• Friendly Tides- Marin Civic Center- Curator: Tania Houtzager

    Friendly Tides

    Feb 6th - May 18th

    Reception: Thursday, March 16th, 5:00-7:00pm

    Friendly Tides showcases the work of artists from Marinship Studios, a studio complex in the Marinship neighborhood of Sausalito, California. Located on a site that has been a beacon of creativity for artists, philosophers, writers, and poets since the 1950’s, it has been a workplace and residence for the likes of Maya Angelou, Gordon Onslow Ford, Allen Ginsberg, Jean Varda and Ruth Asawa among others. Marinship Studios was founded in an effort to continue this creative history and support the arts in the Bay Area.

    The neighborhood of Marinship began as a shipyard during WWII before blossoming into a creative enclave defined by houseboats, marine businesses and the ebbs and flows of the bay. The title of the show - Friendly Tides - is a nod to the neighborhood’s inextricable link to the tides of the bay and how everyone in the community is impacted by them for both good and ill. All on the waterfront are subject to the pull of the tides, especially when the seasonal king tides threaten to breach our doorways. Many buildings flood during these times, recently including the studios of some of the artists presented here..

    In addition to Sausalito's very tangible shores, Friendly Tides also refers to the tidal force of artists in the Bay Area. Unlike many art scenes, it is common here for artists to include the work of their friends and peers in their exhibitions out of an instinct for making space for others and sharing conversations with one another. In this spirit the exhibition includes a group of works by artists from Sausalito and the greater Bay Area who are friends of Marinship Studios. We watch the waterfront to live with the movement of the bay, but we are the friendly tide.

  • Earthly Antinomies at PALLAS Gallery

    Earthly Antinomies at PALLAS Gallery

    New works in fiber, ceramic, painting and installations.
    Opening reception Friday, October 29th 6-8 p.m.
    Closing Reception Sunday, Nov. 21, 2-4 p.m.

  • Small Batch/Made To Order-BayAreaMade at Arion Press-The Presido-SF

    Small Batch/Made To Order-BayAreaMade at Arion Press-The Presido-SF

    "Duality" Installation piece at Arion Press

    This will be an in-person exhibit showcasing the high quality, innovative, and locally made work of 50 of the finest local makers across industries and the region from our broad and diverse Bay Area Made member community.

    The focus of the exhibit is to highlight the benefits of small-batch and made-to-order production, and the conscious choices the participating companies have made from concept to finished product that result in products that are better for the user, the community, and the planet. From the clothes we wear to the food we eat, to the products we use daily, what WE MAKE locally and HOW WE MAKE IT really does matter.

  • Erica Tanov Gallery

    Erica Tanov Gallery

    Duo show- December 19th, 2019 - Contemporary Ceramics

  • There's Reality and Then there's California

    There's Reality and Then there's California

    There’s Reality, And Then There’s California, Organized By Jessica Snow

    The title of the exhibition, loosely based on an Edward Abbey quote, suggests a world of visionaries, imagination seekers, day trippers, tricksters, and wanderers. In California, where water, sun, mountains, trees, cities and people comingle and morph endlessly—a state of fantastical dreams and the momentary terror upon waking, a landscape of beauty and danger, a paradise becoming ruinous by degrees, it’s here along the furthest shore of possibility that the cool collides with epiphany in material form. California has provided ample imaginative fodder for artists, and the artists I’ve selected for this show tell tales with painted landscapes where one might feel at once the comfort of home and hopelessly lost, both anchored in the real and fetched-out afar, whether they’re riding a storm, a wave, a freeway, or a whim —each responding to the land with a uniquely singular vision.

    Works from both the neurodiverse artists at NIAD as well as neurotypical California artists are featured in “There’s Reality, And Then There’s California,” including Angela Campbell, Deatra Colbert, Luis Estrada, Jon Fukui, David Huffman, Tracey Kessler, James Heartsill, Scott Hewicker, Jesus Salas, Jennifer Beedon Snow, William Swanson and Marie Van Elder.

    Jessica Snow is an artist, educator, and curator based in San Francisco. This is the second group exhibition she’s curated for NIAD Art Center.

    Artist Talk: Thursday, June 19 at 1:30 p.m. (551 23rd Street in Richmond, CA)

    NIAD Art Center
    551 23rd Street Richmond CA 94804
    Closing Reception: Saturday, June 29th 1-4 p.m.

