O’Hanlon Center for the Arts provides an environment and spaces
where creativity and community can develop, expand and flourish

It’s a New Year and We Are Optimistic!


Welcome O’Hanlon Community to 2021

Thank you for sticking with us through our physical separation this past year. 2020 showed us that community is so important, and you fully participated in our zoomed online workshops, gallery shows and special events.

With optimism that we will be able to get together sometime in 2021, we have proceeded cautiously starting with a hybrid of alternating “In-Gallery” and “Online” Exhibitions. 

Until the foreseeable future, all shows will still require artists to submit online and will be juried online.  But five of the nine shows will be hung in the gallery!

Our first IN GALLERY show “A Moment of Refection” juried by Emebet Korn of Desta Gallery will open for visitors on February 11 and runs through March 19. 

The by appointment only hours are Thursday’s noon – 3 pm, Friday’s 5–7 pm and Saturdays 10 am – noon.  PLEASE sign up early so you can guarantee a time slot!  You must wear a mask, not have any COVID symptoms and we will take your temperature so we are all kept as safe as possible. Sign up here.

Our first ONLINE only exhibition “My American Experience” open internationally will go live March 8 and run through April 30.

Please see list of all 2021 gallery shows with themes, dates and jurors here.  

We are looking to the summer months for possible workshops again on campus. 

Please continue to keep informed by subscribing to our newsletter.

We hope to see you at an event, workshop or gallery show SOON!


Erma Murphy – Director of Programs and Outreach
Ellen Mattesi ­– Director of Operations






Check out the latest videos from O’Hanlon Center’s
• OHCA Roundtable Discussions,
• Conversations with Artists, and
• Sunday Salon Performances on our Vimeo page.



Wed 03

Mixed Media Techniques w/ COLLEEN GIANATIEMPO

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 03

Writing from the Heart w/ Dr. PELLER MARION

March 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu 04

Artist Call for Entries

Submit your artwork for an upcoming Gallery show.

current exhibits


Online Gallery Show

O’Hanlon Members’ Show 2021

Ends March 6, 2021

Art: Dan Cassidy. Design: Jeremy Thornton

Loft Gallery Online

Dan Cassidy: “Artifacts,
a show of tabletop photography”

February 9

Artist’s Roundtable Online
February 16, 2021, 5 p.m. (PST)
Dan Cassidy Art Talk ARTIFACTS
Live on Zoom.  Join Here

Zoom Meeting ID 852 9940 5770

Art & Design: Dan Cassidy

In Person Gallery Show

“A Moment of Reflection”
juried by Emebet Korn – Desta Gallery

February 11 – March 19, 2021

Artist’s Roundtable Online
February 9, 2021, 4 p.m. (PST)

Join Zoom Meeting here:

Art: Michael Mudd. Design: Jeremy Thornton

upcoming exhibits


Online Gallery Show

“My American Experience”
juried by Lauren Palmer, Ph.D Assistant Curator of American Art, de Young Museum

MARCH 8 – APRIL 30, 2021

Artist’s Roundtable Online
March 9, 2021, 4 p.m.


Art: Orin Carpenter. Design: Jeremy Thornton

Online Loft Gallery Show

“Natural Selections Death Valley”

OPENS MARCH 23, 2021

Artist’s Roundtable Online
March 30, 2021, 4 p.m.

Art: Elizabeth Caroli.  Design: Jeremy Thornton

In Person Gallery Show

juried by Daria Halprin

APRIL 13 – MAY 21, 2021

Artist’s Roundtable Online
April 13, 2021, 4 p.m.

Art: Ann Fricker. Design: Jeremy Thornton

Ways to Participate at O’Hanlon Center

Events & Exhibitions at OHCA are open to the public.
Here are 6 ways you can participate!

Attend a Workshop

Programs offered at O’Hanlon emphasize the creative process and the continued pursuit of meaning and authenticity through observation, exploration, and experimentation.

Our programs are  designed to allow your own perceptions to inspire your art.

Visit our Galleries

The O’Hanlon Gallery features juried group shows which change monthly, showcasing a wide range of local artists.

The Loft Gallery shows work by individual O’Hanlon members and small groups.

Admission to our galleries is always free!

Submit your Artwork

Submissions to our monthly Gallery shows are open to Members and non-Members alike.

Exhibits are juried by SF Bay Area gallery owners and prominent local artists.

Become a Member

When you become a member, you join a community of artists and art enthusiasts who gather in our beautiful setting to dialogue and share their work, ideas and inspiration.

Memberships are available for individuals and households, and start at just $95/year.


As a 501(c)3 non-profit, we depend on donations large and small from supportive individuals and businesses.

Our beautiful new street sign above was made possible by a donation from one of our members!


This organization thrives with active participation from so many people!

Volunteer opportunities include: assisting with art intake days, setting up for receptions or special events, planting succulents in our sculpture gardens, participating in committees and more.

O’Hanlon Center grounds are open to the public from 9 am-9 pm. We’re in a residential area, so please be conscious of our neighbors!

We’re located 1 mile out of downtown Mill Valley, and 1/2 mile past the Mill Valley Library on Throckmorton Ave.

616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley CA 94941

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Parking is available in our small lot and on street; please consider carpooling, walking or biking when attending larger events.

Photo of entrance to O'Hanlon Center parking lot.

We have one designated accessible parking space at the top of the driveway next to our Loft building; please call the Office if you have questions about accessibility! (415) 388-4331

O’Hanlon Gallery Hours

Tuesday – Friday
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Note: The O’Hanlon Gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays, except for special events, and for a few days in between posted Exhibit dates.

The Loft Gallery is generally open similar hours, but workshops are also held in the space. Please call ahead to verify access to the Loft. (415) 388-4331