Upcoming Exhibitions

. . . championing artists and the artistic process


Travels with Phil: The Art of Cartoonist Phil Frank

February 27 - April 10, 2016
Main Gallery
Reception: February 27, 5-7 pm

Come explore the art and life of Cartoonist Phil Frank.

For this expansive exhibition, MarinMOCA will display Frank’s comic strips including the San Francisco-based “Farley” and nationally syndicated “The Elderberries” (written by Joe Troise), as well as a life size sculpture of Phil Frank and a recreation of his artist studio.

Phil’s artwork has illustrated materials for the de Young Museum, the S. F. City Treasurer, Small Business Bureau, minority businesses, BART, the San Francisco Giants, the San Francisco Water Conservation department, numerous regional utility companies and extensive educational materials for Yosemite National Park. This exhibition offers a look at the many sides and talents of this local treasure.




Ken Botto: Dark Worlds

February 27 - April 10, 2016
Ron Collins Gallery
Reception: February 27, 5-7 pm

A selection of works from the Bolinas photographer Ken Botto will be on exhibit in the Ron Collins Gallery.

Ken Botto collected miniatures, bones, and found objects to create tiny dioramas and then would photograph them in his backyard. He described himself in a 2000 biographical statement as “A hopeless collector, and like an urban anthropologist, I have spent much of my life rooting and sifting through the debris of our culture. Objects found through this process serve as catalysts and vehicles of possibility when reconstructing the environments that I set up to photograph.”

The subject matter of his works ranges from urban decay and 9/11 to Berlin and Barbie. His artworks are in permanent collections at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as well as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.