Message from Michael Heacock, Board President: We are coming closer to replacing the deck outside the Loft. We will advise members when we have a timeline for construction. There will be noise and some impact on parking. We will try to have the work done quickly and with as very little inconvenience as possible. An email will be sent out to members with information.

Thank you to Board member Barry Toranto and volunteer Richard Head, who have been restoring the Koya Ceramics Studio. It is almost ready to be used. O’Hanlon Center is seeking a potter’s wheel in excellent condition, and a kiln that heats to Cone 10. It must be in excellent working condition. If you have a ceramics kiln that you would like to donate to the Center, please contact the O’Hanlon Office: 415-388-4331.

OHCA is still offering, free to a good home: a blue metal light exposure tray, good for making cyanotypes. It measures 39” high, 39 ½” wide, and 33 ¾” deep.

In addition to the tray, we are also offering scrap stone of various shapes and sizes. First come, first served. To arrange for picking up these items, please contact the OHCA office: 415-388-4331.

We are sorry to share with you news of the passing of former O’Hanlon Center member Eugenie Waldteufel on January 25th, 2014. A celebration of her life will be held at the Homestead Valley Community Center (315 Montford Ave., Mill Valley) on Saturday, April 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. RSVP: 415-388-1749.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: “On Paper, Of Paper,” May 2014

• Exhibition Dates: April 29 – May 22, 2014

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

• Reception: Tuesday, May 6, 6 to 8 p.m.

• Juror: Anandamayi Arnold, Paper Artist

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

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts celebrates all things Paper this May! Artists are asked to submit works created on or made from paper, ranging from contemporary drawing, prints, digital or film photography and/or images using computer manipulation, artist books, collages, drawings, paintings, watercolors, papier mache, to 3-dimensional works.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts emphasizes the creative process and the continued pursuit of meaning and authenticity through observation, exploration, and experimentation. Please do not submit works that have previously been displayed in the O’Hanlon Gallery.

Media: Any paper-based media, including photography. Must be ready to hang or display. All works should be labeled with artist’s name, telephone, 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, April 25, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, April 26, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will notify you (preferably by email) about whether your work has been accepted by the juror on Monday, April 28 at 5 p.m.

Those works not accepted must be picked up Tuesday, May 6 between 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made.

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Thursday, May 22 between 2 and 4 p.m., or on Friday, May 23, 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.

May in the Loft Gallery: New Works by Kris Gordon. The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ Loft Gallery will present mixed media 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 Melinda DiSessa, Jennifer Mygatt Tatum, Renee Owen, and Lynn Sondag.

Other Great Ways to Give:  Did you know that by shopping at Mollie Stone’s, Fairfax Market, and Woodland Market that you can contribute to OHCA? Yes, just register your loyalty cards (cards issued by the stores themselves that provide you with discounts) 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!

Do you shop online? Designate O’Hanlon Center for the Arts as the nonprofit you’d like to support and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to OHCA! Contact Megan Wilkinson for more details about how you can give to OHCA using this program. We thank you in advance!

We Salute New and Renewing Members Scott Adams, Sharon Caplan Cohen, Ann Eby, Letty Erringer, Phyllis Jenkins, Donna Neal, Ken Phelps, Pamela Pierron, Jerry Pruce, and Abby Wasserman.

Member News: The fourth annual poetry event, Real Men Write Poetry, will be held at the Larkspur Council Chambers (above the Larkspur Library) on May 3rd, Saturday, at 2 p.m. (400 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur.) The event is an interlinked series of poems written & read by five men: Joe Zaccardi, the Marin Poet Laureate; Bob McNally; Calvin Ahlgren; Sandy Scull; and OHCA member Dick Brown. The event is free, handicapped accessible, with no open mic. For more information, contact Dick Brown at: 415461-1351 or

Elise Cheval’s new textile art, reworked into wearable art, will be on view at the Marin Society of Artists Open Craft and Sculpture Show in Ross, through April 26:

Elizabeth Flanagan is organizing the 4th Annual Art On the Lawn (AOTL) Show, roughly scheduled for a Saturday evening in August. If you would like to participate, please contact Elizabeth as soon as possible. There are ten spots available.

