For the 31st annual edition of the event, organizers have leaned two of Mill Valley’s most renowned artistic minds, Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray of Mill Valley’s renowned Seager/Gray Gallery, to curate the event, which is set for June 20-23 at the Escalle Winery in Larkspur.
Seager and Gray have curated “The Invented Landscape,” an installation organizers dubbed “abstract yet familiar, the new pieces are created by contemporary artists who have reimagined the local scenery with work from their studio practice. Variations in surface, palette and locale offer patrons a different interpretation of iconic Marin; familiar vistas seen through an open and expansive lens. These large-scale pieces remind us that there are a variety of ways to interpret a view, an action or an event.”
“Buckelew Programs is thrilled to bring a fresh new look to MarinScapes after 30 years and we are and incredibly honored that renowned gallerists Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray are donating their time and talents to curate a very special new element to our benefit art show,” said Katrin Ciaffa Buckelew Programs Director of Development “Not only will MarinScapes’ visitors see Marin County landscape artwork that they are accustom to enjoying, but they will find the new abstract, yet familiar, ‘reimagined’ art thought-provoking and inspiring.”
“We were excited to be asked by the Buckelew Programs to create a special curation in conjunction with their annual MarinScapes exhibition, a wonderful tradition in Marin that raises money and awareness for their programs for mental health and addiction, said Seager.
“We wanted to create an installation that complimented the wonderful plein air landscapes that are such a part of the art history of beautiful Marin County, but to offer a contrast to traditional landscape by choosing artists whose work departs from the norm,” Gray added.
The new installation will be complimented with art from beloved, local favorites like Kathleen Lipinski, Tom Killion and Susan Schneider Williams, showcasing the works of painters who capture Marin County’s spectacular views and magnificent scenic vistas through classic plein air landscapes. A full list of participating artists can be found here.
The 411: Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray of Mill Valley’s renowned Seager/Gray Gallery curate the MarinScapes Reimagined art exhibit and sale to support Buckelew Programs, which provide treatment and support services for people with mental health and addiction challenges. The event is set for June 20-23 at the Escalle Winery in Larkspur. Seager MORE INFO & TIX.
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