Zener Schon Gallery


Zener Schon Contemporary Art

23 Sunnyside Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
415.738.8505, info@zenerschongallery.com



Zener Schon Contemporary Art (ZSCA)
announce that we are closing our doors at
23 Sunnyside Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941

A closing sale on select works will take place:
Saturday, November 19th and Sunday, November 20th from 12-6pm.

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Art Aspen Ice Garden, August 4-7, 2016, Booth B15

Aspen Times Article Featuring Laura Kimpton



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Dig In Magazine Interview with Carly Ivan Garcia

YouTube Interview Video with Carly Ivan Garcia





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Panel Discussion:  The Legacy of Abstract Expressionism

March 17, 6:30-9pm



Panelist Include:

Chérie Louise Turner, Art Critic and Writer, Art Beats Bay Area www.artbeatbayarea.com Foster Goldstrom, Gallerist, Art Dealer & Collector

Beth Waldman, Artist & Art Consultant, WaldmanArts www.waldmanarts.com

ZSCA Panelist Discussion March 17, 2016

Upcoming May 2016

Cool the Earth Private Event – Wednesday, May 4th

March/April 2016

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“This Land is Our Land”,  March 22 – May 7, 2016

Sarah Christianson, Kevin Kunishi, Andreanne Michon

Guest Curated by Monique Deschaines

Opening Reception:  Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6-8pm



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February/March 2016

“Reconstructed Abstractions of the Urban Experience” exhibition opens February 2 and runs through March 19, 2016.  Featuring Carly Ivan Garcia and Benito Rangel de Maria.  The opening reception for the artists will be held Tuesday, February 2, 6-8pm.

View Press Release

Interview with Carly Ivan Garcia in Whitehot Magazine

Interview with Carly Ivan Garcia Arte Fuse Magazine


December 2015

Laura Kimpton Interview with Musee Magazine

November 2015

Laura Kimpton Press Release November 2015

Broadway World October 29, 2015

Art Fix Daily October 30 2015

Luxe Magazine November 2015 Issue

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October 2015

Marin Magazine On the Edge: Laura Kimpton, Ian Ross, and Zio Ziegler

2wenty WIRED October 2015


May/June 2015

Zener Schon Contemporary Art, Mill Valley, presents its participation in the 3rd annual BottleRock Napa Valley festival as their exclusive art consultants & curators. Taking place May 29th -31st, the festival will showcase a group of one-of-a-kind installations by San Francisco Bay Area & New York based muralists & sculptors. Concurrently, ZSCA extends this showcase with their gallery exhibition Breaking Boundaries: Merging the Practice of Private and Public Art. This exhibit will feature works by select festival artists May 19th – June 28th. ZSCA will host the artist reception Saturday, June 6th from 6-8pm.

Press Release:  ZSCA Exhibition_Breaking BoundariesPR

Street Art SF 

BottleRock 2015

Muralists add art dimension to BottleRock

Napa Valley Register


Press Democrat

April/May 2015


Zener Schon Contemporary Art to Exhibit at Art Market SF

April 29 – May 3, 2015


Warholian Press from ArtMarket SF


April 2015

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Zener Schon Contemporary Art, Mill Valley, presents From East to West: A Bi-Coastal Dialogue, an exhibition guest curated by Mateo Mize, featuring eight internationally acclaimed mixed media artists with deep roots individually and collectively in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area.

The exhibition runs from March 31 – May 17, 2015.

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, April 4, 6-8pm

Press Release: A Bi-Coastal Dialogue April 2015

Artefuse featuring ZSCA Bi-Coastal Dialogue

March 2015


Zener Schon Contemporary Art, Mill Valley, presents Horns & Halos, an exhibition of mixed media work by Los Angeles artist Ashleigh Sumner.

The exhibition runs from March 3 – 28, 2015.

Artist Reception: Thursday, March 12, 6-8pm


Press Release:  Ashleigh Sumner “Horns & Halos” March 2015


February 2015


Zener Schon Contemporary Art, Mill Valley, presents Navigating Boundaries, an exhibition of works on paper and mixed media by San Francisco Bay Area artist Benito Rangel de Maria.

The exhibition runs from February 3 – 28, 2015

Artist Reception: Thursday, February 12, 6-8pm


Press Release:  Benito Rangel de Maria PR Navigating Boundaries February 2015


December 2014


Raffle Includes:  Eric Zener Mixed Media artwork, Cocoon, 20” x 16” (value $1,600).



Zener Schon Contemporary Art Gallery Announces a Holiday Event Benefiting DrawBridge: Art Programs for Homeless Children


A fundraising event for the Bay Area nonprofit DrawBridge is being hosted by the Zener Schon Contemporary Art Gallery in Mill Valley.  The event will be held Thursday, December 17, 6-9:00 pm at our new gallery space, 23 Sunnyside Avenue, Mill Valley.

