MarinScapes Annual Art Exhibit and Benefit Sale

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Join us for the 29th annual MarinScapes Fine Art Exhibit and Sale to benefit Buckelew's comprehensive mental health and addiction services, including Family Service Agency of Marin (now renamed Buckelew Counseling Services) and the Helen Vine Recovery Center. MarinScapes will showcase the works of over 30 artists and photographers who capture the stunning beauty and natural scenery of Marin County.

This year's featured artist and guest speaker is  Susan Schneider Williams, Marin County fine artist and wife of the late Robin Williams. 

MarinScapes will take place at the historic Escalle Winery in Larkspur from June 22 - June 25, 2017. Art lovers will enjoy complimentary wine and refreshments as they peruse the breathtaking artwork in the rustic ambiance of the historic barn and red brick inn from Escalle Winery, Marin’s first winery, which dates back to the late 1800s and is surrounded by wooded hills at the edge of a bucolic horse pasture near downtown Larkspur.

The special Opening Night Gala on Thursday June 22, gives art patrons the opportunity to peruse the exhibit prior to the art show’s public opening. MarinScapes Gala patrons and sponsors will enjoy an evening of fine dining catered by local favorite Insalata's and inspirational words from Susan Schneider Williams, followed by a live auction and fund-a-need. This year, we've added a big top tent for extra comfort on those sometimes chilly coastal summer nights!

On Friday, June 23, the always-popular Meet the Artists Reception will give the public the opportunity to convene with many of the artists as they share the stories behind their breathtaking images. Wine and refreshments are provided. 

SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, June 24th at 11:00am: Susan Schneider Williams, this year's featured artist and wife of the late Robin Williams, will give a special presentation “The Courage to See - An exploration into the importance of “negative space” both in art and in life." Included in price of art show admission. Limited seating - advance tickets recommended.

Schneider Williams will discuss the significance of artistic techniques such as negative space and chiaroscuro as she brings understanding and healing to those affected by brain disease. “By painting detailed brushstrokes with my words,” Schneider Williams says, “I hope to create perspective and understanding for those who have a loved one affected by brain disease.” Schneider Williams will share her insights based on personal experience as an artist and a caregiver as well as her research into Lewy body disease.

The art exhibit and sale continues Saturday and Sunday noon - 6pm. We are excited that Emporio Rulli will be on site all weekend offering their fine coffee, refreshments and gourmet sandwiches for sale.

Single day tickets are $15 for Friday’s Meet the Artists Reception (5:30 to 8:00 pm) as well as Saturday and Sunday’s art show (noon to 6:00 pm). Advance tickets to the Opening Night Gala (5:30 to 9:30 pm) on June 22 are $175 - $300. The historic Escalle Winery is located at 771 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur, 94939

Tickets on sale here.

Susan Schneider Williams

“Morning Splendor, Lake Lagunitas”, Acrylic on canvas, 36” x 48”, By Susan Schneider Williams ©

Below are some impressions of MarinScapes 2016 to get you in the mood!