Ruth Gendler will be talking May 2 at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. Her talk will be accompanied by an exhibit, “Befriending the Imagination” featuring both her own art work and approximately 35 children’s poems and pictures poems—wise, funny, sad, delightful, and casually profound. The exhibit will be on view from April 18 to June 27. For details, see:  Please note the Commonwealth Club isn’t open over the weekend.

Elaine Larson will be participating in the Petaluma Open Studios. Visit her studio to see her art and that of local guest artists, and see many other great studios in Petaluma the same weekend: Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Barry Toranto will be showing new photos at his home studio at 116 Evergreen Ave, as part of the Marin Open Studios, May 10 and 11, 11a.m. to 6 p.m.

Barry also has his works currently on display with Brett Hopper, Gail Robertson, Jinn Fauvre, Kris Gordon and Peller Marion at the Bank of Marin in Mill Valley: 19 Sunnyside Ave. (415) 380-4665. Regular Bank Hours: 10 a.m.-6p.m., Monday-Friday).

Jane Reed Veen will also be participating in Marin Open Studios this year. See her paintings at the Hamilton Art Center, 501 Palm Ave., #3 in Novato. Her studio will be open May 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tabitha Warren will be teaching a Tableaux Painting Workshop where artists will have two days to paint three models, in full costume, posing as the Albert Joseph Moore painting: “Midsummer.” When: May 31st- June 1st, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day (5 hrs. of painting + 1/2 hr. for lunch per day). Where: Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 781 Hamilton Parkway (building behind Beso Cafe), Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field, Novato. Registration: MarinMOCA Members $240; non-members $265, includes model fees. Registration payable to MarinMOCA. Call 415-506-0137.

Bernie Weiner has a new website featuring some of his best photos. You can see them, in five categories, by going to the in-progress website:

The Write On Mamas! group, who are Organizational Members of OHCA, have a new book out! The official book launch is Sunday, May 4th at Corte Madera Book Passage, 7-9 p.m. They will also have a sneak peak reading on Thursday, April 24 at Diesel Bookstore in Oakland, 7 p.m. The book includes 29 poignant, gritty, and funny essays by 24 moms (and one dad) on how parenting shaped them as writers, how they make time to write, their memorable parenting moments and more. See for more info.


Artist Opportunities:  Mill Valley Recreation is holding a Senior Art Show from May 6-29. To participate, artists must be 60 years or older and reside in Mill Valley or Southern Marin. Each artist may exhibit one piece. Application deadline is April 24, 2014. Details and application forms can be found in OHCA’s Loft building.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR 3GT LEZWRITES! PROJECT 3Girls Theatre Company, the San Francisco’s company of women playwrights that “puts women’s work on the stage, where it belongs!” is seeking submissions from Bay Area writer/performers for our new LezWrites! project.

WHAT IS LEZWRITES! LezWrites! is a project of 3Girls Theatre Company that seeks to put up readings of short works by playwrights (and other writer-performers) in the Bay Area. The project is curated by 3GT Resident Playwright and O’Hanlon Center member Margery Kreitman.

WHO SHOULD SUBMIT: We are calling for works by lesbian playwrights and writers for two readings. You, wonderful you: are lesbians from every walk of life. We love it if you are a writer who is comfortable performing your own work, and if that is not who you are and you have a fantastic piece, send it anyway!

TOPICS: We’re open! Various topics depicting your lesbian experience could include: bodies, love, sex, marriage, dating, activism, work, or something else! We are looking for short, 5-8 minute humorous pieces; personal essay, flash memoir, monologue, slam poetry, 2-character play, creative non-fiction.

WHEN: We will be doing two readings: 8:00pm Friday, July 11, 2014 at Thick House Theatre, Potrero Hill SF, and 3:00pm Sunday, September 28 at The Phoenix Annex, Downtown SF. Before you submit, please make sure you are available on the day of the reading to attend a run-though in addition to the performance.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Submission by email only. Please send submissions to: , with the subject “LezWrites!” in subject line. Scripts should be in MS Word. Please include your name and all contact information on the first page. Please be sure they are only 5-8 minutes in length when read aloud. You may submit up to two pieces. See “Topic” above for more info as to format, style and content.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES: To be considered for either/both readings, submit by midnight on MAY 21, 2014. To be considered for the September reading only, submit by midnight on JULY 15, 2014. You’ll hear from us by June 15th if you’ve been selected for the first reading.

Questions? Email 3GT Director of Administration Spiraleena Mason at or call 415-527-0301.


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.