August Diorama

Message from Abby Wasserman, Board President: Thank you to everyone who has responded so generously to OHCA’s mailed summer annual fund appeal letter. We truly appreciate your support. If you haven’t had a chance yet to mail in your donation, there is still time! Or, if it’s easier, you can also contribute online: http://ohanloncenter.org/donate/ We thank you in advance!

Coming Programs: Here is OHCA’s program line-up for Bay Area Women’s Month this August. Please mark the following on your calendars:

• “Bay Area Women Artists” exhibit open through August 21

• Local Women Writers Series, Thursdays, August 14, 21; 7 to 9 p.m. $10, $8 OHCA members. Readers for Thursday, 8/14 will be Eve Pell, Holly Payne, Susan Trott and Molly Giles. Readers for Thursday, 8/21 will be Laurel Hilton, Janine Kovac, Marianne Lonsdale and Samantha Parent Walravens.

Also, be sure not to miss this other special event in August:

• Let Me Tell You Performance with ARTSHIP ENSEMBLE. Friday, August 15. 7 to 9 p.m. $12, $10 OHCA members. RSVP to save your space by August 12.

 

Member News: Sonja Bakalyar is in several exhibitions this summer: STUDIO 35’s Art Gallery Show, on display through September 30, 2014 (35 Patten Street, Sonoma, CA); Riverfront Art Gallery’s 5th Annual Juried Fine Arts Show, “Showin” on the River,” up through September 7, 2014 (132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma, CA) and Sebastopol Center for the Arts’ Exhibition of Collage, Assemblage and Recycled Art Juried by Sharon Spain, “Play It Again, Sam” through August 30, 2014 (282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA).

Elizabeth Flanagan will be hosting the fourth Art on the Lawn show celebrating the latest works of fifteen artists. OHCA members participating are Elizabeth, Elise Cheval, Louise Maloof, Pamela Pierron, and Virginia Stella. New paintings, clothing, jewelry, and cards will be for sale. All art lovers are welcome. It will be an evening full of art, beautiful conversation and live music. Saturday, August 16 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. 67 Ross Ave #1, San Anselmo, CA 94960

Elaine Larson has collages in two shows at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA) in Novato and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. She also will have a tent in the Petaluma Arts Association’s Art in the Park, in Walnut Park, September 6-7. Elaine will also be testing out having a permanent booth there during September at the new Sonoma Mountain Marketplace in Rohnert Park. She will be there September 13, 14, 21 and for their Official Grand Opening September 27-28.

Louise Maloof just launched her new website (with thanks to fellow OHCA member Elise Cheval): http://www.louisemaloof.com/

John Severinghaus will be giving a very popular science history lecture as a summer sermon at the Unitarian church in San Rafael (top of hill just north of Marin civic center, at 10:30 a.m. on August 17. He will be taking Elinor there for the talk and would like to invite any old friends of theirs to come. The talk is a new version of one he gave on June 29th in London at an international science meeting on oxygen. His title is “The most important discovery of science wasn’t oxygen”.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Capturing Light: A Photography Show”

O’Hanlon Center Gallery, September 2014

• Exhibition Dates: August 26-September 25, 2014

• Artists Roundtable Discussion: Tuesday, September 2, 4 to 6 p.m.

• Reception: Tuesday, September 2, 6 to 8 p.m.

• Juror: Stefan Kirkeby, Photographer, Owner, Smith Anderson North Gallery and Lab

• Entry Fee: $30 for OHCA members, $35 for non-members, for up to three pieces.

• Become a new OHCA member at the time of delivery and get your entry fee waived! Call or visit www.ohanloncenter.org for more details.

The word “photography” comes from the Greek words meaning “to write with light”. Using any photographic medium, bring us your most dramatic images that showcase the power of illumination and its ability to transform the visual look and style of your composition.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts emphasizes the creative process and the continued pursuit of meaning and authenticity through observation, exploration, and experimentation. Please do not submit works that have previously been displayed in O’Hanlon’s Gallery.

Media: Photography. All works must be ready to hang or display and must be labeled with artist’s name, phone, medium, size, and price, if for sale.

When you drop off your art please bring a resume or an artist statement if you have one. We will give you information about Gallery policies at the time of drop off. Gallery requirements are that insurance coverage is provided by the artist and that accepted work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition. By taking part in the show, artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to the Center from all sales.

Dates for exhibition entries: Please hand-deliver (no slides or .jpgs) up to three pieces of work to O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, on Friday, August 22, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, August 23, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will notify you (preferably by email) about whether your work has been accepted by Monday, August 25 at 5 p.m. Works not accepted must be picked up by Tuesday, September 2 between 12:30 and 8 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made.

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Thursday, September 25 between 2 and 4 p.m., or on Friday, Sept. 26, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Artists leaving their work after this time will be charged $5/day storage unless prior arrangements have been made.

For more info: Call Megan Wilkinson at 415/388-4331, or email megan@ohanloncenter.org

The mission of O’Hanlon Center for the Arts is to provide programs, studio space, exhibitions and experiences that honor individual creativity, develop artistic practice, and build community.

 

Also on Exhibit in September: “Mythic Collages of Elaine Larson”

The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ Loft Gallery will present new collages by Elaine Larson. Elaine says of her process, “Creation and manipulation of images is how I express what I came in knowing, which has no words. The Greek meaning of ‘image’ is a moment’s intuition into reality. I seek to make more accessible a reality that eludes us in our day to day life through the creative use of familiar images and objects. I delight in diversity and the infinite complexity of our quantum, holographic, love-based universe.

In 1991 I had a deep revelation that I must create art. Since then I have spent any available time weaving, knitting, papermaking, book making, painting, drawing, monoprinting and most of all creating collages. Art had been my avocation until I retired from a 40+ year career in information technology as an Enterprise Information Architect in 2008. I am now a full-time artist and I love it!

My studio is in a lovely cottage amidst the beauty of rural Petaluma. I offer classes and art parties there, at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, and in private homes. I love seeing people discover their creativity.”

 

We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received generous tax-deductible gifts from Irene Belknap, Melinda and Andy Di Sessa, Maggie Feldstein, Brenda Foster, Jessica O’Dwyer, Mill Valley Market, and Nela Wattley.

Other Great Ways to Give

Whole Foods Market on Miller Avenue in Mill Valley has chosen OHCA as the recipient for their “Dimes for Non Profits (DFNP)” program starting July 1 and through September 30, 2014! DFNP raises money for nonprofit groups at Whole Foods registers. Customers who bring their own bags may opt to take a 10 cent discount for each bag or to donate the 10 cents to a nonprofit. DFNP usually results in an $800-$1200 donation for the designated nonprofit. So remember to bring your bag while shopping and mention OHCA when you check out!

Do you shop online? Designate O’Hanlon Center for the Arts as the nonprofit you’d like to support and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to OHCA! Contact Megan Wilkinson for more details about how you can give to OHCA using this program. We thank you in advance!

Did you know that by shopping at Mollie Stone’s, Fairfax Market, and Woodland Market that you can contribute to OHCA? Yes, just register your loyalty cards (cards issued by the stores themselves that provide you with discounts) for those stores and part of your receipt will get donated back to OHCA. Take a look at the Escrip website (Escrip.com) and enroll today!

Make your mark at O’Hanlon Designate OHCA as a beneficiary in your estate planning. Contact the OHCA office for details.

Mention “7078” at Mill Valley Market’s register and 2% of your sales will be donated to OHCA!

We Salute New and Renewing Members Bonnie Himberg, Deborah Fleischer, EA Betsy Kellas, Elaine and Cary James, Elaine Larson, Ginna Fleming, Jane Reed Veen, Jannette Oriendain, Jude Cote, Linda and Wilbur Wong, `Lyn Follett, Mima Cataldo, Richard Brown, Susan Cummins, Suz Lipman, and Virginia Stella.

 

Late July 2014

Message from Abby Wasserman, Board President: I am delighted to share the news with you that O’Hanlon Center for the Arts will be honored this year with the Vera Schultz Award by the Milleys, Mill Valley’s Creative Achievement Awards! Six individual awards will also be given at the presentation. In 2002, the Vera Schultz Award was created to acknowledge achievements of organizations which embody her activism, leadership, courage and vision, and like Vera, have made lasting contributions to the cultural life of our community. Vera served as the Outdoor Art Club program chair and incidentally introduced members to the art of Dick and Ann O’Hanlon. Ann O’Hanlon was the first recipient of the (now-named) Milley Award for Creative Achievement. The dinner and gala program, which includes the six other awards, will take place Sunday, October 19, 2014. Please join us in celebrating O’Hanlon! Tickets are $75 and go on sale in mid-September. Call 415-721-1906 after Sept. 15th.

Dear Members—expect our summer fundraising appeal in the mail soon. We hope you will be able to donate. Members’ contributions are a major source of income towards Center programs and improvements, and we warmly appreciate every donation, no matter the size.

Coming Programs: Here is OHCA’s program line-up for Bay Area Women’s Month this August. Please mark the following on your calendars:

• “Bay Area Women Artists” exhibit opening Tuesday, Aug. 5; 6 to 8 p.m.

• Soulstone Performance with Margery Kreitman, Saturday, August 9; 7 to 9 p.m. $15, $12 OHCA members

• Local Women Writers Series, Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21; 7 to 9 p.m. $10, $8 OHCA members. Readers for Thursday, 8/7 will be Abby Wasserman, Catherine Flaxman and Ruth Gendler. Readers for Thursday, 8/14 will be Eve Pell, Holly Payne, Susan Trott and Molly Giles. Readers for Thursday, 8/21 will be Laurel Hilton, Janine Kovac, Marianne Lonsdale and Samantha Parent Walravens.

Also, be sure not to miss this other special events in August:

• Let Me Tell You Performance with ARTSHIP ENSEMBLE. Friday, August 15. 7 to 9 p.m. $12, $10 OHCA members. RSVP to save your space by August 12.

 

In Memorium: We were very saddened to hear of the passing of two former OHCA members: Nancy Emmons, age 101, and Caroline Muller, age 97, died on June 28, 2014.

Nancy and Donn Emmons and their family settled in Mill Valley in the 1940s. Nancy and Donn separated in 1955 and were later divorced. Nancy became very active in the local artistic community, and was a member of Ann O’Hanlon’s “Sight and Insight” gallery. She made large sculptural collages using found objects and natural materials, which were abundant in her large home garden just down the street from O’Hanlon Center. Plans for a future memorial will be announced at a later date. See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?pid=171658370#sthash.jvKQ8jJ8.dpuf

Caroline and Frederick (Bill) Muller moved to California in the late 1970′s, where Caroline worked with the Oceanic Society. Over the years she also started several small import businesses. A curious and intrepid traveler all her life, Caroline took an epic trip with her brother to South America for 8 months in 1940, going up the Amazon to Machu Picchu and recording her experiences in an illustrated journal entitled The Voyage of the Heavenly Twins. Many journeys were to come, often to places unfrequented by tourists, including Nepal and Bali in the 1970s and China in the early 80s. She sought out destinations where she could explore Eastern religions and mysticism, and even made it to Bhutan at the age of 85! Art was another of Caroline’s great loves. She was a long time member of the Mill Valley studio Sight and Insight, where she introduced her grandchildren to the world of art and created paintings and sculptures well into her 90s. See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/marinij/obituary.aspx?pid=171700004#sthash.fqedOtgB.dpuf

Member News: OHCA’s Artists Trading Card group will have an exhibit this August at the Mill Valley Library! The ATC Show opens on the Mill Valley First Tuesday, August 5, from 6-8 p.m. Location: Mill Valley Library lower level, across from the Mill Valley History Room. Participating artists include: Carol Baum, Meredith Bruce, Julie Delmonico, Kate Dumont, Chris Francisco, Zoe Harris, Cary James, Elaine James, Donna Neal, Gabrielle Rilleau, Margaret Stawowy, Sandy Tresan, Monique Vasquez, Abby Wasserman, Megan Wilkinson, Emily Wong, and Nunu Wright. Stop by the Library after you see OHCA’s Bay Area Women Artists show that same evening.

Congratulations to Bernie Weiner, whose photo, “Riding Up the Eiffel” won Third Prize in Photography at the Marin County Fair.

