Cancellation Notice: We are sorry to report that the productions of Shakespeare’s R&J by Joe Calarco w/ MODERN THEATER HOUSE MARIN Directed by Maria Calderazzo scheduled for February 7, 8, and 9th have been cancelled. We regret any inconvenience. Please keep an eye out for future postings and updates.

New program announcement: An Afternoon of Irish Poetry in honor of St. Patrick’s Day will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Loft, $5 admission.

A lively and lovely program of readings by Terry Phelan, a poet of Irish extraction living in San Rafael; Joseph Zaccardi, Marin Poet Laureate, of Fairfax; Richard Cruwys Brown, a poet living in Kentfield; and Abby Wasserman, a Mill Valley writer. Besides their own work, the poets will read from the work of William Butler Yeats, Seamus Heaney, former American Poet Laureate; Eavan Boland, a poet born in Dublin who is presently professor of English at Stanford University; and Galway Kinnell, American poet who won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Work by other Irish poets, possibly including Tess Gallagher, Paul Muldoon, and James Joyce, will round out the program. RSVP by March 12.

This program is looking for volunteers to usher at the door. If you are interested, please contact the OHCA office: or 415-388-4331.


More Members’ News: Cayen Robertson is showing paintings and works on paper at: MPY (Marin Power Yoga), 135 Tunstead Avenue in San Anselmo, Ca. (415-683-1191) The exhibit will be up through Feb. 14, 2014

Congratulations to Deborah Sullivan! Her “Real and Imagined” show that opens February 4, 2014 in the O’Hanlon Gallery was covered in Sunday’s Pink section of the SF Chronicle! Please join us on February 4 from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Center’s Roundtable for the Arts dialogue, where Deborah will discuss her works, then stay from 6 to 8 p.m. for the reception!  The show was also tweeted by columnist Leah Garchik!  Check it out here:

Deborah’s “Real and Imagined” exhibit will be up until February 20, 2014.  Stop by to see it!

More Members’ Opportunities: Art Works Downtown in San Rafael is seeking artists for two exhibition spaces: The Donors’ Gallery at 1325 Fourth St. is a free, juried exhibit space on street level available to artists for solo shows and small group shows. Display Space: 75 linear feet. To apply: Submit an application for approval, short description of art to be shown, and examples of the works to shown in the form of a website or 5 jpeg images. Wall art or small sculptural work only. Approval: A small committee reviews proposals to ensure art is appropriate for a public corridor, children, and event atmosphere. Your proposal will be reviewed within 3 months.

Art Works Downtown’s Underground Gallery offers an intimate exhibition space available by monthly rental to artists for solo shows, small group shows, or installations. Dimensions: 198 square feet; 69’ linear wall space; 7’8” height. Rent: $225 per month.

For more information on both spaces, contact AWD: ph: 415-451-8119, email:, . 1337 Fourth Street San Rafael California 94901.


The Pirkle Jones Foundation will bestow its fourth individual $25,000 grant to an emerging or mid-career visual artist residing in Marin County by July 1st, 2014. Application and guidelines can be downloaded from the Pirkle Jones Foundation website ( or picked up at Smith Andersen North gallery in San Anselmo or the Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station. The grant is offered to support a promising artist and may be used for any purpose including living expenses. The deadline for application submittal must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2014. The award will be announced by June 15, 2014.

This grant is administered by the Marin Community Foundation. Please contact Maria Porter at MCF with questions. ph/fax: 415.464.2531|cell: 415.606.9987, email: 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato CA 94949.