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Marsha Balian is represented by GearBox Gallery in Oakland, California.


Solo and Two Person Exhibitions:


About Face, a show of faces with Deborah Benioff Friedman, GearBox Gallery, Oakland, November 22 – January 5, 2019

Art with Marsha Balian, Jacquie Cole and Alise Anderson, SoBu Oakland, November 3 – December 31

By Implication, Marsha Balian and Joy Broom, GearBox Gallery, Oakland, June 28 – July 28

Marsha Balian Mixed Media, Town Books, San Anselmo, March – April

Otherwise, Mixed Media Collage, Marsha Balian and Sherry Parker, GearBox Gallery Oakland, June 29 – July 29

Art Wall, Shige Sushi, Cotati, August 2 – October 30

Letters Home - Winter Art Show, Thomson Hall Gallery, Sausalito, January 15 – February 24

Fabrications and Other Notions,
Art Space Gallery of the Women's Health Resource Center, CPMC, San Francisco, September 14 – December, 2014
Stampede: Old Stamps, New Art, Collage Gallery, San Francisco, March

Flying Fish and Random Birds: Solo Show New Work, Montclair Gallery Oakland, March 19 – April 29

Pez / Pescado, Rockridge Library, Oakland

End of Year Show, Bazaar Café, San Francisco
Small Works, Garage Gallery, Berkeley
I Dreamed I Had an Art Show in my Maidenform Bra, Awaken Café, Oakland
New Work, McCue Gallery 83, Orinda

Mixed Media Sculpture, Sherrill Collection, San Francisco

Art on the Walls, Bucci’s, Emeryville

Selected Group Exhibitions:


Super Heroes Bash: Art Auction and Party, Arts Benicia, September 14-2, Benicia California
A Book About Death: The Last Waltz, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, September 14-November 2, 2019, Islip Art Museum, East Islip New York
Bay Area Women Artists 2019, juried by Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley California
Kaos: International Festival of Collage, Kranj Slovenia, August 2019
10th Annual Marin Moca Altered Book Exhibit, Marin Museum of Art, Spring 2019
Pop Up at the Bank, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, California, February – June 2019
Switching Gears, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, California
If Only I Had Time to Tell You, Juried by M. Louise Stanley, annual exhibition at Gallery Route One, Pt Reyes Station, California


Small Works, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, California, November – December 2018
Arts Up, Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, September – November 2018
Elevate, Inaugural Adobe Art Gallery fundraiser, Hayward, California, September 2018
The Altered Book / Book Arts Exhibition, Marin Museum of Art, Spring 2018

Gatherings: Vita Collage,
Icehouse Gallery, with Inez Storer, Katie McCann, and Joy Broom, Petaluma, CA
Memento Mori,
White Buffalo Gallery, Sacramento, October 11– November 3
33rd Annual Juried Exhibition,
National Collage Society, Unition Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, Illinois, September 27– October 28
Magical Realism, juried by Paul Pratchenko, Arts Benicia, Benicia, June 3 – July 9
Delicate Balance: work by Irene Belknap, Marsha Balian and Jennifer Johnson,
The Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, CA, March 17–May 4
Marvelous: an international exhibition of collage and assemblage art.  Juried by Sherry Parker, John Hundt and Cecil Touchon. January 6 – February 12

Big is the New Small, Nisa Touchon Gallery, Santa Fe New Mexico, April 15 – June 15
Collector Gallery, Berkeley, April 18 – June 2
Gravity of the Heart, Art Brokers, San Rafael, juried by Donna Seager

Fish Tales: A Show of Mixed Media and Collage, with Katie McCann, Artbeat, Berkeley, November 14, 2015 – January 9, 2016
Collage: Session and Studio Selections,
Red Dot Gallery, Sacramento, September – October 3
Fragments: Art of Collage,
Arts Benicia, July 29 – September 9, 2015
The Altered Book/Book Arts Exhibition,
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, April 18 – May 23

"Small Works" Artworks Downtown,
San Rafael, December
Highway 20 Gallery
, Lucerne; ongoing exhibition of 13 nationally-known collage and mixed media artists
American Folk Art Festival, Napa, September 6
(n)collage: a mixed media collage exhibit
, Icehouse Gallery, Petaluma, July 25 – September 14
, A Pop-Up show curated by Susan Alexander, 419 14th Street, San Francisco, May 10-11
Public Art: Commission for Kaiser Hospital San Leandro

Fetish, A Pop-Up show curated by Susan Alexander, October 5-6, 419 14th Street, San Francisco
Fall into Mixed Media, October 11-December 31, Avalon Salon, 1016 B Street, San Rafael
Bay Area Women Artists, curated by Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray, August 6-29, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley
Gathering Clouds, a magazine of contemporary art, issue 4 "the Series"
Studio Visit Magazine, Volume Twenty-Two
Art Murmur, June 7, Warehouse 416, 416 26th Street, Oakland
What's So Funny: An Exhibition About Humor, Village Theatre Art Gallery Danville, March 8 – April 22
Playground: Art Inspired by Childhood, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, February 28 – March 20

