Art in

The Shop is your destination to find the best in local artwork, from one-of-a-kind vintage finds to affordable prints to standout pieces from artists exhibiting in The Studio. It is our mission to promote and sell the work of local artists and makers, finding creativity, community and joy through art.

Join us this month for a curated display of works from invited artists working in various media. 

In the Corner Gallery

works by

Liz Campbell

My background is simple.  I am an Afro-American woman in my eighties who was introduced to art by my artist father. My fascination with trees started back in my childhood growing up in Westchester County, 25 miles north of New York City. My father, an illustrator and cartoonist, and I would often walk into the woods behind our home and draw together. Nature captivated me, especially trees; their forms and structures have produced endless muses. I have lived in Europe, particularly in Zurich, Switzerland, where I attended formal art classes, but prefer exploring on my own the ebb and flow and freedom of my own personal style.

I left New York 18 years ago and settled in Marin County, a special gift, one that has afforded me the pleasures of returning to and practicing my art. California’s climate allows me to draw and paint outdoors almost year round. I have particularly been seduced by the mighty redwoods in Samuel P. Taylor Park. There, I have tried to capture the play of light dancing in and out of the redwood groves and their powerful family configurations, so comforting during the pandemic and these perilous times.

I have also sought solace and found peacefulness by drawing and painting at the Marin Art and Garden Center. My love for nature fuels me, providing me with inspiration and a tangible haven, always an indelible pleasure and resource. 

Matt Clark

Initially guided by someone (father-in-law) who didn’t know their own direction and who led me towards a direction that I initially thought was useless (two degrees from the San Francisco Art Institute); in the end it turns out that path was correct.

Over the years, I have fine tuned my vision and perception of things. I am not truly interested in precious things but rather the common.

My goal is to celebrate these mundane objects, to share the beautiful use of wood and plant material and to highlight the fact that art depends on the natural world.

Small works by

Laura Corallo-Titus | Cindy Stokes | Arminée Chahbazian

Small works by

Josie Iselin

IRS Guidelines for Gifts from Donor Advised Funds to Support MAGC Events

Thank you for your interest in giving to the Marin Art & Garden Center events from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) or Family Foundation.

We sincerely appreciate your generosity and support!

To ensure your gift follows the current IRS guidelines for DAF/Family Foundation support of an event, we would like to share the below guidelines with you.

  • Raffle tickets, tickets to galas and other special events, auction items, and benefits conferred in connection with a DAF/foundation grant are not permitted.
    • IRS has specifically ruled that fair market value associated with fundraising events cannot be separated, a practice known as “bifurcation.”
      • For example, with Edible Garden, if the price of the ticket is $200 and the FMV fair market value (non-tax-deductible amount) is designated to be $50, the donor must pay from sources other than her DAF/foundation for the full value of the ticket ($200) and not just for the non-tax-deductible amount ($50).
    • We recommend you confer with your financial advisor to confirm if any of these examples of how donors may still use their DAF to support an event would work for you:
      • A donor could sponsor the event, and not attend, and pay fully out of the DAF/foundation.
      • A donor could sponsor the event using DAF/foundation funds and attend by purchasing an individual ticket through non-DAF/foundation funds.
      • A donor could sponsor the event, join the event as a guest of another donor/table guest, and pay fully out of the DAF/foundation.
      • A donor could sponsor the event and host the afforded number of people at their chosen level as long as they pay for the seats at the lowest ticket price ($200 for Edible Garden) outside of their DAF.
        • As an example, a $1,500 sponsor that covers 2 guests, could pay for their sponsorship with $400 from a different source of funds, and then give an additional gift of $1,100 out of their DAF.


Please email Tod Thorpe, Director of Development at to discuss your gift to Marin Art and Garden Center