Betsy Kellas is having a solo show in Gallery III at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts during the month of August (7/31-8/30). The show, called “Shifting Weights,” is a 42-foot installation of paintings on canvas, panel and paper. See: http://sebarts.org/index.php

Two members of O’Hanlon’s Photo Forum have collaborated on their new publication DUET: A Conversation of Words and Images. CB Follett, Marin County Poet Laureate (2010-2013), winner of the 2001 National Poetry Book Award, and nominee for numerous Pushcart Prizes, and Ginna Fleming, prize-winning social documentary photographer exhibited internationally, have together created a beautiful pairing of poems and images in this stunning full color book. Copies of the book can be ordered from runes@aol.com or ginnafleming@gmail.com. They will present a reading and slide show based on the book at O’Hanlon on October 30.

OHCA Member Profiles

One of the fun things about being a member of O’Hanlon Center for the Arts is getting to know one another at openings and events. Now we’re adding print! Diorama is featuring mini-profiles of a couple of members per issue, based on interviews via email and telephone. Here’s the second in our series.

PROFILE #2: CHRISTINE FRANCISCO

A relatively new member of O’Hanlon Center, Christine Francisco did us proud at the recent Marin County Fair’s Art Exhibit, winning three first place ribbons, a second place, a fifth place, and an honorable mention. One of her artworks was also awarded Best In Show—the quilted wall hanging she exhibited in our show “Red” last January.

Chris’s colorful and imaginative solo show in the Loft Gallery this July, “Progress Not Perfection,” demonstrates her multiple talents—as painter, printmaker, collagist, quilter, and polymer jewelry maker.

Chris was introduced to OHCA by Elaine James. “She invited me to her Artist Trading Cards class and introduced me to the place and made me feel welcome there. I’ve enjoyed seeing her and the other people who come to the class every month. A large part of my becoming a member is due to her and valuing her friendship,” Chris says.

O’Hanlon Center is the most recent artists’ community in Chris’s life. She has sought and found fellowship wherever her art has taken her. She attended Pratt Institute and was part of that community of young artists. Following that, she began making jewelry and selling it at craft fairs, then as a street vendor, on Telegraph Avenue and at Fisherman’s Wharf. “Those were communities too,” she points out. “When I had kids, that kind of took over everything….but when they were still pretty young I got involved in creative memory scrapbooking and that extended the friendships I had with other mothers, working together on our family scrapbook. That community supported my creativity.”

She grew up in Pennsylvania and has lived in the Bay Area for three decades—the Haight for 10 years, Berkeley for another decade, and now, Fairfax. The family moved to Marin when she was accepted for graduate school at the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo. She earned a degree in Divinity and became an ordained Presbyterian minister, specializing in caregiving for elders with dementia. She taught classes in arts and crafts, projects doable for residents that would respect the fact that they were adults—things that they could successfully do. “I got to work with others in Alma Villa, an assisted living place, as well—that was another kind of community in my job. I worked there over five years, teaching paper crafting and jewelry making classes every week.”

When asked what it was like to study theology, Chris reflects, “I went to seminary because I was curious to know more about theology, but divinity studies actually just raised more questions. Instead of feeling ‘now I understand this,’ it makes you realize there is so much we don’t know and can’t really know. But it was a positive experience for me, and for my whole family.”

Chris’s children are now 23 and 21, and neither has picked up the art bug—yet. Her daughter goes to UC Santa Cruz and hopes to go to nursing school. Her son is living at home and working two jobs. During their formative years their mother was part of the faith community. It is only since they were grown that Christine has come back to her roots as an artist.

She has taken O’Hanlon’s Saturday Creativity Workshop with Cayen Robertson, has submitted artwork to a different shows, taught at the Center, and attended opening nights. She enjoys the First Tuesday Roundtable discussions and also likes to do the paper projects that Elaine James offers downstairs in the Loft on opening nights. She’d like to take more classes—“I like the idea that there is a local outlet for people to learn and get together and be creative”—but the commute from Fairfax can be complicated, and she is trying to concentrate on her own career. She wants to sell her artwork over the internet, and is in the early stages of designing a web site. “What would be useful to me would be help with marketing art, basically having it be a business,” she says. “That would be a really helpful thing to be learning about from somebody who is doing that successfully—to share what works, how they find outlets for selling their work. I’d like to be selling my work regularly. I would also like help with creating the web site. Maybe O’Hanlon could offer something like this. I think it’s not that hard to do, but I still could use hand-holding through the process.” She definitely would like to see O’Hanlon artists have more success selling their work.

Chris will teach again at the Center in August. It will be about using paper elements to make wearable art. Check the OHCA web site for details (www.ohanloncenter.org).

Chris feels at home at O’Hanlon Center. “It’s a great thing to have a place where people can make art, have chances to exhibit their work, and share about their process—the community piece,” she says. “Most of us doing artwork are older…we have the time. People raising a family are under the gun. That’s a huge systemic problem. We baby boomers are still on the planet and we can relate to each other and what we face—what is important to us—from retirement to wanting to be affirmed for any creative talent we have. Now that I’m in my 60’s I’m wondering if what I do is of value. We want to make a difference, change the world for the better. This is it—we’re not going to live forever—this is our chance to make a positive contribution.”

–Abby Wasserman

 

August in the O’Hanlon Gallery: On Tuesday, August 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., O’Hanlon Center for the Arts will present an Open House and Reception for its August exhibit, “Bay Area Women Artists,” a group show juried by Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray, owners of Seager-Gray Gallery in downtown Mill Valley. The show runs through August 21, 2014.

“Bay Area Women Artists” will feature mixed media artwork with emphasis on exploration, abstraction, and imaginative use of materials and content.

Jurors Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray are co-owners of Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, which has as its focus the rich continuous history of art in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Whether the spotlight is on figurative painting, ceramics, handmade artist books, abstraction or monumental sculpture, their commitment is to presenting the finest work possible in an atmosphere that gives focus and context to the presentation.

Also on August 5 from 4 to 6 p.m., the Center will host a Roundtable for the Arts dialogue, where the participating artists will discuss issues relating to their creative processes. The Roundtable is a monthly event sponsored by the Center.

The opening show on August 5 is part of the Mill Valley Art Commission’s monthly Gallery Walk, First Tuesday. The event is free of charge and open to all ages. Artwork on display is available for purchase. Proceeds from sales support local artists and the O’Hanlon Center as a non-profit organization.

Also on Exhibit in August: New Artworks by Pamela Will The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ Loft Gallery will present new artworks by OHCA member Pamela Will. Pamela started painting and taking photographs at the age of nine. She studied fine art at Georgian Court University, Lakewood, New Jersey and went on to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she received a degree in Visual Communications, with an emphasis on illustration and photography. She was a member of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Shadyside, Pennsylvania where she studied pottery (slab and wheel). Additionally, she studied at Pottery of the Americas in Fort Mason, San Francisco and illustration at the Academy of Art University San Francisco.

The series on view at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts combines elements of craft and Pamela’s graphic vocabulary, together with her lighthearted and whimsical approach. For the “Weekend Tile” series Pamela completed one tile every Saturday and Sunday. The pairs were created with a similar subject though each tile has a unique glaze and composition.

The “Clipboard” series focuses on art making materials. Grouped into sets, these assemblages play with function and form as well as subject and medium as they relate to color pencils, crayons, and paintbrushes. The painting Pam is exhibiting again points to Pamela’s reductionist approach, allowing the material to sparkle and shine atop a bright background. For more information please contact: Pamela Will at pawcreative.tumblr.com

We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received generous tax-deductible gifts from J.F. Ellman, Christine Francisco, Katy Kuhn, Alice Stern, Lisa Yount, and Eric Zener.

 

Other Great Ways to Give

Whole Foods Market on Miller Avenue in Mill Valley has chosen OHCA as the recipient for their “Dimes for Non Profits (DFNP)” program starting July 1 and through September 30, 2014! DFNP raises money for nonprofit groups at Whole Foods registers. Customers who bring their own bags may opt to take a 10 cent discount for each bag or to donate the 10 cents to a nonprofit. DFNP usually results in an $800-$1200 donation for the designated nonprofit. So remember to bring your bag while shopping and mention OHCA when you check out!

Do you shop online? Designate O’Hanlon Center for the Arts as the nonprofit you’d like to support and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to OHCA! Contact Megan Wilkinson for more details about how you can give to OHCA using this program. We thank you in advance!

Did you know that by shopping at Mollie Stone’s, Fairfax Market, and Woodland Market that you can contribute to OHCA? Yes, just register your loyalty cards (cards issued by the stores themselves that provide you with discounts) for those stores and part of your receipt will get donated back to OHCA. Take a look at the Escrip website (Escrip.com) and enroll today!

Make your mark at O’Hanlon Designate OHCA as a beneficiary in your estate planning. Contact the OHCA office for details.

Mention “7078” at Mill Valley Market’s register and 2% of your sales will be donated to OHCA!

We Salute New and Renewing Members Alexandra Friedman, Ann Hollingsworth, Carolyn Bear Glaser, Carolyn Warmsun, Deborah Sullivan, Diane Green, Esther Munger, Gary Weatherford, Irene Belknap, Jannette Oriendain, Jinn Faurve, Joeann Edmonds-Matthew, Joyce and Feeney, Kellyann Gilson, Kit Skeoch, Robert Gumpertz and Marilyn Thomas, and Sandi Miot.

 

 

July Diorama

Message from Michael Heacock, Outgoing Board President: The Board met and voted in June to have a transition of Board officers. Abby Wasserman was selected to take on the Presidency while I will be switching to Vice President. The arrangement will give me more time to focus on growing my own architectural business as well as concentrating on fine-tuning OHCA’s Master Plan. I have enjoyed my time as President and thank you for your warm support.

Painting Party: Thanks to Scott Adams, Richard Head, Gail Robertson, Abby Wasserman, and Megan Wilkinson for priming and applying the first coat of paint to the Koya ceramics studio! We will schedule a follow up painting day shortly and will need new volunteers. Let us know if you can help! It moves so much more quickly with more than a few set of hands.

Summer Party: Thank you to everyone who joined us on Thursday, June 19 for OHCA’s summer party! It was great seeing and catching up with you all.

New Office Assistant: OHCA is excited to announce a new part time presence in the OHCA office: Erma Murphy will be assisting Megan for a few hours each week. Volunteer Melinda Di Sessa will continue to help on Thursdays as well. Megan will be expanding her community outreach and will be off site more often. Exciting changes ahead!

We are still also offering scrap stone of various shapes and sizes, free to a good home. First come, first served. To arrange for picking up the stones, please contact the OHCA office: 415-388-4331.

Loka and Parking Update: Filmmaker Kacey Hart has moved into Loka. The Board decided her designated parking space should be the upper driveway (the stretch between the Loft and Gallery). The carport is strictly for use by OHCA participants who have difficulty walking up and down the hill. However, temporary parking while dropping off or picking up items in the upper driveway area IS allowed. Please do not block the driveway, and primarily use the lower parking lot for your OHCA activities.

We have received some feedback about this new arrangement and want to make sure it is clear that OHCA’s deck project requires that we show an accessible route of travel from an ADA space (the carport) to the “front door” of the loft or gallery. We have no choice but to call the carport our ADA space, since there is no alternative travel route that comes close to ADA compliance.

We will, of course, accommodate anyone who needs access. We will add signage at the carport to distinguish that parking area. Thanks for your support and encouragement. We welcome you to contribute your ideas for improvement at any time.

July Artist Retreat: OHCA is once again offering a July ARTIST RETREAT. This is a weeklong (5 day) opportunity for artists to work independently but in the company of other dedicated artists. This is not a workshop, and there will be no instruction. What there will be is an opportunity for serious self-directed artists to work in a quiet atmosphere for a sustained period of time, working together but independently in the spirit of creativity.

The Retreat will be held Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the OHCA Loft and outside areas. (The July 14-18 Retreat is sold out.) The price for one July Artist Retreat is: $185 for the week-long retreat; $150 OHCA members.

The Retreat is open to anyone who agrees to some simple rules. There is to be no talking. Silence with talking quietly only is allowed outside during the hours of 9 – 5 and no music is allowed except with earphones. No visitors except after 5. Participants will be responsible for their own lunch and art supplies unless otherwise designated. Artists may leave their supplies and work set up during the week and will be required to clean up afterwards.

