Dates: Show Opens November 16
Roundtable November 17, 4pm

Submissions open now, closing October 30 at 11pm Pacific Time. 





2020 has been one of existential threat and uncertainty.  We are in the middle of political polarization, racial reckonings and climate catastrophes.  A critical election mixed with isolation, pandemic and economic instability are reasonable cause for panic*.

How do you express the feeling and narratives of alarm and anxiety in your work?

Panic as art can be immediate, problem solving, brain storming, and creative.

Sometimes being out of ones’ depth and going to places you have never been before, especially if not by choice, can motive new action and create new imaginings and possibilities.

*Panic is a sudden sensation of fear, which is so strong as to dominate or prevent reason and logical thinking, replacing it with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and frantic agitation consistent with an animalistic fight-or-flight reaction.




Chester Arnold is a San Francisco Bay Area oil painter whose works explore contemporary landscapes. Each of his naturalistic paintings is a scene in the narrative, a juxtaposition of nature and the human presence. Arnold embraces the craft of painting, but eschews traditional, romantic portrayals of the natural environment. He chooses instead to depict the landscape as we encounter it, warts and all. He leads us on an odyssey through entropic litterscapes and canyons carved by excavators and probed by prospectors. He guides us along rivers of asphalt and over mountains of tires, showing us nature’s struggle in the midst of growing human consumption and waste. And he provides glimpses of nature’s resilience, as frogs emerge from the cracked pavement and trees rise above itinerant scatters of trash. Arnold supplies us with a birds-eye view of these scenes, inviting us to transcend the tainted landscape and to restore its natural state.

Many Bay Area Artists have had the pleasure of taking Chester’s drawing or painting classes  at Collage of Marin, Sonoma State or the SF Art Institute.




  • Artists Name
  • Email
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Website (if Applicable)
  • Title of Artwork
  • Medium
  • Dimensions H” x W” x D” (if sculpture)

You may upload up to 3 pieces of artwork for consideration into this juried show.

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ENTRY FEE: $40 non-members / $30 OHCA members

People may become NEW first time members of the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, for $95/year for a free submission.Any entry fees paid by check should be written out to “O’Hanlon Center for the Arts.” Please contact Ellen Mattesi, Director of Operations at O’Hanlon Canter for the Arts, at ellen@ohanloncenter.org to become a member or with any questions.


O’Hanlon Center for the Arts (OHCA) Gallery Policies and Guidelines


By submitting artwork to be considered for any Exhibition, Artist understands and agrees to the following:


Participants / Submissions:

Open to all artists age 16 and over

Works previously shown at the O’Hanlon Gallery in house or online are not eligible.

Exhibit Curation: 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.

Artwork Sales: Buyers will pay Artist directly for any art sales. Artist agrees to contact OHCA of this sale, and make a donation to OHCA of 30% of the sale price, on all sales of artwork within the first 60 days of the exhibition. This includes all artwork exhibited in an OHCA Gallery, in an online OHCA website gallery, and facilitated by OHCA. Donations to OHCA are tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law.

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Art: Chester Arnold. Design: Jeremy Thornton