Message from Michael Heacock, Board President: Koya’s Painting Party is coming up! We will gather at on June 14th to prime and paint the exterior of the building. Lunch will be provided. We’ll start at 9 a.m. to beat the heat and keep going until it’s finished. Please RSVP to Abby Wasserman at 381-3561 to be part of the work crew by June 11 so she can order lunch.

OHCA’s summer party will be Thursday, June 19 starting at 5 p.m. We hope you’ll join us and bring your family and friends. Please RSVP to the evite sent out by the office so we know to expect you.

OHCA is looking for a part time office assistant to work approximately 10-12 hours per week (during regular weeks, could be more or less depending on organization’s schedule). Schedule may also include evening and weekend hours. For more details about the job description, please contact the OHCA office:

We are still also offering scrap stone of various shapes and sizes, free to a good home. First come, first served. To arrange for picking up the stones, please contact the OHCA office: 415-388-4331.

Loka and Parking Update: OHCA has a new tenant for Loka! Filmmaker Kacey Hart will be moving in June 9. The one designated parking space for Loka will be the upper gravel driveway (the stretch between the Loft and Gallery). The carport area will be for use by OHCA participants who have trouble walking. Please do not block the driveway and primarily use the lower gravel lot for OHCA activities.

July Artist Retreats: OHCA is once again offering two July ARTIST RETREATS. These are 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 first Retreat will be held Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the OHCA Loft and outside areas.

The second Retreat will be held the following week: Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25, 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 7 Visual Artists and 3 Writers. Spaces are given to those who reserve first and with fees paid. Please designate which week you are applying for when you pay.

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

Member News: Cathy Shine has her black and white photos on display with those of Javier Manrique at her gallery, 1956 ½ Lombard Street in San Francisco. Opening is June 20, 5-8 p.m.

Jennifer Mygatt Tatum has works in two shows: Evoluntion/Revolution at Fulton X Gallery (1200 River Road in Fulton), up until July 6 and FonFoto at the Petaluma Arts Center, also on display until July 6.

Barry Toranto has photographic works from his “Reflections” series on exhibit now at 142 Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley. They will be up through the end of June.

OHCA member Pam Will is looking for a new place to live. For the past 14 years she has rented a bedroom in a home, but the house is going up for sale and she must move by July 1st. If you know of someone that would like to rent out a room in their home or has a little cottage for rent for about $475 – $500 a month, please call Pam at 415-847-0661. Thank you in advance.

One of the fun things about being a member of O’Hanlon Center for the Arts is getting to know one another at openings and events. Now we’re adding print! Diorama will soon feature mini-profiles of a couple of members per issue, based on interviews board member Abby Wasserman will begin this summer via email and telephone. Stay tuned for this new feature in the next Diorama, and be ready to talk about yourself when Abby calls! You can even jump the line and call her first: 415-381-3561.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Water” O’Hanlon Center Gallery, July 2014

• Exhibition Dates: June 24-July 24, 2014

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

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

• Juror: Eric Zener, Painter

• 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.

This July, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts invites artists to fathom WATER as media or subject matter. What does water mean to you? How do you use it in your work? How do you represent its essence? We’d like to see it!

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 O’Hanlon’s 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 .jpgs) up to three pieces of work to O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, on Friday, June 20, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, June 21, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will notify you (preferably by email) about whether your work has been accepted by Monday, June 23 at 5 p.m. Works not accepted must be picked up Tuesday, July 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, July 24 between 2 and 4 p.m., or on Friday, July 25, 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.

July in the Loft Gallery: “Progress Not Perfection” by Christine Francisco

The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ Loft Gallery will present new multi-media artwork by Christine Francisco. Chris says of her work, “I love to create by combining color, texture, patterns, and shapes. To me, making art represents positive life-affirming creativity. My process includes allowing myself to play, to make mistakes, to learn by doing, to risk degrees of failure and success, to express visually intangibles like hope, care, faith, courage, complexity, playfulness and spontaneity. I fabricate mixed media collage art using paints, fabrics, stamps, fibers, clay, handmade beads, various papers, found objects, wire, ribbons, buttons, threads, and odds & ends from my different collections. My work is bright and colorful, playful and whimsical; generating something new from existing elements. I try to invite the viewer in for closer inspection of surface textures, pattern combinations, and interesting components by encouraging attention to detail.”

We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received tax-deductible gifts from Carolyn Planakis and Virginia Stella.

Other Great Ways to Give 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!

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!

We Salute New and Renewing Members Gaby Rilleau, Elise Cheval, Janet Bogardus, Jenny Puente, Linda Aroyan, Luanne Mullin, Mary Barone, Michael Heacock, Patsy Dafoe, and Stephanie Sampson!

Marin MOCA has announced their Fall National Juried Exhibition with juror Betti-Sue Hertz, Director of Visual Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (August 30– October 5, 2014) Open to all U.S. resident artists 18 and over. You are invited to submit up to 5 digital images of your original works completed in the past three years, not previously shown in a MarinMOCA National Juried Exhibition. The competition is open to all media except video and film. Only online entries with digitally uploaded images will be accepted. Digital entries must be RECEIVED via online application on or before midnight PDT, FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 Notification will be by online list of accepted artwork and via email.

Vermont Studio Center is offering the following fellowships for visual artists:

o 25 VSC Fellowships open to all artists & writers living anywhere in the world

o 5 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowships for visual artists of outstanding talent from the United States.

o 4 VSC / Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowships open to visual artists of outstanding talent with demonstrable financial need.

o 2 Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowships—one 4-week and one 2-week residency fellowship—open to artists and writers who are raising minor children. These awards include a stipend ($2,000 for the 4-week residency and $1,000 for the 2-week residency) to cover lost income, travel, childcare, and other costs related to taking time away from the family.

o 1 Civil Society Institute Fellowship for an east coast minority artist with demonstrable financial need. Award includes a $500 travel stipend.

o 1 Marshall Frankel Fellowship for Chicago Artists and SAIC Alumni, open to all Chicago-area artists, as well as faculty and alumni of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

o 1 Zeta Orionis Fellowship for a female painter, age 45 or older, living and working in the U.S.

For specific eligibility requirements, or for information about our fellowships for writers, visit:

Apply online at

Applications must be received by June 15th, 2014.


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.