"From above, the rippled fog layer laps against the shores of the foothills like a voluminous cotton ocean." – Eric Cheng

Art Gallery

 

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

 

 

Current Exhibition

Beautiful Whale

Bryant Austin

 

Bryant Austin is an acclaimed portrait photographer – of whales. His full-body composite photos, often life-sized, capture a view of whales most humans never see. Bryant enters the whales' ocean habitat and waits patiently for an encounter with a curious or sociable whale to swim within four to six feet. Then, the intimate portrait session begins, focusing on the whales' true colors, tonal range and intricate detail. Austin takes up to 300 images in five-foot, vertical sections; from these, he selects 15-20 photos to create a composite, life-sized studio portrait.

April 4 – September 26, 2014

 

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.

 

Landscape Reflections

Featuring Susan Schneider

Winter 2013

The Luminous Land

Featuring Chris & Kimberley Honeysett

Fall 2013

Adventure

Featuring Gilles Martin-Raget

Summer 2013

Adventure

Featuring Brown Cannon III

Spring 2013

Nurture

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

Visions of the Golden Gate at 75

Featuring W. Gordon Voorhies, Robert Campbell, Emil Flock and Chris Honeysett

Spring 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.