Event details

    375 Rhode Island Street between 16th & 17th Streets
    Sunday, September 24, 2023 :: 11 am – 4 pm
    As an annual fundraiser, the Roadworks Steamroller Printing
    Festival celebrates printmaking and the art of the book in a
    spectacular way: printing 3’ by 3’ carved linoleum blocks using a
    7-ton 1924 Buffalo Springfield steamroller. Each year, a featured
    group of artists and printmakers design and carve printing
    plates from linoleum; the resulting plates are printed in a limited
    edition during the event.

  • Brand 51

    Brand 51

    Brand 51: Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper
    I'm pleased to have my book Here/Hear included in this show of works on paper juried by Ara Oshagan.
    Opening event Saturday July 8, 2023

    The Brand Art Library & Art Center
    1601 West Mountain Street
    Glendale, CA 91201

  • California Printmakers

    California Printmakers

    California Printmakers : Tradition and Innovation
    I'm excited to have two of my Here/Hear prints included in this show juried by master printmakers Yuzo Nakano and Kazuko Watanabe, both of Kala Art Institute in Berkeley. The exhibition highlights the best in recent California printmaking by 40 artists and features a wide range of printmaking techniques.
    In Addition, Freedom or Slavery: The Paul Robeson Portfolio, will be featured in the upstairs galleries. Comprised of 14 screenprints, the collection was published in 1998 by Jos Sances and Alliance Graphics as a project to honor the athlete, singer, actor, and civil-rights activist Paul Robeson on the centennial of his birth.
    July 22-August 27, 2023

    Opening Saturday July 22, 4-6
    Arts Benicia
    1 Commandants Lane
    Benicia, CA 94510

  • New Impressions

    New Impressions

    New Impressions
    Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum
    April 21-July 29, 2023
    I am thrilled to have won the Director's Cut Award! This is a wonderful selection of innovative letterpress prints from around the world. View the works online, order the catalog.
    Two Rivers, WI

  • Artists in Conversation

    Artists in Conversation

    Artists in Conversation
    Tony Bellaver & Mary V. Marsh

    Tony and I gave a presentation on our artist's books at Chung 24 Gallery in Noe Valley. Tony's book "In the Absence" is included in the current show, Touchstone, curated by Irene Imfeld, featuring landscape photography, and gallery director Diane Chung invited us to be Artists in Conversation.
    We had a great time talking about ways that we collaborate in making our art, and some of the photographic processes that we use.
    Big thanks to Jeff Heyman for this great photo!
    May 6, 2023
    Chung 24 Gallery
    4071 24th Street
    San Francisco 94114

  • CfPA


    Center for Photographic Arts
    Juried Members' Exhibition
    April 1-May 13, 2023
    Tony's book is in the gallery show, Mary's print is in the online show.
    Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 4 – 6pm
    Reception, walk-through, and awards with Juror Hamidah Glasgow

  • Art Kala 2023

    Art Kala 2023

    Art Kala 2023
    Preview Party Thursday March 30, 6-9
    I'll be there!

    Final Auction Party May 13, 6-9

  • Positively Charged

    Positively Charged

    Positively Charged : Copier Art in the Bay Area Since the 1960s
    curated by Maymanah Farhat and Jennie Hinchcliff
    This exhibition at two venues explores the history of some of the creative hubs and artists through the lens of the copier art they produced. I look forward to this look back at what was going on when I first moved to San Francisco and discovered Postcard Palace, a nexus of copier art and artists.

    San Francisco Public Library
    6th floor Skylight Gallery
    100 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102

    San Francisco Center for the Book
    375 Rhode Island Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103

  • Books Against the Wall

    Books Against the Wall

    Books Against The Wall
    Peninsula Museum of Art
    Work by Zach Clark, Sarah Klein, Mary V. Marsh, Andy Rottner and Lorna Stevens.

    Five Bay Area artists have translated their book works to mixed media objects and multimedia projects. The results challenge the viewer to consider the book as print, sculpture, animation, or electronic game. Some pieces share the process used in creating it, while others expand a concept by presenting it in a new format, broadening and enhancing our notions of what a book can be and do.

    The Daily Journal

    Peninsula Museum of Art
    Space 204, Tanforan Shopping Center
    1188 El Camino Real
    San Bruno, CA 94066

  • The MCBA Prize

    The MCBA Prize

    I'm so pleased to be a semi-finalist with my book Here/Hear: Meta Data Mining in this biennial show honoring excellence in new work juried by Megan N. Liberty.
    The MCBA Prize
    through October 15, 2022
    Minnesota Center for Book Arts
    1011 Washington Avenue S., Suite 100
    Minneapolis, MN

  • CSP Annual

    CSP Annual

    108th Annual Membership Exhibit
    I'll be showing the print I made for the CSP Portfolio
    Extraction: On the Margins
    Piedmont Center for the Arts
    November 6–November 27
    opening Friday Nov 11, 6-9

  • Small Plates 2022

    Small Plates 2022

    I am so pleased to have
    HAND BOOK : A Post-Pandemic Manual
    available with all of the Small Plates books, in the online
    store and at
    San Francisco Center for the Book
    375 Rhode Island, San Francisco

