Saturday, January 9, 2016

January Exhibitions + More...

Wall and Small Sculptures

First ACM exhibition of 2016 at the Stinson Beach Library
January 1- February 29
Opening Reception: 
Friday, January 15
4-6 pm
Artists include: Judy Barnett, Pamela Blotner, Roy Forrest, Creta Pullen, April Leila and
Claudia Chapline

Parked Art Project
This program maintains a portfolio of artists willing to lend work for presentation in publicly accessible locations.
Sculptures by John Bucklin and HJ Moolj are on loan to Plant Park in Inverness through October 2016.
To participate in the Parked Art Program as a site sponsor or artist, call Claudia Chapline at 415.868.2308

2016 Exhibitions 
Watch this space for entry calls for an outdoor sculpture show at
Falkirk Cultural Center in May in San Rafael.  
A show of art at the Gospel Flat Food Stand Gallery in June. 
A Bay Area Painting Exhibition at
Toby's Gallery in Point Reyes Station in August ...and other events to come.

Natural Beauty: The Art and Artists of West Marin

Featured Artists: Tamae Agnoli, Pierre Bouret, Claudia Chapline, John Bucklin, Jon Francis, Sue Gonzalez, Kathleen Goodwin, Michael Knowlton, Stephen Martin, Jenifer Prince, Tom Soltesz and Thomas Wood

January 20-March 30, 2016

Opening Reception
Wednesday, January 20
6-8 PM

Marin Center Exhibit Hall Gallery
10 Avenue of Flags, San Rafael

Climate Change

Please join us for the first of two receptions 

Friday, January 8, 5-8pm 

1337 Gallery 
Art Works Downtown 
1337 4th Street, San Rafael
Our collaborations "Wetland Ghosts" and "Chulas Fronteras" are featured. 
For details visit:  

Pamela Blotner and Elizabeth Addison

ACM Mission Statement

Art Contemporary Marin is a nonprofit organization for encouraging and presenting contemporary art; to present art by local, regional, national and international artists in public places; to collaborate with other arts organizations to further the exhibition and educational goals of both organizations. 501C3 35-2362566 

Art Contemporary Marin | 415.868.2308 |

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

2015 Art Auction

Art Contemporary Marin 
Annual Art Auction Fundraiser

November 22, 3-5pm 
Claudia Chapline Gallery
3445 Shoreline Hwy, Stinson Beach

This year we will feature a Silent Auction Preview 
during the week of November 16-21 
where you have the opportunity to  
'buy now' online!  Visit our website 

Bid on Artwork by: 
Fred Blackman, Gary Stephens, Phil Frank,
Harold Schwarm, Irene Belknap, Douglass Smith, Tim Burns, Harry Cohen, Pamela Blotner, Elizabeth Addison, John Bucklin, April Lelia, Tamae Agnoli, Lois Lancaster, Franci Claudon, Skip Henderson, Debra Inman, Harvey Abernathy, Italo Scanga, Mary Curtis Ratcliffe, Glenda Gentry, Jacqueline Mallegni, 
Claudia Chapline and Steve Johnsen, Larry Bryson, Marie-Luise Klotz, and Richard Blair

Bid on Silent Auction Gifts:  
Bolinas Weekend Getaway at Ocean Song Retreat,
Gift Basket of Condiments from Duxberry Farm, Bottle of Wine, Rousseau's Framing, Deli Tray for 9 from Tagliaferri's Deli, Food Basket from Harvest Market and MORE! 

Come join the fun, listen to
great music by Sonoma County band Disclaimer, enjoy delectable finger food provided by Christin Anderson and Fresh Oyster Bar from Drake's Bay Oysters 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Call to Artists, Collectors & Art Lovers...

2nd Annual Art Auction 
Call for Artwork & More...

As we near the end of 2015 in which we had exhibitions at the Mill Valley Community CenterRed Barn at Point Reyes National SeashoreBay Model Visitors Center, the Marin French Cheese Company and the Stinson Beach Library, we are planning exhibitions in 2016 at Commonweal Gallery, the Gospel Flat Farm Stand, Falkirk Cultural Center and more.  

Now we need to generate funding to coordinate and mount these exciting exhibitions. 

