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Claire Halenbeck

  • 59 Golden Hinde Blvd, San Rafael, CA 94903, USA

Studio Information

Building Name

Creatives By The Bay Shared Studio

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About The Artist

Artist Statement

My mind is like a college dorm on Friday night, but my Norwegian roots encourage calm and composure. In my art, I combine the chaotic and peaceful, always striving for balance.
I work out of my home studio in Marin County near the waters of the San Francisco Bay, the rugged Northern California Coast and the foothills of Mt. Tam…….my unending inspiration.


After graduating from design school, Claire enjoyed a fulfilling 30+ year career as founder of a notable Bay Area commercial interior design firm. In 2020, she returned to painting, studying with numerous internationally collected artists to hone her studio practice.  As an emerging Bay Area artist, her piece, “Westerlies and Windy Seas” was  honored as one of 60 works selected from a field of over 5,000 entries in an international juried exhibition and honored in a variety of local Marin and Sonoma juried shows including a solo show at Studio Vittorelli in December 2023.

Art Medium(s)

Acrylic Paint, Watercolor, Pastel, Mixed Media

Group Studio Details

Six members of the Creatives by the Bay couldn’t be more excited to exhibit together in one place during Marin Open Studios. From atmospheric to abstract, painterly to contemporary, this diverse collection offers a glimpse of our individual inspirations and journeys. The work ranges in size from very large canvases (6’ plus) to smaller works on paper and birch panel framed and ready to hang. Come find the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Creatives by the Bay Artists:
Claire Halenbeck

Jane Yuen Corich

Ryan Lynch

Suzanne Young

Sarah Silverstein

Tesa Locks Carlsen

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Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

Studio Vittorelli Solo Show: 1553 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 – December 1-30, 2023

Arts Guild of Sonoma “Glimpse” Juried Show: January 2024

Healdsburg Center for the Arts “Kaleidoscope” Show: January 2024

Arts Benicia “Art of a Community”: January 2024

Graton Gallery Creatives by the Bay Group Show: : 9048 Graton Rd, Graton,CA 95444 – January/February 2024

Marin Open Studios Creatives by the Bay Group Show: 59 Golden Hinde Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94903 – May 4 and 5, 2024

Americana, Sebastopol Group Show: 162 North Main Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472 – March, 2024

Studio Vittorelli Group Show: 1553 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 – June 1-July 30, 2024


Art2Life International Juried Exhibition 2023 – one of 60 works selected out of an international offering of 5,000+ entries

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Open late April to Mid May, 2024
May 4-5 & 11-12, 2024

See You In Our Studios!