Message from Blair Campbell, Board President:  Hello everyone, it’s good to be back on the board after an unexpected six-month break. I appreciate everyone’s kind words and support for my family. Thanks especially to Peller Marion, who stepped in as acting board president so gracefully and selflessly, and who has now wrapped up her two most-recent terms of board service with the same intelligence and charisma that have distinguished her long tenure with O’Hanlon Center.

Thank you too to everyone who donated to our December Annual Fund Drive.  We earned $6835 in contributions, and your support is most appreciated!

We are also excited to present to you two new board member candidates:  Scott Adams and Kate Dumont.  Their election to the OHCA Board is contingent on your vote, so please cast your vote via email, mail, or hand delivery by Wednesday, January 23.

Scott Adams was raised in the Midwest, moved to San Francisco in 1972 and has lived in Marin County for the last 36 years. He has three children, two sons in New York City and a daughter with two grandchildren who live in Mill Valley. Like most artists, he designed and drew at a young age. He studied engineering and became an architect in 1975 working for large international firms. He designed his own home in Sleepy Hollow in 1988 and has proposed several projects in Marin including making 4th Street in San Rafael into a pedestrian street with a hotel.

In 1999 Scott took up oil painting and has taken several painting courses at College of Marin, and studied under Michael Markowitz in San Francisco. He focuses on color and prefers abstract paintings in oil although he also does representational art and other forms of art. His next art form will be abstract mobiles. He currently has several paintings in a small gallery in San Rafael. You can view his art at

Kathryn Dumont was born and raised on Long Island, New York in the country. Kate says, “Fantasy has imbued my life since I was a child and spent time talking with trees. Most adults in my world did not listen but the trees did and do. My closest connection to religion is an animism, that Spirit moves in all things in the world. Therefore, everything is a metaphor. The sun. moon, earth, water, people, and creatures are magical and speak in mysterious ways. I weave fables, myths, parables, fairy tales, Native American legends, and dreams into new stories and art that speak to and about what it means to be human. I joined O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in 2010 and enjoy the community of like-minded people, who allow an artist and writer space and time to find their authentic voice. I live in Sonoma, California with my cat, Serena, who is very wise and teaches me a great deal about life.”

The 2012 Annual OHCA Members’ Meeting offers a great opportunity to meet board members, hear about the Center’s accomplishments in 2012, and share our vision for what’s in store for 2013. The meeting is set for Saturday, January 26, 3 to 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.

Marin Open Studios at OHCA:  We still have space available in the gallery or on the grounds; for members and non-members;   prices range from $40 to $240 for more information, email Gail Robertson at


O’Hanlon Center Gallery, February 2013

  • Exhibit Dates: February 5 through 28, 2013
  • Artists Roundtable Discussion:  Tuesday, February 5, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Reception: Tuesday, February 5, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Juror:  Robert Green, Owner, Robert Green Fine Arts
  • 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.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts invites artists to submit work for our February 2013 show “BOLD.”  Submitted work should explore bold use of color (i.e., emphasis is on color, not on bold subject matters).  Bring us your vibrant, splashy, joyous, rich-hued pieces.  Abstract and expressionistic works encouraged.

Media: Any media. Works must be ready to hang or display and must be labeled with artist’s name, title, 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 photos) up to three pieces of work to O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, on Friday, February 1, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, February 2, 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 4 at 4 p.m.

Any works not accepted must be picked up Tues., February 5 between 12:30 and 8 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made.

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Thurs., February 28 between 2 and 4 p.m., or on Friday, March 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.

February in the Loft Gallery: New 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 Selma Aslin, Candis Cousins and Bruce Kerns, Kris Gordon, Libby Jennings, Jessica O’Dwyer, Brooke Passano, Joy Phoenix, Karen Robbins, Joan Sadler, Ed Sattizahn, Sandy Tresan, Nela Wattley, Bernie Weiner, and Eileen Worthley and Penny Noble.

Other Great Ways 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 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 back to O’Hanlon Center!

We Salute New and Renewing Members

Duff Axsom, Alison Brown, Victoria Bour, Cara Devries, Joyce and John Feeney, Christine Francisco, Janet Greenwood, Monica Lee, Luanne Mullin, R. Dean Nyberg, Brooke Passano, Gail Robertson, Bernie Weiner, and Pam Will.

Artist Opportunity:  The Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside, California is seeking applications from artists for residencies in 2014. The Program offers residencies, at no cost, to artists in the disciplines of visual arts, media arts, music composition, choreography, and literature. The deadline for accepting applications is February 15th, 2013, for a residency in 2014. See

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.