    Artist catalog: issuu.com/jessicasnow/docs/catalogue_fo…

  • BAYAreaMade at Marin Made, Sausalito

    BAYAreaMade at Marin Made, Sausalito

    UPDATE- NEW DATE: July 27th - Same place - same time!

  • Winter Open Studios_2018

    Winter Open Studios_2018
  • 2018 - Private Commission for a residence in Potrero Hill

    2018 - Private Commission for a residence in Potrero Hill

    Private Commission - San Francisco, CA
    72" x 156" Mixed-Media on Canvas

  • 2017- SOLO Show at The New House Gallery, Ross, CA

    2017- SOLO  Show at The New House Gallery, Ross, CA

    "Umber Nights" is a series of 16 Mixed-Media paintings for The Branson School in Ross, California.
    October 15th to November 15th, 2017

    Kessler’s practice is the result of layering materials relating to the current environment. These works represent the dryness of the state of California due to the drought. Envisioning the indigo nights enhanced with painterly strokes of umber, smokey charcoals and gray fog coming in from the Pacific ocean.

    Each painting is an exploration of mark-making at it simplest form using only a palette of 5 colors.

  • 2017 "Correspondence" at Carbondale Arts - Carbondale, Colorado

    2017 "Correspondence" at Carbondale Arts - Carbondale, Colorado

    Carbondale Arts presented "Correspondence" with an opening reception on First Friday, June 2, from 6-8pm.
    Six initiating artists each corresponded with a fellow artist beginning October of 2016. These correspondences were sent and received via the postal system in the tradition of Mail Art. For many of the artists this was the only means of communication between them, forcing an exploration of the intimacy of conversation through the physical exchange of letters/art works. By using the postal system they invited an unknown variable that has left markings, possible delays or losses, and included the postal workers as audience members. In this day and age of fast-paced digital communication these artists did their best to honor the tradition of Mail Art.

    Learn more about the artists in the show, as well as take a virtual tour of the gallery here: www.carbondalearts.com/r2-gallery/corre…

  • 2016 - Navigating Terrain - The Midway Gallery

    2016 - Navigating Terrain - The Midway Gallery

    Terrain is a group show featuring artists:
    Mark Garrett | Tracey Kessler | James Tucker | Karina Bania | Elisa Gomez | Performances by Alexa Eisner | Curated by Kelsey Marie Issel

    Terrain is meditation on art that explores natural and mindful landscapes. Each artist represents physical space, geography and our natural surroundings in a different ways but each gives us a sense of place and the journey it took to get there.


  • 2016


    Private Corporate Commission

    Commissioned for an office space for four large panels measuring 72" x 156" each. The panels were worked on in various studios around the Bay Area including the top floor of the United States Mint located at Fifth and Mission in San Francisco.

  • 2015

    "Natural Pigments on Paper"
    SF Decorator Showcase-Navarra Design,Inc.
    Kitchen and Family Room
    April 25th - May 25th

    Studio Visit Magazine-Winter Edition Vol. 27- 2014
    Carl Belz, juror, Rose Art Museum
    Selected work: "Basalt And Battery"
    30" x 40" oil, graphite and gesso on birch wood

  • 2014

    Art for AIDS features Modern and Contemporary Fine Art to benefit UCSF's Alliance Health Project (AHP)

    DiPietro Todd Events
    5-1-14 7- 9 p.m.
    2239 Fillmore Street
    San Francisco 94115

    ICB Open Studios
    Studio 306 - Friday, Dec. 6th- 6-9 p.m.
    Sat./Sun. 11-6 p.m.
    Sausalito, CA

    San Francisco Writers’ Grotto
    490 2nd Street, 2nd Fl.
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    Nov. 15th - Jan. 15th

  • Artspan Art Auction, Saturday, March 29th
    SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, 94103
    5:30 VIP preview General Public 6:30 - 10 p.m.

  • 2013

    SF 2013 ARTSPAN Fall Open Studios
    BiG Umbrella Studios
    October 19 & 20, 11am to 6pm
    906.5 Divisadero,
    San Francisco, California 94115

    September 3 through September 26, 2013
    First Tuesday Opening Reception,
    September 3, 6 to 8 p.m.

