Artists Previously on Display

Corte Madera artist Pat Doherty has become known for her portraits of desserts, although she also paints fruits, vegetables, cocktails, sushi, cheese and flowers.  Her show of oil paintings is entitled “No Calories” was on display in December and January in the Community Room at Town Hall.  The show kicks off with a public reception on December 3rd.  At the reception, packs of note cards and giclee prints will be available as well as the original oils.

Cup Cakes

Oil paintings by Tiburon artist Kenna Norris were featured in a show entitled “By the Sea|Coastal Landscapes and Abstracts” on display during August and September.   Often painted en plein aire, her textured landscapes and seascapes are achieved using a palette knife instead of brushes.  Prices start at $150; please see more examples of her work at:


Tiburon resident Lloyd Silverman presented a show of black & white photos entitled “Looking Up” which was on display until the end of October 2014.  Prominently featured in his  show are images are of modern skyscrapers, viewed form the street, giving the show it’s title.


Elaine Gentile presented her oil paintings which feature abstracts as well as Marin landscapes during July and August.  She only began painting after she retired from a 37 year career as a flight attendant. Her work is inspired by the European masters Henri Matisse and Vincent van Gogh.  Learn more about her work at:

The art of Nana-Dictta Graves is very unique – organic micro-mosaics made by blending slivers of paper and fabric together into scenes of everyday African life.  Graves is a native of Ghana where she collected all sorts of discarded materials and turned them into her mosaics.  “My goal is to educate people on how to utilize everything,” she says.  “It takes a warm-hearted approach to the art that brings images of everyday  materials to life.”  Join us for a reception in the Community Room to meet this extraordinary artist.  The art was  on display until the end of July.  Learn more about her work at:

Mother's Advice ori
Mother’s Advice
One Saturday Morning
One Saturday Morning

“The Journey” presents beautiful oil and acrylic paintings by Debra Maddox, which can be seen in Town Hall until the end of June. Her favorite themes of cycling, old autos and swimmers are represented in life-like colors and action poses.  Her work has appeared in Marin Magazine and she has been chosen to produce the poster for the Sausalito Art Show.  Visit her website for more about Debra and her work:

The Heritage & Arts Commission will be hosting an artist’s reception for painter Guillermo Kelly on February 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at Town Hall.  A native of Mexico, now a Corte Madera resident, Guillermo is an accomplished art teacher, muralist, sculptor and furniture designer and has made his living as an artist in Mexico and California for over 3o years.  His painting of the Golden Gate Bridge from the Tiburon shoreline won both the Judges’ and People’s Choice Awards at last years Tiburon Art Festival’s plein air competition.  This exhibit, “Recent Marin Paintings”, features oil paintings of stunning views around the County, including several of the Tiburon Peninsula.

Cavallo Point
Tiburon Waterfront
Tiburon Waterfront

An exhibition of Kathleen Swart’s oil on canvas paintings were on display through October 30, 2013 in Town Hall.  Her floral paintings reflect the beauty of nature, and the bright colors and depth help the viewer experience the feeling of being in an actual garden.  Her paint is applied thinly to depict the translucent petals where sunlight passes through and shadows fall.  Cool shadows of blue-grays draw the eye inward while exploding warm yellow-white highlights bring the outward warmth of the sun.

Wedding Peonies
Wedding Peonies

The Heritage & Arts Commission hosted an artist’s reception for Mill Valley quilter Nancy Reck on August 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at Town Hall.  Nancy has won awards at the Marin County Fair for her unique quilts created in many sizes.  The show was on display until the end of September 2013.

Reck 1

Greenbrae painter Kay Carlson displays her colorful landscapes of water scenes and vineyards  in an exhibit entitled “Bay and Terroir,”  in Town Hall from July 1 until the end of August.  “My own love is landscapes,” she says. “Painting in the impressionist tradition, my passion is to capture, with oil paints, the light that illuminates our landscape.”  Her works are for sale with prices starting at $400.

