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

 

 

 

January Diorama

 

Message from Michael Heacock, Board President: Thank you to everyone who voted to approve OHCA’s newest Board member Nicholas Casagrande. We are very much looking forward to working with him and starting 2014 with renewed energy.

 

Thank you too, to everyone who donated in response to our mailed winter fund appeal. There is still time to contribute! Remember, because we are a non-profit, 100% of any gift you make is a tax write-off for you. Just send in your donation using OHCA’s remit envelope, stop it by the OHCA office, or use our online donate page with your credit card: http://ohanloncenter.org/donate/ We thank you in advance!

 

We are moving forward with our deck replacement project! Engineering has begun, soon to be followed by permits, demolition, and reconstruction. Please speak with a Board member or Megan Wilkinson today about donation and recognition opportunities. Your name, or that of a loved one, could be permanently installed at O’Hanlon!

 

Another opportunity to donate is with AmazonSmile. 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’d also like to announce Loft Clean Up Day on Wednesday February 26, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drop in any time during those hours and join OHCA volunteers in a day of tidying our communal work space. We need your help and input on how to maximize its usefulness! If you are an artist who uses the Loft and who stores your paintings and art supplies on the bottom floor, please pick up your items before then or we will move it as needed. Thank you!

 

Thanks too to those who attended the Annual Members’ Meeting on January 15. Highlights of our 2013 Year in Review are listed below, at the end of this newsletter.

 

February in the O’Hanlon Gallery: “Deborah Sullivan: REAL AND IMAGINED” January 28 to February 20, 2014. First Tuesday Opening Reception, February 4, 6 to 8 p.m.

 

On Tuesday, February 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., O’Hanlon Center for the Arts will present an open house and reception for its October exhibit “Deborah Sullivan: REAL AND IMAGINED.” The show runs through February 20, 2014.

 

Deborah Sullivan is a mixed media artist from the Bay Area. The upcoming exhibition at The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ Gallery tilted REAL AND IMAGINED January 28th, thru February 20th, 2014 is a collection of new work evolving from, what Deborah says, is “the acutely consequential act of looking thru a view finder as a way of putting myself in conversation with something larger than myself…. and asking the question ‘Who Am I’?”

 

She continues, “Like most artists I think in pictures and find the camera the most elegant tool for the concepts and images I am drawn to creating. The language of the camera is visual and by changing the camera body, or a lens, the f stop, or shutter speed I change the dialect and feel; all are unique in their capture. In the space between setting intention and free falling into the unknown there is a huge playing field of exploration and discovery. It is always when I have made some deep intuitive connection to ‘something’, not yet visually articulated; followed the ‘right’ people, kept walking in the ‘right’ direction…. am I there to witness a moment worth considering……

 

Following the ‘capture’ my journey continues….using pigments, all digital resources, resin, wax, silk, and metal …the work cultures outside of the tyranny of traditional photographic concepts and presentation.

 

REAL AND IMAGINED is a body of work that reconsiders elements of photographs made over many years using many camera bodies and lenses…..some images having served time illustrating some concept…. or not; figures and backgrounds extracted and repositioned, families of characters reframed …abstracted from their original designated roles… creating new open ended narratives.” Deborah will also be having a second reception on Saturday, February 8 from 3 to 6 p.m.

 

February in the Loft Gallery: New Work from O’Hanlon Center’s Painter’s Forum The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ Loft Gallery will present new multi-media artwork by members of its Painter’s Forum. This group meets weekly on Mondays at O’Hanlon Center to discuss their artistic process and to get feedback on their works in progress. Items on display will reflect the outgrowth of these creative conversations.

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Red”

 

O’Hanlon Center Gallery, March 2014

 

• Exhibition Dates: February 25 – March 20, 2014

 

• 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.

 

 

February Artist Retreat: OHCA is once again offering a weeklong ARTIST RETREAT. This is a 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 February Retreat will be held Monday, February 17, through Friday, February 21, 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 2 Writers. Spaces are given to those who reserve first and with fees paid. If we find we have many more applicants than we have space, we may schedule another retreat.

 

Thursdays of each 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 weeklong Artist Retreat is: $185; $150 OHCA members.

