Message from Michael Heacock, Board President: We would like to express our deepest sympathies to board member, Blair Campbell, for the loss of her husband and our friend, Peter Kruse. He will be dearly missed by us all.

Thank you to everyone who has responded to our mailed donation request. We are so touched by your generosity. The monies earned through your contributions will be used for site improvements and increased accessibility for everyone who uses our Center.

Thank you too, for those who participated in our September 15, “Sun, Art and Wine Field Trip FUNdraiser.” It was a lovely day touring the Hess art collection in Napa, enjoying some of their fine wines, and wrapping up the afternoon with a lunch at Oxbow Market, overlooking the Napa River. Mark your calendars now for our next fundraising event, Thursday, December 5 where we will be hosting an evening of mingling, dancing, a silent auction, and live auction for O’Hanlon.

Also, an update on OHCA member Emily Wong: she is doing much better, and is now recovering nicely at the Novato Health Care Center. Thanks to everyone who has visited her.
Thank you to our Volunteers! Thank you to Tanya Baccarat, Carol Baum, Sharon Caplan Cohen, Kathryn Davison, Judy Geiger, Zoe Harris, Elaine James, Emily Kuenstler, Gail Robertson and Pam Will for volunteering at this year’s Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival. Special thanks to Judy Geiger for making two incredible hand-painted O’Hanlon Center signs for our information table, and to Melinda Di Sessa for making our class fliers, as well as making our unique monoprint bookmarks with her son Nick DiSessa.

Thanks too to Zeva Longley and Jim Fisher for patching, sanding, and painting the upstairs of the Loft. It looks totally transformed. Thank you also to Cayen Robertson and Carolyn Planakis for giving them a hand after their painting was through.

Lastly, thank you to Melinda Di Sessa for volunteering every week in the OHCA office. Your help has been invaluable and often, we know you take it home with you! We really appreciate all that you do.

We rely on help from all of our volunteers! Thanks once more for your efforts in supporting O’Hanlon Center.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Unfamiliar Landscapes”

O’Hanlon Center Gallery, October 2013

• Exhibition Dates: October 1 through 31, 2013

• Artists Roundtable Discussion: Tuesday, October 1, 4 to 6 p.m.

• Reception: Tuesday, October 1, 6 to 8 p.m.

• Juror: Foad Satterfield, Painter, Professor of Art at Dominican University

• Entry Fee: $30 for OHCA members, $35 for non-members, for up to three pieces.

Submitted work should reflect imagined or unusual landscapes and may include illusions to the contours, mass, or emotive impact of our environmental surroundings. 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 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, September 27, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, September 28, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will notify you (preferably by email) about whether your work has been accepted by Monday, September 30 at 5 p.m.

Those works not accepted must be picked up Tues., October 1 between 12:30 and 8 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made.

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Thursday, October 31 between 2 and 4 p.m. or Friday, November 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.
October in the Loft Gallery: “OHCA’s Artist Retreats” The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ Loft Gallery will present artworks from O’Hanlon Center’s two Artist Retreats held in July 2013. Two groups of visual artists and writers met for one week each of uninterrupted, silent time to focus on their craft. Some made monoprints, others paintings, still others made collages or even line drawings. Poets and prose writers also joined the group. The week-long intensives ended with the groups sharing their processes and observations from the week. This exhibit will showcase their creative results.
We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received tax-deductible gifts from Scott Adams and Marti Sukoski, Karen Benke, Blair Campbell, Mary Lou D’Auray, Melinda Di Sessa, Maggie Feldstein, Ann Fricker and Skip Sandberg, Ruth Gendler, Stan Gibbs, Gail Gilbert, Katie Haas, Elaine and Cary James, Julie Javrotsky, Margery Kreitman, Jonathan Livingston, Peller Marion, Doris Ober, Eve Pell, Carolyn Planakis, Myra Posert, Virginia Rigney, Joan Sadler, Dorothy Salant, Ed Sattizahn, Kathy Sloan and Mike Moser, Deborah Sullivan, Barry Toranto and Eva Shoshany, Abby Wasserman and Potter Wickware, and Linda and Wilbur Wong.

Thanks to all of you—your donations are essential to helping OHCA continue to offer workshop, studio, and gallery experiences for artists of all walks as well as growing the offerings we’ll be able to provide in the future.

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 to OHCA!
We Salute New and Renewing Members Mima Cataldo, Jude Cote, Ann Fricker and Skip Sandberg, Tracey Kessler, Elaine Larson, Robert Mowry, Phyllis Pansegrau, Susan H. Schwartzbach and Tabitha Warren.
OHCA Members in the News:

Cary James has an exhibit of his black and white photographs on display at the Larkspur Library, through the end of September. See a sample of his works here:

Elaine Larson has some of her collages on display now at The Epicurean Connection, 122 W Napa St, in Sonoma throughout the month of September. Stop by to see her pieces!

Elaine Nehm had her printmaking work chosen for the Sanchez Art Center’s “5th Annual 50-50 Small Artworks Show.” Her works will be up until September 29, 2013. They will host a closing party that day, from 1-5 p.m. See their website for details:

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.