Floating Trio


Gloria Oranges

Tiburon resident Fraser Muirhead, a largely self-taught photographer who enjoys using technology to perfect his images, will present his work in the Community Room at Town Hall beginning June 4 with a public reception hosted by Heritage & Arts the following day.  Other that talking one class in Photoshop, Muirhead has perfected his craft by doing.  Always prepared, with his camera and tripod in his car’s trunk, he is ever watchful for interesting subjects, and has often jumped out of his car to capture an unusual scene.  His photographs were on display until the end of July.

Pula post office by Angiolo Mazzoni
Mt. Tamalpais from Corte Madera Creek, 1974

Even though she has been slowly losing her eyesight, well known Belvedere artist Virginia Knepper Doyle has continued with her life-long passion for painting.  Her new show entitled “Spring Awakening” can bee viewed in the Town Hall Lobby and Council Chambers through the end of June.  She is introducing her new style of tactile painting in the exhibit, works on fabric as well as canvas which feature thick paint in bright colors that can be felt with the hands.  Learn more about her art at her website:

Bamboo V and Family Stories II


Students in Aaron Snyder’s art class at Del Mar Middle School surveyed the world around them to create art for an exhibit of block and screen prints as well as acrylics and pencil drawings.  “Call of the Wild” includes art that describes the natural world of Marin.  The seventh and eighth graders chose Marin County plants and animals while using their newly learned graphic skills to create a variety of beautiful works.  The prints are for sale for $50 and $75, with the proceeds going to the Reed Schools Foundation (including the Heritage & Arts 25% portion); which funds Mr. Snyder’s position as well as music and language programs at the local schools.

“Murphy” by Sarah Lloyd, Toria Edwards, Saani Borge, and Whitaker Barnes (silk screen)

“Wise Eyes” by Catherine Gotz (acrylic)

Once again the walls of the Town Hall Lobby and Council Chambers were graced with the art of the Marin County Watercolor Society. 29 artists were represented in a show entitled “Ravishing Red”, which was on display until the end of April. The Marin County Watercolor Society is a resource for artists, both new and experienced. The organization was established in 1970 and offers many opportunities in Marin County and other exciting places to paint, sketch and learn. More information can be found at their website:

Nandina by Win Normandi


Pomegranates by Judy Klausenstock


The Golden Gate-Marin branch of the National League of American Pen Women are presenting “Commitment to Creativity,” a show featuring a wide range of painting styles and three-dimensional art representing the work of 15 different artists. The Pen Women is an organization of female writers, artists and composers founded in 1897 and now has more than 5,000 member with 200 branches in 32 states.  This show was on display until the end of March 2013.  Learn more at their website: .


Idell Weiss – Big Sur Coast
Melissa Woodburn – Quilted Plates


“I like to paint stories with people in them,” says Sausalito artist Mark Keller of his large oil paintings on display in the Town Hall.  Nearly all of the canvases depict music of some kind – dancers, musicians or instruments, owing to the fact that he is a musician as well as an artist.  Keller had a successful career as an advertizing art director but left that business to concentrate on his painting and his music production business.  His works will be on display until the end of February. View more of Mark’s work on his website:


Rhythm of the Red Dress


Sunset Samba

“The Art of an Engineer” was the title of a retrospective tribute to the civil engineer and artist Jesper Strandgaard.  When not working as an engineer for the Town of Tiburon (1971-1989) and Mill Valley (1960-1974), Mr. Standgaard worked with his hands to create beautiful representations via ink block prints of many of the historic structures in Marin county, including all of the landmarks in Tiburon and Belvedere.  These block prints were turned into beautiful blue greeting cards, new additions of which will be on sale to benefit the Heritage & Arts Commission.

On display until the end of January are the various stages of his art from painting to carved block to printed greeting card.