 

 

 

We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received tax-deductible gifts from Brooke Passano, Bruce Kerns and Candis Cousins, Claire Russell, Ed Sattizahn, Eileen Worthley, Eve Pell, Forrest Merrill, Geraldine Beers, Jane Reed Veen, Joan Sadler, Joy Phoenix, Joyce Feeney, Julia Ross, Kathy Sloan and Mike Moser, Kris Gordon, Leslie Leslie, Margritha Fliegauf, Meredith Bruce, Miriam Licht, Robert Spaethling, Tip Hailey, Victoria Bour, and Warren Simmons.

 

Thank you too, to the Leonard and Sophie Davis/Dauray Family Fund for a $1000 grant toward our site restoration projects!

 

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!

 

 

 

We Salute New and Renewing Members Alexander Tribe, Angela Chen, Bernie Weiner, BJ Van Gelder, Bonnie Himberg, Brooke Passano, Candis Cousins, Donna Duguay, Emily Kuenstler, Eva Reale, Jackie Swoiskin, Jeremy Thornton, Joseph Hayes, Julia Ross, Katie Zwart, Kris Gordon, Linda Applewhite, Lisa Spendov, Lorraine Lawson, `Lyn Follett, Margaret Trimble, Mary Diamond, Melissa Parhm, Mike Tarnoff, NuNu Wright, Pam Will, Sonja Bakalyar, and Victoria Bour and David Marshall.

 

Member News: Congratulations to Elaine Nehm! She has had art pieces chosen for the ProArts Gallery show, “Inspire Artists Who Inspire You,” open now through February 21. Reception Feb. 7, 6-8 p.m. www.proartsgallery.org

 

Gary Yost has been working on a short documentary for the Nat’l Parks Conservancy and MMWD about the old Air Force Station ruins on top of Mt. Tam’s West Peak, made to inspire a fundraising campaign to clean up the mess the government left there.

 

After 14 months of work the film is done, and the project kickoff with a bash at 142 Throckmorton Theatre will be on Valentine’s Day Eve (Thursday February 13th). The film has a deep spiritual message and includes the Miwok perspective on the missing summit of Mt. Tam. Between the film and great music, the evening will be a fabulous time. This event is expected to sell out well before the 13th so be sure to pick up tickets relatively soon.

 

THE INVISIBLE PEAK Peter Coyote Hosts “A Valentine for Mt. Tamalpais” Film Premiere and Musical Celebration, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13th 7:00PM. 142 Throckmorton Theatre.

 

Artist Opportunities: OHCA Board Member Barry Toranto is looking for 2-3 current OHCA members/artists to show mixed media works with a “Water” theme at the Bank of Marin branch on Sunnyside Ave. in Mill Valley. Please send up to three JPG images for his consideration by Friday, February 21 at 5 p.m. Details are below:

 

Submit only emailed digital JPG images: Digital images are due to Barry Toranto barry@wigt.com by Friday, February 21 at 5 p.m.

 

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, title of work, and dimensions. (File name example: a.ohanlon.untitled1.12×18.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. 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: barry@wigt.com

 

Barry will review all digital entries and artists will be notified by Friday, March 7, 5 p.m. whether their pieces are accepted.

 

If artwork is accepted, pieces must be ready to display, with hanging wires in place. All accepted works must be labeled with artist’s name, telephone, email address, medium, size, and price, if for sale. The show will go up Monday, March 17.

 

 

 

The Mill Valley Arts Commission has announced that there is one vacancy on the Mill Valley Arts Commission. As active members of the Arts Community in Mill Valley you may be a prime applicant. Please note, applicants must live within the 94941 zip code area to be considered for service. Deadline for all applications is Friday, January 30, 2014 by 5pm. Applications should be submitted to: Kelsey Rogers, City Clerk – City Hall 26 Corte Madera, Mill Valley. Mill Valley Arts Commission, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Phone: 415-383-1370

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2013 IN REVIEW:

 

WE CONTINUED TO DEVELOP OHCA’s BOARD

 

1. Welcome, Nicholas Casagrande!

 

2. Michael Heacock stepped in as Board President in May.

 

 

 

WE CONTINUED TO BUILD OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

 

1. On September 15, 11 OHCA guests took a field trip to the Hess collection in Napa via a chartered Marin Airporter bus. We toured their world-class art collection, had a private wine tasting, and enjoyed lunch at the Oxbow Market on the Napa River.

