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September 9, 5:00–7:00 PM

Opening Night Party & Silent Auction Kick-Off

Free preview of ART FWD artworks and experience packages available for live and silent auction.

September 9 – September 30

Auction Exhibition

Connect with MarinMOCA staff for an appointment or attend during the museum's visiting hours.

September 9, 2:00 – 7:00 PM & September 10, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

MarinMOCA Open Studios

September 30, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

ART FWD Annual Benefit Auction and Celebration

A Festive Evening including a Live Auction, Entertainment, Delectable Fare, Exclusive Wines, and Specialty Cocktails.


Bring a friend and support MarinMOCA’s exhibitions and educational programs as you bid on a curated selection of artworks, singular experience packages, and Fund-A-Need initiatives. Meet and hear from MarinMOCA’s new Executive Director, Jodi Roberts, and groove to the sounds of Nick Otis and Matt Silva, The Bossa Nova Duo. Click the button below to purchase tickets.


In 1983, a group of eleven young artists in Marin County banded together to form Indian Valley Artists, an association that planted the seed that would grow into MarinMOCA. This year, ART FWD pays tribute to the creativity and ingenuity of those intrepid artists as well as the community members and patrons who have helped shape MarinMOCA over the course of four decades. Join us in celebrating MarinMOCA’s illustrious past as we build an inspiring future centered on transformative art experiences and education programs for people of all ages. 

Over thirty Bay Area contemporary artists and MarinMOCA alumni have generously contributed to the ART FWD auction. Museum supporters can bid on outstanding artworks as well as singular experience packages and Fund-A-Need initiatives either online or in-person. MarinMOCA is proud to offer up to 50% commission to all auction artists. 

MarinMOCA touches the lives of thousands of Bay Area residents through contemporary art exhibitions, public programs, and educational programs. Come celebrate with us this September as we toast our past, embrace the present, and envision an exhilarating future!  

2023 ART FWD Honorees are Ron Collins, Kathleen Lack, Beryl Miller, and Phyllis Thelen.



Zarouhie Abdalian
Elisheva Biernoff
Tiffany Bozic
Cynthia Brannvall
Luke Butler
Lark Calderon-Gomez
Patrick Carpenter
Ajit Chauhan
Bruce Conner
Jeff Downing
Christopher Robin Duncan
Jennifer Fearon
Janey Fritsche
The Artist Hines
Colter Jacobsen
Devorah Jacoby
Rachel Kaye
Isabella Kirkland
David Maisel
Gary Marsh
Gloria Matuszewski
Beryl Miller
Cecily O’Conner
William Otton
Gay Outlaw
Chuck Potter
Rachelle Reichert
Ashleigh Sumner
Lauren Szabo
Charlene Tan
Phyllis Thelen
Lava Thomas
Stephanie Thwaites
Diane Williams
Zio Ziegler

Almine Rech
Altman Siegel
The Conner Family Trust
Fraenkel Gallery
Haines Gallery
Hosfelt Gallery
Jessica Silverman Gallery
Rena Bransten Gallery
Rebecca Camacho Presents
Sarah Shepard Gallery
Seager Gray Gallery
Themes and Projects

Ron Collins
Kathleen Lack
Beryl Miller
Phyllis Thelen

Devon Bella
Daniel Daniloff
Tania Houtzager
Hunter Marvel
Jodi Roberts
Daelyn Short Farnham

Mimi Blakeslee

Ruth Yankoupe

Ron Collins

Carson Wealth
Hunter Marvel

Elizabeth Roberts, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

WealthSpire Advisors

Marin Magazine

Board President, Daniel Daniloff
Vice President, Robin Eber
Secretary, Molly Foley
Treasurer, Hunter Marvel
Director, Mimi Blakeslee
Director, Brad Dillon
Director, Daelyn Short Farnham
Director, Tania Houtzager
Director, Julia Mayne
Director, William Otton
Director, Sarah Shepard


Besharam Restaurant

Mimi Blakeslee

Julie Cohn

Colibri Mexican Bistro

Cucina Paradiso

Daniel Davidloff

Della Fattoria

Andy and Lori Fromm

Maggie Dethloff

Domaine Carneros

Robin Eber


Front Porch Farm

Libby Garrison

Giambroni Design 

Good Earth Natural Foods

Kim Glenn

Graceful Cookie 

Hafner Vineyard 

Hopmonk Tavern 

In Good Taste


David Maisel

Marin County Department of Cultural Services

McEvoy Ranch

Merry Edwards Winery

Minnesota Street Foundation

On The Rocks Bartending and Staffing

The Pines 

Small Works, SF 

Three Fat Guys Winery

Ruth Yankoupe


Jodi Roberts, Executive Director
Mary Coman, Program Manager
Pat Doherty, Program Manager
Joan Nelson, Finance Manager
Ashley Sinclair, Visitor Engagement Coordinator



How to participate in the ART FWD Auction:

Whether you plan to bid online or in-person at the Live Auction on September 30th, you will need to register to participate. 