Lyford Tower Card

In 2012 the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society is featured the Landmarks Art & Garden Center – celebrating the tenth anniversary of the restoration of the property at 841 Tiburon Blvd.  In the Council Chambers were interpretive panels with historic photographs and text showing the progression of the property from the mid-1940′s when Bill and Helen Newman bought the property and developed the gardens, through the restoration by Landmarks after the property was bequeathed to them by Helen.  In the Lobby was a display Tiburon landscapes from the Landmarks fine art collection, showing how the hills of the Peninsula looked in the first part of the 20th Century; the time when the Newmans took up residence at 841 Tiburon Blvd.

Tiburon Knoll by Virgina Hicks


Red Hill by Elizabeth Morgan Cook

Quilter Nancy Sumner of Tiburon started sewing her own clothes when she was 9, and hasn’t stopped since.  She became intrigued with quilts when she received a baby quilt for her first son, Zander in 1993.  Since then she has created dozens of quilts, and will have 35 on display and for sale in October and November. Heritage  & Arts  hosted a reception for Nancy on October 3 in the Community Room from 6-8 P.M.

Longtime Belvedere resident Beverly Hopps presented a masters touch in her display of oil paintings entitled “Concert in Impressionism.”  Painting since she was very young, Beverly says “I feel so blessed and grateful to have art in my life.  It’s my joy!”  Her lovely oils were on display until the end of October 2012.




Belvedere resident David Pfeiffer did his first painting out of necessity.  Needing a modern painting to accent a wall in a house he was marketing, he tried his hand at creating it himself.  Since then he has developed a modernistic style in large, colorful acrylics.  His show called “In the Mood” is now on display at the Town Hall.

The stunning close-up photos of flowers and fruits in their natural settings  defines the work of  Joan Linn Bekins.  Capturing her subjects using only natural light gives them a translucence and ethereal beauty.  In hanging her lovely show, she was assisted by visiting friend Luis Vidal, famed architect of the Madrid airport terminal, whose artistic eye helps make this display a visual treat. Well known in the community for her many charitable contributions and her columns in the Ark about flowers, Joan’s photographic work is not to be missed.  The show will be on display until the end of August.

Fuyu Persimmon
Coquelicot bud


Famed architect, Luis Vidal of Madrid, and Joan Bekins in Tiburon Town Hall’s reception area . . . Iceland Poppy is one of the photos on display

The Marin County Watercolor Society once again comes to the Community Room in Town Hall with a display of watercolors and oils from over a dozen artists.  The Society is a resource for artists, both new and experienced. The organization was established in 1970 and offers many opportunities in Marin County and other exciting places to paint, sketch and learn.  Please visit their website for more information: Watercolor Society.  This colorful display will be up until the end of July.

Free form watercolor by Eloise Rauscher


Sausalito watercolorist Ben Farnham began as a Sunday painter while working 37 years for Emporium-Capwell.  He has honed his painting skills with classes in Marin with many of the top art instructors, and has been a full-time painter for over a decade.  His beautiful works were on display in the Town Hall until the end of June 2012.

Houseboat Heaven

Formerly a freelance illustrator, Tiburon resident Barbara Banthien began painting full-time in 1994.  Specializing in birds of Northern California, this award wining artist’s works in acrylic was on display until the end of April 2012.


The Heritage & Arts Commission hosted an artist’s reception for Tiburon photographer Jim Wood on February 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at Town Hall.  Wood has a fascination for city skylines, so his show entitled “Marin and The City” is composed of photos taken from the same location in the Tiburon hills of the peninsula tip and the San Francisco skyline.  The show was on display until March 30.


Tiburon resident Lorin Schneider has been a professional portrait photographer since 1980 and in 1990 added travel images to her portfolio.  Her show in Town Hall “Travels Around the World”, feature rich digitally enhanced photos from Europe and the Mediterranean.  Many of her prints are printed on canvas with hand painted black borders.  The show was on display January and  February 2012.   See her website:

Tiburon painter Graciela Placak’s  vivid oil paintings feature familiar peninsula scenes, colorful abstracts, and portraits.  Her art were on display through January 2012.

The Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society had been celebrating it’s beautiful Belvedere landmark the China Cabin during 2011, marking the 25th anniversary of the completion of the restoration of the Cabin.  On display in the lobby were a number of rare photos of the steamship China from which the cabin was removed before it was scrapped in Tiburon in 1886.  In the Council Chambers the display pays tribute to the thousands of hours of work which went into the restoration of the Cabin between 1979 and 1986.  Also on display are the few fine art representations of the Cabin from the Landmarks History Collections.  This display was up until December 23, 2011.

PMSS China at Hunter’s Point 1878
PMSS China at Hunter’s Point 1878

German-native Ingrid Lockowandt was a regular fixture in the Boardwalk Courtyard last year and many passers-by got to see her working on brightly colored acrylic portraits.  Many of these paintings were on display at Town Hall through the end of October 2011.

Three Girls
Katy & Jake


Paradise Cay painter Rita Myers’ exhibit  features originals and giclee prints of animals, flowers and scenics.  The art was on display through the end of September 2011.


Long time Tiburon resident Jett Walker is presenting “Explorations in Art”, an exhibit that features acrylics of local views and animal paintings.  The show was on display from July 6 through August 30.

Portraits at an Exhibition #4, embossed etching


“End of Summer”, 30” x 40”

A water-colorist since childhood, Suzanne Bean set aside her paints to begin working with digital photography in 2002.  Her exhibit at Town Hall, “Field Notes: New Work”, highlights her mastery of combining several images into a computerized abstract collage. She prints the images on sheet aluminum which is then coated with a clear finish. ” The advantage to this process is that the picture pops out and is eye catching, and it’s also waterproof.”  Her show was on display until the end of July.

Candyland by Suzanne Bean


Tiburon native Jocelyn Knight is a familiar sight around town with camera in hand, capturing the news and events of the peninsula for local organizations and the Ark newspaper.  Heritage & Arts is pleased to be showing her photographs until the end June in the Town Hall.  Her show  features scenic views of the Tiburon Peninsula, including vista, wildflowers, sunsets trails and the yet to be developed Martha Property.  Helping a neighbor recycle old window frames  Jocelyn came upon the idea of presenting her artistic photos in the old frames.  The result is a beautiful mix of rustic and modern.


Students in Aaron Snyder’s art class at Del Mar Middle School surveyed the world around them to create works for an exhibit of block prints on display.  “Our County” includes prints of a wide variety of sites that have cultural, historic or local importance.   The seventh and eighth graders chose Marin County sites and used their newly learned skills as block print makers to create a wide variety of color and black and white prints.  The prints are for sale for $50 and $75, with the proceeds going to the Reed Schools Foundation (including the Heritage & Arts 25% portion), which funds Mr. Snyder’s position as well as music and language programs at the local schools. The prints will also be on display at the Reed Regatta, Saturday, May  14.

Corinthian Island native Marc Kasanin is displaying his colorful oil and acrylic landscapes of local scenes and the Croatian coast in the Town Hall through the end of April.  Since 2007, Marc has divided his time between Corinthian and Croatia, where he is working on ancient stone homes and creating paintings to hang in them.  He is also working on a mural of San Francisco for a private home in St. Tropez, France.


Angel Island from Madrona#2



Copperhead 4.2

Well known Tiburon artist Fran Hall presents her reasonably priced oils and watercolors in a show entitled “World Travels – Banff’s Conifers to San Francisco’s Cable Cars.”  Her works depicts places where she and her husband Walter have spent time, such as Spain, France, Italy and Germany, as well as Hawaii, Carmel and Southern California.  In addition to landscapes, her works include florals painted in her garden, still lifes and seascapes. This show was on display until the end of March.


Santa Barbara Mission
Flowers in the Window


The enormous photographs of Bob Pritchard.    He is showing museum quality prints of up to 10 feet long, mainly of outdoor scenes like waterfalls, forests and clouds, plus many macro (very close-up) shots of natural details.  This show will be on view until the end of February.


The unique landscape paintings of James Malott, based on aerial photography.