 

2. We sold all of the Mort Wilson artworks OHCA had in storage; two Susi Martin paintings; and one unknown artist’s painting, all of which were previously earmarked for silent auctions!

 

3. Sharon Caplan Cohen donated 100% of the proceeds from her performance on Sept. 26, 2013 to OHCA.

 

4. On December 5, OHCA held an evening of dancing and dining, our “Winter Celebration.” Music was provided by the Bill Carey Quartet. We had a silent auction available at the Dec. 3 “Luminous Worlds: Art of the Spirit” gallery opening, and kept remaining items on display, as well as added new items, for the Dec. 5 event. We also had a live auction component to the Dec. 5 evening emceed by local radio host Renee Richardson which featured hand-made bird houses by Kris Gordon, Michael Heacock, Cary James, Peller Marion, Carolyn Planakis, Cayen Robertson, and Abby Wasserman. The event profited the Center over $7000!

 

5. OHCA member and volunteer Judy Geiger and Megan Wilkinson have been working on writing a letter of intent for a grant to digitize our slide collection. OHCA has an estimated 16,400 slides, about 100 of Ann’s paintings, and approximately 30 of Dick’s sculptures mixed with other sculptural pieces on site—all of which will be projects for this grant.

 

6. OHCA also has been a recipient of a $1000 grant from the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund toward “restoration efforts.” Member Mary D’Auray is associated with the fund, and Megan sent them all the application materials required for the grant.

 

 

 

WE CONTINUED WORK ON OHCA’s MASTER PLAN

 

1. Michael Heacock continued to chair the Master Plan Cte.

 

2. The Cte. is prepping a booklet that will incorporate existing images and future plans for the site and will include descriptions of our spaces as well as the intangible needs for creative programs.

 

3. Geotech engineers have completed their soil testings and have sent us their reports. The structural engineer for the deck and retaining wall project will base his reports on their findings.

 

4. Michael Heacock met with Rye Jorgenson, structural engineer, regarding the deck project, and with Dan Martin, from the City of Mill Valley, about ADA improvements.

 

5. In preparation for the deck project, we closed the deck to the public and moved the mock orange plant to an area closer to the Gallery.

 

6. Gabriel Magana and crew also removed the carport roof.

 

 

 

WE ALSO ADDRESSED GENERAL FACILITIES ISSUES

 

1. There have two new security cameras set up in the Gallery. These were mounted in response to having our donation vitrine robbed in 2012.

 

2. We have renewed all fire extinguishers on site.

 

3. Our copper mailbox was damaged/ vandalized but was fixed by Gabriel Magana

 

4. Megan met with the fire marshal for Mill Valley to discuss fire risk-reduction clearing on site.

 

5. Arborist David Rivera of the Pacific Tree Slope Co. trimmed trees away from OHCA’s buildings per the fire marshal’s request.

 

6. Kris Gordon carved two wooden signs indicating the way to the Loka residence for fire safety as well. These were installed by volunteer Jim Vogel.

 

7. Gabriel Magana and crew did a massive site clean up and also cut more low-level vegetation also for fire safety. Their work completely filled two debris boxes from Mill Valley Refuse.

 

8. Gabriel Magana moved the donated boxwoods in planters from Lyn Follett’s home in Sausalito to OHCA on Oct. 8.

 

9. Laoufi Kala painting company repainted the exterior of the Gallery in October.

 

10. Barry Toranto and Megan oversaw the Gallery’s safe bee removal. We recovered 60 pounds of honey and the bees are not relocated to a hive in Novato.

 

11. Bob Breen installed an ADA bar in the Gallery bathroom.

 

12. Barry Toranto worked with a contractor to repair some of the Gallery’s siding, Loka’s deck, and Koya’s roof.

 

13. Volunteer and member Jim Vogel fixed the plexiglass siding on the Gallery’s exterior storage closet.

 

14. And, most recently, `Lyn Follett donated a lot of her art supplies as well as one folding table for use at OHCA, as she moved out of her studio.

 

 

 

WE CONTINUED TO BUILD COMMUNITY

 

1. In March, OHCA hosted a Mobian donor thank you event to toast the return of one of Dick O’Hanlon’s fine sculptures and to celebrate those who contributed to making it happen.

 

2. Our Solstice Party was June 20. Abby Wasserman organized the music by the Matt Lax band, an art activity, slideshow, and food for the event.