There is space for 7 Visual Artists and 3 Writers. Spaces are given to those who reserve first and with fees paid. Please designate which week you are applying for when you pay.

Thursdays of each week-long Retreat, after 5 p.m. there will be a pot luck dinner where everyone can socialize and share their work/process.

Member News: Elizabeth Addison has new work in the “Disconnect: 2014 NCWCA Members Exhibition” at the Transmission Gallery, 770 W Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA! Her works will be on display through July 19. http://thetransmissiongallery.como

Congratulations to Janet Greenwood and any OHCA artists who have work chosen for the Marin County Fair! We’ll look forward to seeing your artworks on display.

Barry Toranto will be showing his photos at Noci Gelato on East Blithedale in Mill Valley for the month of July. Stop by to get a treat and see what new images Barry is capturing!

Whole Foods on Miller Avenue will be showcasing the works of Jennifer Tatum, Julia Ross, Louise Maloof, Barry Toranto, Carolyn Planakis, Cayen Robertson, Elaine Larson, Elise Cheval, Mima Cataldo, Rachel Kelly, Sonja Bakalyar, and Virginia Stella for the months of July-September! The show will correspond to OHCA being designated their Dimes for Nonprofits recipient those same months. See below for more details about how to give to OHCA through the DFNP program.

OHCA Member Profiles

One of the fun things about being a member of O’Hanlon Center for the Arts is getting to know one another at openings and events. Now we’re adding print! Diorama is featuring mini-profiles of a couple of members per issue, based on interviews via email and telephone. Here’s the first.

PROFILE #1: CAROLYN PLANAKIS

Carolyn Planakis, a longtime member of O’Hanlon Center for the Arts (formerly Sight & Insight) and assistant facilitator of Saturday’s Personal Creativity Workshop, was introduced to Ann O’Hanlon soon after moving here from Reno in 1969. Once her children were in school, she accepted the invitation of seminal member Eleanor Severinghaus to attend workshops facilitated by “The Catalysts,” a group of several Sight & Insight artists using Ann’s philosophy, and began painting regularly at 616 Throckmorton.

Carolyn, a native Californian, graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a B.S. in Art Education. Before returning to California, she taught art in several elementary schools in Dayton. “I had used oils in college,” Carolyn recalls. “When I first came here I took an acrylic painting class in Terra Linda that emphasized the “right way” to paint, which was not what I wanted. Ann’s workshops were so different. The emphasis was to explore materials to discover for yourself what can happen. Ann’s approach was active involvement in process, not the end product. Not making something you think everyone’s going to like. Do it for yourself, not to get praise from someone else. And take time until you have real involvement. She would say, ‘Don’t stop, keep looking at your piece to discover what you have. Add a second act—even a third. Always be sure to hang the works, look at them and talk about them.’

“I had always loved art and nature and was aware of things around me, but Ann made that awareness stronger. I still remember when a light went on in my head; I was seeing things in a different way.”

Carolyn went on many field trips with Ann O’Hanlon, not only to museums but to Mt. Tamalpais, West Marin, Yosemite, Tuolomne Meadows, Lake Tahoe. “Ann said that everything that happens in art has a counterpart in nature… dark and light, thick and thin, open and closed, random order, the element of surprise. The way I think about art now is because of her. Each person is unique and there are as many images of an object as eyes to see it. But also what you do must be accepted and respected by you.”

Former OHCA member Susi Martin’s husband, Leonard, who was affiliated with Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, invited Sight and Insight to use an unoccupied space as a gallery. The arrangement lasted several years. “Our next space in a building near Fort Mason, was ground-level, with no windows. We took turns sitting at the gallery, but it was unsettling,” Carolyn remembers. “You didn’t know when someone was entering the building.” Finally, Dick O’Hanlon’s studio was remodeled into our current gallery.

There was a strong spirit of collaboration in the 1970’s. Carolyn, Cayen Robertson, Eleanor and several others from Sight & Insight, in association with Youth in Arts, went into Marin elementary schools, met with the teachers and had three sessions with the kids. It was a successful and rewarding program. Carolyn subsequently developed and taught an Art Perception program at West Novato School under a one-year grant for kindergarten, first and second grades called “Focus On Perception”; and taught art perception in Marin Co. special ed classrooms for more than ten years. She and fellow OHCA member Sandy Tresan taught after-school clay workshops for fifth and sixth graders as well.

Carolyn built on her experience with Sight and Insight to pursue a career as an art teacher. “With kids and adults we use the same principles of perception: Seeing what is around us, exploring—discovering what each element does by itself and in relation to others. Using non-conceptual projects—to look and think about what they see, to be aware of colors and shapes and their relationships to one another. To be involved in the process. Not the end product.”

Carolyn loves coming to the Center, and is happy with the way it’s growing. She has facilitated several Family Art Day Perception workshops here. She often submits artwork to exhibits, and her fresh, creative approaches to materials never ceases to surprise us. She especially enjoys the Wabi-Sabi annual show. “It’s everybody’s favorite. I remember the first year we did it—I made big pieces from paper towels stained with tea. I like the principle of it. . . taking something and doing something else with it. Things I’ve found. Rusty things…old things. Nature with gnarled wood and shells.”

She also loves the open and warm atmosphere of Saturday’s Personal Creativity Workshop: “Such amazing people, and such a wide range of ages. The youngest is twelve and the oldest is over eighty. To me it’s the core of the philosophy.”

–Abby Wasserman

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Bay Area Women Artists”

O’Hanlon Center Gallery, August 2014

• Exhibition Dates: July 29 to August 21, 2014

• Artists’ Roundtable Discussion: Tuesday, August 6, 4 to 6 p.m.

• Reception: Tuesday, August 6, 6 to 8 p.m.

• Jurors: Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.

• Entry Fee: $30 for O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ members, $35 for non-members, for up to three pieces.

• Become a new OHCA member at the time of entry and get your submission fee waived! Call or visit www.ohanloncenter.org for more details.

Media: Any media with emphasis on exploration, process, and imaginative use of materials and content. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts emphasizes the creative process and the continued pursuit of meaning and authenticity through observation, exploration, and experimentation.

Juried-in pieces must be ready to display, with any necessary hanging material in place, and instructions. All accepted works must be labeled with artist’s name, telephone, email address, medium, size, and price, if for sale. Please do not submit artwork that has previously been displayed in OHCA’s Gallery shows.

Eligibility: Open to all Bay Area Women artists aged 18 and over. By taking part in the show, artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to the Center from all sales.

Dates for exhibition entries: Due to the popularity of this show in past years, OHCA is instituting a new entry process, just for their August Bay Area Women Artists show. There will be a two-step entry process (it is necessary to take part in the first step in order to qualify for the second step):

Step 1: Submit digital images: Only emailed JPG images or a mailed CD of JPG images will be considered for the initial qualifying selections. Digital images are due to OHCA by Monday, July 14 at Noon.

Digital JPG files information: Please send high resolution images—no web images. No images larger than 2 MB will be accepted nor smaller than 1 MB. Please name JPG files with artist’s first initial, full last name, and title of work. (File name example: a.ohanlon.untitled1.jpg) Emailed images should be included as attachment (not in the body of your email).

Please also include a separate PDF document with the information below. You may also include an optional brief (paragraph or less) art statement about the media or process used in the artwork. Please name your PDF file in a similar format as your images: with artist’s first initial, full last name, and the word “info”. (File name example: a.ohanlon.info.pdf)

ARTIST’S NAME

TITLE OF WORK #1:

MEDIUM

DIMENSIONS

 

ARTIST’S NAME

TITLE OF WORK #2:

MEDIUM

DIMENSIONS

 

ARTIST’S NAME

TITLE OF WORK #3:

MEDIUM

DIMENSIONS

Email images to: office@ohanloncenter.org or mail the CD to: O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941. If a CD is mailed, please include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope with adequate postage to have your CD returned to you. If no SASE is included, your CD will not be returned to you.

Entries will only be considered by the jurors for the first round of selections if the entry fee is received by Monday, July 14 at Noon. You may mail a check to OHCA to be received by the July 14 date, pay over the phone with your credit card (415-388-4331), or pay online here: http://ohanloncenter.org/exhibits/call-for-entries/

The jurors will review all digital entries and artists will be notified by Friday, July 18, 5 p.m. whether their pieces should be hand delivered for the second step of the entry process.

Step 2: If you are asked to hand-deliver your artworks for the second round of selections, please hand-deliver your work to O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, on Friday, July 25, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.; or on Saturday, July 26, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Entries will not be accepted for consideration if they are not ready for display when received. Please include biographical information, artist statements, and your email address if you have one. When you drop off your art, we will give you information about hanging/showing and Gallery policies.

The jurors will then make their final selections for what will be in the show from the items that are hand-delivered. We will notify you about whether your work has been accepted for the final installation by Monday, July 28 at 5 p.m.

Those hand-delivered works not accepted for final installation must be picked up by Tuesday, July 29 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made.

Gallery Requirements are that insurance coverage is provided by the artist and that accepted work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition.

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Friday, August 22, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or Saturday, August 23 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Artists leaving their work after this time will be charged $5/day storage unless prior arrangements have been made.

We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received generous tax-deductible gifts from Nicholas Casagrande and Maggie Feldstein.

Other Great Ways to Give

Whole Foods Market on Miller Avenue in Mill Valley has chosen OHCA as the recipient for their “Dimes for Non Profits (DFNP)” program starting July 1 and through September 30, 2014! DFNP raises money for nonprofit groups at Whole Foods registers. Customers who bring their own bags may opt to take a 10 cent discount for each bag or to donate the 10 cents to a nonprofit. DFNP usually results in an $800-$1200 donation for the designated nonprofit. So remember to bring your bag while shopping and mention OHCA when you check out!

Do you shop online? Designate O’Hanlon Center for the Arts as the nonprofit you’d like to support and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to OHCA! Contact Megan Wilkinson for more details about how you can give to OHCA using this program. We thank you in advance!

Did you know that by shopping at Mollie Stone’s, Fairfax Market, and Woodland Market that you can contribute to OHCA? Yes, just register your loyalty cards (cards issued by the stores themselves that provide you with discounts) for those stores and part of your receipt will get donated back to OHCA. Take a look at the Escrip website (Escrip.com) and enroll today!

Make your mark at O’Hanlon Designate OHCA as a beneficiary in your estate planning. Contact the OHCA office for details.

Mention “7078” at Mill Valley Market’s register and 2% of your sales will be donated to OHCA!

We Salute New and Renewing Members Barry Toranto, Blair Campbell, Carol Myer, Chantal Schiffeler and family, Elaine Nehm, Joan Sadler, Jonathan Livingston, Laura Lienhard, Louise Maloof, Mark and Kate Richardson, Mary Lonergan, Melinda and Andy Di Sessa, Phyllis Pansegrau, Sandra Tresan, Suz Lipman, Tally Forbes, and Zoe Moynihan.

Artist Opportunities: CALL TO ARTISTS: Lucid Art Residency Program is now accepting applications for the Lucid Art Residency for 2015.

The Lucid Art Residency provides artists with a serene and retreat-like environment for creative exploration. In line with the mission of the Foundation, artists are supported in their inquiry into consciousness, art and nature.

The Lucid Art Foundation encourages contemplative nonfigurative exploration through automatism, multi-media, conceptual, eco-art and interdisciplinary approaches. Inquiry into arts and consciousness is at the heart of the Foundation’s vision and residency program.

Artists in residence will be provided use of the first studio of the painter Gordon Onslow Ford and will reside at the beautiful writing cottage of his wife, writer Jacqueline Johnson, with whom he established an artists’ community in the hills of Inverness, California in the early 1960′s. As the legacy holder, the Lucid Art Foundation continues their vision.

We have posted a Call to Artists through the CAFE website allowing artists to complete their application online. In order to apply, registration with CAFÉ is necessary. Please view this site for more information on our program and eligibility requirements.

Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2014. Lucid Art Foundation – PO Box 1199 Inverness, CA 94937 Phone: 415.669.7585 quest@lucidart.org

June Diorama Addendum

Whole Foods Market on Miller Avenue in Mill Valley has chosen OHCA as the recipient for their “Dimes for Non Profits (DFNP)” program starting July 1 and through September 30, 2014! DFNP raises money for nonprofit groups at Whole Foods registers. Customers who bring their own bags may opt to take a 10 cent discount for each bag or to donate the 10 cents to a nonprofit. DFNP usually results in an $800-$1200 donation for the designated nonprofit. So remember to bring your bag while shopping and mention OHCA when you check out!

Exhibit Opportunity: Whole Foods on Miller Ave. has also invited OHCA’s member artists to showcase their works for free in a corresponding exhibit the same months as above (July-September). They will make a banner for us with the OHCA logo and “Artists of O’Hanlon Center for the Arts.”

There are three different exhibit areas. Details for the show are:

• Submit up to three 2D (two dimensional) works (no 3D pieces) with the themes of food, fruit, vegetables, bowls, utensils, flowers.

• Please include artist name, title of work, price if for sale, and dimensions in file name of JPG.

• Please send JPG images to the OHCA office (office@ohanloncenter.org) by MONDAY, JUNE 23 at Noon.

• Submitted pieces will be juried by members of the OHCA Exhibits Cte.

• Works need to be framed, ready to hang, with all the necessary hanging materials in place. Black frames are preferred to unify the pieces.

• If your works are chosen, you will be notified by Wednesday, June 25 and you will need to drop off your pieces to OHCA by Friday, June 27 b/t 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

• Depending the sizes received, we may have room for approximately 30 pieces.

• By taking part in the show, artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to the Center from all sales.

Dimensions for the exhibit areas are:

• 5’8” wide by 8’6” high (area between front windows).

• 9’2” wide by 3’5” high (area to the left of the bakery, above entry hall to restrooms)

• 13’ wide by 2’ high (area to the left of exit sign, above registers by flowers) and 5.5’ wide by 2’ high (same wall, but the area to the right of exit sign, above registers by flowers)

Koya Update: Thanks to Richard Head for donating his kiln to Koya! Now we must have the proper electrical work done to ensure its function and safety. Mark Phillipps, licensed electrician will do the work next week. We are seeking donations to help pay for it to be done thoroughly and properly. Your donation of $10 or more is most welcome!

Free! We are still also offering scrap stone of various shapes and sizes, free to a good home. First come, first served. To arrange for picking up the stones, please contact the OHCA office: 415-388-4331.

Loka and Parking Update: Filmmaker Kacey Hart has moved in to Loka! Her one designated parking space will be the upper gravel driveway (the stretch between the Loft and Gallery). The carport area will be for use by OHCA participants who have trouble walking. Please do not block the driveway and primarily use the lower gravel lot for OHCA activities.

July Artist Retreat: If you are interested in the artist retreat, please sign up for the week starting July 21 as the retreat starting July 14 has SOLD OUT for Visual Arts spaces (Writers, be in touch asap to save your space).

This is a weeklong (5 day) opportunity for artists to work independently but in the company of other dedicated artists. This is not a workshop, and there will be no instruction. What there will be is an opportunity for serious self-directed artists to work in a quiet atmosphere for a sustained period of time, working together but independently in the spirit of creativity.

The second Retreat will be held: Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the OHCA Loft and outside areas.

The Retreat is open to anyone who agrees to some simple rules. There is to be no talking. Silence with talking quietly only is allowed outside during the hours of 9 – 5 and no music is allowed except with earphones. No visitors except after 5. Participants will be responsible for their own lunch and art supplies unless otherwise designated. Artists may leave their supplies and work set up during the week and will be required to clean up afterwards.

There is a limited amount of space available for this retreat. There is space for 7 Visual Artists and 3 Writers. Spaces are given to those who reserve first and with fees paid. Please designate which week you are applying for when you pay.

Thursdays of each week-long Retreat, after 5 p.m. there will be a pot luck dinner where everyone can socialize and share their work/process, etc. The price for one July Artist Retreat is: $185 for the week-long retreat; $150 OHCA members.

Member News: Barry Toranto will have his photographic works from his “Reflections” series on exhibit at Noci Gelato, 17 East Blithedale, in Mill Valley for the month of July.

Monica Lee has two pieces in a current SCRAP SF show. Join her July 19th from 2-4 pm when there will be a party at the Reclaimed Room of SCRAP in the Bay View neighborhood. Monica will be doing a “make and take” using paint chips at the event. http://www.scrap-sf.org/

Sharon Caplan Cohen has her flower mandala photos on display at the Tam Junction Café del Soul restaurant! Stop by to see them in person, or you can also get a sneak peak here: http://cafedelsoul.net/current-art-show/

One of the fun things about being a member of O’Hanlon Center for the Arts is getting to know one another at openings and events. Now we’re adding print! Diorama will soon feature mini-profiles of a couple of members per issue, based on interviews board member Abby Wasserman will begin this summer via email and telephone. Stay tuned for this new feature in the next Diorama, and be ready to talk about yourself when Abby calls! You can even jump the line and call her first: 415-381-3561.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Water” O’Hanlon Center Gallery, July 2014

• Exhibition Dates: June 24-July 24, 2014

• Artists Roundtable Discussion: Tuesday, July 1, 4 to 6 p.m.

• Reception: Tuesday, July 1, 6 to 8 p.m.

• Juror: Eric Zener, Painter

• Entry Fee: $30 for OHCA members, $35 for non-members, for up to three pieces.

• Become a new OHCA member at the time of delivery and get your entry fee waived! Call or visit www.ohanloncenter.org for more details.

This July, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts invites artists to fathom WATER as media or subject matter. What does water mean to you? How do you use it in your work? How do you represent its essence? We’d like to see it!

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts emphasizes the creative process and the continued pursuit of meaning and authenticity through observation, exploration, and experimentation. Please do not submit works that have previously been displayed in O’Hanlon’s Gallery.

Media: Any media. Outdoor installation proposals welcome. All works must be ready to hang or display and must be labeled with artist’s name, phone, medium, size, and price, if for sale.

When you drop off your art please bring a resume or an artist statement if you have one. We will give you information about Gallery policies at the time of drop off. Gallery requirements are that insurance coverage is provided by the artist and that accepted work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition. By taking part in the show, artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to the Center from all sales.

Dates for exhibition entries: Please hand-deliver (no slides or .jpgs) up to three pieces of work to O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, on Friday, June 20, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, June 21, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will notify you (preferably by email) about whether your work has been accepted by Monday, June 23 at 5 p.m. Works not accepted must be picked up Tuesday, July 1 between 12:30 and 8 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made.

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Thursday, July 24 between 2 and 4 p.m., or on Friday, July 25, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Artists leaving their work after this time will be charged $5/day storage unless prior arrangements have been made.

July in the Loft Gallery: “Progress Not Perfection” by Christine Francisco

The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ Loft Gallery will present new multi-media artwork by Christine Francisco. Chris says of her work, “I love to create by combining color, texture, patterns, and shapes. To me, making art represents positive life-affirming creativity. My process includes allowing myself to play, to make mistakes, to learn by doing, to risk degrees of failure and success, to express visually intangibles like hope, care, faith, courage, complexity, playfulness and spontaneity. I fabricate mixed media collage art using paints, fabrics, stamps, fibers, clay, handmade beads, various papers, found objects, wire, ribbons, buttons, threads, and odds & ends from my different collections. My work is bright and colorful, playful and whimsical; generating something new from existing elements. I try to invite the viewer in for closer inspection of surface textures, pattern combinations, and interesting components by encouraging attention to detail.”

CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Bay Area Women Artists”

O’Hanlon Center Gallery, August 2014

• Exhibition Dates: July 29 to August 21, 2014

• Artists’ Roundtable Discussion: Tuesday, August 6, 4 to 6 p.m.

• Reception: Tuesday, August 6, 6 to 8 p.m.

• Jurors: Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.

• Entry Fee: $30 for O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ members, $35 for non-members, for up to three pieces.

• Become a new OHCA member at the time of entry and get your submission fee waived! Call or visit www.ohanloncenter.org for more details.

Media: Any media with emphasis on exploration, process, and imaginative use of materials and content. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts emphasizes the creative process and the continued pursuit of meaning and authenticity through observation, exploration, and experimentation.

Juried-in pieces must be ready to display, with any necessary hanging material in place, and instructions. All accepted works must be labeled with artist’s name, telephone, email address, medium, size, and price, if for sale. Please do not submit artwork that has previously been displayed in OHCA’s Gallery shows.

Eligibility: Open to all Bay Area Women artists aged 18 and over. By taking part in the show, artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to the Center from all sales.

Dates for exhibition entries: Due to the popularity of this show in past years, OHCA is instituting a new entry process, just for their August Bay Area Women Artists show. There will be a two-step entry process (it is necessary to take part in the first step in order to qualify for the second step):

Step 1: Submit digital images: Only emailed JPG images or a mailed CD of JPG images will be considered for the initial qualifying selections. Digital images are due to OHCA by Monday, July 14 at Noon.

Digital JPG files information: Please send high resolution images—no web images. No images larger than 2 MB will be accepted nor smaller than 1 MB. Please name JPG files with artist’s first initial, full last name, and title of work. (File name example: a.ohanlon.untitled1.jpg) Emailed images should be included as attachment (not in the body of your email).

Please also include a separate PDF document with the information below. You may also include an optional brief (paragraph or less) art statement about the media or process used in the artwork. Please name your PDF file in a similar format as your images: with artist’s first initial, full last name, and the word “info”. (File name example: a.ohanlon.info.pdf)

ARTIST’S NAME

TITLE OF WORK #1:

MEDIUM

DIMENSIONS

 

ARTIST’S NAME

TITLE OF WORK #2:

MEDIUM

DIMENSIONS

 

ARTIST’S NAME

TITLE OF WORK #3:

MEDIUM

DIMENSIONS

Email images to: office@ohanloncenter.org or mail the CD to: O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941. If a CD is mailed, please include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope with adequate postage to have your CD returned to you. If no SASE is included, your CD will not be returned to you.

Entries will only be considered by the jurors for the first round of selections if the entry fee is received by Monday, July 14 at Noon. You may mail a check to OHCA to be received by the July 14 date, pay over the phone with your credit card (415-388-4331), or pay online here: http://ohanloncenter.org/exhibits/call-for-entries/

The jurors will review all digital entries and artists will be notified by Friday, July 18, 5 p.m. whether their pieces should be hand delivered for the second step of the entry process.

Step 2: If you are asked to hand-deliver your artworks for the second round of selections, please hand-deliver your work to O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, on Friday, July 25, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.; or on Saturday, July 26, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Entries will not be accepted for consideration if they are not ready for display when received. Please include biographical information, artist statements, and your email address if you have one. When you drop off your art, we will give you information about hanging/showing and Gallery policies.

The jurors will then make their final selections for what will be in the show from the items that are hand-delivered. We will notify you about whether your work has been accepted for the final installation by Monday, July 28 at 5 p.m.

Those hand-delivered works not accepted for final installation must be picked up by Tuesday, July 29 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made.

Gallery Requirements are that insurance coverage is provided by the artist and that accepted work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition.

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Friday, August 22, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or Saturday, August 23 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Artists leaving their work after this time will be charged $5/day storage unless prior arrangements have been made.

The mission of the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley is to provide programs, studio space, exhibitions and experiences that honor individual creativity, develop artistic practice, and build community.

 

June Diorama

Message from Michael Heacock, Board President: Koya’s Painting Party is coming up! We will gather at on June 14th to prime and paint the exterior of the building. Lunch will be provided. We’ll start at 9 a.m. to beat the heat and keep going until it’s finished. Please RSVP to Abby Wasserman at 381-3561 to be part of the work crew by June 11 so she can order lunch.

OHCA’s summer party will be Thursday, June 19 starting at 5 p.m. We hope you’ll join us and bring your family and friends. Please RSVP to the evite sent out by the office so we know to expect you.

OHCA is looking for a part time office assistant to work approximately 10-12 hours per week (during regular weeks, could be more or less depending on organization’s schedule). Schedule may also include evening and weekend hours. For more details about the job description, please contact the OHCA office: office@ohanloncenter.org

We are still also offering scrap stone of various shapes and sizes, free to a good home. First come, first served. To arrange for picking up the stones, please contact the OHCA office: 415-388-4331.

