Message from Peller Marion, Acting Board President: We are very excited to share with you the news that Dick O’Hanlon’s “Mobian” sculpture has been returned to OHCA!  It had been on long-term loan to the City of Walnut Creek for the past 30 or so years.  Many thanks to Sausalito sculptor John Libberton and OHCA Board member Abby Wasserman for seeing the project through to its fruition.  The official ribbon cutting to celebrate “Mobian’s” return will be scheduled in early 2013.  Stay tuned!


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 Scott Adams, Jess Batha, Mima Cataldo, Melinda DiSessa, Judy Geiger, Elaine James, and Emily Wong. OHCA thrives on support from our volunteers and donors—contact the office to learn about more opportunities to get involved.


CALL FOR ENTRIES:  “Art of the Spirit”

O’Hanlon Center Gallery, December 2012

  • Exhibition Dates: Dec. 4 to Dec. 26, 2012
  • Artists Roundtable Discussion:  Tuesday, December 4, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Reception: Tues., December 4, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Juror:  Sharon Christovich, Mixed Media Artist and Owner, The Folk Art Gallery
  • 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 415-388-4331 for more details.

Submitted work may address the spiritual world, spiritual politics, spiritual ecology, ritual, myth, mysticism, or spiritual expression.  Abstract and expressionistic works encouraged.

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.

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 OHCA, on Friday, November 30, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, December 1, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will notify you (preferably by email) about whether your work has been accepted by Monday, December 2 at 4 p.m.

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

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Thursday, December 27 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., or on Friday, December 28, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Artists leaving their work after this time will be charged $5/day storage unless prior arrangements have been made.


Also on Exhibit in December: Dream Landscapes” by Dr. Peller Marion

The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ Loft Gallery will present new mixed media works by Dr. Peller Marion.  She asks, “If I can’t risk on paper, where can I risk in my life?”  Peller has a unique voice that comes through her work. Her mixed media paintings are infused with the mysterious, the enigmatic, and the paradoxical. Yet, the ensuing paintings are playful, childlike, and colorful jaunts into the unconscious.

Peller Marion was born in New Jersey and completed her education with a doctorate at University of Massachusetts in Psychology. She holds a masters degree from University of Washington and an undergraduate degree from Skidmore College, New York in art education.

She has worked as a Gestalt Art Therapist, and later as a consulting psychologist to corporations. ( She has led workshops at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California and is on the graduate faculty at Dominican University of California.

Dr. Marion has written two novels and two nonfiction popular business books.  ( In addition, she has had numerous one woman and group shows in California and New York.

Dr. Peller Marion, the former president and member of The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts since 1988, she is currently serving on the Board of Directors.

She hosts The Artists’ Roundtable at the Center on the first Tuesday of each month from 4-6 p.m. (, and is a contributing member of the weekly Painters’ Forum

All proceeds for the sale of work will go to The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Capital Campaign.


We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received tax-deductible gifts from Elaine James, Pasta Pomodoro, Carolyn Planakis, Gail Robertson, Joan Sadler, Gila Eva Shoshany and Barry Toranto, Abby Wasserman, and Whole Foods Market on Miller Avenue.

Thank you to everyone who shopped at the Milelr Ave. Whole Foods and brought your bag—they contributed $943 to OHCA through their “Dimes for Non Profits” program.

Also, thanks to everyone who ate at Pasta Pomodoro on their two “Dine Out for OHCA” days!  The program earned OHCA $62.

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  Susan Black, Mary D’Auray, Orville and Letty Erringer, Nancy Head, Julia Ross, Cathy Shine, Sheila Tuffanelli, BJ Van Gelder, and Victoria Woo.


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: Margery Kreitman’s play “Holding,” is part of a 3Girls Squared showcase performance on December 13, 8 p.m.  Get a special “Party with the Playwright” deal  our VIP reserved seating ticket at the regular price.  Just enter the code “MARGERY” when you buy your VIP ticket for the show. Performances will be at the PHOENIX THEATRE: 414 Mason St. (corner of Mason & Geary), San Francisco, CA 94104.  3GT Box Office: 415-275-0348.

Edward Marson has a poem included on a commemorative scroll on display at the Beat Museum in San Francsico.  See:

Carolyn Planakis also has a one-woman show at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin (240 Channing Way, San Rafael, Phone: (415) 479-4131.) Contact Carolyn for details:

Joan Sadler has a new online blog: see “Joan’s Stones” at:

Skip Sandberg’s photos from his “Steps, Lanes and Paths book are on display now though Nov. 29 at the Depot Bookstore in Mill Valley and will be on display again at the Mill Valley Library Nov. 30-Dec. 26, opening is Dec. 4, 6-8 p.m.

Jeremy Thornton was profiled on an online art site.  See:

Congratulations to Bernie Weiner!  His new play, “My Life with Death” had a staged reading at 142 Throckmorton Theater on Nov. 14 and received rave reviews!


December 2012 Calendar:        

1  Creativity Workshop, every Saturday

2  Monoprinting

3  Painter’s Forum, every Monday

3, 17  Short Story Writing

4  Gallery and Loft Openings

5  Open Studio, 10-2 every Wed.

5  Children’s Art, every Wednesday

5  Acrylic Expressionism

6  AM and PM Writing, every Thursday

7  Zen Meditation, every Friday

7  Printing w/the Press, every Friday

8  Mystic Voice Writing

9  Paper Earrings and Beads

11  Artist Trading Cards

12, 26  Evening Writing

15  Collage Fest

16  Not Your Ordinary Wreath Class

16  Sit. Breathe. Write Workshop

27  Collage Playshop

28  Inner Critic 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.