 

 

WE CARED FOR OUR COLLECTIONS AND LIBRARY

 

1. OHCA repaired of Dick O’Hanlon’s granite sculptures that sits between the Gallery and Loft.

 

2. Dour Muir donated several books on writing. Abby organized them and created a registry system. The Vimala Sangha will also be creating a lending library of Zen-inspired books.

 

3. Megan took OHCA’s old records to Mill Valley Music.

 

4. Joan Sadler converted a video of Sight and Insight from the 1990s to a digital DVD.

 

5. A photographic image of Ann and Dick O’Hanlon was scanned by Mill Valley author Joyce Kliner for use in her upcoming book on important figures in Mill Valley’s past. Genevieve Barnhart was the photographer of the picture.

 

6. William Underhill, the artist of the ceramic sculpture on the path between the Loft and Gallery, visited OHCA on Sept. 20, 2013 from upstate NY. He was a student of Dick’s and also Peter Voulkos. He may return to give a lecture on Dick next time he is in town.

 

 

 

WE ENHANCED OUR PROGRAMS

 

1. The Write On, Mamas! have been holding their monthly meetings at the Center.

 

2. Barry Toranto donated an exposure tray and installed it in the lower Loft. This can be used toward making cyanotypes.

 

1. We had our second week-long silent artist retreat Jan. 21-25 of last year, and our July 22-26 art retreat sold out, so we scheduled a second art retreat for July 15-19. We will be having another January retreat here this year, and one again in February.

 

2. Margery Kreitman did a reading of a new work in progress “The Boot” on Saturday, May 18.

 

3. Douglas Struble, an art teacher at Greenwood School, began facilitating our etcTea program, the last Sunday of each month from 2:30-5:30.

 

4. Writers’ Night Out in May earned about $100 in donations.

 

5. Photo Forum’s Slideshow on July 9 had about 45-50 attendees.

 

6. Tomoko Lipp (a relative of Ruth Asawa) taught a recycled paper rose project at OHCA in August.

 

7. Blair Campbell and Megan Wilkinson planned our third annual “Local Women Writers” series for August and had some great speakers lined up. Tiffany Shlain, Jasmin Darznik, Peg Alford Pursell, `Lyn Follett, Jessica O’Dwyer, Eve Pell, Abby Wasserman, Peller Marion, Molly Giles, Doris Ober, Susan Trott, Holly Payne, Karen Benke, and Ruth Gendler as well as four members of the Write On Mamas!: Dorothy O’Donnell, Janine Kovac, Laurel Hilton, and Marianne Lonsdale.

 

8. Karen Kukula began teaching SoulCollage® this past year.

 

9. Margery Kreitman and friends did another performance this past August called “Summer Shorts.”

 

 

 

WE DEVELOPED OUR PARTNERSHIPS and COMMUNITY OUTREACH

 

1. Megan worked with the Artship Ensemble to put on the June 21 performance piece called “The Longest Day”

 

2. Megan also worked with the Porchlight Theatre Company to bring four productions of “Love Letters” to OHCA

 

3. Megan worked with SCRAP in San Francisco to develop a two-day workshop with Sas Colby this past September.

 

4. Megan has been meeting with the CA Film Inst to talk about partnering on screen writing classes, and having OHCA be one of their event venues.

 

 

 

WE INCREASED OUR VISIBILITY

 

1. The OHCA banner flew over East Blithedale Feb. 11-15, 2013.

 

2. We used Facebook more to promote our gallery shows and programs.

 

3. Our “Yelp” page has been getting a lot of views, and we have a few really good comments posted.

 

4. Member Willow Older authored and Megan edited an article for the Mill Valley Patch tying the return of Mobian to the Marin Open Studios events. It was published on April 24.

 

5. Megan continued to volunteer with the City of Mill Valley in regards to finalizing the Arts component of their 40 year plan. Much of what was suggested has been adopted into the final version of the plan.

 

6. OHCA gave a $25 award to an artist in the Fine Arts component of the Marin County Fair.

 

7. Abby Wasserman wrote an article, “Artists in the Canyon” that was published in May in the Mill Valley Historical Society Review journal. Abby’s article highlights Dick and Ann O’Hanlon’s pivotal roles as part of an artist group that formed in the 1940s and remained active until the 1980s in Cascade Canyon.

