Exploring Art at The Shop

The Shop hosted a lively crowd on Thursday, August 18, for an artists’ reception that showcased works from local talents. 

Many of these works will remain in The Shop for your enjoyment and purchase, along with our diverse collection of vintage works and more. Stop by from Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm, and this Sunday, August 28, for special hours, 12 to 4 pm.

Pieces by Liz Campbell and Matt Clark filled the corner gallery space, adjoining an exhibition of smaller works from artists Laura Corallo-Titus, Arminée Chahbazian and Josie Iselin.

Cindy Stokes presented photographs and three-dimensional work, and members of the Northern California ⇓ Society of Botanical Artists featured prints and cards.

Students from the College of Marin watercolor program displayed works outdoors, many highlighting their time in the gardens here at the Center. ⇓

Casey Hagerman’s bright collage works lined one of the walls. ⇓

Photographs by Stephanie Pool

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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 tod.thorpe@maringarden.org to discuss your gift to Marin Art and Garden Center