God’s Reflection
Baghdad by the Bay


This year the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society has been celebrating it’s most prominent landmark, the Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum – often referred to as the Donahue Depot, so named in honor of the founder of the railroad terminal at Point Tiburon, Peter Donahue.  Displayed in the Town Hall are paintings from the Landmarks History Collections fine art collection in a show entitled “Artist as Historian – The Donahue Depot & Tiburon Rail yard”.  Even though the depot was built in 1884, and the yard was in operation until 1967, most of the pieces in this show are from the period 1950-1975.  A likely reason for this is that a working rail yard was not an attractive subject for the peninsula artists who had so many other more beautiful vistas to capture.  However, in the later years of operation the yard was not as busy, so artists could get out into the site and paint en plein air.  Artists represented include:  Jean Hull, John Norall, James Bishoff, Olive Fetherstonhaugh and Anton Henry Dahl.

“Donahue Depot” by John Norall (1960)
“Stucco Office Building, Old Railroad Yard” by Jean Hull (1975)

Photographer Baldhard Falk showed a wide range of his pictures from his many years of travel, near and far.  In the lobby were colorful lichens from the Tiburon Ridge and panoramic views of San Francisco and Marin, and in the council chambers are contrasting photos of old boats on the Amazon and on the Petaluma River.

“Made in America (…and then some),” was the title of the fine art photography exhibit by Rosario Sapienza, which was displayed in the Community Room at Town Hall durin October and November.  Mr. Sapienza’s passion for photography began at the age of 10 when he received his first Brownie camera.  His subjects included architecture, street scenes, nature and people.

Tree Sisters

Tiburon Heritage & Arts Commission was pleased to  sponsor an artist’s reception for the artwork of Diana Bradley on August 4, 5-7 pm in the Community Room of the Town Hall, 1505 Tiburon Boulevard.

Diana has been an active member of the peninsula art community for over 25 years, so her watercolors are well known for their quality and beauty.  This exhibit was a bit different from other shows.  One wall of the Community Room had framed paintings, with prices running from $1000 to $2000; the opposite wall had a clothesline with unframed works hanging from it, each with a silent auction sheet attached.  The auction price began at $200.  Every other Thursday, Diana  checked the bids and sold to the highest bidder then replaced the painting with a new one.  The proceeds from this silent auction went to the Belvedere-Tiburon Recreation Department.  This show was on display until the end of September.

Roses frame the Family
Terrace overlooking the Ocean

Mary Catherine Bach hosted a reception for her art photography exhibit in the Tiburon Town Hall on Friday July 9th fro 6-8 pm.  In a unique process, Ms. Bach produces original photographs which have the look of a watercolor.

Tiburon Heritage & Arts Commission is very pleased to be sponsoring an artist’s reception for the artwork of Kathy Gray on June 2, 6-8 pm in the Community Room of the Town Hall, 1505 Tiburon Boulevard.  As with all of our art openings, this reception is free and open to the public.

“The Art of Kathy Gray” features oil paintings in a photo-realistic style, including her newest piece North Tower.  This show will be on display until July 28th.  For further information visit:

Father and son duo of Jeff and Alex Deleuse will be having a reception in the Town Hall Council Chambers to celebrate the opening of their art show.  Known to many as the proprietors of Deleuse Jewelers at Point Tiburon, Jeff is showing his photographs from a safari on the Masai Mara plains in Kenya, and Alex will show his abstract photos of buildings and architecture.

A combination of abstraction and realism is a hallmark of the artwork of Brandon Munley, which was on display in the downstairs at the Town Hall. The Redwood High School grad is a self-taught artist with eclectic subjects and varied techniques.  His work will be on display until the end of April.  To view samples of his work visit his website at

Tiburon Heritage & Arts Commission was very pleased to  sponsor an artist’s reception for the artwork of Lee Ruggles on January 22, 6-8 pm in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall, 1505 Tiburon Boulevard.  As with all of our art openings, the reception was free and open to the public.

