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Mural @ Salesforce Transit Center Opening – August 11, 2018

Marius Starkey Mural at Salesforce Transit Center Opening

Join me for the public opening block party/celebration of Salesforce Transit Center. During this opening party event, I will be putting the finishing touches on a huge mural that is 10 feet high x 40 feet long. I have a 3 days to paint this mural starting this weekend. I’ll finish the mural on Sat August 11th.

Where: Location between First and Second Streets, San Francisco at the Salesforce Transit Center

When: Open Block Event will be Saturday, August 11, 2018

Time: 12pm to 4pm (4 hour event)

All are welcome !

Live Painting at the De Young Museum of Art

I will be painting live at the De Young Museum of Art in San Francisco on Sept 4  2015, Friday night from 5pm to 8pm. I will show 5 of my new oil paintings and demonstrate my painting techniques, celebrating the JMW Turner exhibition now showing at the museum. From De Young’s page:

Artist Marius Starkey will paint en plein air inspired by the works of J.M.W. Turner in the de Young’s Osher Sculpture Garden.Marius Starkey responds to the sublime beauty of the light, sky, and trees surrounding the garden using a variety of canvases. Visitors are welcome to draw alongside Marius while the sun sets or the fog drifts in.

Friday Nights at the de Young are after-hours art happenings that include a mix of live music, dance and theater performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and exhibition tours. Local artists conduct drop-in workshops, debut new commissions, display their art in the Kimball Education Gallery, and take part in conversations about the creative process. The Café offers a delicious prix-fixe menu and specialty cocktails, and the Hamon Tower observation level is open until 8 pm. Artists-in-Residence, curators, scholars, and arts educators play active roles in making Friday Nights an engaging museum experience.


You can find out more about the event here. And here’s what else is happening that day. And here’s the link to Google Maps.

The Ocean Series @ UCSF Sandler Neuroscience

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Please join me to view a major show of my paintings titled “The Ocean Series,” in Mission Bay at the UCSF Sandler Neuroscience building. The show celebrates our deep emotional and physical connection with the ocean. The show is in the UCSF Memory & Aging Center, Gallery 190 (room) and it is located on the lobby.


Location Of Exhibition:

UCSF Memory and Aging Center
675 Nelson Rising Lane, Suite 190
San Francisco, CA 94158

Link to Google Maps


Exhibition Dates:

June 28th to Friday, September 25th, 2015 and open to the public 9am–5pm weekdays excluding holidays.


Opening Reception:

Thursday, July 23, 5–7pm


**Upon arriving, please check-in at the security desk.

Pay parking at Mission Bay Campus is a very short walking distance from the show.

· 1835 Owens Street Garage – located across from Mission Bay Hospital.

· 1630 Third Street (multiplex) Garage – located just (1/3 block) North of 16th Street.

· Fourth Street Surface Lot – Forth Street, just north of 16th Street.

Open Studios at Hunters Point Shipyard – Nov. 9-10th 2013

I’ll be showing some of my latest works during the Open Studios at Hunters Point Shipyard.
You find me and my works at:

Hunters Point Shipyard
Building 116, Studio 10
Here’s it’s on Google Maps

November 9th -10th 2013
: 11am – 5 pm

Free admission
, Free abundant and secure parking.

Marius – Solo Show @ Sanyok Gallery

Marius Starkey Sanyok Gallery Solo Show PosterMarius, opening October 17th showcases Marius Starkey’s latest artwork. Recently selected as the painter for the iconic San Francisco Heroes and Hearts 2014 project benefiting SF General Hospital Foundation, Starkey has been exhibited at many museums including the Legion of Honor and the de Young.

Opening Reception: October 17th, 2013, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
On View October 17th – October 30th 2013

Sanyok Gallery
819 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965.
Phone: (415) 332-8400

How to get there? Here’s the link to Google Maps.

Gallery Hours:
11am – 5pm or by appointment


SF General Heroes and Hearts 2014

I am one of eight artists chosen to paint one of the large Hearts for the San Francisco General Hospital. The Hearts are 5 ft tall, weighing 400 lbs. They are auctioned off to the top bidders. Here is a little from their web site. The presentation will be on Feb 13th 2014 at AT&T Ball Park with all Hearts on the baseball field. I’ll be at the event! 

Oct 6th and 13th: Live Painting at the Legion of Honor

I will be painting live in at the Legion of Honor in celebration of their current show “Impressionists on the Water“. The show includes 80 paintings by Impressionists such as Monet, Renoir, and Pissarro. On Oct 6th and Oct 13th 2013 I’m showing my paintings at the Legion of Honor and I will be working in a like manner of these amazing painters in three different mediums.

Live Painting
Plein-Air Painting Day at the Legion of Honor
Oct 13th 2013 – 12:00 pm

Tickets are available here at the Legion of Honor website.