something about LINES

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Gallery, May 2019


Entry Dates: Friday April 26 or Saturday April 27, 2019 (by-hand)

Exhibition Dates: May 2 – 23, 2019

Juror: Katy Kuhn

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 Click here for more details on membership.

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Explore the communicative power of line in art.

Ann O’Hanlon speaks of the five elements of composition in her book “seeing/perception”:
   Line, Area, Space, Colorandthe Human Psyche.

All works contain, at some level, all five.  For this show the focus is on the LINE: 
    straight – curved, measured – random, long – short, heavy – light

How do you use the line in your art to communicate?  Submit works that have an emphasis on LINE!
Some well known artists who masterfully used the line: Piet Mondrian, Agnes Martin, Wassily Kandinsky.

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.

MEDIA:All Media, including 3D/Sculptural works

  • 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 displayPaint, glue, etc. must be dry!
  • Wall hung pieces must be securely wired.
  • Label all work with Artist’s nameTelephoneMediumSize Price, if for sale.
  • Bring resume and/or artist statement, if desired. (2 pages max.)


On Entry Dates shown below… please hand-deliver 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
April 26
April 27
11 am – 4 pm
11 am – 1 pm 
  Artist Notification (by email) Tuesday April 30 (by 5 pm)
Art pickup: Non-selected works Thursday
Mar 2
May 3   May 7
1 – 3 pm
11 am – 4 pm
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Exhibition OPENS Thursday May 2  
    Artist Roundtable Discussion     Opening (First Tues) Reception Tuesday May 7 4 – 5:30 pm
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Exhibition CLOSES Thursday May 23  
   Art Pickup: Unsold works Friday
May 24
May 25
11 am – 4 pm
11 am – 1 pm 


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

Gallery Policies/Requirements include:

  • For most exhibits, not all artists will have artwork selected for showing.Final artwork selections are up to the Exhibit Juror(s) and/or Installer/curator, both of which vary from show to show.
  • 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: Katy Kuhn

I am a gestural abstract artist, taking my cue from nature.  My work is at once personal and universal, like looking out a window and seeing life through my own point of view, but knowing others will have their own unique response. I am particularly influenced by the colors and energy of nature and the ever-changing environment. Line, color, shape, and movement all invoke feelings, daydreams, longings, and collective memories. In working abstractly the work is never fixed, but dynamic—one can see infinite relationships. 

“My paintings are organic, yet honed: Spontaneity and energy are just as important as deliberation, composition and application of materials. In working large, I realize the reach of my own physicality and fully immerse myself into each work of art. Look closely, and step back too. It is paint after all; but the fact that its application onto a single surface can reach the deepest part of our psyches is nothing short of a miracle and I long to be part of that transcendent experience.” 


Postcard Art: Leonardo Nino | Design: Jeremy Thornton

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