Mr. Ruggles began painting with watercolors thirty years ago after retiring as an art director in the advertising field.  He chose to work with watercolors because it is a “clean medium, with no fumes to breathe.”  His exquisitely crafted flower paintings, larger than life, burst with precise detail and vibrant color.  This show will be on display in the Council Chambers and the Town Hall Lobby until the end of February.


Tiburon Heritage & Arts Commission was very pleased to  sponsor an artist’s reception for the artwork of Rex Fink on December 2, 6-8 pm in the Community Room of the Town Hall, 1505 Tiburon Boulevard.  As with all of our art openings, the reception was free and open to the public.  Entitled “A Retrospective: Oil Paintings by Rex Fink”, this show features the work of the long-time Belvedere resident who passed away in 1995.  His widow Rita has assembled a fine collection of works which represent Rex’s 40 years of painting.  These paintings were on display through January, 28, 2010.



The Heritage & Arts Commission was pleased to  host the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society’s 50th Anniversary art show and celebration.  In a two part show in the Town Hall Lobby and the Council Chambers, the historical organization celebrated both the landmarks that they have acquired and preserved – through fine art representations of three sites – as well as 50 years of community connections – through five collages of photographs of  community supporters and memorabilia of Landmarks events.

Tip - Off Tiburon by Anton Dahl
“Tip – Off Tiburon”  by Anton Dahl  (showing the Railroad Depot)
Landmarks Collages
Landmarks Collages

Tiburon Heritage & Arts Commission was very pleased to  sponsor an artist’s reception for longtime Ark newspaper photographer and former Heritage & Arts Commission member Diane T. Smith on October 7, 6-8 pm in the Community Room of the Town Hall, 1505 Tiburon Boulevard.   Diane’s show entitled “Our Town – 30 Years of Ark Images”  features some of the stunning photographs which she has taken during her many years on the Tiburon Peninsula, reprints of her work will be for sale.

Bike path


seagulls & Golden Gate sm

Tiburon Heritage & Arts commission sponsored an artist’s reception for Sausalito artist Leslie Gifford on September 11, 6-8 pm in the Lobby and Council Chambers of the Town Hall, 1505 Tiburon Boulevard.

Ms. Gifford works feature bright and pastel colors in abstract, figurative and whimsical settings.  Leslie Gifford website


Tiburon Heritage & Arts commission sponsored an artist’s reception for Sausalito artist Craig Coss on August 5th, 6-8 pm in the Community Room of the Town Hall, 1505 Tiburon Boulevard.

In a show entitled “Goddesses to Contemplate & Color,”  Coss presents images of the Divine Feminine from many lands, rendered in Sumi ink using a tiny sable brush. By thoroughly researching the goddess and her culture, Coss has created images which reflect the style of each specific culture.  All 21 works on display, which are archival prints, will be for sale at $250 each.


Elizabeth Larose minimalist paintings are landscape abstracts and composites of places where she has lived around the world.  Her works are colorful, although some are more muted than others, and all are of some form of nature with a strong and calming presence.  “Nature gives me inspiration, and painting is a form of meditation for me.”  To see a variety of Elizabeth’s paintings please visit Her art will be on display until the end of August.  larose-2


With her show entitled “A Collage of Quilts,” Nancy Reck displayed a wide variety of colorful quilts, large and small, many will be for sale with prices ranging from $65 to $350.  The quilts were on display in the Community Room gallery June and July.

Collage of Qults

Beginning on Monday, March 30, 2009, Town Hall visitors were treated to the dreamy watercolors, vibrant flowers in oils, and amazing portraiture of Strawberry artist Hilda Kidder.  Hilda comes to us by an interesting and circuitous route that began in Yorkshire, England, took her to Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, back to England and then to San Francisco.  Hilda is known for her fine portraits and the atmosphere and feeling she conveys in all her work.  Her show entitled “Color Medley: Portraits, Flowers, Scenes of San Francisco and Marin County” was on display in the upstairs, Community Room gallery of Town Hall from Monday, March 30, 2009 through Thursday, May 28, 2009.



