Message from Peller Marion, Acting Board President: Dear Members, we regret to inform you that Board President Blair Campbell will be taking a temporary leave of absence to focus on family health concerns.  In her absence, Peller Marion has agreed to act in that role.  While Blair certainly would appreciate all your kind words, thoughts, and support, she asks at this time to have some privacy.  She plans on returning to the Board Presidency role in January 2013.

Reminder regarding Use Fees: Starting immediately, new facility Use Fees (for private events) are:


  • Members and Neighbors living in “Cascade Canyon” [defined as the area within a half mile from OHCA] – $25/hour
  • Nonmembers – $40/hour
  • Non-Profits – $30/hour
  • Commercial (any event charging admission-profit or non-profit) $45/hour


  • Members and Neighbors living in “Cascade Canyon” [defined as the area within a half mile from OHCA] – $30/hour
  • Nonmembers – $45/hour
  • Non-Profits – $35/hour
  • Commercial (any event charging admission-profit or non-profit) $50/hour

New Gallery Entry Fees are: $30 for OHCA members for up to three pieces, and $35 for non-members.

Starting in October, Studio Drop-in Fees will be: $15/day.  We have scheduled open studio time every Wednesday in Oct-Dec. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in addition to having the space available during non-program hours.

On the topic of minimizing expenses, OHCA is currently looking for a volunteer bookkeeper. If you have had professional bookkeeping experience, know how to use QuickBooks, and would like to offer your expertise to the Center pro bono, please call the office: 415-388-4331.

Master Plan recommendations: OHCA is also seeking recommendations from you regarding the use of our buildings and the physical site in general. Ideas on what works well and what could work better will be considered for incorporation into our Master Plan. We want to hear from you! Please call or email the office with your suggestions.

Become an OHCA Board Member!  Interested in helping shape O’Hanlon’s future?  We need you!  Contact the office if you’d like to learn more about being on OHCA’s volunteer Board.

2013 Marin Open Studios at OHCA: Open studios was a great success this year and a lot of fun for those who participated.  We had about 100 visitors and are looking forward to doing it again next year and having a lot more artists participate. If you are interested in participating, either by showing your work or helping to organize, we need to hear from you now. This is, perhaps, a time to re-design and expand the next open-studio. Please contact either Gail Robertson at or Leslie Lakes at

Mail Chimp In the near future, Diorama will be delivered only to our MailChimp subscribers. MailChimp is a great tool that protects privacy and enables program registration online. Please click here: to ensure that you’re still opted into our mailing list.

Thank you to volunteers Carol Baum, Suzanne Berger, Denise Bondy, Melinda DiSessa, Kate Dumont, Ginna Fleming, Judy Geiger, Zoe Harris, Elaine James, Tracey Kessler, Peller Marion, Roxanne May, Pamela Pierron, Cayen Robertson, Gail Robertson, Dana Scofield , Abby Wasserman, Emily Wong and David Zeltser! OHCA thrives on support from our volunteers and donors—contact the office to learn about more opportunities to get involved.

October in the O’Hanlon Gallery: “Marge Rector: The Free Flow Series” If you are a fan of classic, authentic modernism, you will have an opportunity to view a robust exhibit of paintings by Marge Rector, a Sausalito-based artist at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley. Marge is hot right now. At 80 something, she has been in several gallery exhibits in the last year and won three juried shows from Pasadena to New York. Creating and painting 4 hours a day, she has produced an admirable collection of art that has an almost OP Art effect on the admiring retina. Her Free Flow Series will be the highlight at O’Hanlon Center. This diverse collection displays the artist’s fervor for abstract expressionism; think Diebenkorn, de Kooning and Picasso combined with the disciplined simplicity of Agnes Martin.

Marge Rector trained originally at Texas Tech University in graphic arts. Once she abstracted her art, there was no going back. Her Free Flow Series at O’Hanlon will show the observer an artist whose creative flux is still in motion. To see the breadth of her work, go to

Also on Exhibit: “Focus on Perception” by Carolyn Planakis  Also throughout October, O’Hanlon’s Loft Gallery will feature new works by Carolyn Planakis.  Carolyn says, “The works on paper and paintings in this exhibit have been created at the O’Hanlon Center in the past two years. They are a very personal statement of my involvement with Art Perception workshops for over 40 years. Seeing so many of my works together in this special environment reinforces my feeling about the importance of PROCESS, which is always continuing…. I am excited to share mine with you.”

We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received tax-deductible gifts from Sonja Bakalyar, Ann Fricker, Mill Valley Market, Jessica O’Dwyer, Cayen Robertson, Dorothy Salant, and Virginia Stella.

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

Another Great Way to Give OHCA 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. Just register your existing cards for use in the program. Participating merchants will make contributions to OHCA based on your purchases, using the cards you have registered. Take a look at the Escrip website ( and enroll today!

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

We Salute New and Renewing Members  Angie Azur, Dick Brown, Mima Cataldo, Elise Cheval,Craig Coss, Judith Cote, Melinda DiSessa, Kate Dumont, Duane Fitzgerald, Deborah Fleischer, Ginna Fleming, Lyn Follett, Megan Franzen, Ann Fricker and Skip Sandberg, Judy Geiger, Bonnie Himberg, Jenny Hynes, Gina Jacupke, Kristin Jakob, Elaine and Cary James, Tracey Kessler, Stephanie Krames, Elaine Larson, Geraldine Liabraaten, Jane Reed Veen, Karen Robbins, Susan Homes Schwartzbach, Maggie Tattersall Eng, Barry Toranto, Aimee Vincent, and Tabitha Warren.

New Membership Incentive: If you are a current OHCA member and bring in one new member who says they were referred to us by you, you will receive a free coupon good for one Personal Creativity Workshop, Thursday Writing Class, or Gallery Entry Fee! Contact the office for details: 415-388-4331.

OHCA Member News: Congratulations to Blair Campbell!  Her article, “Libraries of the Future” was featured in Marin Magazine’s September edition!  Check out page 52 for the six-page article highlighting Marin’s free library system.

Ann Eby will be having a solo show at the Hang Art Gallery, from October 1 – 15, 2012!  The address is:  567 Sutter St. 2nd floor, in San Francisco. The opening reception will be Thursday, October 4, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Elaine Nehm had artwork accepted in the Falkirk’s 2012 Bi-Annual Exhibition, which will be on display until October 27.

Gary Yost’s film he created while volunteering as a fire lookout was featured in the Mill Valley Patch!  See the article here:  The film, was also just accepted into the Timelapse Showfest in Madrid, Spain.

October 2012 Calendar:            

1  Painter’s Forum, every Monday

2  Gallery and Loft Openings

3  Open Studio, 10-2 every Wed.

3  Children’s Art, every Wednesday

3, 17, 31  Evening Writing

4  AM and PM Writing, every Thursday

5  Zen Meditation, every Friday

5  Printing w/the Press, every Friday

6  Creativity Workshop, every Saturday

6, 27  Filmmaking for Preschoolers

7  Monoprinting

8, 22  Short Story Writing

9  Artist Trading Cards

9, 11, 16, 18  Intuitive Painting

13  Nature Abstracted Class

14  Totally Terrific Terrariums  

14  Omni Art Presentation

15  Visual Perception Workshop

16  The Stuffed Sock

23  Sit. Breathe. Write.

24  Acrylic Expressionism

25  Collage Playshop

28  Inner Critic Workshop

29 Sufi Meditation

29, 30  Myth, Light and the Body

30  Nuno Felting Workshop

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.