Message from Blair Campbell, Board President: 

Spring is here and is in full glory at O’Hanlon Center!  We have news about some exciting projects I wanted to share with you.  You may have noticed that we have begun restoring one of Dick O’Hanlon’s granite sculptures by the Gallery entrance.  This work is being completed by Johana Krantz-Moreno, a professional conservator referred to OHCA by the Oakland Museum of California. The work will take $1200 to be completed.  So far, we have raised $660.  Please consider donating to this special project.  You may use our website for an online gift:  or you may call the office with your credit card number.

We also have completed the schedule for OHCA’s April-June quarter of classes.  You should have received your program postcard in the mail already.  There is a wonderful lineup of visual arts, literary arts, performing arts, and meditative arts offerings, as well as special family programming.  Join us!  Look online for complete program details:

Website Links and Facebook Thank you to Jeremy Thornton for adding more images to the OHCA website!  It looks great.  Remember, if you are an OHCA member with a website, please send us the link and we will add it to our “Meet the Members” page.  Also, if you have arts-related news that you’d like to share, send us the info!  We’ll add it to our Diorama Newsletter as well as post the items on our Facebook page.  By the way, if you haven’t already done so, please “Like” O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ on Facebook so you can follow all our updates.

Thank You to Volunteers Judy Geiger, Phyllis Pansegrau, Brooke Passano, Carolyn Planakis, Cayen Robertson, and Eileen Worthley for helping tidy the Loft on Clean Up Day March 13.  The space looks amazing!  Clean Up Days are scheduled once or twice a year, but if you use the space for classes or during studio drop in time, please take a moment to make sure the space is in the same condition or better as when you found it.

Thank you too, to Scott Adams, Bob Breen, Blair Campbell, Melinda DiSessa, Michael Heacock, Esther Munger, Gail Robertson and Abby Wasserman for organizing a lovely gratitude event for donors who helped bring Mobian back to OHCA.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Myths of Your Life”

O’Hanlon Center Gallery, April 2013

  • Exhibition Dates: April 2 through 30, 2013
  • Roundtable: Tuesday, April 2, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Reception: Tuesday, April 2, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Juror:  Stacy Hassen, Curator of ARAS (Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism), San Francisco at the C. G. Jung Institute.
  • 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 or visit for more details.

Submitted work should reflect the world of dreams, imaginings, personal myths, symbols and/or archetypes that hold personal meaning for you. Abstract and expressionistic works encouraged.  Please do not submit works that have previously been displayed at the O’Hanlon Center Gallery.

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, 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 exhibit entries: Please hand-deliver (no slides or photos) up to three pieces of work to OHCA on Friday, March 29, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, March 30, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will notify you about whether your work has been accepted by Monday, April 1 at 4 p.m.

Those works not accepted must be picked up Tuesday, April 2 between 12:30 and 8 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made.

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Tuesday, April 30 between 2 and 4 p.m., or on Wednesday, May 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.

April in the Loft Gallery: “The Great Ocean,” by Eloise Larson.  Painter and writer Eloise Larson will exhibit her series “The Great Ocean,” which consists of oil paintings and poems written in the ancient Indian gatha form. The work is based on her daily life and practice as a Buddhist. Larson seeks immediate marks, dripping, running and layering the paint in black and white non-representational expressions. Writing furthers this contemplation and allows the viewer to listen to her life’s meditations as well as see them.  Eloise says, “Contemplating conditions, I write gathas. Concentrating my focus, I paint. I often cross the line and delineate the ‘idea’ of a gatha or a painting. Upon seeing what my mind is up to, I open my grasp and let go. The work is a record of this practice.”

We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received tax-deductible gifts from the Eileen Cassidy Trust, Margery Kreitman, Esther Munger, OHCA’s Personal Creativity Workshop Participants, Gary Scheuenstuhl and Mill Valley Music, and Abby Wasserman and Potter Wickware.

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 OHCA!

We Salute New and Renewing Members  Sandra Goudy Andrew, Linda Aroyan, Alexandra Bailliere, Robin Bentel, M.C. Carolyn, Jane Czech, Joeann Edmonds, Diane Goldstein, Nancy Gump, Chris Hurwitz, Sheela Joshi, Katy Kuhn, Margery Kreitman, Eloise Larson, Leslie Leslie, Zeva Longley, Peller Marion, Letha Moore, Mike Moser and Kathy Sloan, Ken Phelps, Carolyn Planakis, Gabby Rilleau, Cayen Robertson, Anne Rosenfeld, Deborah Sullivan, and Abby Wasserman.

Artist Opportunity: The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival is now seeking images to be used as the central Image for all applications representing the 2013 Festival, such as posters, t-shirts, print advertising, etc. The selected Image Artist will receive a $250 cash award and will be recognized by name on materials bearing their image when possible, other than the official t-shirt.  The 2013 Image will be selected by the MVFAF Committee on May 14th, 2013. All Images should be emailed to Erin Riley at her address:

OHCA Members in the News:  Carolyn Planakis has her paper works on display now at the League of Women Voters in San Rafael until the end of May. Call for an appointment to see her works: (415) 507-0824.  The address is: 4340 Redwood Hwy, San Rafael, 94903.  Carolyn has already sold two pieces in the show!  Congratulations, Carolyn!

Virginia Stella was interviewed for a chapter on Art and Spirituality in “Birthing God, Women’s Experiences of the Divine” by Lana Dalberg.  The book is on sale now and can be found on

In addition to OHCA’s February Diorama list of 2012 Gallery sales, we’d like to add that Virginia Stella sold one of her monotypes from her July Loft exhibit. Well done, Virginia!

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.