“Out of the Desert” is the new art exhibit by local artist Karen Carlson.  A Tiburon resident since 1967, Karen is probably familiar to many locals from her work behind the circulation desk at the library.  Her watercolors are realistic and detailed and included scenes from the Middle East and Tibet.  “The act of painting gives me peace, as my concentration is focused on the subject.”  Karen Carlson’s exhibit was on display until April 29th.



Tajikistan children reading

Tajikistan children reading

In a group show entitled “Spring Torrents”, the Marin Watercolor Society is featuring works by several members of the Society including local artists Eloise Rauscher and Karen Gann of Belvedere and Jeanne Scholtz of Strawberry.  This exhibit was on display in February and March 2009.

ahead-of-the-weather-susan-blackAhead of the Weather by Susan Black


Featuring coastal scenes, rolling hills, water and local landscapes, Marin native Kirsten Hagen’s bright and colorful acrylic paintings greet visitors to the Tiburon Town Hall.  Her show was on display January and February 2009.

Open Road

Old St. Hilary’s


In a show entitled Reflections, the Mill Valley fine art photographer Barry Toranto captures reflections from windows, making the photos look both inside and outside at the same time.  “Looking through glass is always surprising, and changing the camera angle changes the reflections as well as the shadows.”

Toranto’s show was on display in the Town Hall from December 2, 2008 through January 29, 2009.


Chicago 2007


The Heritage & Arts Commission hosted a unique fine art exhibit featuring selected works by: Diana Bradley, Jaleh Etemad, Marc Kasanin and Jett Walker.

These four very gifted Tiburon Peninsula artists were finalists in the Artist Laureate selection process. The Heritage & Arts Commission is grateful for their artistic contributions to the community and very pleased to have this opportunity to show selections of their work.

The show was on display in the lobby and Council Chambers from November 3rd until December 19th.

DIANA BRADLEY – Boys at the Beach


MARC KASANIN – Belvedere Cove from Corinthian #9

JETT WALKER – Deer St. Hilary’s


A variety of paintings by the TIburon Artist Laureate Mary Musalo were on display until November 26th.  Mary was named Artist Laureate by the Town Council on August 20th after a six-month selection process supervised by H&A which included applications from 13 qualified local artists. “Mary has great vision, tons of energy and a love of art,” said H&A Commission Chair Peggy Bremer at the Town Hall ceremony.  “She wants to share it with the community and particularly with the children.  She says she can make an artist out of anyone and, with that attitude, we thought she’d make a great artist laureate.”  (Read more about Mary in the Marin IJ: Tiburon Artist Laureate)

22×28 Acrylic on canvas by Mary Musalo


Francella T. Hall has been painting since the 1960s, and her works hang in homes from San Francisco to Seattle, and from Barcelona to Hamburg, all places Fran has lived.  The impressions of the locations she has visited or resided in are included in this show.  The style of the paintings exemplify a changing perspective of colors and compositions over the years.  Her show includes florals, landscapes and seascapes, with prices ranging from $150 to $250.  Fran’s painting hung in the lobby and the Council Chambers through the end of October 2008.

A resident of the Sausalito floating homes community, Ric Miller presented the largest collection ever shown of panoramic landscape photographs from around the bay area in a show entitled, “Wind Waves and Wine: Photographic Perspectives”. Miller displayed his local landscapes at the first annual Tiburon Art Festival and will also attend this year. His popular photograph, “Corinthian Island Villas”, is shown above. Visit the website at: The show was on display until September 26 2008.

BELVEDERE-TIBURON LANDMARKS SOCIETY – Heritage & Arts Commission is proud to present the final event in the West Shore Road celebration by hosting a two-month display of rare fine art, and photographs of Belvedere’s West Shore. This priceless display from the Landmarks Society History Collections was on display until the end of August 2008.