 

8. Marin IJ made an announcement of OHCA’s Wabi Sabi show and Ruth Gendler’s June Loft exhibits.

 

9. Our Roundtable Discussion was posted 8/6 in the Marin IJ “Things to Do and See” column

 

10. August’s Local Women Writers Series was included in the 8/8, 8/13, and 8/15 in the Marin IJ “Lectures and Literary Scenes” and the 8/15 edition included a photo of our featured reader Tiffany Shlain.

 

11. Tiffany Shlain’s reading was also in SF Chronicle on 8/15: “Bay Area Visual Arts Picks”

 

12. Margery Kreitman’s August performance with photo was in Marin IJ “Things to Do and See”

 

13. OHCA had a presence again this past year at the Mill Valley Fall Arts Fest (Sept. 21 and 22). Half of the first day was rained out, but the second day saw a lot of crowds. Judy Geiger made some lovely OHCA signs for the table.

 

14. Abby Wasserman was part of a film by Rob Nilsson called COLLAPSE that premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival this past October. Part of the movie was filmed at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts (plus Abby’s art assemblages can be seen on the wall in one scene).

 

 

 

WE FOCUSED ON OUR GALLERY SHOWS

 

1. Seven of our monthly Gallery shows earned more than $1000 in entry fees:  They were: the Bay Area Women 8/13 (juried by Donna Seager/Suzanne Gray); BOLD 2/13 (Robert Green); Myths of your Life 4/13 (Stacy Hassen); Unfamiliar Landscapes 10/13 (Foad Satterfield); Luminous Worlds: Art of Spirit show 12/13 (Cindy Pavlinac); OHCA Members show 1/13; and Darkness and Light 3/13 (Archana Horsting).

 

2. The Mill Valley Art Commission approved an OHCA show of “Teachers and Students” work in the Mill Valley Community Center this January (it’s up through the end of the month).

 

3. Three of the six artists in the Marin Open Studios show in May participated in both weekends of the MOS—May 4, 5 and 11, 12.

 

4. Artists who sold works through the O’Hanlon and Loft Galleries include: Barry Toranto, Jinn Faurve, Cayen Robertson, Katie Haas, Mary Coman, Sharon Caplan Cohen, Willow Older, Peter Hewitt, Zoe Borkowski, Gail Robertson, and Miriam Ellingson.

 

5. Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray agreed to jury our “Bay Area Women Artists” show again last August. We moved to digital entry system for the show, which was a success both in terms of number of entries as well as ease of handling all of the entries for our jurors.

 

6. The upstairs exhibit area of the Loft was patched, sanded, and painted by volunteers Zeva Longley and Jim Fisher prior to the Sept. 3 opening.

 

7. A Board member of Illuminate the Arts juried our November show, “Big and Small.” Illuminate the Arts is a sponsor for the Bay Lights project.

 

8. Abby Wasserman, Kris Gordon, Elaine Nehm, Joan Sadler, and Dick Brown all took turns in facilitating the Roundtable Discussion.

 

9. We shifted the drop off times for new shows in response to feedback that artists would like more time between getting notified they are in the show and the opening. We began implementing the change in December and will be using it in 2014.

 

 

 

…AND WE INCREASED MEMBERSHIP

 

We had 53 new members join in 2013 (for a total of 204 current members):

 

1. Alexander Tribe

 

2. Alexandra Bailliere

 

3. Alexandra Louie (Sasha)

 

4. Anna Brunton

 

5. Barbara Summers

 

6. Bryony Zeilger

 

7. Cara Devries

 

8. Carolyn Wheeler

 

9. Chantal Starr

 

10. Chris Hurwitz

 

11. Chris Motley

 

12. Christina Gage

 

13. Christine Francisco

 

14. Deborah Sullivan

 

15. Debra Shapiro

 

16. Derek Bacchus

 

17. Elizabeth Addison

 

18. Elizabeth Marshall

 

19. Eva Reale

 

20. Hillary Sheehan

 

21. Jackie Swoiskin

 

22. James Vogel

 

23. Jean Marie Murphy

 

24. Jennifer Kelley

 

25. Joeann Edmonds

 

26. John Garber

 

27. Joseph Hayes 28. Judy Donovan

 

29. Katie Zwart

 

30. Linda Applewhite

 

