Artwork by Sophy Bevan.

ICB ART (previously ICB Art Association), Sausalito’s renowned artist collective, has announced that 11 of their artists have been selected to exhibit work in The de Young Open 2023 through January 7, 2024.

Among the artists included is Mill Valley resident Sophy Bevan, whose work over the past few years has focused on a body of work that explores the duality in our perception of the world, being a human being, knowing that our experience of the world is limited.

“My interest is in the body, the sensory process, our death, the cycle of life and the mythology we attach to our existence,” Bevan says. “In my practice I create chimerical hybrid monsters suspended in fantastical language landscapes to measure the distance and tension between clinical, spiritual and personal spaces. Seductive and menacing, the paintings reveal themselves slowly, immersing the viewer into a web of subjectives, moments of re-organization between human and machine.”

Fusing mythology, mathematics and cellular biology, Bevan uses a visual language seeking to render in form that which is inherently intangible, what it means to be human.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s second triennial juried community art exhibition will showcase the talent of artists from across the nine Bay Area  counties in the de Young’s Herbst Exhibition Galleries on the lower level.

“I’m thrilled for myself and for my fellow ICB artists to be recognized by one of the most esteemed museums in this country,” says Rachel Davis of San Rafael, one of the 11 selected artists. “It’s a dream come true, right in our own backyard. The Bay Area arts community is rich and exciting. This exhibition is an incredible way to highlight so much local talent. I am grateful to be a part of it.”

The other artists selected are Raquel Baldocchi (SF), Maria Burtis (SF), Claudia Cohen (Larkspur), Gretchen Evans (SF), Kathryn Keller (Sausalito), Cathryn Lynea (Oakland), Stela Mandel (Greenbrae), Gordon Studer (Belvedere) and Kate Zimmer (San Rafael).

Started in 2020 as a way for the museum to acknowledge the diverse Bay Area art scene during the pandemic shutdown, the de Young Open will now officially be a triennial event.

This year, 7700 submissions from artists across the nine Bay Area counties were juried by a group of local artists and museum curators. Of those submissions, 900 pieces were selected for the show. Eleven were from artists who work at ICB ART in Sausalito. Designed to celebrate and support the Bay Area’s local art communities, this exhibition allows artists to offer their works for sale and retain 100% of the proceeds. Visit The de Young Open 2023 website for more information.

ICB ART is a place to discover exceptional art and connect with working Bay Area artists. This collective of 100+ San Francisco Bay Area professional artists all under one roof is located in the famed ICB Building in Sausalito’s Marinship district. ICB artists span a variety of mediums including Photography, Film, Fiber, Painting, Printmaking, Animation, Jewelry, Drawing and Sculpture. Well known throughout Marin County, nationally and internationally, ICB artists offer their art for sale and commissions, teach, consult, collaborate and sponsor community-enriching events.

Since 1968, ICB ART has welcomed the public to come into their creative space during their annual Winter Open Studios, which offers a unique opportunity to meet the artists and talk to them about their creative process and their art.