The event is open to the public and cocktail attire is encouraged.  Donations are optional, but for every $10 donated, the donor is entered into a raffle to win an Eric Zener Mixed Media artwork, Cocoon, 20” x 16” (value $1,600). Proceeds from raffle donations go directly to help DrawBridge bring art programs to homeless children. Please click on the link to purchase raffle tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zsca-holiday-event-raffle-tickets-benefiting-drawbridge-tickets-14668659355

The event is the opening reception for the gallery’s latest show, featuring the work of multiple artists including Carly Ivan Garcia, Eric Zener, Ashleigh Sumner, JD Wilson, D Young V, JM Rizzi, Yannick Hamon, 2wenty, and select others from the Bay Area and across the country.  Wine, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music with DJ Alex Sanchez are included.  All net proceeds from raffle donations go to support DrawBridge art.

Schon and Zener say they welcome an opportunity to support the local community and are happy to partner with an art-related organization. DrawBridge offers expressive art programs for homeless and other underserved children ages 4-16.  DrawBridge has served the Bay Area for 25 years and currently offers programs at 20 sites around the Bay Area, including four in Marin.

For more information on the event, please contact Tara Schon or Julie Zener at Zener Schon Contemporary Art Gallery.

Email: info@zenerschongallery.com

sponsorlogos Zener Schon Gallery and DrawBridge would like to thank the event sponsors: HINT, Purity Organic, Lagunitas Brewing Company and FarmShop.



OCTOBER 6, 2014


Much like the duo that preceded them at 23 Sunnyside Ave., art industry veterans have teamed up for a downtown Mill Valley art gallery; they’re showing off a range of urban and contemporary art at First Tuesday Artwalk, and at a Farmshop-catered grand opening event on Friday, Oct. 10.

Selections from the latest exhibit at the new Zener Schon Gallery at 23 Sunnyside Ave. Julie Zener and Tara Schon are at middle right. The work will be on display during the First Tuesday Artwalk, Oct. 7 from 6–8pm. Courtesy image.
The game of musical chairs at 108 Throckmorton Ave. has had at least one auspicious outcome for local art lovers: yet another emerging gallery downtown.On the heels of the Seager Gray Gallery, which moved to 108 Throckmorton Ave. in September, becoming the fifth business there in the past two years, Julie Zener and Tara Schon have opened the Zener Schon Contemporary Art gallery in Seager Gray’s former space at 23 Sunnyside Avenue.The gallery, which focuses on urban and contemporary art, is showcasing the work of eight artists at the First Tuesday Artwalk, set for Oct. 7 from 6–8pm at venues all around town (click here to access the guide to those venues and artists). They’re also hosting a Grand Opening Event, catered by Farmshop, on Friday, Oct. 10, from 6–9pm.“We’re both working moms and we’re really excited to be opening our gallery here in downtown Mill Valley,” Zener says. “As we were looking for spaces, we decided that this space was a perfect fit for us – it’s a really modern space to complement the work we’ll be showing.”Zener, who has been in the art industry since 1997 as a gallery owner, dealer, curator and manager, moved in 2005 to Mill Valley, where she lives with her three kids. She co-founded Zener Art Group, solely managing the collection of Eric Zener paintings, and in 2012, she started working with the Red Bull Canvas Cooler Project, curating emerging artists.It was through the Red Bull project that Zener connected with Schon, who has been entrenched in the world of art and design both in the U.S. and abroad for 19 years. Schon, who lives in San Rafael with her husband and two kids, became a curator and director for artist coordination for the Red Bull Canvas Cooler Project in 2013, and partnered with Zener on Zener Schon Contemporary Art later that year.“It’s definitely a reflection of both our aesthetics – we jointly curate our artists and our shows,” Zener says.The 411: Zener Schon Contemporary Art gallery is at 23 Sunnyside Avenue. They are currently exhibiting work from a number of artists, including Eric Zener, James Rizzi, Ashleigh Sumner, Ian Ross, 2wenty, Dan Monteavaro, Leigh Beisch and Paige Smith. First Tuesday Artwalk is Oct. 7 from 6–8pm, and Zener Schon’s Grand Opening is Friday. Oct. 10 from 6–9pm.Click here for more info.



New gallery location:

23 Sunnyside, Mill Valley, CA 94941



Upcoming Events:

  • Gallery opens to public on October 2, 2014
  • Join us for the first Tuesday Mill Valley Art Walk on October 7, 6-8pm.
  • Grand Opening Event on Friday, October 10, 6pm-9pm