Nature’s Palette: Paintings by the BayWood Artists

(In order from top left): Laura Culver, John Francis, Jean Sanchirico, Robert Steele, Sherrill Miller, Michael Friedland, Robert Frank, Lissa Nicolaus, and Christin Coy.

September 10–12,10AM–3PM

BayWood artists are a dedicated and accomplished group of plein-air painters who make an annual commitment to paint outdoors together, and to share the proceeds of their sales with a Marin conservation group. Come see their 2021 creations in the show themed “Nature’s Palette”, spanning the natural wonders of the Bay Area.

2021 members are Christin Coy, Laura Culver, John Francis, Robert Frank, Michael Friedland, Sherrill Miller, Lissa Nicolaus, Jean Sanchirico and Robert Steele.

Half of the proceeds of sales from this exhibition will benefit Marin Art and Garden Center.

Admission is free. Covid protocol will follow state mandate; Masks required in The Studio.


Sep 12 2021


10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Questions? email or call 415-455-5260


The Studio
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA 94957

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