Forty-six local artists and more


Art by 46 coastal Marin artists and others awaits visitors to the Bolinas Museum exhibitions that open with a holiday party this Saturday, Nov. 18. The “Hardly Strictly Mini: A Biennial Benefit Exhibition” presents small works for sale by 70 Bay Area artists, selected by lottery and nomination. This is the museum’s 27th holiday art sale to benefit both artists and the museum. Two additional dynamic exhibitions will also open this Saturday: Sharon Beals’s gorgeous large-format photographs of birds nests—many from natural history museum collections—dramatically present the remarkable innovation and architecture of the nests; and Bolinas artist Sirima Sataman carves linoleum and wood blocks to print big, dramatic black-and-white scenes from the California coast. Everyone is invited to the 2 p.m. artist and curator talks and the holiday party and opening reception, from 3 to 5 p.m. The exhibitions show through Dec. 31.