Art in the Gallery

The Gallery at our Corte Madera store features quarterly art shows by local, national, and international artists. Stop by and check out this fantastic work! If you would like to inquire about submitting your work for exhibition, or if you would like to rent our Gallery for your event or reception, please contact Gallery Coordinator Dana Kelly at
On Display in the Gallery:

Pam Patterson & Dana Kelly

Please join artists (and BP booksellers) Pam Patterson and Dana Kelly at their reception in the Gallery to celebrate Pam's paintings and Dana's photography on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 5:30pm. More details here.

This is Dana Kelly's third show in the Gallery. (He knows the curator -- it's him.) Dana is a longtime author event host at BP and an actor, film editor and amateur photographer in his spare time. Dana has taken landscape photos in England, Ireland, France, Turkey, Bali, Portugal, Alaska, here in Marin, and, of course, in Italy. Enjoy!

A longtime employee of Book Passage, Pam Patterson is pleased to be showing her paintings in the BP Gallery. As a group travel planner in her professional life, Pam was fortunate to travel extensively and have a first-hand look at some of the world’s greatest cultural institutions. Pam’s art affiliations include Marin Open Studios (MOS), Oil Painters of America (OPA), Mill Valley Art Walk, Sector 5 Studios and the San Anselmo Arts Commission.

Tom Killion - Woodcut Prints

Book Passage is pleased to be hosting a reception for the release of Tom's new book California's Wild Edge on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 5:30pm. More details here.


We are thrilled to have Tom Killion as our artist-in-residence in the Gallery at Book Passage. Tom Killion was born and raised in Mill Valley, California, on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais. The rugged scenery of Marin County and Northern California inspired him from an early age to create landscape prints using linoleum and wood, strongly influenced by the traditional Japanese Ukiyo-ë style of Hokusai and Hiroshige. After traveling extensively in Europe and Africa, Killion returned to Santa Cruz in 1977 and founded his own Quail Press. He produced his large-format "The Coast of California" in 1979. During the early 1980s, Tom divided his time between history research in Europe and Africa, and the development of his multi-color woodcut prints.

In 1995, Tom returned to California and taught in the Humanities Department at San Francisco State University while he worked on a new hand-printed, large-format book, "The High Sierra of California" in collaboration with Pulitzer prize-winning poet Gary Snyder. The new book received a number of awards. In 2008 Tom and Gary published a second collaboration, "Tamalpais Walking," again with Heyday Books of Berkeley. Killion is currently working on a series of landscape prints for a future book, including treescapes, coastal and mountain views. His studio is located on Inverness Ridge near Point Reyes, California.