Mare Island Historic Park Foundation Lennar Mare Island Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
Recent work from Mare Island
by Tim Baskerville

The Location

Mare Island Naval Shipyard, established in 1854, was the first naval facility on the Pacific Coast. At one point in its history, more than 40,000 men and women worked at the islandís drydocks, shops and warehouses. The Navy closed its doors in 1996, surrendering it, in various parcels, to the City of Vallejo in the subsequent years. and the U.S. Navyís flag was lowered for the last time on April 19, 2002 at the former naval shipyard.

The reuse plan for Mare Island calls for preservation of many of the islandís historic buildings while allowing for industrial, commercial, retail and residential development. The creation of 8,000 to 10,000 jobs and 7 million square feet of commercial office space, as well as 1,400 residential units are planned in the redevelopment project.

Show 'n' Tell

The Nocturnes held our first AlumNight on
Mare Island on March 11, 2006. Participation was by email invite only, and was open to all Alumni of our various programs - Workshop, College Courses, Open Studios, and online Exhibits.

Look for more work done by our illustrious Alumni, in this space, in the future!

Also of note: night work done on Mare Island by two of the original 'Nocturnes' - Tom Paiva and Tim Baskerville, was included in an exhibit, Shooting the Island: Photographers View Mare Island at the Fetterly Gallery, March 25 to April 29, 2006. The gallery is located at the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation, 3467 Sonoma Bvd. Ste. 10, in Vallejo, CA.

A reception for the Artists was held on Saturday, March 25, from 2 to 4pm - hosted by the Vallejo Camera Club.



Building #680


Building #153, Tripoli

Structure 942

Powerplant with Tree

Quarters 'O'

Crane, Building #46

Welcome to MI

Structure 942, detail

Building #680, Study 2