Step 1: Select the REGISTER menu item on this website and login with your phone number or email address. Click GO, and you will receive an email or text message with a one-time login code. Enter the code and click NEXT. 

Confirm your name and click CONTINUE. Once completely logged in, you can view items in the Silent and Live Auctions via our Clickbid auction portal. You can search by item number and category.

How to place a bid:

To place a bid, click on BID/INFO. You can view item details, place a fast bid, or place a maximum bid. Click on MENU > MY ITEMS to view your activity throughout the event. 

Tips for a smooth bidding experience:

  • For the Silent Auction, we recommend using Clickbid’s “set maximum bid” feature. The system bids for you up to (but not exceeding) the maximum amount you indicate. 

  • Set up email and text alerts so you'll know if you have been outbid. 

How can I attend the Live Auction?

This year’s Live Auction is on September 30. You can join us in person by purchasing a ticket. Your generous support is greatly appreciated.

I can’t attend the Silent Auction in person. Can I still bid on Silent Auction items?

YES! Click on REGISTER. After registering, you’ll be able to bid on Silent Auction items at anytime. 

I can't attend the Live Auction. Can I still bid on Live Auction items? 

YES! If you cannot attend the Live Auction on September 30, a MarinMOCA representative will execute the bid(s) on your behalf up to (but not beyond) your defined amount. Please email Jodi Roberts, Executive Director at to set up proxy bidding by 12:00 PM on September 30. 

Is there early bidding for the Live Auction?


How do I remove a bid? 

Right after you place a bid, you can "undo" it on the confirmation banner at the top of the screen. Once this banner disappears, you must contact MarinMOCA at or see an event volunteer to remove it.

How do I place a Max Bid? 

To place a "max bid,” click on BID/INFO > BID/SET MAX > select the maximum amount you are willing to spend on the item > SET MAX. The system will bid up to that amount for you automatically. You will be notified via text message if you are outbid on this item.

I already selected "no" or replied STOP to the SMS text message alerts, not realizing I wouldn't receive outbid notices. Can I fix it? 

Yes. Text "START" to 56651 to begin receiving these once again.

What if I am outbid?

Clickbid keeps track of your bids for you and once you have been outbid, it will immediately send you a text message letting you know. You can easily jump back into your account, adjust your maximum bid, and make sure you don’t miss out.

How do I watch my event activity?

To view your previously bid on items, go to MENU > MY ITEMS. View your complete event history, winning and losing items. Clickbid keeps this page focused on the items you are interested in so you don’t get distracted and lose an item.

How do I update my information?

Use the Blue Gear icon in the top left corner of the bidding site to update your information anytime.

When does bidding in the Silent Auction end?

All bidding for the Silent Auction will be conducted online and close on September 30 at 6:15 PM. You will receive text updates when your bid is exceeded, allowing you to enter a new bid. 

Is there a Buy Now price on Auction items?


Did I win? 

Once the auction has closed, go to MENU/MY ITEMS to view everything that you have won/purchased.

I did not receive my login code. What do I do?

Note that we cannot control carrier settings for receiving the code by text. If you do not receive a code via text, try via email or check with your cell phone provider. Please check your spam folder for the login code email if you do not see it in your inbox. You can also contact us at and let us know.

When can I see the artwork in person?

You can view the artworks at MarinMOCA during the museum’s regular hours. If these times don’t work for you, please email MarinMOCA staff to set up a special appointment. 

Do artists make money from the sale of the artwork?

Yes! As part of our commitment to supporting artists, MarinMOCA offers all participating artists up to a 50% commission on the sale of their work, with the remaining proceeds going directly to support education and exhibitions at MarinMOCA.

How do I pay for my auction item? 

ClickBid requires a credit card or another form of payment at registration. Items will be charged in full via the ClickBid portal to the highest bidder. Sales tax will be charged to all purchases of goods. All acquisitions must be purchased in full. 

What are the auction rules?

Each auction item is sold AS IS without warranty. MarinMOCA reserves the right to withdraw any item at any time before the actual sale. All Sales are final with not refunds or exchanges. You will be issued a receipt through the ClickBid portal after your purchase is complete; be sure to save this so you can take home your art.

How do I pick up my artwork?

Auction winners may take their artwork home after the exhibition closes on October 8 and purchase confirmation. Auction winners will be notified to make an appointment. If you are not local, we can ship artwork to you. Shipping and packing materials will be billed to you at cost.

I won an experience package, now what? 

Please contact MarinMOCA at for information on scheduling your experience package.