Falkirk Art Galleries

Visit the Galleries

Our three spacious, light-filled galleries on the second floor of the mansion are open to the public and exhibit a variety of contemporary art throughout the year.

In addition to our Juried Exhibitions, Falkirk has exhibited the work of Bay Area collective groups such as the California Watercolor Association, California Society of Printmakers, BayWood Artists, the Association of Clay and Glass Artists, Guerrilla Girls, and many more.

Spring Juried Show: March 13- April 10, 2020.

Prospectus available  & posted here after Jan. 21. Submit online by  Feb. 13. 

Theme: California Pride. Capture the natural beauty of California 

2020 Art Exhibitions

Women Painting Women

January 10- February 7, 2020

Closing Reception: Friday, Jan. 10 & Feb. 7, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Feb. 7 @ 6:30pm, Special Artist-Led Event: "Make it - Then Make It Happen"- a salon style discussion about creativity and how to send your works out into the world.

Visit during public hours or attend one of two artist receptions (1/10 & 2/7) to experience the dynamic group show, Women Painting Women. Underneath each piece are aspects of femininity and the experience of being a woman in today’s world. Whether overlooked or fully seen. The eyes, a gesture, the hand, the tilt of her hear all convey something about being female and especially so because these are women painted by women.

Featured artists: Ayris Hatton, Deepa Jayanth, Deborah Cushman, and Kathleen Lack. Meet the talented women at their opening celebration or experience the show during gallery hours most Tues.-Fri., 1-5pm or Sat. 10am-1pm.

Free refreshments provided by the artists  &  City of San Rafael/Falkirk Cultural Center.

painting of Mother & Daughter by Ayris Hatton
"Mother & Daughter", 15"x18" oil painting on linen by Ayris Hatton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Juried Show

March 13- April 10, 2020

Artist Receptions: Friday, March 13 & April 10, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Prospectus available & posted here after Jan. 21. Submit online by  Feb. 13. 

Theme: California Pride. Capture the natural beauty of California 

Free refreshments provided by the  City of San Rafael/Falkirk Cultural Center.

Marin Open Studios

April 28- May 22, 2020

Artist Receptions: Friday, May 8, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Details available soon.

Free refreshments provided by the artists  &  City of San Rafael/Falkirk Cultural Center.

San Rafael Upcycle

June 9- July 11, 2020

Exhibition Reception: Friday, July 10, 5:00pm-8:00pm & Saturday, July 11- time TBA

"Upcycling is the process of turning waste, often of the sort that is usually considered "unrecyclable", into something that is useful or of value. A popular form of upcycling involves creating art with items of waste, and the results can be spectacular." Staff hopes to plan educational components for all ages, a fashion show, music performed with upcycled instruments, upcycled/re-purposed jewelry, etc.

--> Please email Ashley if you would like to participate, possibilities are endless.

Details available soon.

California Watercolor Association 

July 28- August 22, 2020

Artist Reception: Friday, Aug. 7, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Details available soon.

Free refreshments provided by the artists  &  City of San Rafael/Falkirk Cultural Center.

Terra Linda Ceramics

September 8- October 9, 2020

Artist Receptions: Friday, Sept. 11 & Oct. 9, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Details available soon.

Free refreshments provided by the artists  &  City of San Rafael/Falkirk Cultural Center.

Let's Exhibit Together / Holiday Dollhouses

November 13- December 11, 2020

Artist Receptions: Friday, Nov. 13 & Dec. 11, 5:00pm-8:00pm

City of San Rafael Employees are invited to exhibit talents beyond their day job.  Join us to learn more about the creativity of staff, we're sure to surprise you.  Special exhibit of Holiday Dollhouses by Minna Pinger.

--> Please email Ashley if you would like to participate. All mediums are welcome.

Details available soon.

Free refreshments provided by the City of San Rafael/Falkirk Cultural Center.

 

Call For Artists: Rotating Public Art Project

Public Art location on Fifth and C StreetsCity of San Rafael’s Parking Services Division is sponsoring a Call for Artists for a Public Art Project at one of its parking lots in Downtown San Rafael. The exhibit space, a 3 ft. x 6 ft. parking sign at the corner of Fifth Avenue & C Street, will be temporarily transformed into rotating, 6-month public art installations while the new Public Safety Center is being built (across the street).

Artists are encouraged to submit vibrant, colored and spirited designs inspired by the local natural beauty, environment and culture of San Rafael. Artwork that invokes a sense of community and engages pedestrians/drivers passing by this widely-used parking facility, is desired. This is an opportunity to be the first artist (or artist team) to showcase a piece at this location. The goal is to feature in each installation, artworks from youth artists (age 18 & under) on one side of the sign and artworks from adults (age 18+) on the opposite side.

We are interested in images created from, but not limited to, the following techniques: oil & acrylic painting, digital painting or art, watercolor, color drawings, paper art. Photography and black & white images will not be considered.

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Exhibit Proposals

Falkirk welcomes exhibition proposals on an ongoing basis. Exhibitions must include at least three artists. Proposals should include a brief, one-page description of the exhibition explaining its overall theme and scope. Include sample images in digital form, along with bios and any relevant information about the artists or the group you are representing.

Email proposal to: Falkirkart@cityofsanrafael.org

Mail proposal to: San Rafael Library & Recreation Department

ATTN: Falkirk Cultural Center- Exhibition Program
618 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

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