Upcoming Exhibitions

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The 6th Annual Altered Book/Book Arts Exhibition & Fundraiser

April 18 - May 23
Opening Reception: April 18, 5-7 p.m.
Donna Seager Juror and Book Arts Talk, 4-5 p.m.
Closing Live Auction Party: May 23, 5-8 p.m.

Come explore Altered Books and Book Arts with MarinMOCA at this well-loved annual event.

The Sixth Annual Altered Book/Book Arts Exhibition and Fundraiser displays the work of over 100 Bay Area artists who re-construct and re-work books to produce a highly entertaining and remarkably varied exhibition. Attendees are invited to bring their friends and walk around the galleries to bid on their favorite book art.

The silent auction is posted for bidding during the exhibit from April 18-May 23. It will culminate in the live closing auction on May 23rd, where the auctioneer will auction off a selected group of altered books. Wine, tasty hors d'oeuvres and desserts will be served.

A concurrent exhibition in the Ron Collins Gallery is Bookworks: San Quentin Prison Arts Project. This program of the William James Association will display artworks created by inmates at San Quentin Prison and is dedicated to providing all individuals with the most meaningful art experience possible.

This event supports the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art’s ongoing exhibitions and community programs. MarinMOCA is committed to creating a unique model that merges the talent and leadership of artists with the qualities of a museum. The Altered Book Show exemplifies MarinMOCA’s ongoing mission to connect art and artists with the greater community.


Ron Collins Gallery:
Bookworks: San Quentin Prison Arts Project

April 18 - May 23
Opening Reception: April 18
Closing Auction: May 23

The heart of MarinMOCA is to connect the arts, community and artistic expression. This year the museum is collaborating with the San Quentin Prison Arts Project to engage the arts community.

The Prison Arts Project is a major program of the William James Association. Their vision is based on the value of providing all individuals with the most meaningful art experience possible.

Inmates are exploring arts as a means to become someone who can reconnect with the outside. They are exposed to arts programs and are more likely to adjust to life outside prison. They are also less likely to become repeat offenders. The arts become a vehicle for expression, self-identification and self-direction.

Come see this exhibit and experience how art can be transformative.


Summer National Juried Exhibition

May 30 – July 5, 2015
Reception: June 6, 5- 7pm

Juror: Nancy Meyer, Curatorial Assistant at Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art.

Open to all U.S. resident artists 18 and over. You are invited to submit up to 5 digital images of your original works completed in the past two years, not previously shown in a MarinMOCA or Artists of MarinMOCA exhibit. Open to all media except video and film. Only online entries with digitally uploaded images will be accepted. Digital entries must be RECEIVED via online application on or before midnight, FRIDAY PST, April 24, 2015.








MarinMOCA Artist Members show: “Collaboration”

July 11-August 16, 2015
Reception Date: July 11, 5-7 pm

Jurors: Lori Austin and Barbra Fortier

Open to all current Artist Members of MarinMOCA.