    Mill Valley Art Walk- June 4th, 2013
    Reception 6-8 p.m.
    Mill Valley Public Library
    375 Throckmorton Ave.
    Mill Valley, California 94941

  • BOLD
    February 5 – February 28, 2012

    First Tuesday Opening Reception, February 5, 6 to 8 p.m.
    On Tuesday, February 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., O’Hanlon Center for the Arts will present an open house and reception for its February exhibit “BOLD,” juried by Robert Green, owner of Robert Green Fine Arts gallery
    in downtown Mill Valley. The show runs through February 28, 2013.

  • Abstract Notions
    at ArtHaus Project Gallery,
    411 Brannon St., San Francisco
    Opening Reception: Thurs, Jan 17th, 6-8 pm runs until March 30th

    for 1st Thursday art lovers.
    25 Maiden Lane, San Francisco
    December 6, 2012 - January 21, 2013

    Solo exhibit
    Friday Oct. 26th 2012- 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    NEW HOUSE GALLERY @ Branson School
    Ross, CA

  • “Bay Area Women Artists”
    August 7 – August 29, 2012
    First Tuesday Opening Reception, August 7, 6 to 8 p.m.
    “Bay Area Women Artists,” a group show juried by gallery owner Donna Seager. The show runs through August 29, 2012.

  • 2012

    Passion To Perform - 2012
    "Dreams of Fields of Indigo Gold" was awarded third place for Yamana Gold located in Toronto, Canada. Over 500 submissions from around the world were submitted for this corporate collection.

    Featured on Hyperallergic -- "A view From the Easel" Part 14-Cascade Canyon Studio

  • Abstract painting WorkSHOP

    NATURE abstracted

    An on-going workshop, I teach 1:1 or groups of 3 in my art studio in Sausalito on Gate 5 Road. Please e-mail for times and schedules.

    "Come work on inspiration from nature using watercolor, natural pigments, graphite and inks. Analyze growth and structure of plants and other forms of nature using live flowers, leaves, stones, feathers etc. as models for drawing and painting, then explore how to turn this in to abstract images."

  • "The Calm Before The Storm" selected for Marin MOCA

    The Marin MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) Summer National Juried Exhibition
    June 02 – July 15, 2012

    Juror: Lucinda Barnes, Chief Curator and Director of Programs & Collections, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive


    Come check out (5) Mark Bradford Paintings with me. Register here:

  • Mission Spring Open Studios

    ART SPAN and Mission Artist United (MAU)
    Mission Spring Open Studios:
    Saturday, April 14 - Sunday, April 15, 12-6pm



    A rotating exhibition of works in various media October 6 – December 23, 2011


    On Exhibition at 5 Claude Lane Gallery:
    October 19 through November 12, 2011

    5 Claude Lane Gallery is pleased to present the results of our Juried Exhibition collaboration with Rush Philanthropic. From hundreds of submissions we are proud to display a grouping of artists widely varied in style, medium, and conceptual nature.

  • Opening reception at Art Span Preview Gala Sept. 29th 6 p.m.
    Preview Gala of the SF Open Studios Exhibition, featuring 400 artists!


    OCTOBER 2011 SF Open Studios
    Weekend Dates:
    Weekend 1: October 1 & 2, 11am to 6pm
    Mission, Noe Valley, Bernal Heights, Castro, Excelsior

    Auction for artforaids.org/ On-line bidding has started! Bid here for "After Origin":

    Spoken Art -Painted Words
    Friday, June 10th
    Art Explosion Studios
    2425 17th Street @ Potrero
    San Francisco, CA

    Saturday, May 7 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Arc gallery
    1246 Folsom St
    San Francisco, California
    Created By
    Northern California Women's Caucus for Art (NCWCA)

    Spring Open Studios
    STUDIO 139/140/Art Explosion Studios
    April 16th and 17th, 12- 5pm
    2425 17th Street @ Potrero
    San Francisco, CA

    also check out the other artists in the mission participating:

    POOL Art Fair @ The Gershwin Hotel - Room 631, New York, NY
    Pool Art Fair

    Friday, December 10th - Los Angeles, CA
    Lesley Anton Studio: Holiday Open House

    William Rhodes Studio
    Sat-Sun, Dec. 11th-12th - San Francisco, CA


    A Book About Death - November 2010 - New York, New York

    JAK Home - May 20-June 20, 2010 San Francisco, CA

    "X-Initiatives" 24 Hr. Show- New York, NY January 2010

    Art Haus
    November 5 – December 23 2009