ONE OF OUR favorite experiences here at Marin Magazine is see- ing all the beautiful art that comes in for our cover contest. This year we received more than
200 submissions in all types of mediums and
styles, but as always, only one could rise to the
top. ICB artist Elizabeth Geisler’s painting of
the waters of Richardson Bay took that honor;
read about her artistic process and see the
work of four runners-up in our feature.
Speaking of water, in Subcultures
this month we talk to fans of open-water
swimming. Members of local groups and clubs
describe the challenge and cold-water health
benefits of swimming the bay to places like
Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Peruse the profiles to get a sense
of all the extraordinary things women
in our community are doing.
We wrap up features with a section that
celebrates women. Peruse the profiles to get a
sense of all the extraordinary things women
in our community are doing, and read Laura
Hilgers’ story on four who chalk a lot of their
accomplishments up to mutual support.
Up front also has a female focus, including
interviews with a real-life Rosie the Riveter
and the co-founder/CEO of Equator Coffees
and Teas. Both have found success doing what
they love. You can also read about how the
youth gun control movement is affecting and
motivating students in Marin.
In Destinations, Jim Wood revisits Chicago
to see how the Windy City has evolved since
his previous trip. He’s found some attractions
you won’t want to miss.
It’s a big issue full of enticing reads; we
hope you enjoy it and also take a moment to
celebrate the women in your life.
Daniel Jewett, Managing Editor
OUTTAKES For our
article on gun control
we knew we needed
a special image to
help tell the story.
We chose illustrator
Marco Melgrati, who
came up with the
you see here.