Upcoming Exhibitions

. . . championing artists and the artistic process

8th Annual
Altered Book & Book Arts Exhibition
Our Largest Fundraiser of the Year!

Exhibit and Silent Auction: April 15 - May 20th
Opening Reception: April 15th, 5-7pm
Live Auction and Closing Party: May 20th 5-8pm

8th Annual Altered Book & Book Arts Exhibit and Auction will open April 15th and run through May 20th. This exhibit is unique in that the book becomes art, featuring 150 original book art objects, donated by many generous community-minded Bay Area artists. The altered books will be on view for our Silent Auction for five weeks, closing with a Live Auction on May 20th, 5-8PM, where they are auctioned off to the highest bidder. MarinMOCA is extremely grateful for the artists who are donating their works and the camaraderie of our expert curator to juror a selection of outstanding pieces. This year’s juror is Mary Austin, Co-Founder of the San Francisco Center for the Book, and avid book art lover and collector. The exhibit is free to the public. All proceeds from the auction support MarinMOCA’s exhibitions and programming.

Double your bid with the $15,000 challenge grant!
This year MarinMOCA is pleased to announce that we have again received a $15,000 challenge grant from the Donald O. and Ronald R. Collins Fund of the Marin Community Foundation. The grant was awarded to support MarinMOCA’s annual Altered Book fundraiser and is in honor of Eleanor Murray who championed the event eight years ago. The challenge grant will match winning bids dollar for dollar up to $15,000, effectively doubling each winning bid!

We are so excited to continue celebrating the Bay Area’s vibrant book arts community with our eighth Altered Book Show!


Renegade Fiber

May 27 - July 2
Main Gallery
Reception: June 10

A juried exhibition, open to all US residents. This exhibit will feature artists from around the country who explore contemporary and traditional fiber and textile art in all its forms. MarinMOCA’s National Juried Exhibitions provide museum visitors an opportunity to see selected work from contemporary American artists around the country.

Submission deadline April 21, 2017. Click here for details and prospectus.


The Sympathy Of All Things
Johanna Baruch and Zen Du

May 27 - July 2
Ron Collins Gallery
Reception: June 10

In recognition of their artistic achievement, MarinMOCA artists Johanna Baruch and Zen Du were awarded this paired exhibition for winning first place in MarinMOCA’s 2016 member shows.

Structure Alteration IV by Zen Du

Limen by Johanna Baruch

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.


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.