Loka and Parking Update: OHCA has a new tenant for Loka! Filmmaker Kacey Hart will be moving in June 9. The one designated parking space for Loka will be the upper gravel driveway (the stretch between the Loft and Gallery). The carport area will be for use by OHCA participants who have trouble walking. Please do not block the driveway and primarily use the lower gravel lot for OHCA activities.

July Artist Retreats: OHCA is once again offering two July ARTIST RETREATS. These are a weeklong (5 day) opportunity for artists to work independently but in the company of other dedicated artists. This is not a workshop, and there will be no instruction. What there will be is an opportunity for serious self-directed artists to work in a quiet atmosphere for a sustained period of time, working together but independently in the spirit of creativity.

The first Retreat will be held Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the OHCA Loft and outside areas.

The second Retreat will be held the following week: Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the OHCA Loft and outside areas.

The Retreat is open to anyone who agrees to some simple rules. There is to be no talking. Silence with talking quietly only is allowed outside during the hours of 9 – 5 and no music is allowed except with earphones. No visitors except after 5. Participants will be responsible for their own lunch and art supplies unless otherwise designated. Artists may leave their supplies and work set up during the week and will be required to clean up afterwards.

There is a limited amount of space available for this retreat. There is space for 7 Visual Artists and 3 Writers. Spaces are given to those who reserve first and with fees paid. Please designate which week you are applying for when you pay.

Thursdays of each week-long Retreat, after 5 p.m. there will be a pot luck dinner where everyone can socialize and share their work/process, etc. The price for one July Artist Retreat is: $185 for the week-long retreat; $150 OHCA members.

Member News: Cathy Shine has her black and white photos on display with those of Javier Manrique at her gallery, 1956 ½ Lombard Street in San Francisco. Opening is June 20, 5-8 p.m.

Jennifer Mygatt Tatum has works in two shows: Evoluntion/Revolution at Fulton X Gallery (1200 River Road in Fulton), up until July 6 and FonFoto at the Petaluma Arts Center, also on display until July 6.

Barry Toranto has photographic works from his “Reflections” series on exhibit now at 142 Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley. They will be up through the end of June.

OHCA member Pam Will is looking for a new place to live. For the past 14 years she has rented a bedroom in a home, but the house is going up for sale and she must move by July 1st. If you know of someone that would like to rent out a room in their home or has a little cottage for rent for about $475 – $500 a month, please call Pam at 415-847-0661. Thank you in advance.

One of the fun things about being a member of O’Hanlon Center for the Arts is getting to know one another at openings and events. Now we’re adding print! Diorama will soon feature mini-profiles of a couple of members per issue, based on interviews board member Abby Wasserman will begin this summer via email and telephone. Stay tuned for this new feature in the next Diorama, and be ready to talk about yourself when Abby calls! You can even jump the line and call her first: 415-381-3561.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Water” O’Hanlon Center Gallery, July 2014

• Exhibition Dates: June 24-July 24, 2014

• Artists Roundtable Discussion: Tuesday, July 1, 4 to 6 p.m.

• Reception: Tuesday, July 1, 6 to 8 p.m.

• Juror: Eric Zener, Painter

• Entry Fee: $30 for OHCA members, $35 for non-members, for up to three pieces.

• Become a new OHCA member at the time of delivery and get your entry fee waived! Call or visit www.ohanloncenter.org for more details.

This July, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts invites artists to fathom WATER as media or subject matter. What does water mean to you? How do you use it in your work? How do you represent its essence? We’d like to see it!

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts emphasizes the creative process and the continued pursuit of meaning and authenticity through observation, exploration, and experimentation. Please do not submit works that have previously been displayed in O’Hanlon’s Gallery.

Media: Any media. Outdoor installation proposals welcome. All works must be ready to hang or display and must be labeled with artist’s name, phone, medium, size, and price, if for sale.

When you drop off your art please bring a resume or an artist statement if you have one. We will give you information about Gallery policies at the time of drop off. Gallery requirements are that insurance coverage is provided by the artist and that accepted work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition. By taking part in the show, artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to the Center from all sales.

Dates for exhibition entries: Please hand-deliver (no slides or .jpgs) up to three pieces of work to O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, on Friday, June 20, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, June 21, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will notify you (preferably by email) about whether your work has been accepted by Monday, June 23 at 5 p.m. Works not accepted must be picked up Tuesday, July 1 between 12:30 and 8 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made.

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Thursday, July 24 between 2 and 4 p.m., or on Friday, July 25, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Artists leaving their work after this time will be charged $5/day storage unless prior arrangements have been made.

July in the Loft Gallery: “Progress Not Perfection” by Christine Francisco

The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ Loft Gallery will present new multi-media artwork by Christine Francisco. Chris says of her work, “I love to create by combining color, texture, patterns, and shapes. To me, making art represents positive life-affirming creativity. My process includes allowing myself to play, to make mistakes, to learn by doing, to risk degrees of failure and success, to express visually intangibles like hope, care, faith, courage, complexity, playfulness and spontaneity. I fabricate mixed media collage art using paints, fabrics, stamps, fibers, clay, handmade beads, various papers, found objects, wire, ribbons, buttons, threads, and odds & ends from my different collections. My work is bright and colorful, playful and whimsical; generating something new from existing elements. I try to invite the viewer in for closer inspection of surface textures, pattern combinations, and interesting components by encouraging attention to detail.”

We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received tax-deductible gifts from Carolyn Planakis and Virginia Stella.

Other Great Ways to Give Do you shop online? Designate O’Hanlon Center for the Arts as the nonprofit you’d like to support and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to OHCA! Contact Megan Wilkinson for more details about how you can give to OHCA using this program. We thank you in advance!

Did you know that by shopping at Mollie Stone’s, Fairfax Market, and Woodland Market that you can contribute to OHCA? Yes, just register your loyalty cards (cards issued by the stores themselves that provide you with discounts) for those stores and part of your receipt will get donated back to OHCA. Take a look at the Escrip website (Escrip.com) and enroll today!

Make your mark at O’Hanlon Designate OHCA as a beneficiary in your estate planning. Contact the OHCA office for details.

Mention “7078” at Mill Valley Market’s register and 2% of your sales will be donated to OHCA!

We Salute New and Renewing Members Gaby Rilleau, Elise Cheval, Janet Bogardus, Jenny Puente, Linda Aroyan, Luanne Mullin, Mary Barone, Michael Heacock, Patsy Dafoe, and Stephanie Sampson!

Marin MOCA has announced their Fall National Juried Exhibition with juror Betti-Sue Hertz, Director of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (August 30– October 5, 2014) Open to all U.S. resident artists 18 and over. You are invited to submit up to 5 digital images of your original works completed in the past three years, not previously shown in a MarinMOCA National Juried Exhibition. The competition is open to all media except video and film. Only online entries with digitally uploaded images will be accepted. Digital entries must be RECEIVED via online application on or before midnight PDT, FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 Notification will be by online list of accepted artwork and via email. http://marinmoca.org/Artists/CallForEntries.aspx

Vermont Studio Center is offering the following fellowships for visual artists:

o 25 VSC Fellowships open to all artists & writers living anywhere in the world

o 5 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowships for visual artists of outstanding talent from the United States.

o 4 VSC / Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowships open to visual artists of outstanding talent with demonstrable financial need.

o 2 Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowships—one 4-week and one 2-week residency fellowship—open to artists and writers who are raising minor children. These awards include a stipend ($2,000 for the 4-week residency and $1,000 for the 2-week residency) to cover lost income, travel, childcare, and other costs related to taking time away from the family.

o 1 Civil Society Institute Fellowship for an east coast minority artist with demonstrable financial need. Award includes a $500 travel stipend.

o 1 Marshall Frankel Fellowship for Chicago Artists and SAIC Alumni, open to all Chicago-area artists, as well as faculty and alumni of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

o 1 Zeta Orionis Fellowship for a female painter, age 45 or older, living and working in the U.S.

For specific eligibility requirements, or for information about our fellowships for writers, visit: www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships

Apply online at vsc.slideroom.com.

Applications must be received by June 15th, 2014.

 

The mission of the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley is to provide programs, studio space, exhibitions and experiences that honor individual creativity, develop artistic practice, and build community.

 

May Diorama

Message from Michael Heacock, Board President: Thank you to everyone who has donated to O’Hanlon Center using the AmazonSmile program. We have earned $770.93 from your efforts! AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible AmazonSmile items and there’s no cap on how much they will donate. So if you shop using Amazon, use this link to have part of your receipts donated back to OHCA: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-1711729

The Koya Ceramics Studio is almost ready to be used! Thanks to volunteer Richard Head, we are expecting a kiln by the end of the month. O’Hanlon Center is seeking a potter’s wheel in excellent condition and a fully functional slab roller. If you have either or both of these items that you would like to donate, please contact the O’Hanlon Office: 415-388-4331.

Painting Party! We will gather at Koya on June 14th to sand, prime and paint the exterior of the building. Lunch will be provided. We’ll start at 9 a.m. to beat the heat and keep going until it’s finished. Call Abby Wasserman at 381-3561 to be part of the work crew!

We are still also offering scrap stone of various shapes and sizes, free to a good home. First come, first served. To arrange for picking up the stones, please contact the OHCA office: 415-388-4331.

O’Hanlon Center has a bight new ad on the inside front cover of the Mill Valley Historical Society Review journal! You can pick one up at the History Room in the Mill Valley Library.

Don’t miss Writer’s Night Out! This coming Friday, May 23. 7 to 9 p.m. $5 suggested donation. OHCA’s Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday writing groups will read from short works and works in progress. Readers will include: Antonia Van Becker, Esti Skloot, Bronni Galin, Laurie Oman, Paula Hansen, Linda Applewhite, Meredith Bruce, and Abby Wasserman.

Also just announced: “Substance into Color” class with Kate Temple! This class is six weeks (May 21-June 25, 10-2), meeting once a week for a four hour studio, and explores the entire spectrum of color, beginning with magenta through carmine to yellow, green, blue and violet, one color at a time. One substance is turned into a color during each class and several individual paintings are made, explored, worked on using the substance/paint. The color is introduced from a color theory point of view and then individual perceptions and experiences are shared after studio work. It is a great phenomenological approach for painters to train their perception and sensitize themselves to the full spectrum, not to mention a study and history of each color and substance. All materials are provided.

RSVP for the series by May 20. Six sessions: $360/ $288 OHCA members, $30 materials fee.

Member News: Joeann Edmonds-Matthew and Diana Shore both have pieces in Art Works Downtown current exhibit, “Shelter” which was juried by Catharine Clark, of Catharine Clark Gallery. The show will be up until June 6.

Mary Barone will have her ceramic pieces in an exhibit, “Out of the Fire” on display at Sutton Suzuki Architects (39 Forest St., Mill Valley). The opening will be June 3 from 6-8 p.m.

Patricia K. Kelly will be at The American Academy in Rome, Italy participating in the Visiting Artist Program from mid-May to early June. Congratulations, Patricia!

One of the fun things about being a member of O’Hanlon Center for the Arts is getting to know one another at openings and events. Now we’re adding print! Diorama will soon feature mini-profiles of a couple of members per issue, based on interviews board member Abby Wasserman will begin this summer via email and telephone. Stay tuned for this new feature in the next Diorama, and be ready to talk about yourself when Abby calls! You can even jump the line and call her first: 415-381-3561.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Beauty of Imperfection: OHCA’s 11th Annual

Wabi-Sabi Show!

• Exhibition Dates: May 27 – June 19, 2014

• Artists’ Roundtable Discussion: Tuesday, June 3, 4 to 6 p.m.

• Reception: Tuesday, June 3, 6 to 8 p.m.

• Juror: Shoko Kageyama Klyce, Mixed Media Artist and Sculptor

• Entry Fee: $30 for O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ members, $35 for non-members, for up to three pieces.

• Become a new OHCA member at the time of delivery and get your entry fee waived! Call or visit www.ohanloncenter.org for more details.

