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Art Gallery


Located next to the Mercantile, the Art Gallery showcases engaging photography by talented local artists. Exhibits change seasonally and offer fresh perspectives, continuing the rich, century-old legacy of Sausalito as an artists' community.


Noon Clouds, Glacier National Park

Ansel Adams Noon Clouds, Glacier National Park (Image Courtesy of G2 Gallery and Kevin Connolly)

Current Exhibition


Ansel Adams • American Landscapes

Cavallo Point is delighted to present images by Ansel Adams, the legendary photographer and environmentalist. From 1948 to 1976, Adams produced seven portfolios, each a limited edition of signed photographic prints. Cavallo Point is proud to feature Adams' "Portfolio Two | The National Parks & Monuments". The exhibit is held in conjunction with sister property Post Ranch Inn and The G2 Gallery. Portfolio Two will begin at Cavallo Point while another of Adams' collections, Portfolio Four, will display at Post Ranch Inn, before switching locations in the fall.

Portfolio Two is available for purchase as a complete collection for $125,000. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and Turning Green. The portfolio on exhibit – set number 57 of 100 – includes 15 silver gelatin prints mounted on board, printed in 1950, and signed in ink.

About Portfolio Two | The National Parks & Monuments
Portfolio Two focuses on a subject for which Ansel Adams is particularly renowned, America's national parks and monuments. Featuring some of his most iconic photographs, the images reflect Adams' passion for maintaining those areas as protected land for generations to come. Such famous images as "Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Monument, California, 1942" and "Moth and Stump, Interglacial Forest, Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska, 1949" helped spur on the conservation movement in the United States.

About Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984)
Born in San Francisco, photographer and environmentalist Ansel Easton Adams is one of the foremost figures in the history of American photography. A leader in conservation photography, his legacy is profound. Aware of his art's power and potential, he used his images to vitalize positive change for the environment.

About The G2 Gallery
The G2 Gallery, founded in 2008, is an award-winning nature and wildlife photography gallery that facilitates change by bringing attention to environmental issues through the persuasive power of photographic art. Supporting art and the environment by showcasing the world's most celebrated nature and wildlife photographers, and donating the proceeds to environmental charities is G2's mission. G2 presents an illuminating range of exhibits along with informative lecture presentations, film screenings and special events, held in partnership with local conservation and educational organizations. The gift shop features fun, eco-friendly items in its trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard location.


Christopher Erin, Fisherman

Christopher Erin Fisherman

Local Photographers

The Art Gallery now has a fresh focus – contemporary photography by local talent. The continuous exhibit of changing artwork showcases new items monthly. We are currently featuring four photographers:

Offerings include framed images and matte prints.


Past Exhibits

New exhibits in the Art Gallery are presented quarterly. Each show reflects one of the four themes that comprise the Cavallo Point experience: Nature, Nurture, Culture, Adventure.


Beautiful Whale

Featuring Bryant Austin

Spring – Summer 2014

Landscape Reflections

Featuring Susan Schneider

Winter 2013


Featuring Gilles Martin-Raget

Summer 2013


Featuring Brown Cannon III

Spring 2013


Featuring Edward Vilga, Aiko Morioka and Sabine Stetson

Winter 2012

Living Water

Featuring Pere Gifre, Jay Graham and Jamie McHugh

Fall 2012

Sausalito Connections

Featuring Scott Wall, John Libberton and Kay Carlson

Summer 2012

Love Song for the Beach

Featuring Josie Iselin

Winter 2011


Local Artists


Jay Graham

Bio | Gallery

Jay Graham

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jay Graham is an award-winning photographer specializing in location photography of architecture, interiors, landscaping, gardens, and people for commercial, travel, and fine art work. In addition to advertising and editorial assignments, Jay photographs for architects and designers in California and across the country. Jay has photographed five books including Along the Way (2011), a collaboration with his wife Eileen Hansen on the Camino de Santiago Compostela in northern Spain; Indochine Style (2008), a book on style and architecture in Vietnam and Laos; Indochine (2008), a journey through Vietnam and Laos; Gathering Places (2005), Balinese architecture – a spiritual and special orientation; and Bouquets (2005), a year of flowers and table settings. He has received numerous honors for his work, including frequent recognition in the International Photography Awards (IPA) competition. Jay also teaches photography and Lightroom workshops and classes, many in Marin County.

Bryant Austin

Bio | Gallery

Bryant Austin

Bryant Austin is a fine art photographer who creates life-size photographs of whales taken at close range. Bryant captures several vertical photographs of the whale's body, later assembling them into one life-size composite that reveals the whales' true colors, tonal range and intricate physical traits. Shown internationally, Austin's collection contains the largest, most detailed photographs of whales in the world.

Josie Iselin

Bio | Gallery

Josie Iselin

Author of seven books, Josie Iselin is a writer, designer and photographer. Using her flatbed scanner and computer, Josie creates captivating images that celebrate the ordinary wonders she finds at the beach. To her, the beach is a gateway to another world – a portal to the ocean where she discovers one "magnificent surprise" after another.

Kay Carlson

Bio | Gallery

Kay Carlson

Kay Carlson is a California Plein Air Colorist in the Impressionist tradition. Her Sausalito gallery presents paintings from the Bay Area, Northern California landscapes, Napa Sonoma vineyards and Tuscany. Working in oil on canvas, Kay has a passion to see and capture how color is changed by the influence of light. Looking beyond a landscape's physical qualities, Kay chooses locations with a certain wildness, where the essence and story are more than contours and lines. In Sausalito, near her waterfront studio, she explores times of the day when waves, clouds and atmosphere create a visual drama. Kay received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin. Relocating to San Francisco in 1971, she followed her interest in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. Since then, her work has been widely displayed – in solo exhibitions in Northern California, U.S. galleries, Italy and Spain, and private and corporate collections. Kay founded Marin Open Studios to increase the public's awareness and appreciation of local artists. In 2000 she received the American Impressionist Society Merit Award.

Brown Cannon III

Bio | Gallery

Brown Cannon III

Brown Cannon III is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting editorial travel features for over a decade. His work has been published in Travel+Leisure, Geo Saison, Islands, Condé Nast, Sunset and Outside. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, Brown lives in Mill Valley, California, and regularly surfs the coasts of Northern California, Hawaii and Mexico.