Message from Michael Heacock, Board President: 

Happy Fourth of July!  We hope you and yours have a great holiday weekend.  We are getting excited for our August “Bay Area Women Artists” show!  Please note that we are using a different entry system for this year’s show.  It is a two-step digital entry process, and is outlined below in the Call for Entries section.  Digital images must be received by July 19, 2013 at Noon in order for artists to be considered for the second step of the entry procedure.  Please call the office if you have any questions.  We look forward to seeing your work.

Dine Out for O’Hanlon!  Eat at Pasta Pomodoro in Strawberry Village Sunday, July 14 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 Sunday, July 14, and/or Sunday, August 11, 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.

Save the Date: OHCA is planning a “Sun, Art and Wine: Fieldtrip FUNdrasier” for Sunday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  We will be hiring a private coach to take a limited amount of OHCA supporters north, to wine country, to have a private tour of the renowned Hess Art Collection, have some lunch, and taste some of their delicious wines.  Tickets for this fundraising event will be $100 for the general public, $80 for OHCA members.  Join us!

July Classes at OHCA: We hope you will be able to join us for some of our great upcoming programs.  Please note that the July 7 Monoprinting Class will be reserved for independent monoprinting work.  Facilitator Cayen Robertson will be out of town, but OHCA members and regulars to the monthly class are invited to use the studio space from 10-2 for the $15 drop in fee to work on monoprinting projects.

Please also note that the Monday Painter’s Forum and Print Making Your Way class will have alternative meeting places the weeks of July 15-19 and July 22-26 due to the Silent Art Retreats.  Please call the office for details: 415-388-4331.


Programs for July:

Art in the Afternoon: ATC Drop-In
Tuesday, July 9. 2 to 4 p.m.

Photo Forum’s Slideshow and Discussion (more »)
Tuesday, July 9. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free.

The Art of Papermaking: Introduction to Kozo w/ JACQUELINE MALLEGNI (more »)
Sunday, July 14. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

O’Hanlon Artist Retreat: SECOND SESSION ADDED (more »)
Only 4 Visual Arts Spots and 3 Writing Spots Left! 

July 15-19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Art Material Swap with Kate Dumont

For OHCA Members Only. See below for details.

Saturday, July 20. 3 to 6 p.m.

July 22-26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Expressionism Workshop w/ ELIZABETH FLANAGAN (more »)
Sunday, July 21. 10 to 12:30 p.m.

SoulCollage® w/ KAREN KUKULA (more »)
Sundays, July 21. 2 to 5:30 p.m.

Introduction to Screenwriting w/ CATHERINE FLAXMAN (more »)
Saturday, July 27.  3 to 6 p.m.

Write Now w/ CATHERINE FLAXMAN (more »)
Sunday, July 28. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

etcTea with DOUGLAS ALAN STRUBLE (more >>)
Sunday, July 28. 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Art Material Swap Meet* with Kate Dumont

July 20, 2013, 3 to 6 p.m.  OHCA Loft

Hoarding got you down? Have art materials that you are ready to let go? Bring your extras, then swap and get more.

A few ideas – paper, stamps, old brushes, templates, rejected art, canvas, doodads, string, ribbon, buttons, fabric, tools, magazines, books, broken jewelry, paints, inks, kitchen sink, etc.

*If you want to sell items, make sure that you clearly mark them; otherwise, stuff is freebie and going to a new home. Donations to OHCA are also welcome.

July Artist Retreat:

OHCA is offering a second July Artist Retreat (the original retreat scheduled for July 22-26 is sold out). The retreat is a weeklong (5 day) opportunity for artists to work independently but in the company of other dedicated artists.  This is not a workshop, and there will be no instruction. What there will be is an opportunity for serious self-directed artists to work in a quiet atmosphere for a sustained period of time, working together but independently in the spirit of creativity.

The Retreat will be held Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the OHCA Loft and outside areas.

The Retreat is open to anyone who agrees to some simple rules.  There is to be no talking.   Silence with talking quietly only is allowed outside during the hours of 9 – 5 and no music is allowed except with earphones.   No visitors except after 5. Participants will be responsible for their own lunch and art supplies unless otherwise designated. Artists may leave their supplies and work set up during the week and will be required to clean up afterwards.

There is a limited amount of space available for this retreat.  There is space for 4 Visual Artists and 3 Writers. Spaces are given to those who reserve first and with fees paid.  If we find we have many more applicants than we have space, we may schedule another retreat.

Thursday, July 18, after 5 p.m. there will be a pot luck dinner where everyone can socialize and share their work/process, etc.  The price for the July Artist Retreat is: $185 for the week-long retreat; $150 OHCA members.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Bay Area Women Artists” O’Hanlon Center Gallery, August 2013

  • Exhibition Dates: August 6 to August 29, 2013
  • Artists’ Roundtable Discussion:  Tuesday, August 6, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Reception: Tuesday, August 6, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Jurors:  Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.
  • Entry Fee: $30 for OHCA, $35 for non-members, for up to three pieces.
  • Become a new OHCA member at the time of entry and get your submission fee waived!  Call or visit for more details.