Cod Fishery by George Demont Otis

A resident of Mill Valley, Ellen Demel Deck presents watercolors, acrylics, pastels and giclee reproductions in a show entitled “Celebrating Color & Light.”  One of Ms. Deck’s paintings was used in last year’s Tiburon Art Festival poster, and she was invited as one of 11 artists from across the nation to paint a violin for the Marin Sympony last year.  Learn more about Ms. Deck and see samples of her art at : Her show was on display during June and July 2008.


A Tiburon resident for the past four years, Allison Massari showed limited edition prints of original oils and hand-colored etchings in the Town Hall from May 1 until the end of June. She also creates brightly colored mosaics by pasting small, hand-ripped pieces of paper onto a canvas, these works as well as unique jewelry can be viewed at her studio. More information at:


A fine art and travel photographer from Mill Valley, Rick White presnts “BoatSilp Abstracts and other places,” a show of abstact and conventional photographic images. This show hung from April 2008 the end of May.


Suzanne Riley creates brightly colored collages with complex patterns using a relief printmaking technique called linocut monoprint. Her work has great variety but is grounded in her love and respect of the envoinment and nature. Relocating to Tiburon from the Lake Tahoe area, Ms. Riley is excited to join our vibrant community of artists and art lovers. The show was on display in April and May of 2008.


Belvedere artist Virginia Knepper Doyle presents “Insights: Past and Present” which illustrates the scope of her artistic talent through paintings and crafts. Enjoying the small details of the natural landscape, Ms. Doyle has recently begun creating new stylized paintings of sunrises and sunsets. “I am trying to portray the magical, mystical qualities of nature that are there but often not seen.” The show will hang until March 27th.

doyle-1.jpgLong-time Tiburon resident JETT WALKER exhibited her “Views of Old St. Hilary’s” until December 21st 2007. Jett became intrigued by how Monet painted the same subject in a variety of ways, and applied that idea to Old St. Hilary’s. Her large and small acrylic pieces show great mastery of color and will certainly interest anyone familiar with the iconic building on the hill above Tiburon.


SHIRLEY HODGES presented “Tapestries in Oil” which features abstract works on heavy canvas which are hung like a tapestry rather than framed. Her show wase up until the end of January 2008.


BELVEDERE-TIBURON LANDMARKS SOCIETY – Heritage & Arts Commission was proud to present the final event in the Corinthian Island Centennial celebration by hosting a two-month display of rare fine art, maps and photographs of the island. The Landmarks Society History Collections provided this priceless display which was on view from October through November 2007.


Lithograph by Seldon Gile (c. 1935)


Corinthian Island and downtown Tiburon c. 1920

STEVE HARSHBARGER – Digital photography with abstract treatments of color and juxtaposition. Half of the exhibit is a series of impressions of the downtown Tiburon fountain “Coming About”. “By presenting subjects in abstract, off-kilter and provocative ways, I invite my viewers to imprint their own perspectives onto the images.” Showing through October 30, 2007.

More information at:


MARIN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY – The current show from the MWS is entitled “Creating the Imaginable”, featuring works from more than 40 artists in many styles, from realist to abstract. Showing through September 27th.


“Trio” by Ginger Reed

MARY LOU D’AURAY – “Marin Through My Mind’s Eye”. Watercolors of Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito. Showing May and June 2007.

“Most of the paintings here in Tiburon Town Hall were created during the past year and a half. I specifically chose to focus on the land of Marin – and most particularly Tiburon, Belvedere and Mt. Tamalpais. The pieces are done in watercolor pigment on paper except for the two larger works which are painted with oil on canvas. During the process, I came to experience and appreciate the deep beauty and power that emanates from Mt. Tamalpais and the surrounding area.”

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ANNIE SUTTER - “Above and Beneath the Pacific”. Watercolors of scenes from above the surface of the sea and many of the creatures living below it. Showing June and July 2007.


RICHARD MANI – Retired Belvedere physician creates exquisite mosaics using tiny pieces of marble, glass, ceramics and semi precious stones. Spending many months to produce one work, Dr. Mani’s creations are a demonstration of extreem patience and perfection. Showing through the end of August 2007.


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