31. Lisa Spendov

 

32. Lori Margulies

 

33. Lorraine Lawson

 

34. Louise Maloof

 

35. M C Carolyn

 

36. Mary Diamond

 

37. Melissa Parhm

 

38. Monica Lee

 

39. Nicholas Casagrande

 

40. Nuala Creed

 

41. NuNu Wright

 

42. R. Dean Nyberg

 

43. Rachel Gaunt

 

44. Rayanne Bernede

 

45. Rayne Madison

 

46. Robert Mowry

 

47. Scott Adams

 

48. Shannon Schmidt

 

49. Sheri Armor

 

50. Sherreme Gurtler

 

51. Sonja Bakalyar

 

52. Write On, Mamas!

 

53. Zeva Longley

 

 

 

Other big members’ news this past year: Emily Wong was badly injured on Aug. 3 when she fell off her bicycle. She is doing much, much better and has recovered by leaps and bounds. She even attended ATCs last week for the first time since the incident.

 

OHCA Board member Blair Campbell had an article in the September edition of Marin Magazine entitled “Slow Medicine: Learning to Listen to the Voice of Patients and Families.” Blair interviewed Mill Valley author Katy Butler for the article and outlined the history of changing perspectives regarding this issue.

 

Kristin Jakob was honored with a Milley Award, the Mill Valley Creative Achievement Award that applauds achievements in the arts professions and their contributions to the creative life of the Mill Valley community, for her exquisite botanical illustrations. The ceremony was Sunday, October 20.

 

We accomplished all this with an active volunteer Board of seven: Michael Heacock, President, Abby Wasserman, VP, Gail Robertson, Treasurer, Scott Adams, Secretary, Blair Campbell, Nicholas Casagrande, Barry Toranto; an Advisory Council of nine: Alice Corning, Heidi Ducker, Hugh Olgivie, Peller Marion, Stephanie Moulton-Peters, Susan Reid, Ed Sattizahn, Donna Seager, and Michael Tarnoff; and one Executive Director, Megan Wilkinson.

 

We also rely on contractors Jeremy Thornton (Graphic Design, Website, Gallery Installation); Andya Reuterdahl (bookkeeper); Brett Hopper, Jimmy Ferroni, and Emily Wong (Gallery Installations); all of our many Program Facilitators, as well as over 40 volunteers: Anabelle Wasserman, Bob Breen, Brett Hopper, Brooke Passano, Carol Baum, Carolyn Planakis, Cayen Robertson, Denise Webster, Dick Brown, Eileen Worthley, Elaine James, Elaine Nehm, Eldon Beck, Else Tomayo, Emily Kuenstler, Emily Wong, Esther Munger, Jeremy Thornton, Jim Fisher, Jim Vogel, Joan Sadler, Judy Geiger, Kate Dumont, Kathryn Davison, Kris Gordon, Linda Wong, Melinda DiSessa, Mike Tarnoff, Mima Cataldo, Pam Will, Pat Dafoe, Peter Xiques, Phyllis Pansegrau, Richard Head, Sandy Tresan, Sharon Caplan Cohen, Stan Gibbs, Virginia Stella, Zeva Longley, and Zoe Harris.

 

We would especially like to thank Judy Geiger, Elaine James, Elaine Nehm, Carol Baum, Melinda DiSessa, Joan Sadler, and Cayen Roberton for their extraordinary volunteer efforts this past year. Your commitment and service to O’Hanlon Center is truly a gift.

 

Thank you, everyone and here’s to a productive 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.

 

 

 

 

December Diorama

Message from Michael Heacock, Board President:  Thank you to everyone who came to our “Winter Celebration” fundraising event.  We had so much fun! Thank you for your warm spirit and generosity! We are extremely grateful to have so many wonderful people, businesses, artists, and organizations that gave items to our live and silent auctions (Please see below for a complete listing).

 

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!

 

Additionally, we would like to announce that the 2014 Annual OHCA Members’ meeting will be held Wednesday, January 15 from 3 to 5 p.m.  Please join us for a recap of our accomplishments from 2013 and hear about what our goals are for 2014. 

