Frank Lloyd Wright’s Marin County Civic Center – Revised 2nd Edition!

Enjoy Frank Lloyd Wright’s magnificent Marin County Civic Center in all it’s glory with 337 new color photos!  After 50+ years it’s still ahead of its time.  Gwen Sarandrea’s photography not only captures the interior and exterior of the main building, but the Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, Marin Exhibition Hall, Post Office, as well as the lagoon and surrounding park.  Available as a gorgeous 8″ x 10″ paperback or Kindle eBook at!  Click on the images below to purchase.

Brand New Revised 2nd Edition 8″x10″ Paperback
Brand New Revised 2nd Edition Kindle eBook

Poster of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Marin County Civic Center, Commemorating 50 Years

Available for only $24.95! Click here to order

A lovely companion piece to Gwen Sarandrea’s book Frank Lloyd Wright’s Marin County Civic Center, Commemorating 50 Years, this poster of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Marin County Civic Center located in San Rafael, California, is comprised of the best of over 700 photographs of the complex taken by Gwen.  Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright at the end of his career, Gwen photographed the entire complex extensively including the Civic Center, Memorial Auditorium, Exhibition Hall, Post Office, Fire Station, Lagoon with fountains, circular pools, and Lagoon Park.  She trimmed the best photographs down to their essence and created a Montage Mirage Photo Tapestry with them.

This beautiful, full-color Montage Mirage Photo Tapestry Poster measures 18” x 24” and is printed on coated paper for only $24.95.  Click here to order!




Montage Mirage Photo Tapestries, How To Create Photo Art From Your Heart (book)

Available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and

Go far beyond scrapbooking!  Montage Mirage Photo Tapestries is a whole new medium ideally suited to creating portrait keepsakes which can be handed down through the generations.  Learn fundamental techniques and a fresh approach for preserving memories.  The book is available now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and through!

“Wedding Day” – This is a Photo Tapestry of the author’s parents & their family before they had children. Gwen fashioned a nostalgic window into the past that preserves precious photos & fuses them into a synergistic experience.

Montage Mirage Photo Tapestries demonstrates how readers can convert their cherished photographs into meaningful montages and collages without knowing how to draw, paint or use a computer.  Using beautiful examples from Gwen’s collection of full-color personal and family photo tapestries, accompanied by moving text and easy-to-follow instructions, Montage Mirage Photo Tapestries teaches readers how to create customized, one-of-a-kind artworks suitable for framing from their collection of prized photos of people, pets, projects and places.

“Thumbs Up” – When Michael sent her skydiving photos, Gwen couldn’t resist turning them into this montage.
“Christmas Smiles” – The viewer is enticed to share the joy of this encapsulated experience through the unfolding drama. Tashana unwraps presents at the start of the spiral & carries gifts under her arms with a satisfied smile at the end.

Gwen Sarandrea captures a moment in time by clustering significant individual and group photos into dynamic visual stories.  Layering photos Montage Mirage style animates personality and character aspects that single photos miss by providing the context within which an entire experience is presented.  Follow one of the basic layouts – substituting your own photos – and it will be customized for you.  By color copying your precious photos onto photo paper first and then working with the copies, you have nothing to lose!

Montage Mirage Photo Tapestries is available now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and through!

Have Gwen create a personalized Montage Mirage Photo Tapestry using your own precious photos!  Contact her for details by clicking here.