The FAULTline Art Show Returns to the Civic Center

We speak to Design Farm Productions founder Jennifer Wechsler about the show's latest installment.
Jennifer Wechsler


Design Farm Productions founder Jennifer Wechsler was appointed to Marin’s Cultural Services Commission in the spring of 2019 for a two-year term. With a mandate to promote art and public art in Marin, the designer and independent curator, who splits her time between Sausalito and Inverness, organized the third installment of FAULTline Art Show: The County Experience. Marin Center’s Bartolini Gallery, February 1–March 31.

What was the SS Vallejo houseboat residency in Sausalito and why was it important to art in Marin?

In the 1940s the SS Vallejo ferryboat boat housed many famous painters and was known as a hotbed of creative and intellectual collaborations in Sausalito. Over the last few years the historic ferryboat has been resurrected as a creative artist residency. In The County Experience, I have artistic representation both from the SS Vallejo in the 1940s and from today. This is the third installation of FAULTline.

How did you choose the theme of “the county experience”?

It was very important to me to celebrate the history and depth of the Marin County art culture. Through this show, attendees can “experience” the fertile ground of creativity and ideas fostered in Marin County over the last 80 years.

How is this installation different from the first two FAULTline shows?

The first two FAULTline art shows, at Toby’s Barn in Point Reyes Station and Timbuk2 in the Mission District in San Francisco, displayed artists who worked and created art along the California coastal fault lines. This upcoming FAULTline Art Show: The County Experience includes Marin artists who have been in my previous shows in addition to new names who have lived and practiced in Marin.

This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine’s February 2020 issue with the headline: “Jennifer Wechsler”.

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Christina MuellerChristina Mueller is a long-time Bay Area food writer. She hails from the East Coast and has spent way too much time in South America and Europe. She discovered her talent as a wordsmith in college and her love of all things epicurean in grad school. She has written for Condé Nast Contract PublishingSunset, and the Marin Independent Journal, among others. She volunteers with California State Parks and at her child’s school, and supports the Marin Audubon SocietyPEN America, and Planned Parenthood. When she is not drinking wine by a fire, she is known to craft excellent edibles and spend time with her extended family.

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