 

We thank our many generous event Donors:  142 Throckmorton Theatre, Abby Wasserman, Anabelle Wasserman, Apple Computer, Asian Art Museum, Barry Toranto, Beads of Marin, Karen Benke, Beth’s Community Kitchen, California Film Institute, Carolyn Planakis, Cary James, Cayen Robertson, Chester Arnold, City Arts and Lectures, Commonwealth Club of CA, Del Monte Meat Co., Elaine James, Elite Island Resorts, Fine Arts Museums of SF, Gail Robertson, Haejin Chun, Harry Cohen, Heath Ceramics, InBev, Jerry Moore, Jessica O’Dwyer, Joyce Maynard, Judi Rees, Judy Geiger, Karen Cox, Kitty Charm School, Kris Gordon, Lando Store, Lotus Chaat and Spice House San Rafael, Marin Civic Center Cultural Events, Marin Symphony, Marin Theatre Company, Melinda Di Sessa, Mill Valley Inn, Millicent Tompkins, MilVali Salon, Nicholas Casagrande, OHCA Artists, Once Around Art Supplies, Peller Marion, Peninsula Open Trust, Perry’s Art Supplies, PugWine, Renee Richardson, Richard Gelernter, Riley Sreet Art supplies, Ronin Axelson, Sarah Oliver Handbags, Savoir Faire Art Supplies, Scott Adams, Sienna Rose, SenSpa, Spot Pet Care, Steve Bajor and PRO Events, Sweetwater Music Hall, Tea Fountain, Tom Robertson, Vimala Sangha, Golden State Warriors, Whole Foods on Miller Ave., WIGT Printing, and Zoe Harris.

 

A special thank you to board member, Gail Robertson, who gave so much time and energy to the event! Home run, Gail!

 

Thanks too, to Nicholas Casagrande for bringing us Renee Richardson as our charismatic auctioneer! If that radio thing doesn’t work out, I think Renee definitely has a future as an auctioneer.

 

Our gratitude goes out to our Winter Celebration Volunteers as well: Scott Adams, Carol Baum, Pat Dafoe, Judy Geiger, Zoe Harris, Elaine Nehm, Cayen Robertson, Gail Robertson, Barry Toranto, Anabelle Wasserman, Denise Webster, and Eileen Worthley.

 

We are so sorry if you missed the event…but there is still time to support O’Hanlon!  Soon you will be receiving a letter and return envelope for end-of-year donations.  Remember, because we are a non-profit, 100% of any gift you make is a tax write-off for you. 

 

We are moving forward with our deck replacement project! Engineering has begun, soon to be followed by permits, demolition, and reconstruction. Please speak with a Board member or Megan Wilkinson or today about donation and recognition opportunities. Your name, or that of a loved one, could be permanently installed at O’Hanlon!

 

Another opportunity to donate is with AmazonSmile.   Are you going online to do your Holiday shopping?  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!

 

What is AmazonSmile?  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support O’Hanlon Center every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to OHCA.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?  Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?  Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping onAmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select “O’Hanlon Center for the Arts” to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.
We thank you in advance!

 

Gallery News and Schedule for 2014:

In response to comments from our artists about the turnaround time between being notified that they were in a show and the opening events, starting in 2014 we will shift the schedule ahead by one week.  We have also outlined the Gallery shows for next year.  Please mark your calendars with the following dates.  All of this is posted on the OHCA website as well, on our Call for Entries tab:

 

Show: OHCA Members’ Show

Duration of Show: Dec. 31- January 23

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Dec.27

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Dec. 28

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: January 7        

 

Show: Deborah Sullivan: Real and Imagined

Duration of Show: January 28 – February 20

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): No intake: Solo Artist Show

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): No intake: Solo Artist Show

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: February 4

 

Show: Red show juried by Toni Littlejohn

Duration of Show: Feb. 25 – March 20

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Feb. 21

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Feb. 22

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: March 4

 

Show: Watercolor: Outside the Lines juried show

Duration of Show: March 25-April 24

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): March 21

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): March 22

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: April 1

 

Show: Marin Open Studios Show

Duration of Show: April 29 – May 22

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): No intake

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): No intake

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: May 6

 

Show: 11th Annual Wabi-Sabi juried show

 Duration of Show: May 27 – June 19

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): May 23

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): May 24

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: June 3

 

Show:  (Title TBD). Theme: Water as Materials or Subject juried show

Duration of Show: June 24-July 24

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): June 20

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): June 21

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: July 1

 