Media:   Any media with emphasis on exploration, abstraction, and imaginative use of materials and content.  Traditional landscapes, figurative work and realism discouraged.  Juried-in pieces must be ready to display, with any necessary hanging material in place, and instructions.  All accepted works must be labeled with artist’s name, telephone, email address, medium, size, and price, if for sale. Please do not submit artwork that has previously been displayed in OHCA’s Gallery shows.

Eligibility: Open to all Bay Area Women artists aged 18 and over. By taking part in the show, artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to the Center from all sales.

Dates for exhibition entries: Due to the popularity of this show in past years, OHCA is instituting a new entry process, just for their August Bay Area Women Artists show.  There will be a two-step entry process (it is necessary to take part in the first step in order to qualify for the second step):

Step 1: Submit digital images:  Only emailed JPG images or a mailed CD of JPG images will be considered for the initial qualifying selections. Digital images are due to OHCA by Friday, July 19 at Noon.

Digital JPG files information:  Please send high resolution images—no web images.  No images larger than 2 MB will be accepted nor smaller than 1 MB.  Please name JPG files with artist’s first initial, full last name, and title of work.  (File name example:  a.ohanlon.untitled1.jpg)

Please also include a separate PDF document with the information below.   You may also include an optional brief (paragraph or less) art statement about the media or process used in the artwork.












ARTIST’S NAME                         




Email images to:  or mail the CD to:  O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941.  If a CD is mailed, please include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope with adequate postage to have your CD returned to you.  If no SASE is included, your CD will not be returned to you.

Entries will only be considered by the jurors for the first round of selections if the entry fee is received by Friday, July 19 at Noon.   You may mail a check to OHCA to be received by the July 19 date, pay over the phone with your credit card (415-388-4331), or pay online here:

The jurors will review all digital entries and artists will be notified whether their pieces should be hand delivered for the second step of the entry process.

Step 2:  If you are asked to hand-deliver your artworks for the second round of selections, please hand-deliver your work to OHCA on Friday, August 2, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.; or on Saturday, August 3, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Entries will not be accepted for consideration if they are not ready for display when received. Please include biographical information, artist statements, and your email address if you have one. When you drop off your art, we will give you information about hanging/showing and Gallery policies.

The jurors will then make their final selections for what will be in the show from the items that are hand-delivered.  We will notify you about whether your work has been accepted for the final installation by Monday, August 5 at 5 p.m.

Those hand-delivered works not accepted for final installation must be picked up by Tuesday, August 6 between 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made.

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.

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Friday, August 30, 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.

For more info: Call Megan Wilkinson at 415/388-4331, or email

We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received a tax-deductible gift from Cayen Robertson.

Other Great Ways to Give  Did you know that by shopping at Mollie Stone’s and Woodlands Market that you can contribute to OHCA?  Yes, just register your loyalty cards for those stores and part of your receipt will get donated back to OHCA. 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 Suzanne Berger, Nicholas Casagrande, Robert Gumpertz, Jonathan Livingston, Elaine Nehm, and Barbara Summers.

Announcement: Please note that the City of Mill Valley will hold their July Art Walk on Tuesday, July 9.  O’Hanlon Center will still have their July Gallery opening events on Tuesday, July 2, as is our regular schedule, and has already scheduled a slideshow event for July 9 to which all are welcome.  If you would like to attend OHCA member Robert Gumpertz’ opening at 142 Throckmorton Theater that month, it will be held July 9, 6-8 p.m.

OHCA Members in the News:

Congratulations to Christine Francisco, Enrique Goldenberg, Janet Greenwood, Bernie Weiner, Linda Wong, and any other OHCA members who had works selected for the art exhibit at the Marin County Fair this year!  Stop by the exhibit hall to see Christine’s mixed media piece, Enrique’s paper mosaic, Janet’s monoprint, Bernie’s photo (a version of the print can also be seen in OHCA’s July “Viewpoints II” exhibit), and Linda Wong’s piece entitled “Cosmos.”

Members Elaine Larson and Willow Older as well as OHCA facilitators Denise Bondy and Elizabeth Flanagan will be participating in the Art On the Lawn (AOTL) show on Saturday July 27th from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  They are part of nine artists and four musicians scheduled to participate. The fun unfolds at: 67 Ross Avenue, San Anselmo, CA.

Zeva Longley also received an honorary award for a photo of a boat she did for the “Point Molate Art – Our Hidden Treasure” exhibit shown at the Bridge Gallery in Richmond.

Well done, everyone!  If you have news to share, please email the details to the OHCA office for inclusion in the next edition of Diorama:


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.