the Inch Fundraiser. Maija is an internationally known artist who has been showing since 1965. Her work transports you to a world full of colorful and charming animals called “beasties”. You are invited to the artist talk and film screening on October 11 from 4-5:30pm of The Spirit of Woofdom: The Life and Art of Maija Peeples-Bright.

The animals, which populate her work throughout the sky, mountain, meadow, garden or edifice, are a familiar yet ever evolving element she uses to create a total piece of art. Her passion for learning and soaking up everything around her, Maija says, “lets me bring pathos or pun, light or darkness, new or familiar into a total work that changes with shadow and sun or the mood of the viewer and lifts the mind in to my beloved "EWEniverse".

Maija is a truly inspirational artist. She was born in Latvia in 1942 and saw the horrors of war as she and her parents had to flee to a refugee camp in Germany. It wasn’t until she was eight years old that a relief agency found a sponsor for the family and they were brought to California to work on a farm until the debt was paid. As a child, Maija wanted to learn, explore,experiment, listen, look and enjoy the world around her. In her third year of college at UC Davis, she took an art class that launched her into her art career. She had stepped into the middle of the California Funk Movement. After getting her Masters, she was married and purchased a house in San Francisco. Maija cheerfully painted their home inside and out. It was known as the “The Rainbow House” and became the gathering place of such notables as Robert Arneson, William T. Wiley, Peter VandenBerge, David Gilhooly and Roy DeForest. Then in 1965 her first exhibit was at the Candy Gallery in Folsom, CA, and thus began her career. In addition to showing in local museums and galleries, her art is shown in permanent public and private collections around the world.

The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art is located at the Novato Arts Center at Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Drive, Novato, California. Hours are Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.