Local Art

Art Contemporary Marin is a West Marin-based nonprofit organization presenting public art, events and exhibitions by regional artists in publicly accessible spaces throughout Marin County.

A reception for 3D/3Seasons, a self-guided sculpture walk at Falkirk Cultural Center will be held on May 27 from 5:30-7:00. There are 12 Bay area sculptors in the exhibition that is showing through June 19.

Art Contemporary Marin

The Wall Sculpture exhibition that opened April 25 at the Bay Model in Sausalito runs through June 13. Check the ACM website for the calls for artists for June and August exhibitions: www.artcontemporarymarin.com Stinson Beach Gallery is showing plein air landscapes, by local artists through August along with custom jewelry by Billie Zeeman.

Claudia Chapline: Waterworks

Claudia Chapline: Waterworks

Show Dates: May 4-31.
Artist Reception: Saturday, May 14th, 5-7pm.

I am looking forward to seeing many friends at my opening on May 14th at Abrams Claghorn Gallery in Albany, 1251 Solano Avenue. The opening is 5 to 7 P.M. I will talk and read a few of my poems about water at 6. This is the first solo exhibition of Water Works, a series of abstractions about many forms of water, an ongoing theme in my art and writing.

Waterworks by Claudia ChaplineFalling Water 4_ 2016_ acrylic on canvas_ 72×48 inches


That I should be painting water again Always the flow

Always the flow

Of mist


The falling rain

Light on the water

I float on the river of art

More on www.abramsclaghorn.com

Leafing Out in May

Books by Claudia ChaplineAs May is my birth month. I feel that I am reborn in art every year at this time.This May you can see my work in “Leafing Out” at Sometimes Books in Point Reyes Station and in the ACM Wall Sculpture show at the Bay Model in Sausalito, the Altered Book show at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art through the live auction and closing party on June 4 and in the spring show at my gallery in Stinson Beach.

Visit the www.marinmoca.org website for details.

If you are in Paris, you might come across a window on my art by Anagma Arte Contemporaneo. This gallery, owned by Charo Marin, in Valencia, Spain has produced exhibitions and promoted my late husband’s and my work in Valencia and throughout Europe.

Call to Artists for Sculpture Walk

Check out www.artcontemporarymarin.com for call for a dozen sculptors for a sculpture walk in San Rafael.


Exhibit of free-standing sculptures on the grounds of the Falkirk Cultural Center and San Rafael City Hall and Public Library.

Entry Deadline: April 1

Exhibition Dates: May 27 – September 20, 2016

Entry Fee: $25. Use PayPal (button) OR mail check to Art Contemporary Marin, P.O. Box 1117, Stinson Beach, CA 94970

Download complete description and entry form

Eligibility: *Residents of the Bay Area Counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma Counties) Sculptures must be able to withstand changing weather over time and not be a safety hazard. If selected, Artists will be required to sign a hold harmless agreement.

Small Sculptures and Natural Beauty

I have a piece in the Stinson Beach Library’s Small Sculpture Show. Here is an image of my mixed media sculpture, Dancing Cheek to Cheek. Download a flyer for the show.
Dancing Cheek to Cheek
Also in Stinson Beach
Schehera Van Dyke shows multi-colored glazed ceramic plates at made, a contemporary craft gallery Emmeline Craig’s Blissful Art Gallery features her serene landscape paintings.The Stinson Beach Gallery shows Tem Weldon’s amusing word paintings.
The Marin Center has a new show, Natural Beauty: The Art and Artists of West Marin. The show runs through March 30th.
Download a flyer with the show details.

Bird in the Hand

Bird Watch Book CoverAnd in Palo Alto In conjunction with their exhibition, Bird in the Hand, the Palo Arts Center Foundation at 1313 Newell Road has copies in their book store of my award winning haiku collection, Bird Watch. In the Bay Area Independent Publilshers Newsletter, Lily O’Brien said, “In this first collection of haiku, remarkable for its evocation of the Northern California sand spit and salt water estuary where the writer-artist makes her home, over 150 poems take us through the four seasons on land and sea, in mind and heart.”