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


Exhibitions

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions:

2017
Otherwise, Mixed Media Collage, Marsha Balian and Sherry Parker, GearBox Gallery Oakland, June 29 – July 29

2016
Art Wall, Shige Sushi, Cotati, August 2 – October 30

2015
Letters Home - Winter Art Show, Thomson Hall Gallery, Sausalito, January 15 – February 24

2014
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

2013
Flying Fish and Random Birds: Solo Show New Work, Montclair Gallery Oakland, March 19 – April 29

2011
Pez / Pescado, Rockridge Library, Oakland

2010
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

2007
Mixed Media Sculpture, Sherrill Collection, San Francisco

2004
Art on the Walls, Bucci’s, Emeryville


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017
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

2016
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

2015
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

2014
"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
Conversation
, A Pop-Up show curated by Susan Alexander, 419 14th Street, San Francisco, May 10-11
Public Art: Commission for Kaiser Hospital San Leandro

2013
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"; www.gatheringcloudsmagazine.com
Studio Visit Magazine, Volume Twenty-Two; www.studiovisitmagazine.com/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

2012
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, www.collectorartshop.com
3rd Annual Altered Book Show, April 21 - May 26, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, www.marinmoca.org
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

2011
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

2010
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

2009
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

2008
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

2007
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

2006
Annual Member Show, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley California
Artfully Reclaimed, Art League of Northern California, Novato California

2004
Swimming Through Air and Time, Women’s Cancer Resource Center, Oakland California


Awards:

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:

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"; www.gatheringcloudsmagazine.com
Studio Visit Magazine, Volume Twenty-Two; www.studiovisitmagazine.com/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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