Show: Bay Area Women Artists juried show

Duration of Show: July 29 – August 21

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): July 25

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): July 26

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: August 5

 

Show: Photography Show: Light juried show

Duration of Show: August 26-Sept 25

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Aug. 22

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Aug. 23

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: September 2

 

Show: TBA

Duration of Show: Sept 30–October 23

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Sept. 26

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Sept. 27

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: October 7

 

Show: Food juried show

Duration of Show: October 28-Nov.20

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Oct. 24

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Oct. 25

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: November 4

 

Show: Art of the Spirit juried show

Duration of Show: November 25-Dec 18

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Nov. 21

Intake Date (Hours 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.): Nov. 22

First Tuesday Roundtable and Reception: December 2

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

“ANNUAL MEMBERS’ SHOW”

O’Hanlon Gallery & Loft Gallery, January 2014

 

  • ·       Exhibit Dates: Dec. 31, 2013-January 23, 2014
  • ·       Artists Roundtable Discussion:  Tuesday, January 7, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • ·       Reception: Tuesday, January 7, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • ·       Entry Fee: $30 for current OHCA members
  • ·       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: Please enter your best small-to-midsized pieces.  Any media including photography or video.  Must be ready to display, film entries must include projection or playing equipment.  All works should be labeled with artist’s name, phone, medium, size, and price, if for sale.

Depending on the number of member entries, we will do our best to see that at least one of everyone’s artworks is displayed.  Please include biographical information and your email address if you have one. When you drop off your art, we will give you information about Gallery policies. 

Eligibility: Open to all current OHCA members.

 

Dates for exhibition entries: Please hand-deliver (no slides or photos) up to three pieces of work to OHCA on Friday, December 27, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, December 28, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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. 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 Thursday, January 23 between 2 and 4 p.m., or on Friday, January 24, 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: contact Megan Wilkinson at 415/388-4331 megan@ohanloncenter.org 

 

January and February Artist Retreats: OHCA is once again offering a weeklong ARTIST RETREAT. This is a 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, January 20, through Friday, January 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the OHCA Loft and outside areas.

 

The second Retreat will be held Monday, February 17, through Friday, February 21, 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 2 Writers. Spaces are given to those who reserve first and with fees paid.  If we find we have many more applicants than we have space, we may schedule another retreat. 

 

Thursdays of each 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 weeklong Artist Retreat is: $185; $150 OHCA members.

 

More thanks to Volunteers, and Requests for Volunteer Help:  Thank you to Kris Gordon for carving two wooden “Residence” signs, with arrows indicating the way to Loka.  The Mill Valley Fire Marshall recommended we install these in case of emergency.  Thank you also to Jim Vogel, who hung those two signs, as well as the two signs by the front door of the Gallery. 

 

Thanks go to Dick Brown and Elaine Nehm as well, for facilitating OHCA’s Roundtable Discussions recently, and to Peter Xiques for overseeing intake for our Gallery shows the past few months. We’re so fortunate to have handy and active volunteers involved with the Center! 

 

Koya:  The old ceramics studio has a new roof, thanks to Barry Toranto!  OHCA members and supporters Dick and Nancy have also volunteered to remediate the safety issues in the building in the effort to jump-start our ceramics program again.  They need your help though!  Are you good at demolition or construction?  Give the office a call– we could really use your expertise!  415-388-4331.

 

Marin Open Studios, 2014: OHCA is looking for a volunteer to manage next year’s MOS at OHCA.  Contact OHCA’s office if you are interested: office@ohanloncenter.org  or 388-4331. 

 

We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received tax-deductible gifts from Genevieve Barnhart, Nicholas Casagrande and Janet Wong, Miriam Ellingson, E. Jeane Gilliam, Forrest Merrill, Mill Valley Market, Brooke Passano, Carolyn Planakis, Cathy Shine, Eva Shoshany and Barry Toranto, and Ruth Merz Tobler.

 

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!

 

We Salute New and Renewing Members

Elizabeth Addison, Sheri Armor, Carol Baum, Judy Donovan, `Lyn Follett, Christina Gage, Rachel Gaunt, Nancy Head, Kristin Jakob, Lorraine Lawson, Edward Marson, Melissa Parhm, Brooke Passano, Cathy Shine, Jackie Swoiskin, BJ Van Gelder, and Carolyn Wheeler. 

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.