Media: any media or material, from major installations to minuscule “gems.” The emphasis of this exhibit will be not on the final perfected form of the work, but on how well pieces reflect the sense and feeling of this elusive concept. In particular, focus will be on the imaginative use of materials and uniqueness. See the Wabi-Sabi portion of the OHCA website for inspiration and more definitions (http://ohanloncenter.org/programs/wabi-sabi/). All works must be ready to hang or display and labeled with artist’s name, phone, media, size, and price, if for sale. Outdoor installation proposals welcome.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts emphasizes the creative process and the continued pursuit of meaning and authenticity through observation, exploration, and experimentation. Please do not submit works that have previously been displayed at the O’Hanlon Center Gallery.

Dates for Exhibition Entries: Hand-deliver (no slides or photos) up to 3 pieces of work to O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, on Friday, May 23, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, May 24, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will notify you about whether your work has been accepted by Tuesday, May 27 at 5 p.m.

Those works not accepted must be picked up on Tuesday, June 3 between 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made. Please include biographical information and your email address if you have one. Information about hanging/showing and Gallery policies will be provided at the Center.

Gallery Requirements: Insurance coverage is provided by the Artist. Accepted work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition. By taking part in the show, artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to the Center from all sales.

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Friday, June 20, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or Saturday, June 21 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Artists leaving their work after this time will be charged $5/day storage unless prior arrangements have been made.

June in the Loft Gallery: “My Journey into Abstraction” by Jenny Hynes

Also opening June 3, O’Hanlon Center’s Loft Gallery will feature new works by artist Jenny Hynes. Jenny says of her works, “Changes and transitions is what my journey into abstraction represents for me. Figures, faces, fertility, babies, ghosts, and ancestors have been the content of my work for as long as I can remember.

“Last fall I found out I was expecting twins (via gestational carrier) after ten years of trying to have a baby. When Mallissa was three months pregnant with Jack and Fiona I decided to work totally abstract. I needed to cut through all the ‘thinking’ and go for pure creativity. I was first inspired by the idea of working from a stream of consciousness last spring when I learned about Wabi-Sabi. I stopped over-analyzing everything I made and started embracing the “accidents”. Some of the prints I’ve included in the show still have figurative elements; they were created during the transition period.

“When I began to work on the paintings I went through a very rough period. It was so hard to not overthink the composition as well as not to overwork it. I found the only way to keep the paintings fresh was to work on several pieces at a time. I tossed the canvases and went to paper. I cut up the paper, some are from old prints that didn’t work, and laid them all out to paint on at one time. Working this way frees me and excites me.

“At the end of four months, September to December I edited my pile of work and made my funky art book. It’s somewhat chronological and I think of it as a diary of exploration into form, color, and spontaneity. Included in the show are several paintings that I’ve made post birth, as a mother.

“When I work now I call it “power painting” because I have to get into my studio and get straight to work! There’s no time to waste because the babies eat every two hours! It’s getting harder as the days go by to find the time because they are awake more throughout the day now. But as I write this I am looking forward to the challenge they create and how that will influence my next series of work.

We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received tax-deductible gifts from Carolyn Planakis, Diana and Richard Shore, Linda Wong and Mill Valley Market.

Other Great Ways to Give Did you know that by shopping at Mollie Stone’s, Fairfax Market, and Woodland Market that you can contribute to OHCA? Yes, just register your loyalty cards (cards issued by the stores themselves that provide you with discounts) for those stores and part of your receipt will get donated back to OHCA. Take a look at the Escrip website (Escrip.com) and enroll today!

Make your mark at O’Hanlon Designate OHCA as a beneficiary in your estate planning. Contact the OHCA office for details.

Mention “7078” at Mill Valley Market’s register and 2% of your sales will be donated to OHCA!

We Salute New and Renewing Members Diana and Richard Shore, Heidi Hillenbrand and Family, Jane Hein, Jim Vogel, Judy Ellman, Judy Soifer, Monica Lee, Patricia Kelly, Victoria Ayres, and Virginia Felch.

Artist Opportunities: Public Sculpture and Art Installation Call for Entries: Art Works Downtown and the City of San Rafael seek entries for innovative outdoor art installations and outdoor sculptures. Artwork will exhibit at one of three high-traffic locations in the downtown area and rotate every four months.

• Entry Fee: None

• Entries Due by June 13. This is an ongoing program, artists may continually submit entries.

• Artwork Requirements are: Artwork should be innovative in design and materials; Artwork should appeal to a wide audience; Artwork must be large enough to be seen from the street; Artwork must tolerate outdoor conditions; Artwork must be on display for four months.

• Exhibition Rotations: July-October, November-February, March-July

• How to apply: Submit entries by emailing Application Requirements to publicsculpture@artworksdowntown.org.

• Stipend: Accepted artists receive a $200 per exhibition. $100 for installation, $100 for pick-up.

For more details and to see past exhibits: www.artworksdowntown.org or

contact: publicart@artworksdowntown.org

 

Call for Installation/Demonstration Artists

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival; September 20 & 21, 2014

The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival is currently seeking 4 to 6 artists to create art installations and/or demonstrations in a beautiful creek-side setting in the heart of Mill Valley’s Old Mill Park.

• Accepted artists will receive a 12’ X 16’ space with a value equivalent to a $600 booth fee.

• Special preference will be given for use of organic material or use of the natural environment in a unique way.

• Work that is interactive or demonstrates the artistic process is encouraged.

• On-site construction can begin Wed., Sept. 17 and must be completed by Friday evening Sept. 19 unless it is an ongoing demonstration project. Artist must be present during entire show, Sat.-Sun. Sept. 20-21, 10-5 daily.

• Installation must be completely deconstructed and removed from site by dark on Monday Sept. 22.

• Artist may present information about their work and take commissions for future projects, but may not sell anything at the show.

• The Installation must be free-standing and the site cannot be altered in any way (no digging, cutting of vegetation, moving rocks, etc.)

• A $200.00 prize will be awarded to the best installation or demonstration.

By June 30 (deadline) interested Artists should send a one-page description of the proposed installation or demonstration together with a sketch of the basic design and up to 4 images of related art projects they have previously completed to:

MVFAF Installation Project

attention: Tom Killion & Joy Turrini

PO Bx 1028, Pt. Reyes CA 94956

or by e-mail to both: mailto:tkillion@got.net AND mailto:joyturrini@gmail.com

 

The mission of the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley is to provide programs, studio space, exhibitions and experiences that honor individual creativity, develop artistic practice, and build community.

 

April Diorama

Message from Michael Heacock, Board President: We are coming closer to replacing the deck outside the Loft. We will advise members when we have a timeline for construction. There will be noise and some impact on parking. We will try to have the work done quickly and with as very little inconvenience as possible. An email will be sent out to members with information.

Thank you to Board member Barry Toranto and volunteer Richard Head, who have been restoring the Koya Ceramics Studio. It is almost ready to be used. O’Hanlon Center is seeking a potter’s wheel in excellent condition, and a kiln that heats to Cone 10. It must be in excellent working condition. If you have a ceramics kiln that you would like to donate to the Center, please contact the O’Hanlon Office: 415-388-4331.

OHCA is still offering, free to a good home: a blue metal light exposure tray, good for making cyanotypes. It measures 39” high, 39 ½” wide, and 33 ¾” deep.

In addition to the tray, we are also offering scrap stone of various shapes and sizes. First come, first served. To arrange for picking up these items, please contact the OHCA office: 415-388-4331.

We are sorry to share with you news of the passing of former O’Hanlon Center member Eugenie Waldteufel on January 25th, 2014. A celebration of her life will be held at the Homestead Valley Community Center (315 Montford Ave., Mill Valley) on Saturday, April 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. RSVP: 415-388-1749.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: “On Paper, Of Paper,” May 2014

• Exhibition Dates: April 29 – May 22, 2014

• Artists Roundtable Discussion: Tuesday, May 6, 4 to 6 p.m.

• Reception: Tuesday, May 6, 6 to 8 p.m.

• Juror: Anandamayi Arnold, Paper Artist

• Entry Fee: $30 OHCA members, $35 non-members, for up to three pieces.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts celebrates all things Paper this May! Artists are asked to submit works created on or made from paper, ranging from contemporary drawing, prints, digital or film photography and/or images using computer manipulation, artist books, collages, drawings, paintings, watercolors, papier mache, to 3-dimensional works.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts emphasizes the creative process and the continued pursuit of meaning and authenticity through observation, exploration, and experimentation. Please do not submit works that have previously been displayed in the O’Hanlon Gallery.

Media: Any paper-based media, including photography. Must be ready to hang or display. All works should be labeled with artist’s name, telephone, medium, size, and price, if for sale.

When you drop off your art please bring a resume or an artist statement if you have one. We will give you information about Gallery policies at the time of drop off. Gallery requirements are that insurance coverage is provided by the artist and that accepted work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition. By taking part in the show, artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to the Center from all sales.

Dates for exhibition entries: Please hand-deliver (no slides or photos) up to three pieces of work to O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, on Friday, April 25, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, April 26, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will notify you (preferably by email) about whether your work has been accepted by the juror on Monday, April 28 at 5 p.m.

Those works not accepted must be picked up Tuesday, May 6 between 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made.

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Thursday, May 22 between 2 and 4 p.m., or on Friday, May 23, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Artists leaving their work after this time will be charged $5/day storage unless prior arrangements have been made.

May in the Loft Gallery: New Works by Kris Gordon. The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ Loft Gallery will present mixed media works by Kris Gordon. Always varied, intriguing, and experimental, Kris’ works reflect the spectrum of complexity and lightness encapsulated by her perception. The Loft Gallery is adjacent to the O’Hanlon Center Gallery on the Center grounds.

We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received tax-deductible gifts from Melinda DiSessa, Jennifer Mygatt Tatum, Renee Owen, and Lynn Sondag.

Other Great Ways to Give:  Did you know that by shopping at Mollie Stone’s, Fairfax Market, and Woodland Market that you can contribute to OHCA? Yes, just register your loyalty cards (cards issued by the stores themselves that provide you with discounts) for those stores and part of your receipt will get donated back to OHCA. Take a look at the Escrip website (Escrip.com) and enroll today!

Make your mark at O’Hanlon Designate OHCA as a beneficiary in your estate planning. Contact the OHCA office for details.

Mention “7078” at Mill Valley Market’s register and 2% of your sales will be donated to OHCA!

Do you shop online? Designate O’Hanlon Center for the Arts as the nonprofit you’d like to support and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to OHCA! Contact Megan Wilkinson for more details about how you can give to OHCA using this program. We thank you in advance!

We Salute New and Renewing Members Scott Adams, Sharon Caplan Cohen, Ann Eby, Letty Erringer, Phyllis Jenkins, Donna Neal, Ken Phelps, Pamela Pierron, Jerry Pruce, and Abby Wasserman.

Member News: The fourth annual poetry event, Real Men Write Poetry, will be held at the Larkspur Council Chambers (above the Larkspur Library) on May 3rd, Saturday, at 2 p.m. (400 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur.) The event is an interlinked series of poems written & read by five men: Joe Zaccardi, the Marin Poet Laureate; Bob McNally; Calvin Ahlgren; Sandy Scull; and OHCA member Dick Brown. The event is free, handicapped accessible, with no open mic. For more information, contact Dick Brown at: 415461-1351 or dick@wingspred.com

Elise Cheval’s new textile art, reworked into wearable art, will be on view at the Marin Society of Artists Open Craft and Sculpture Show in Ross, through April 26: www.marinsocietyofartists.org

Elizabeth Flanagan is organizing the 4th Annual Art On the Lawn (AOTL) Show, roughly scheduled for a Saturday evening in August. If you would like to participate, please contact Elizabeth as soon as possible. There are ten spots available. fairiecool@gmail.com

Ruth Gendler will be talking May 2 at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. Her talk will be accompanied by an exhibit, “Befriending the Imagination” featuring both her own art work and approximately 35 children’s poems and pictures poems—wise, funny, sad, delightful, and casually profound. The exhibit will be on view from April 18 to June 27. For details, see:  http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2014-05-02/befriending-imagination  Please note the Commonwealth Club isn’t open over the weekend.

