Message from Abby Wasserman, Board President: Thank you to everyone who has responded so generously to OHCA’s mailed summer annual fund appeal letter. We truly appreciate your support. If you haven’t had a chance yet to mail in your donation, there is still time! Or, if it’s easier, you can also contribute online: We thank you in advance!

Coming Programs: Here is OHCA’s program line-up for Bay Area Women’s Month this August. Please mark the following on your calendars:

• “Bay Area Women Artists” exhibit open through August 21

• Local Women Writers Series, Thursdays, August 14, 21; 7 to 9 p.m. $10, $8 OHCA members. Readers for Thursday, 8/14 will be Eve Pell, Holly Payne, Susan Trott and Molly Giles. Readers for Thursday, 8/21 will be Laurel Hilton, Janine Kovac, Marianne Lonsdale and Samantha Parent Walravens.

Also, be sure not to miss this other special event in August:

• Let Me Tell You Performance with ARTSHIP ENSEMBLE. Friday, August 15. 7 to 9 p.m. $12, $10 OHCA members. RSVP to save your space by August 12.


Member News: Sonja Bakalyar is in several exhibitions this summer: STUDIO 35’s Art Gallery Show, on display through September 30, 2014 (35 Patten Street, Sonoma, CA); Riverfront Art Gallery’s 5th Annual Juried Fine Arts Show, “Showin” on the River,” up through September 7, 2014 (132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma, CA) and Sebastopol Center for the Arts’ Exhibition of Collage, Assemblage and Recycled Art Juried by Sharon Spain, “Play It Again, Sam” through August 30, 2014 (282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA).

Elizabeth Flanagan will be hosting the fourth Art on the Lawn show celebrating the latest works of fifteen artists. OHCA members participating are Elizabeth, Elise Cheval, Louise Maloof, Pamela Pierron, and Virginia Stella. New paintings, clothing, jewelry, and cards will be for sale. All art lovers are welcome. It will be an evening full of art, beautiful conversation and live music. Saturday, August 16 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. 67 Ross Ave #1, San Anselmo, CA 94960

Elaine Larson has collages in two shows at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA) in Novato and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. She also will have a tent in the Petaluma Arts Association’s Art in the Park, in Walnut Park, September 6-7. Elaine will also be testing out having a permanent booth there during September at the new Sonoma Mountain Marketplace in Rohnert Park. She will be there September 13, 14, 21 and for their Official Grand Opening September 27-28.

Louise Maloof just launched her new website (with thanks to fellow OHCA member Elise Cheval):

John Severinghaus will be giving a very popular science history lecture as a summer sermon at the Unitarian church in San Rafael (top of hill just north of Marin civic center, at 10:30 a.m. on August 17. He will be taking Elinor there for the talk and would like to invite any old friends of theirs to come. The talk is a new version of one he gave on June 29th in London at an international science meeting on oxygen. His title is “The most important discovery of science wasn’t oxygen”.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Capturing Light: A Photography Show”

O’Hanlon Center Gallery, September 2014

• Exhibition Dates: August 26-September 25, 2014

• Artists Roundtable Discussion: Tuesday, September 2, 4 to 6 p.m.

• Reception: Tuesday, September 2, 6 to 8 p.m.

• Juror: Stefan Kirkeby, Photographer, Owner, Smith Anderson North Gallery and Lab

• 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.

The word “photography” comes from the Greek words meaning “to write with light”. Using any photographic medium, bring us your most dramatic images that showcase the power of illumination and its ability to transform the visual look and style of your composition.

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: Photography. 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, August 22, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, August 23, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will notify you (preferably by email) about whether your work has been accepted by Monday, August 25 at 5 p.m. Works not accepted must be picked up by Tuesday, September 2 between 12:30 and 8 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made.

Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Thursday, September 25 between 2 and 4 p.m., or on Friday, Sept. 26, 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

The mission of O’Hanlon Center for the Arts is to provide programs, studio space, exhibitions and experiences that honor individual creativity, develop artistic practice, and build community.


Also on Exhibit in September: “Mythic Collages of Elaine Larson”

The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ Loft Gallery will present new collages by Elaine Larson. Elaine says of her process, “Creation and manipulation of images is how I express what I came in knowing, which has no words. The Greek meaning of ‘image’ is a moment’s intuition into reality. I seek to make more accessible a reality that eludes us in our day to day life through the creative use of familiar images and objects. I delight in diversity and the infinite complexity of our quantum, holographic, love-based universe.

In 1991 I had a deep revelation that I must create art. Since then I have spent any available time weaving, knitting, papermaking, book making, painting, drawing, monoprinting and most of all creating collages. Art had been my avocation until I retired from a 40+ year career in information technology as an Enterprise Information Architect in 2008. I am now a full-time artist and I love it!

My studio is in a lovely cottage amidst the beauty of rural Petaluma. I offer classes and art parties there, at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, and in private homes. I love seeing people discover their creativity.”


We Thank Our Donors! O’Hanlon recently received generous tax-deductible gifts from Irene Belknap, Melinda and Andy Di Sessa, Maggie Feldstein, Brenda Foster, Jessica O’Dwyer, Mill Valley Market, and Nela Wattley.

Other Great Ways to Give

Whole Foods Market on Miller Avenue in Mill Valley has chosen OHCA as the recipient for their “Dimes for Non Profits (DFNP)” program starting July 1 and through September 30, 2014! DFNP raises money for nonprofit groups at Whole Foods registers. Customers who bring their own bags may opt to take a 10 cent discount for each bag or to donate the 10 cents to a nonprofit. DFNP usually results in an $800-$1200 donation for the designated nonprofit. So remember to bring your bag while shopping and mention OHCA when you check out!

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 Bonnie Himberg, Deborah Fleischer, EA Betsy Kellas, Elaine and Cary James, Elaine Larson, Ginna Fleming, Jane Reed Veen, Jannette Oriendain, Jude Cote, Linda and Wilbur Wong, `Lyn Follett, Mima Cataldo, Richard Brown, Susan Cummins, Suz Lipman, and Virginia Stella.