50-50 juried show, Sanchez Art Center, August 24 - September 30
The Self-Portrait Project, Brooklyn Art Library, August
In Print juried show, The Warehouse Gallery, June
Collector Gallery, May 11 - June 16, 2012, Berkeley, California
3rd Annual Altered Book Show, April 21 - May 26, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
Intersection: World Culture in the East Bay, 510Arts.com online juried show
Telling Stories Through Art, January 19 - February 12, Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Pleasant Hill, California

Shine, Berkeley Art Center member show, December 17, 2011 - January 29, 2012, Berkeley, California
Big Deal, Auction for Visual Aid, November 12, Somarts, San Francisco
Pro Arts Box Art Benefit Auction, November 4, Pro Arts, Oakland California
Tiny, Juried show small works, November 3 – December 23, Studio Gallery, San Francisco
National Collage Society, Annual Juried Show, Online November 1
May 14 Gala for the Oakland Ballet Company
Silent Auction for Axis Dance Company
Pro Arts, Oakland California

Twisted, Chiseled and Fired, Invitational Show of Sculpture, Village Theater Art Gallery, Danville California
No Big Heads: Self Portraits, University Gallery, Anchorage Alaska
Silent Auction for Haiti, Warehouse Gallery,  Oakland California
The Tao of Duality: Self Portraits, Brava Center for the Arts, San Francisco California

Visual Aid Big Deal Auction, San Francisco, California
Imagination Navigation, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver Colorado
A Book About Death, Emily Harvey Gallery New York New York
Figures and Faces, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto California
Bird House Auction for PAINTS,  Piedmont California
Altogether: Collage and Assemblage, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz California
Second Annual Art for Animals, AAT Auction, San Francisco, California

Pro Arts Box Auction, Pro Arts, Oakland California
Visual Aid Big Deal Auction, San Francisco California
Lobby Exhibition, 525 Market, San Francisco Calfornia
Itty Bitty Invitational Show, Yes Gallery, Warren Rhode Island
Holiday Show, ArtHaus66 Gallery, Albuquerque New Mexico
Art for Aids Auction, UCSF, San Francisco California
At Play with Four Artists, Community Gallery, Berkeley California
Seeing Music, Addison Street Windows, Berkeley California
Waste Not Want Not, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont California
SFDC ArtiQues, Hinc Showroom, Galleria, San Francisco California

Box Art Auction, Pro Arts, Oakland California
Art for Boobies, Benefit for Susan G Komen Foundation, Bazaar Café, San Francisco California
Summer Art Walk, Design Center Galleria, San Francisco California
Winter Warming, Mad River Post, San Francisco California

Annual Member Show, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley California
Artfully Reclaimed, Art League of Northern California, Novato California

Swimming Through Air and Time, Women’s Cancer Resource Center, Oakland California

Public Collections:

Kaiser Hospital San Leandro

Hayward Library


Best of Oakland, Intersection: World Culture in the East Bay, Arts.com online juried show
Honorable Mention, National Collage Society Annual Juried Exhibit
Honorable Mention, No Big Heads: Self Portraits, Anchorage, Alaska

Publications and Articles:

West Marin Review, Volume 9
Collage by Women/Collage Firmado Por Mujeres; 50 women collage artists of the world
. Promopress, Spain
Oakland Magazine and Alameda Magazine: "Marsha Balian Brings a Hunter-Gatherer Approach to Art".  October 2018
Dada Centennial Day of the Dead: from the Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Oneiric 1
: an international showcase of collage artists. Published by Mariana Bastos, Lisbon, Portugal
Kepiras Internet Art Magazine
(Hungarian language): "Collage in International Contemporary Art”
Kolaj Magazine “Marsha Balian Artist Portfolio”
issue 14
Kola Magazine “Artist Trading Cards”
Pack 6
West Marin Review,
Volume 6, cover art
A Life in Two Dimension: Marsha Balian Nurse Practitioner and Artist, Scrubs Magazine, Fall 2013 issue
East Bay Express review by DeWitt Cheng, January 2010
Gathering Clouds, a magazine of contemporary art, issue 4 "the Series"
Studio Visit Magazine, Volume Twenty-Two
American Art CollectorJuried competition of new work, Alcove Books, 2009
The Permanente Journal Cover art and inside pieces, 2009
Singers of the Night “Night Song” for promotional materials for WomenSing concert, 2007
The Permanente Journal cover art and inside pieces, 2005
East Bay Monthly Magazine cover art, 2004
Urbanview Magazine cover art 2002
As Time Goes By, CD cover for Dale Miller, guitarist

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