Elaine Larson will be participating in the Petaluma Open Studios. Visit her studio to see her art and that of local guest artists, and see many other great studios in Petaluma the same weekend: Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Barry Toranto will be showing new photos at his home studio at 116 Evergreen Ave, as part of the Marin Open Studios, May 10 and 11, 11a.m. to 6 p.m.

Barry also has his works currently on display with Brett Hopper, Gail Robertson, Jinn Fauvre, Kris Gordon and Peller Marion at the Bank of Marin in Mill Valley: 19 Sunnyside Ave. (415) 380-4665. Regular Bank Hours: 10 a.m.-6p.m., Monday-Friday).

Jane Reed Veen will also be participating in Marin Open Studios this year. See her paintings at the Hamilton Art Center, 501 Palm Ave., #3 in Novato. Her studio will be open May 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tabitha Warren will be teaching a Tableaux Painting Workshop where artists will have two days to paint three models, in full costume, posing as the Albert Joseph Moore painting: “Midsummer.” When: May 31st- June 1st, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day (5 hrs. of painting + 1/2 hr. for lunch per day). Where: Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 781 Hamilton Parkway (building behind Beso Cafe), Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, Novato. Registration: MarinMOCA Members $240; non-members $265, includes model fees. Registration payable to MarinMOCA. Call 415-506-0137.

Bernie Weiner has a new website featuring some of his best photos. You can see them, in five categories, by going to the in-progress website: www.bernardweiner.org

The Write On Mamas! group, who are Organizational Members of OHCA, have a new book out! The official book launch is Sunday, May 4th at Corte Madera Book Passage, 7-9 p.m. They will also have a sneak peak reading on Thursday, April 24 at Diesel Bookstore in Oakland, 7 p.m. The book includes 29 poignant, gritty, and funny essays by 24 moms (and one dad) on how parenting shaped them as writers, how they make time to write, their memorable parenting moments and more. See www.writeonmamas.com for more info.

 

Artist Opportunities:  Mill Valley Recreation is holding a Senior Art Show from May 6-29. To participate, artists must be 60 years or older and reside in Mill Valley or Southern Marin. Each artist may exhibit one piece. Application deadline is April 24, 2014. Details and application forms can be found in OHCA’s Loft building.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR 3GT LEZWRITES! PROJECT 3Girls Theatre Company, the San Francisco’s company of women playwrights that “puts women’s work on the stage, where it belongs!” is seeking submissions from Bay Area writer/performers for our new LezWrites! project.

WHAT IS LEZWRITES! LezWrites! is a project of 3Girls Theatre Company that seeks to put up readings of short works by playwrights (and other writer-performers) in the Bay Area. The project is curated by 3GT Resident Playwright and O’Hanlon Center member Margery Kreitman.

WHO SHOULD SUBMIT: We are calling for works by lesbian playwrights and writers for two readings. You, wonderful you: are lesbians from every walk of life. We love it if you are a writer who is comfortable performing your own work, and if that is not who you are and you have a fantastic piece, send it anyway!

TOPICS: We’re open! Various topics depicting your lesbian experience could include: bodies, love, sex, marriage, dating, activism, work, or something else! We are looking for short, 5-8 minute humorous pieces; personal essay, flash memoir, monologue, slam poetry, 2-character play, creative non-fiction.

WHEN: We will be doing two readings: 8:00pm Friday, July 11, 2014 at Thick House Theatre, Potrero Hill SF, and 3:00pm Sunday, September 28 at The Phoenix Annex, Downtown SF. Before you submit, please make sure you are available on the day of the reading to attend a run-though in addition to the performance.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Submission by email only. Please send submissions to: lwsubmissions@3girlstheatre.org , with the subject “LezWrites!” in subject line. Scripts should be in MS Word. Please include your name and all contact information on the first page. Please be sure they are only 5-8 minutes in length when read aloud. You may submit up to two pieces. See “Topic” above for more info as to format, style and content.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES: To be considered for either/both readings, submit by midnight on MAY 21, 2014. To be considered for the September reading only, submit by midnight on JULY 15, 2014. You’ll hear from us by June 15th if you’ve been selected for the first reading.

Questions? Email 3GT Director of Administration Spiraleena Mason at spiraleena@3girlstheatre.org or call 415-527-0301.

 

The mission of the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley is to provide programs, studio space, exhibitions and experiences that honor individual creativity, develop artistic practice, and build community.

 

March Diorama

Message from Michael Heacock, Board President:  Thank you to everyone who generously gave their time for the Loft Clean Up Day on February 26: Brooke Passano, Carolyn Planakis, Cayen Robertson, Eileen Worthley, Elaine James, Elaine Nehm, Gail Robertson, Judy Geiger, and Phyllis Pansegrau!  The space looks great.

A couple of items related to the Loft Clean Up Day:  Elaine and Carl Nehm have donated new glass table tops for the lower level studio, near the printing press.  Thank you, Nehms!  The glass pieces are fragile, so please treat with care. 

Also, the table top on the Loft’s uppermost floor is getting some wear-and-tear.  If you use this work space (on the same level as the Library and Kitchenette) please make sure to protect the table top from x-acto knives, scissors, pens, ink, paint, etc.  Please put down protective plastic or cardboard before setting up a project on that table.

In addition to that, OHCA would like to offer, free to a good home: two working stereo speakers: 41” high, 14 ¼” wide, and 10.5” deep; as well as a blue metal light exposure tray, good for making cyanotypes.  It measures 39” high, 39 ½” wide, and 33 ¾” deep.  First come, first served.  To arrange for picking up these items, please contact the OHCA office: 415-388-4331.

We are pleased to announce a special online donation opportunity on the O’Hanlon Center website currently:  Artist and O’Hanlon Center supporter Tom Robertson has generously agreed to donate 100% of the sales of six of his paintings to O’Hanlon Center for the Arts.  Each acrylic on canvas painting measures, in order of appearance in the online slideshow:

56″ x 64″
72″ X 63″
64″ x 56″
64″ x 56″
72″ X 63″
72″ x 63″ 

The minimum bid for each of Tom’s paintings is $400, but as O’Hanlon Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, we will gladly accept more for these incredible, one of a kind paintings.   Final bid price does not include shipping and handling, if required.  To see the slideshow of Tom’s paintings and to bid, go to: http://ohanloncenter.org/donate/ 

To make an appointment to see the paintings in person, or to get more details about these special pieces, please contact O’Hanlon Center: 415-388-4331 or office@ohanloncenter.org .

We are also sorry to share with you news of the passing of two beloved members of Marin’s art community:  Laurie Stoelting, haiku poet, Mt. Tam lover, and former O’Hanlon Center member, passed away Sunday, March 9.  A Memorial for Laurie is being planned for Sunday, April 6 at 2 p.m. at the Homestead Valley Community Center. RSVP to Eric, Laurie’s husband, if you plan on attending the service: ericjs@sonic.net.

Max Thelen, art supporter and co-founder of Art Works Downtown in San Rafael passed away February 13, 2014.  Max was an attorney whose public service was also instrumental in building the foundation of the Marin Ballet Association nonprofit.  Max is survived by his wife, fiber artist Phyllis Thelen, who juried O’Hanlon Center’s Wabi Sabi show in 2010.

Both Laurie and Max gave so much to the arts in Marin.  They will be missed.

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:  “Watercolor: Outside the Lines,” April 2014

  • Exhibition Dates: March 25-April 24, 2014
  • Artists Roundtable Discussion:  Tuesday, April 1, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Reception: Tuesday, April 1, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Juror: Lynn Sondag, BFA, MFA, Chair, Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Dominican University
  • Entry Fee: $30 current OHCA members, $35 non-members, for up to three pieces.
  • Become a new OHCA member at the time of delivery and get your entry fee waived!  Call or visit www.ohanloncenter.org for more details.O’Hanlon Center invites artists to explore the edges of watercolors as a medium: its fluidity and immediacy; its luminosity, transparency, opaqueness; and/or its application in new and inventive ways.

    O’Hanlon Center for the Arts emphasizes the creative process and the continued pursuit of meaning and authenticity through observation, exploration, and experimentation. Please do not submit works that have previously been displayed in O’Hanlon’s Gallery.

    Media: Watercolor. Must be ready to hang or display. All works should be labeled with artist’s name, telephone, medium, size, and price, if for sale.

    When you drop off your art please bring a resume or an artist statement if you have one.  We will give you information about Gallery policies at the time of drop off.  Gallery requirements are that insurance coverage is provided by the artist and that accepted work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition.  By taking part in the show, artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to the Center from all sales.

    Dates for exhibition entries: Please hand-deliver (no slides or photos) up to three pieces of work to O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, on Friday, March 21, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, March 22, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will notify you (preferably by email) about whether your work has been accepted by Monday, March 24 at 5 p.m.

    Those works not accepted must be picked up Tuesday, April 1 between 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made.

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Thursday, April 24 between 2 and 4 p.m., or on Friday, April 25, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Artists leaving their work after this time will be charged $5/day storage unless prior arrangements have been made.

April in the Loft Gallery:  Richard Cruwys Brown: “Re-Vision”  The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ Loft Gallery will present “Re-Vision: Reworked Art from the OHCA Donation Bin” works by Richard Cruwys Brown.  He says, “Artists can donate pieces to a bin in O’Hanlon Center’s Loft studio building which can be used by anyone who is interested exploring its contents and making changes as a creative exercise.  Sometimes the changes are subtle and at other times quite sweeping.  This show is a culmination of years of work out of the bin during the monthly monoprint class held at the Center and led by Cayen Robertson.”

We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received tax-deductible gifts from Allyn Finegold, Toni Littlejohn, Cathy Shine, Deborah Sullivan, and Barry Toranto and Eva Shoshany.

Other Great Ways to Give  Did you know that by shopping at Mollie Stone’s, Fairfax Market,  and Woodlands Market that you can contribute to OHCA?  Yes, just register your loyalty cards for those stores and part of your receipt will get donated back to OHCA. Take a look at the Escrip website (Escrip.com) and enroll today!

Make your mark at O’Hanlon! Designate OHCA as a beneficiary in your estate planning.  Contact the OHCA office for details.

Mention “7078” at Mill Valley Market’s register and 2% of your sales will be donated to OHCA!

Do you shop online?  Designate O’Hanlon Center for the Arts as the nonprofit you’d like to support and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to OHCA!  Contact Megan Wilkinson for more details about how you can give to OHCA using this program. We thank you in advance!

We Salute New and Renewing Members  Brett Hopper, Chris Francisco, Diane Goldstein, Gray Timberlake, Jennifer Mygatt Tatum, Jess Batha, Kristen McCormack, Letha Moore, Margery Kreitman, Mary Lou D’Auray, Miriam Ellingson, Rachel Kelly, Sandra Goudy Andrew, Vimala Zen Center, and the Write On, Mamas!.

Member News: Melinda Di Sessa, Joseph Hayes, Elaine Nehm, Cathy Shine, and Wilbur Wong all have artwork selected for the Falkirk Annual Spring Juried Show, opening Friday, March 28 (5:30-7:30 p.m.).  The show will be up until May 24.  For details, see: http://www.falkirkculturalcenter.org/event-two/ 

Flavia Krasilchik has her sculptural pieces in the Pop Up Gallery’s “Naturally” show, with a reception on April 11 from 6-9 p.m. Details and photos of Flavia’s works are here: http://popupautobodygallery.com/

Congratulations to Ed Sattizahn of Vimala Sangha!  He was elected new abiding abbot for the San Francisco Zen Center City Center.  For more details, see: http://blogs.sfzc.org/blog/2013/09/24/new-abbot-selected-city-center/ 

Virginia Stella has her sketches on display at the Dominican University’s Fink Science Center as part of the Mondays in Marin group.  Virginia also helped curate the show of 19 artists.  The exhibit will be up until August 22.  Contact Sandi Chin for information: schin@dominican.edu 

The mission of the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley is to provide programs, studio space, exhibitions and experiences that honor individual creativity, develop artistic practice, and build community.

February Diorama

Message from Michael Heacock, Board President:  Thank you to everyone who donated in response to our mailed and emailed appeals. Your contributions are invaluable and will be used towards the site projects now underway. 

An update about our deck replacement project: Engineering is underway with a permit to follow in March. We hope to begin foundation work in April. Please contact us today about opportunities to contribute to this exciting project!

