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10 West Gallery - New beautiful gallery in Santa Barbara in Museum Art District at 10 West Anapamu. I am thrilled to be a member. Director Jan Ziegler and her husband Mark have worked hard to make make it a beautiful big bright space, the kind every artist aspires to show in.

10 West Grand Opening


ArtPic - North Hollywood. Marina Kieser's ArtPic is a unique bustling warehouse of wall-to-wall contemporary art that is rented and sold exclusively to the television and film industry. Hopefully, one day soon you will catch one of my pieces on your favorite sit-com!

Art & Soul of Santa Barbara - owner Krista Dresbach visited my studio and almost immediately began picking works to hang in her gallery.  With one sold already, I am looking forward to a lasting and successful relationship with her!

Master Gallery - Mayakowsky's 41 Street, St. Petersburg, Russia.  Owner Tamara Semenova, well-known artist/gallerist in Russia, picked up a couple of my pieces at the Ethnography Museum show in 2011 and is exhibiting them in her gallery Master.

Corridan Gallery - Gallery owners: Bill and Karen Fedderson. 125 North Milpas St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Phone: 805-966-7939. Email:

Lark Gallery - Larisa Palinsky, curator, artist rep, and fine artist herself, has convinced me to become one of her represented artists. I look forward to working with Larisa, as she is encouraging, a real go-getter, and generous with her time  on behalf of her artists in Southern California. Many of her exhibits are in brick-and-mortar galleries, besides the exposure she offers online.



September 2017 - I'll be showing my new work on my newly painted walls this Labor Day Weekend with the Santa Barbara Studio Artists 2017 Open Studio Tour. Here's everything you need to know. I hope to see you there!

SBSA 2017



February 2017 - Our curator LA artist Linda Vallejo gave a very encouraging critique of my work at the Lamperouge Gallery and referred me to several top galleries in California.


10 West

June 2017 - 10 West has become the happening place in Santa Barbara especially on First Thursdays! Below is a shot of Mrs. Cyril Johnson and me in front of her new painting Seeker's Sanctuary by yours truly.

10 West


2017 - Several of my paintings have been selected for television shows this year, among them, Man with a Plan, Big Bang Theory, and The Catch, as well as some commercials. Be on the lookout!

April 2016 - Juror Rafael Perea de la Cabada chose Fukushima for the 1st Place award for 2-D in the Big, Little, & Open show at the Community Arts Workshop!

me at CAW


April 2016 - Here's a shot of Barbara Vang and Bruce Babcock, proud owners of two collages and four paintings by M Struss. Hear it in B & B's own words: We're loving our Struss originals here -- Bruce and I keep commenting on how much we're enjoying these pieces.  The more we live with them, the more we appreciate them.  I know we took forever to choose, but the problem was narrowing them down.  It just never got easier!


Barb and Bruce with art

February 2016 - I've joined the East Los Angeles critique group of the Los Angeles Art Association. The group is really congenial, but the drive ... is getting better. My turn to present work is in September.

September 2015 - Museum of Natural History. I was invited to judge the outdoor art show again this year for Artwalk 2015.  It was a beautiful day among the trees and some beautiful art.

May 2015 - Professor Colin Frazer Gray selected my acrylic painting Where 'Ya From for the blue ribbon at the Faulkner Gallery!

Where 'Ya From?

April 2015 -  I've been accepted into the Los Angeles Art Association.  I'm looking forward to branching out into Los Angeles, a little more contemporary venue that will be a good fit for my new work.

May 15-June 9, 2014 - SOLO SHOW AT THE SOhO!

SOhO Announcement


Oct 5-Nov 2, 2012 - New director of the Atkinson Gallery selected my piece Treasure Islands for an honorable mention cash award in the annual Small Images show this year.  Finally, I did something small enough to enter, and look what happens...

August 26-28, 2011 - My third year in the Santa Barbara Studio Artists Tour.  This year I will have art all over the front lawn as well as inside.  If you missed the Michael Kate solo show, here's another chance to see the new digital paintings.  Click here for details.

July 15-Aug 14, 2011- Earth from Space. I'm showing Burden of the Yellow Brick Road in this invitational exhibit. The opening was fantastic! Great music and more than 400 people!

Earth from Space



Any of the images of recent photage works shown on this Web site, including those SOLD, can be special ordered as an archival limited edition reproduction, in either paper or canvas format, and some are already immediately available. Please contact Marlene Struss for sizes, prices, and framing options. Likewise, limited edition digital paintings in sizes other than those indicated may be available. 

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