Join artists Claudia Chapline, Harold Schwarm, Gary Stephens, Phil Frank, Doug Smith, Irene Belknap, Harry Cohen, and YOU. Space is limited to one piece by 50 artists with room for donations beyond artwork. The goal of our second fundraising auction is $10,00 which will fund our 2016 contemporary art exhibitions in Marin County. Help ACM continue to support art and artists of Marin.
Deadline for Notifying ACM of your donation is: September 30, 2015
Delivery of Work: Thursday, November 12, 10 AM to Noon at 
3445 Shoreline Highway, Stinson Beach.
Online and Silent Bidding
November 13  -November 22
Live Auction Party with Music, Food and Drinks: 
Sunday, November 22, from 3-5 PM
For further information or to volunteer contact: 
Creta Pullen at

Visit to download the donation form

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Art Contemporary Marin Presents:


ACM’s latest show, Juncture will be shown at the Stinson Beach Library from November 1st- January 16th. The invitational exhibit features five artists, all showcasing varying media: 

Lina Jean Prairie of Inverness, Arlene Mathieu, Franci Claudon, and Babette Sange of Bolinas, and Nick Allen of Stinson Beach. 

The opening reception will be held Saturday, November 1st from 3-5pm. All are welcome.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Art Contemporary Marin Benefit Auction September 19th-September 28th

We are currently accepting donations from artists and art collectors for our 2014 BENEFIT FINE ART AUCTION. We are seeking works valued at $250 minimum, offering artists/ donors 30% of final sale. All proceeds benefit Art Contemporary Marin's Programs. Please EMAIL US for further information. We are grateful for your support.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

WELCOME! ACM Art at the Farmstand- Bolinas. Opens Sunday June 8th

   ACM Presents


ART Inspired by Food and Farming

June 8 - June 28, 2014

140 Olema-Bolinas Road, Bolinas California 94924

Kate Barrengos - Nicasio Valley

Fourteen art works by eight Marin artists, were selected for this juried exhibition, curated by Christin Anderson and Creta Pullen, and funded in part by the West Marin Fund. The artists include:

Kate Barrengos - Nicasio Valley and Portobello
Irene Belknap - Lady With Bread and Lady With Strawberries
Larry Bryson - Bull, and Field
April Lelia - Underground Movement
Shehera Van Dyke - Plate 1 and Plate 2
Sandy White - Garlic, Strawberry Fieldsand Pig
Alan Mart - Tomales Bay Headlands from M Ranch
John Bucklin Sculpture


Sunday, June 8, 1-4 pm 
Opening Reception
Irene Belknap- Lady with Strawberries
Irene Belknap - Lady with Strawberries

Saturday, June 21st, 1-4 pm -Pop-Up ARTISANAL Food Sale

  Featuring Christin's FarmHouse Pastries  


 "The FarmStand Art Space at Gospel Flats Farm hosts a variety of creative innovators, artists and events, ranging from gourmet dinners, and independent film screenings, to progressive art exhibits.

Beyond an edible garden, our farm is an edible landscape, and our work is both as producers and artists. We believe that food deserves an explanation, food deserves a parade, a second look and a creative attitude.

Mr Murch at the Farmstand

"Gospel Flat was named for the churches that were built on this flat, fertile delta. Gospel Flat, to us is a place of hope, a place that offers the good news of the land: pure and simple sustenance at the roadside... Our field mirrors our kitchen table in its abundant culinary delights and flavors. This diversity of vegetables and animals is key to the ecological health of our fields and to the satisfaction of our human palate. But most importantly, this diverse farm keeps a giant wing of our culture alive, intact and local"

ART CONTEMPORARY MARIN is very much looking forward to our first collaboration with this visionary group of farmers and artists.

The West Marin Fund
supports Art Contemporary Marin's programs in West Marin!  In 2013 they gave us grants to fund a youth intern to create a video and for a board development workshop. We are thrilled that they have awarded us a 2014 grant of $1,000 for marketing and fundraising. The grant will support this free newsletter, our blog, facebook page and other public information.  Thank you West Marin Fund!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Deadline for Submission: May 15th 2014  



ACM Announces New Show and Requests Submissions for Innovative  
ART Inspired by Food and/or Farming

Gospel Flat Farm Stand Gallery Olema/Bolinas Road, Bolinas

Show Dates: June 8 - June 28, 2014

Reception: Sunday, June 8, 2-4 pm

Saturday, June 21st, 1-4 pm - A One-Day Pop-Up ARTisinal Food Sale 
featuring Christin's FarnHouse Pastries 

Submission Information:

Submit by email in one attachment: 

1. 1-3 jpg Images of small (20 inches max. framed) 2-D art

2. Image Descriptions – Title, H x W inches, medium, price (or NFS)

3. Contact Information (including email & Marin post address)

4. 1 Paragraph Biography

5. $10 entry fee

mail check to:

Art Contemporary Marin
P.O. Box 1117
Stinson Beach, CA 94970 

Or Call  Creta Pullen 415/868-2064 credit card info payment and further information

Delivery of Work: Sunday, June 1, 9-11 am

Take-down: Monday June 30, 9-11 am