  • The Book as Art

    The Book as Art

    The Book as Art, Vol. 10: Transformation
    Decatur Art Alliance / Georgia Center for the Book, at the Decatur Library
    Opening Friday September 9, 7-9 through October 31, 2022
    with a virtual tour on the Georgia Center for the Book's YouTube.
    I'll be participating in a Zoom talk October 19 at 4:00 PT/ 7:00 ET

    My Artist Video on their YouTube page

    Artist Talk #3

  • The Sketchbook Project

    The Sketchbook Project

    I'm pleased to have two books in the Sketchbook Project at the Brooklyn Art Library. Even though it closed, The Digital Library contains 25,019 complete scanned contributions to The Sketchbook Project.

    Manual: A HAND BOOK: No Touching

    This is Not What it Seems: This is What I See



    Invitational show about water curated by Elizabeth Addison and Robert Abrams will have work by Tony Bellaver and a collaborative artist book by Mary V. Marsh and Tony Bellaver.
    April 1-30, 2022
    Opening Saturday April 9, 3-6

    Tuesday, 10am–3pm
    Wednesday, 10am–1pm
    Thursday, 10am–3pm
    Friday-Sunday, 10am–5pm

    Abrams Claghorn Gallery
    1251 Solano Avenue, Albany CA 94706
    Abrams Claghorn Gallery

  • The Art of the Book

    The Art of the Book

    The Art of the Book
    This annual show will include Here/Hear: Meta Data Mining, a new artist's book by Mary V. Marsh, and Resource Extraction and What's Left Behind, a portfolio of Platinum/Palladium prints, and artist's book Anthropocene, by Tony Bellaver.
    April 23-May 29

    Seager Gray Gallery
    108 Throckmorton Avenue
    Mill Valley, CA

  • XX @ XV : 15th Anniversary Group Show

    XX @ XV : 15th Anniversary Group Show

    As a proud former member, I'm excited to participate in this 15th Anniversary show. I'm showing Fauxliage : Ashland Fir
    XX @ XV
    December 3, February 5, 2022

    Mercury 20
    475 25th Street
    Oakland, 94612

  • Ideal Engagements

    Ideal Engagements

    Ideal Engagements: A Risograph Portfolio
    Zach Clark at Chute Studio produced Risograph prints with 15 artists from the California Society of Printmakers during the summer and fall of 2021. I was excited to work with Zach to make "are you going somewhere". Portfolios are available for acquisition.

    Ideal Engagements

  • Between Here & Now

    Between Here & Now

    Between Here & Now
    An installation about reading with rubbings from the surrounding streets as evidence of here, and linoleum cuts on book pages and hands holding books to suggest journeys in the mind experienced now. Viewable at any time, it is on Milvia, a Bicycle Boulevard.
    March 20-October 17, 2021

    Read Here Now event August 26, 5-7
    Collecting stories about a book that you read, and when you remember it you think about where you were when you read it. Meet at the window to write your memory on a letterpress printed postcard for you to keep. Send a photo of the card, or just the story to mary@mvmarsh.com

    Milvia/Addison Windows, Kala Art Institute
    2100 Addison
    Berkeley, CA

  • Read Here Now

    Read Here Now

    Read Here Now
    Do you have a memory of reading a book, a story that you always associate with where you were, and what you were doing while reading it? While making my window installation Between Here & Now, I was thinking about this idea of experiencing both my physical location and the world in my mind at the same time.
    contribute a memory about reading
    Print out and write down a memory you have of reading a book that always reminds you of where you were when you were reading it.
    You can also color in the blank book to evoke the story or the place you remember. Please take a photo of each and email it to mary@mvmarsh.com. I will be sharing the stories on my instagram and compiling them into an artist's book.



    I am so pleased to have one of my new Here/Hear prints included in the 2021 Berkeley Art Center juried show.

    curated by Thea Quiray Tagle
    June 12- July 18
    Saturday June 12 extended hours 10am-9pm

    Berkeley Art Center
    1275 Walnut Street,Berkeley, CA 94709
    Wed-Sun 11am-5pm

  • Residency Projects: New Work by 2018-2019 Kala Fellows

    Residency Projects: New Work by 2018-2019 Kala Fellows

    Residency Projects: New Work by 2018-2019 Kala Fellows

    I am so excited to share my new projects I've been working on at Kala!
    Join me at the opening or let me know when I can meet you there.

    Opening reception Thursday July 25, 6:00-8:30
    through September 21, 2019
    Kala Art Institute
    2990 San Pablo

    Kala Art Institute

  • Between here & there : each day a gift

    Between here & there : each day a gift

    Between here & there : each day a gift

    City College Art Gallery
    City College of San Francisco
    Visual Arts Building v119

    City College Art Gallery

    reception Thursday, March 7, 5:00-7:00
    gallery hours Mon 10-1, 4-4
    Tues & Thurs 3-6
    Wed 12:30-5
    Fri 10-1

    for a special treat, visit the amazing Diego Rivera mural, map and schedule here: