Who Am I?
(unique self-portraits)

O’Hanlon Center Gallery, June 2018

Entry Dates:               May 25 & 26 (by-hand delivery; see below)
Exhibition Dates:      May 31 – June 23, 2018
Jurors:                        Joe Brubaker

Entry Fee: $30 OHCA members, $40 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. 

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In this age of selfies, how do we dig deeper? Does anybody know you as well as you know yourself? 

For our June 2018 Gallery exhibit Who Am I?”…we’re inviting artists to represent themselves in ‘unique self-portraits.’ Who better to interpret you as art but yourself? From traditional self-portrait to abstract representations of self. Look deep and show us who you are, or who you want to be… or perhaps how you believe others see or experience you. What colors, shapes, words best describe you?
Sculptural and 3D pieces are welcome.

Contemporary, expressionistic, abstract, exploratory, and/or experimental entries encouraged.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts emphasizes the creative process and the continued pursuit of meaning and authenticity through observation, exploration, and experimentation.


Below are some diverse examples of self-portraits.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for even more examples for inspiration!

“The reason some portraits don’t look true to life is that some people make no effort to resemble their pictures.”  ― Salvador Dalí


MEDIA: All Media

  • Open to all artists age 16 and over.
  • Submission limit: 3 works per artist.
  • Please do not submit works previously displayed in the O’Hanlon Gallery.


  • All work must be ready for display.
  • Wall hung pieces must be securely wired.
  • Label all work with Artist’s name, Telephone, Medium, Size & Price, if for sale.
  • Bring resume and/or artist statement, if desired. (2 pages max.)



On Entry Dates shown below… please hand-deliver (no slides or digital submissions) up to three pieces of work to:     O’Hanlon Center for the Arts • 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley CA 94941

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TIMELINE Day Date Time
Entry Dates (in-person): Friday
May 25
May 26
11 am – 4 pm
11 am – 1 pm
   Artist Notification (by email) Tuesday May 29 (by 5 pm)
   Art pickup: Non-selected works Thursday
May 31
June 1
June 5
1 – 3 pm
11 am – 4 pm
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Exhibition OPENS Thursday May 31  
    Roundtable Discussion
    Opening Reception
Tuesday   June 5 4:00 pm
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Exhibition CLOSES Thursday June 23  
   Art Pickup: Unsold works
     *Different days than usual
June 24
June 25
11 am – 1 pm
11 am – 4 pm

 Please note Entry Dates/Times carefully. Late delivery of artwork is not possible.


Gallery Policies/Requirements include:

  • Accepted work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition.
  • Artists agree to make a 30% tax-deductible donation to OHCA from all sales.
  • While all reasonable care is taken with submitted artwork, OHCA strongly recommends that exhibiting artists carry their own insurance. OHCA and representatives will not assume any liability for any damage or loss.
  • By submitting work, artists agree that photographic images and/or video of the artist and/or their artwork, in whole or in part, may be used by OHCA for publicity in various forms including print, online and social media.


About the Juror: Joe Brubaker

Joe Brubaker is an artist who has lived in Marin for 40 years, making mainly figurative sculpture composed of carved wood and found objects. He is represented by several galleries from Mill Valley, to Park City and Boston, and has had a series of Museum Exhibitions over the years , mixing his work in with the collaborative efforts of his collaborative art team, The Exquisite Gardeners. Joe taught design, art, and creativity for many years, at San Francisco State, and Academy of Art College in San Francisco.



 For more info: Contact Center Director: Kellan Christopher at 415.388.4331 or 

 Postcard Artwork: “Shelf Portrait” by Dan Cassidy, Design: Jeremy Thornton


…more self-portrait examples for inspiration!



Titles, Descriptions & Jurors of future exhibitions subject to change. Please subscribe to our Newsletter to receive our Calls for Entries via 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.


Exhibition Titles, Subjects, Jurors and Dates subject to change.