Marin Masters 2012

Fine Arts Show & Sale

If you love art, don't miss Marin Masters Fine Art Show and Sale!

The Outdoor Art Club of Mill Valley presents Marin Masters on Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th from 3 to 8 PM.

Art lovers from the Bay area are invited to attend this premier event, which is open to the public with free admission and no host bar.

Gala Receptions will be held both Friday and Saturday evenings at 5 PM, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.

Seven nationally acclaimed Marin artists were selected to show their works:
* abstract painter/figurative sculptor Sharon Pastor
* watercolorist Dick Cole
* pastel painter Kim Lordier
* impressionist Randall Sexton
* figurative painter Stanley Goldstein
* photographer Jay Graham
* figurative sculptor Tor Archer.

The Outdoor Art Club's historic Maybeck-designed clubhouse, located at One West Blithedale Avenue in the heart of Mill Valley, will be transformed into an intimate space where fine art, fine company, and fine wine will offer a festive gallery experience.

Valet parking will be available.


Meet the Artists

Introducing the seven Marin artists whose extraordinary works will be on display.


Dick Cole

Dick is an illustrator/watercolorist with over 30 years experience in the field. His plein air paintings cover a wide range of subjects, from still lifes of food and wine to Western landscapes. A fourth generation Californian, he has worked as a graphic designer, art director and illustrator in New York, Palo Alto, and San Francisco. A Past President of the National Watercolor Society, Dick's numerous awards include Gold Medal/Best of Show, California Watercolor Association 2000 National Exhibition, and Best of Show Award at the 2010 Watercolor West National Show.


Jay Graham

Jay Graham is an award-winning San Francisco Bay area-based photographer specializing in commercial and residential architecture, landscapes, gardens, and editorial photography. In 2011, Jay won third place in the travel/tourism category at the prestigious International Photography Awards (IPA) in New York for his photograph, "Golden Gate Commute." His interior shot of the hospital on Angel Island, "Ghosts", a third-place winner in the IPA 2009 awards, is pictured on his Marin Masters poster. He has photographed numerous books, including Indochine Style, Gathering Places, and Along the Way, a book chronicling his hike of the Camino de Santiago Compestela or St. James Way.


Kim Lordier

Kim is one of today's most effective and popular pastel painters in the plein air tradition. In her landscapes of the California coast and the High Sierra, she carries on the tradition of early Golden State impressionists. A master of light, Kim's prized landscapes capture the beauty, depth and energy of California's unique environment. She is a Distinguished Pastelist in the Pastel Society of America, and Artist Member of the California Art Club.


Sharon Paster

Sharon's vibrant abstract oils on canvas can be seen in her most recent work, View from the Highrise, which reflects the energy she finds all around her, a "state of possibility in constant motion." She regularly shows her work at Marin Open Studios and is published in "American Art Collector." She was included in the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art's Juried Biennial Exhibitions in 2009, 2007 and 2005. In addition to her oils, Sharon is also well known for her life size figurative sculptures, which will be on display at Marin Masters.


Stanley Goldstein

Stanley Goldstein is an established Bay area painter who "loves discovering the beauty and sense of mystery in everyday moments." His work is in the permanent collection at the San Francisco Fine Arts Museum's prestigious Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, as well as the Triton Museum in Santa Clara. In 2000, Stanley was nominated for the SFMOMA SECA award. He has taught at The San Francisco Art Institute, among others, and continues to teach workshops and private classes.


Randall Sexton

As a premier California contemporary impressionist, Randall Sexton is regarded as a "painter's painter, " drawing on both plein air and the studio experience. Nationally known for his use of color, and loose brushwork, his paintings depict "everyday scenes." Acknowledged by jurors and artists alike, Randall has a widespread reputation as an educator, as well as, a fine artist. He currently teaches at Pixar University and leads private workshops, both nationally, and abroad.


Tor Archer

Tor Archer's figurative sculpture, wall reliefs and altered books have been exhibited extensively on the West Coast. For over 20 years, Tor has skillfully blended copper, gold, scrap metal and recycled materials to create figures and books that explore the role of the human figure and its archetypal history and mythology in today's chaotic wired world. His work draws upon both observations from the natural world and a referencing of imagery from ancient cultures. He was nominated for the acclaimed SECA Award from SFMOMA in 1999, as well as their INSITE Award for 2001 and 2003.