Guest Curator Kate Eilertsen

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Since The Studio opened late in 2016, Marin Art and Garden Center has been bringing you a wide range of exhibitions, including sculpture, photography, interactive digital art and more. We have been extremely fortunate to work with Kate Eilertsen as the guest curator for many of these exhibitions, and we are delighted to share the news that she has recently been appointed the Acting Executive Director of di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art in Napa.

We have been so fortunate to have Kate lead the development of our visual arts program in The Studio. Her familiarity with artists working throughout the Bay Area and her exceptional eye have resulted in a series of outstanding exhibitions featuring artists working in a variety of media and styles, all inspired by the beauty and complexity of the natural world. Kate is a natural communicator and her artist conversations have helped us understand the artistic processes in new ways. We are grateful for her leadership and inspiration and for making The Studio at Marin Art and Garden Center a dynamic venue for the visual arts.

Antonia Adezio, Executive Director, Marin Art and Garden Center

Kate began working with us in 2017, bringing us digital artist and photographer Nicole Katano’s work in “Intangible.” The natural world has been a common thread through many of the exhibitions Kate has curated for us, including “Gathering Distance” with large-scale landscapes by Christopher Evans, “In Flight” with works by Peter Hassen and Dick Morisawa, “Exotic Aquatic,” a combined installation of works by Erick Dunn and Erica Woolsey,  “Illuminations,” from painter Larry Thomas, and most recently, “Rooted in Wonder: Frances McCormack and Miya Hannan.” 

Horizon IV by Larry Thomas

Kate also brought us “Reinvention,” the large-scale geometric sculptures of Francis Collins, the retrospective “Betty Wilson: Exercises in Form, Composition and Color,” and “Kitchen Memories,” showcasing mid-century selections from Kathleen Thompson Hill’s collection of vintage kitchen implements.

Sculpture by Francis Collins 

Earlier this year, Kate was kind enough to share her thoughts about working at Marin Art and Garden Center and helping to develop our visual arts program, in the video featured above. We hope you will join us in wishing Kate the best with her new role; we are also pleased to share the good news that Kate will be curating our next exhibition in The Studio, “Abstract Nature”—with prints by Katherine Warinner and sculpture by Nick Taylor. This show, postponed from spring 2020, will open on Friday, March 12, 2021 and run through Sunday, April 25.

Blue Skies by Katherine Warinner 

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