Message from Blair Campbell, Board President: In conjunction with OHCA’s new Website, we recently relaunched our e-newsletter using MailChimp, a great platform that protects your privacy and enables program registration online. Please click here: to ensure that you’re still opted into our mailing list. In the near future, Diorama will be delivered only to our MailChimp subscribers.


Dine Out for O’Hanlon!  Eat at Pasta Pomodoro in Strawberry Village this Thursday, to benefit OHCA! Bring a special flier (it’s attached as a printable .pdf, and we have copies in the Loft and the office too) with you to the restaurant on Thursday, June 14, and/or Sunday, July 15, and 20% of your tab will be donated to OHCA!  Please see complete details on the flier.  The address for Pasta Pomodoro is:  800 Redwood Highway, Suite 205 (Strawberry Village) Mill Valley; Phone: 415-388-1692.


OHCA’s Annual Summer Solstice Party will be held on Wednesday, June 20, from 4 to 7 p.m.  We invite members to bring a dish, friends, and family to this free potluck get-together. Interested in volunteering? Please contact Megan by Friday, June 15, at 388-4331. We’ll hope to see you there!


July Artist Opportunity  The Miller Ave. Whole Foods will be celebrating their 20th anniversary on Sat., July 21, Noon to 3 p.m.  OHCA and WF will provide 15 tables for artists to sell their artworks that day—6 tables are still available. RSVP to the office if you’d like a table.  Tables provided on a first come, first served basis.


July Artist Retreat:   The Retreat (to be held Monday, July 23, through Friday, July 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the OHCA Loft and outside areas) still has 5 Writing Spaces available. The price for the week-long July Artist Retreat is: $185 general; $150 OHCA members. Contact the OHCA office for complete details.


CALL FOR ENTRIES:  “FATHOM: the Essence of Water” July 2012

  • Exhibition Dates: July 3 to July 31, 2012
  • Artists Roundtable:  Tues., July 3, 4 to 6 p
  • Reception: Tuesday, July 3, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Juror:  Artists Suzie Buchholz and Gordon Huether
  • Entry Fee: $25 for OHCA members, $30 for non-members, for up to three pieces.

Fathom [fath·om], verb:
1. To measure the depth of water; 2. To penetrate to the truth of; comprehend; understand.

This July, OHCA invites you to fathom WATER in all of its forms and essences; its symbols and traditions (in all cultures); and all of our individual relations and experiences with it—but especially what it means to YOU. Abstract and expressionistic works encouraged.

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

When dropping off your art, please bring a resume or an artist statement if you have one.  Gallery policies will be provided 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 throughout the month.  By taking part in the show, artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to OHCA from all sales.

Dates for exhibition entries: Please hand-deliver (no slides or .jpgs) up to three pieces of work to OHCA on Friday, June 29, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, June 30, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will notify you (preferably by email) about whether your work has been accepted by Monday, July 2 at 5 p.m. Works not accepted must be picked up Tuesday, July 3, between 12:30 and 8 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made.

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Works must be picked up on Tuesday, July 31 between 2 and 4 p.m., or on Wednesday, August 1, 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.


Also on Exhibit:  Virginia Stella, “Of Heaven and Earth” Virginia says, “I am an artist of earth and sky, using drawing, photography and printmaking mediums. The garden is a fertile place of color, light, form, and texture that affords me plant material for working in my studio. I also work plein air, hoping to discover a new shell, feather, or church around the bend.  A trip to Sicily, my ancestral home, heightened my appreciation for creativity and Creators. ‘Make something beautiful for God’ said Mother Teresa. I hope my work fulfills that suggestion and that earthly viewers enjoy my work as well.”


We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received tax-deductible gifts from Miriam Detert, Jinn Fauvre, E Jeane Gilliam, Mill Valley Market, Carolyn Planakis, Jean Port, Gail Robertson, John and Elinor Severinghaus, Diana and Richard Shore, and Barry Toranto.

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


Another Great Way to Give O’Hanlon Center has also enrolled in, an online resource for fundraising where participating businesses contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card, and debit/ATM card purchases back to OHCA. Visit their family of merchants for a complete list of businesses in the program.  Here’s how it works: You register any one or all of your existing grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards for use in the program. Participating merchants will make contributions to OHCA based on purchases made by you, just by using the cards you have registered. Your purchases are tracked and available to you online, allowing you to see just how much you are earning on OHCA’s behalf!  Take a look at the Escrip website ( and enroll today to begin giving to O’Hanlon Center—we thank you in advance!


We Salute New and Renewing Members
Suzanne Berger, Blair Campbell, Jane Cornwell, Keiko Fujimoto, Enrique Goldenberg, Robert Gumpertz, Paula Hansen, Leslie Lakes, Jonathan Livingston, Edward Marson, Joan Sadler, Diana and Richard Shore, Ellen Singer -Vine, Else Tamayo, and David Zeltser.


OHCA Member News:  Dick Brown will be part of a poetry performance reading at the Larkspur Library in the Larkspur City Council Chambers. “Real Men Write Poetry,” will be on Wednesday, June 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

“Enchanting Eichlers,” Blair Campbell’s article on Eichler homes in Marin County, is the cover story of Marin Magazine’s June issue. You can read it here:  Congratulations, Blair!  Blair’s upcoming article on Marin public libraries will appear in the magazine’s September issue.

Elise Cheval’s Project Green Runway Trashion Show will be held at the Marin Sanitary Service, 535 Jacoby Street, San Rafael, this Saturday, June 16 from 4-6 p.m. See the website for details:

The O’Hanlon Center Monotype Workshop group opens a show at the Mill Valley Depot Bookstore and Café on Tuesday, July 3, 5:30 to 7 p.m.  “Painterly Prints” will showcase works by Kate Dumont, Robert Gumpertz, Edward Marson, and Elaine Nehm.  87 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley.  The show will be up through July 30.

Bonnie Himberg will be teaching a Nuno Felting workshop at OHCA on Tuesday, June 26, 11:30 to 4.  For details, contact Bonnie at: or 415-388-8366.


July 2012 Calendar:         

1   Monoprinting

3   Gallery and Loft Openings

6    Zen Meditation, every Friday

6    Printing w/the Press, every Friday

7    Creativity Workshop, every Saturday 

7    Upcycle Art Class

8   Soft Art Bracelets

9   Painter’s Forum

10   Haiku Class

10   Artist Trading Cards  

10/12/17/19   Intuitive Painting

12   3-D Collage  

13   The World is Our Canvas Photo Group  

14   Acrylic Expressionism

15   Collage Fest   

15   Pasta Pomodoro Partnership Day  

16/17   Wrapped Animal Drawings

17   Rengay and Haiga

18  Writing for Artists

19  Paper Gift Sets

23-27  OHCA Artist Retreat

29   Printmaking Your Way

26   Sufi Meditation

31   Haibun


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.