Please Donate: Send us a monetary gift towards our physical site improvements!  The $50 or more you send will go towards projects like repainting the Gallery floor, washing windows, replacing heaters, improving lighting, shoring up retaining walls , helping bring Koya back to a functional ceramics studio, and OHCA’s deck repair. We’re open to any new improvement suggestions from you, too!  Got a pet project in mind? Email or call the office with your ideas: office@ohanloncenter.org or 415-388-4331.

Become a Member or Renew: Like OHCA’s Gallery shows and Programs?  Get involved!  Become a new member today, or renew your membership to enjoy another year of quality exhibits and events.

Upgrade your Membership: Did you know that by becoming a “Friend” member ($500/year) you are helping support the long term survival of the Center?  Or, that by becoming an “Artist Patron” member ($125/year), you are making a $30 contribution to the Center?  It’s true!  Upgrade today!

Buy a Membership for a Friend: Share the richness of what you experience here at O’Hanlon Center with a loved one.  Grow in your creativity together!

Volunteer: Loft Clean Up Day is February 26, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Stop by and lend a hand!  There is plenty to be done, and we need your help.  Can’t make it that day?  Call the office (415.388.4331) to see what other opportunities are coming up for you.

This place is so special and has given us all so much.  Please, consider how you too can give. 

Thank you in advance for your support!

Also, we would like to ask you, our members, to send us via email your most inspirational and compelling O’Hanlon Center story.  We want to hear from you!

 

New program announcement:  An Afternoon of Irish Poetry in honor of St. Patrick’s Day will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Loft, $10, $8 OHCA members. 

A lively and lovely program of readings by Terry Phelan, a poet of Irish extraction living in San Rafael; Calvin Ahlgren of the Marin Poetry Center; Richard Cruwys Brown, a poet living in Kentfield; and Abby Wasserman, a Mill Valley writer. Besides their own work, the poets will read from the work of William Butler Yeats, Seamus Heaney, recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature; Eavan Boland, a poet born in Dublin who is presently professor of English at Stanford University; and Galway Kinnell, American poet who won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.  Work by other Irish poets, possibly including Tess Gallagher, Paul Muldoon, and James Joyce, will round out the program and Celtic harp player Susan T. Mashiyama, a singer/songwriter, will perform among the poems.  RSVP by March 12.

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:  “Red” 

O’Hanlon Center Gallery, March 2014

  • Exhibition Dates: February 25 – March 20.
  • Artists Roundtable Discussion:  Tuesday, March 4, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Reception: Tuesday, March 4, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Juror:  Painter and Alchemist Toni Littlejohn
  • Entry Fee: $30 for OHCA members, $35 for non-members, for up to three pieces.
  • Become a new OHCA member at the time of delivery and get your entry fee waived!  Call or visit www.ohanloncenter.org for more details.What does “Red” mean to you and how do you optimize its vibrancy in your work?  Does it mean guilt, sin, passion, or anger to you? Or does it represent sex, lust, passion, love, hope, happiness, and beauty?  How about blood, danger, sacrifice, courage, valor, or loyalty?  Honor, success, fortune, or wealth?  Perhaps summer, heat, and warmth? What about Communism, Socialism, or just plain-old revolution?  Any way you use it, we’d like to see it!  Pieces should be predominately red in color.

    O’Hanlon Center for the Arts emphasizes the creative process and the continued pursuit of meaning and authenticity through observation, exploration, and experimentation. Please do not submit works that have previously been displayed at the O’Hanlon Center Gallery.

    Media: Any media, including photography. Must be ready to hang or display. All works should be labeled with artist’s name, telephone, medium, size, and price, if for sale.

    When you drop off your art please bring a resume or an artist statement if you have one.  We will give you information about Gallery policies at the time of drop off.  Gallery requirements are that insurance coverage is provided by the artist and that accepted work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition.  By taking part in the show, artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to the Center from all sales.

    Dates for exhibition entries: Please hand-deliver (no slides or photos) up to three pieces of work to O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, on Friday, February 21, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, February 22, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will notify you (preferably by email) about whether your work has been accepted by Monday, February 24 at 5 p.m.

    Those works not accepted must be picked up Tuesday, March 4 between 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made.

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Thursday, March 20 between 2 and 4 p.m., or on Friday, March 21, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Artists leaving their work after this time will be charged $5/day storage unless prior arrangements have been made.

March in the Loft Gallery: “Vision and Form” by Jim Vogel. Jim says of his works, “Upon the realization that the relevance of a vision is subject to expectations of the viewer; I have found inspiration in the process of adapting my vision to a variety of forms. The paintings (1979- 2011) in this show represent ideas that had ‘legs’ in the visual world.”

We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received tax-deductible gifts from Jessica Batha, Laurie Oman, Leslie Leslie, Mill Valley Market, and Nela Wattley.

Other Great Ways to Give  Did you know that by shopping at Mollie Stone’s and Woodlands Market that you can contribute to OHCA?  Yes, just register your loyalty cards for those stores and part of your receipt will get donated back to OHCA. Take a look at the Escrip website (Escrip.com) and enroll today!

Make your mark at O’Hanlon! Designate OHCA as a beneficiary in your estate planning.  Contact the OHCA office for details.

Mention “7078” at Mill Valley Market’s register and 2% of your sales will be donated to OHCA!

Do you shop online?  Designate O’Hanlon Center for the Arts as the non profit you’d like to support and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to OHCA!  Contact Megan Wilkinson for more details about how you can give to OHCA using this program. We thank you in advance!

We Salute New and Renewing Members Anne Rosenfeld, Bia Black, Carolyn Planakis, Cayen Robertson, Eileen Worthley, Flavia Krasilchik, Gail Robertson, Jane Czech, Janet Greenwood, Joan Brown, Leslie Leslie, Maggie Feldstein, Mike Moser & Kathy Sloan, Nela Wattley, Peller Marion, R. Dean Nyberg, Ruth Gendler & Richard Stangl, Susan Trott, Vickie Block, and Zoe Borkowski.

Member News: Congratulations to Mima Cataldo!  Mima had photos included in an exhibit based on the work of Robert Frank’s “The Americans” at Dickerman Prints in the SoMa district of SF. She also has a new website showcasing some of her works: www.MimaCataldo.com.

Congratulations, too to Katy Kuhn!  Her painting “Woman” was on the cover of the Mill Valley Art Commission’s “First Tuesday Artwalk” Guide for February!  Katy’s paintings were also on display at Peristyle/Ruby Living on E. Blithedale during the course of February.

Congratulations once more to Deborah Sullivan!  Her February show at O’Hanlon Center was a hit!  She sold three pieces and the exhibit was not only picked up in the Pink Section of the Chronicle, but it was also tweeted about by columnist Leah Garchik!  Take a look here:  https://mobile.twitter.com/leahgarchik/status/432307595706372096?screen_name=leahgarchik

 

Artist Opportunities: Marin Artists Invited to Celebrate Creativity in Downtown San Rafael’s Street Banner Art Competition

Marin County artists inspired by the theme “Creative San Rafael” are invited to submit art work for the Downtown San Rafael Business Improvement District’s (BID) 2014 Streetscape Banner Art Competition. Selected entries will be featured along Fourth Street in downtown San Rafael this spring, with prizes awarded to juror-selected top three entries. Additionally, the BID will host a “people’s choice” award, inviting the community to vote for favorite designs of all entries displayed in a Facebook photo gallery. The Call for Entries and entry guidelines are online: www.srbid.org. Deadline is March 30.

For more information, call Carol Thompson, director, San Rafael Downtown Business Improvement District (415) 720-5591 email: carol@srbid.org, or go to www.srbid.org

Call for Applications:  Djerassi Resident Artists Program  The Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside, California is seeking applications from artists for residencies in 2015. The Program offers residencies, at no cost, to artists in the disciplines of visual arts, media arts, music composition, choreography, and literature. Artists selected by peer panels are offered room, board, and studio space for 6, 30-day sessions during the season, which runs from mid-April through mid-November.

The deadline for accepting applications is March 15th, 2014, for a residency in 2015. Artists may apply through the APPLY link on our website www.djerassi.org or through the online portal www.djerassi.slideroom.com. Please note: the Djerassi Program is no longer accepting paper applications.

For additional information please refer to the Djerassi Program’s website, www.djerassi.org or email the office at: drap@djerassi.org.  2325 Bear Gulch Road, Woodside, CA 94062.

The mission of the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley is to provide programs, studio space, exhibitions and experiences that honor individual creativity, develop artistic practice, and build community.

 

January Diorama Addendum

Cancellation Notice: We are sorry to report that the productions of Shakespeare’s R&J by Joe Calarco w/ MODERN THEATER HOUSE MARIN Directed by Maria Calderazzo scheduled for February 7, 8, and 9th have been cancelled. We regret any inconvenience. Please keep an eye out for future postings and updates.

New program announcement: An Afternoon of Irish Poetry in honor of St. Patrick’s Day will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Loft, $5 admission.

A lively and lovely program of readings by Terry Phelan, a poet of Irish extraction living in San Rafael; Joseph Zaccardi, Marin Poet Laureate, of Fairfax; Richard Cruwys Brown, a poet living in Kentfield; and Abby Wasserman, a Mill Valley writer. Besides their own work, the poets will read from the work of William Butler Yeats, Seamus Heaney, former American Poet Laureate; Eavan Boland, a poet born in Dublin who is presently professor of English at Stanford University; and Galway Kinnell, American poet who won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Work by other Irish poets, possibly including Tess Gallagher, Paul Muldoon, and James Joyce, will round out the program. RSVP by March 12.

This program is looking for volunteers to usher at the door. If you are interested, please contact the OHCA office: office@ohanloncenter.org or 415-388-4331.

 

More Members’ News: Cayen Robertson is showing paintings and works on paper at: MPY (Marin Power Yoga), 135 Tunstead Avenue in San Anselmo, Ca. (415-683-1191) marinpoweryoga.com The exhibit will be up through Feb. 14, 2014

Congratulations to Deborah Sullivan! Her “Real and Imagined” show that opens February 4, 2014 in the O’Hanlon Gallery was covered in Sunday’s Pink section of the SF Chronicle! Please join us on February 4 from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Center’s Roundtable for the Arts dialogue, where Deborah will discuss her works, then stay from 6 to 8 p.m. for the reception!  The show was also tweeted by columnist Leah Garchik!  Check it out here:  https://mobile.twitter.com/leahgarchik/status/432307595706372096?screen_name=leahgarchik

Deborah’s “Real and Imagined” exhibit will be up until February 20, 2014.  Stop by to see it!

More Members’ Opportunities: Art Works Downtown in San Rafael is seeking artists for two exhibition spaces: The Donors’ Gallery at 1325 Fourth St. is a free, juried exhibit space on street level available to artists for solo shows and small group shows. Display Space: 75 linear feet. To apply: Submit an application for approval, short description of art to be shown, and examples of the works to shown in the form of a website or 5 jpeg images. Wall art or small sculptural work only. Approval: A small committee reviews proposals to ensure art is appropriate for a public corridor, children, and event atmosphere. Your proposal will be reviewed within 3 months.

Art Works Downtown’s Underground Gallery offers an intimate exhibition space available by monthly rental to artists for solo shows, small group shows, or installations. Dimensions: 198 square feet; 69’ linear wall space; 7’8” height. Rent: $225 per month.

For more information on both spaces, contact AWD: ph: 415-451-8119, email: info@artworksdowntown.org, www.artworksdowntown.org . 1337 Fourth Street San Rafael California 94901.

 

The Pirkle Jones Foundation will bestow its fourth individual $25,000 grant to an emerging or mid-career visual artist residing in Marin County by July 1st, 2014. Application and guidelines can be downloaded from the Pirkle Jones Foundation website (http://www.pirklejones.com/) or picked up at Smith Andersen North gallery in San Anselmo or the Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station. The grant is offered to support a promising artist and may be used for any purpose including living expenses. The deadline for application submittal must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2014. The award will be announced by June 15, 2014.

This grant is administered by the Marin Community Foundation. Please contact Maria Porter at MCF with questions. ph/fax: 415.464.2531|cell: 415.606.9987, email: mporter@marincf.org. 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato CA 94949. www.marincf.org