Current Exhibition

. . . championing artists and the artistic process

Renegade Fiber
Summer National Juried Exhibition

May 27 - July 2
Main Gallery
Reception: June 10, 5-7 pm

MarinMOCA presents Renegade Fiber, featuring 50 contemporary fiber artists. The artwork on view explores a variety of themes through innovative use of traditional and non-traditional materials. Juror Richard Elliott, Associate Professor at California College of the Arts, invites us to “...witness examples of the revitalization of cast-off textiles, social and political sentiments, and poignant, personal portraits. The independent voices of the artworks selected makes each one of them Renegades in their own right.”

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The Sympathy Of All Things
Johanna Baruch and Zen Du

May 27 - July 2
Ron Collins Gallery
Reception: June 10, 5-7 pm

The Sympathy Of All Things, a two-person exhibition with Artist Members Johanna Baruch and Zen Du. Baruch’s paintings and Zen Du’s sculpture present diverse perspectives, through personal inspiration and use of materials.

Zen Du finds beauty in the ordinary and with this new series of sculptures investigates the ubiquitous nature of consumer culture. Often using cast-off, throw-away materials, she creates new objects that move beyond the ordinary and into the realm of beauty.

Johanna Baruch creates paintings inspired by the science and mystery of the cosmos. Says Baruch "When I first saw the photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, something profound shifted inside of me – as if I had suddenly found something I knew intimately, yet didn’t know I had lost. The pictures of deep space beckoned to me…. The beauty, color and movement, the astonishing science and ultimate mystery of the cosmos were like songs that called to be sung. And so I did, through paint."

Structure Alteration IV by Zen Du

Da'at by Johanna Baruch

Upcoming Exhibitions

. . . championing artists and the artistic process

Light: Artists of MarinMOCA Member Show

July 8 - August 13
Reception: July 8

Light: Artists of MarinMOCA Member Show. Two exhibitions per year are dedicated to featuring the work of the Artists of MarinMOCA. The Artist Members are part of a vital and creative community of artists who both support and sustain the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. This exhibit theme is Light, which the artists are free to interpret, visually and/or through the use of materials and media.

From Caravaggio to de Kooning, light and shadow breathe life and energy into a composition. Light directs our eye and shapes our emotional response. Mastery of light is a lifelong process. MarinMOCA member artists will share where they are on this journey.


Emerging Artists of Northern California

September 2 - October 8
Reception: September 2

MarinMOCA believes in offering exposure and exhibition space to talented emerging artists of the Bay Area through an expansive exhibition in both galleries of the museum. This year’s exhibition will be juried and focus in part on installation artists.


Fall National Juried Exhibition

October 14 - November 19
Reception: October 14

The Fall National Juried Exhibition gives artists from across the country the opportunity to show their work at a professional, established venue, and gives visitors to MarinMOCA the opportunity to see a wide variety of artworks by contemporary American artists. Open to all residents of the US.


Modern California Landscapes

December 2 - January 7
Main Gallery

A juried exhibition open to all California artists working in any 2D medium. William Keith, Albert Bierstadt and Anna Althea Hills - renowned California landscape painters of the 19th century - helped pave the way for our rich heritage of landscape art, showcasing the gorgeous landscape of California. This exhibit will feature contemporary artists who interpret the rich scenery of California in a myriad of ways.


Small Art, Big Hearts

December 2 - January 7
Ron Collins Gallery

The Artist Members of MarinMOCA have big hearts! This exhibition will feature small works made by our Artist Members, and a portion of the sales of each work will go to the members’ chosen local non-profit. This exhibit will help raise awareness and benefit our community and local non-profit organizations.