Art: Orin Carpenter. Design: Jeremy Thornton

Dates: Monday, March 8 to Tuesday, April 30, 2021, Online

Juror: Lauren Palmor, Ph.D. – Assistant Curator, American Art, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young \ Legion of Honor


Until Friday, February 26, 2021, at 11pm PST




America claims to be the land of the free, a country where dreams are nurtured and allowed to come true.  It professes to welcome the immigrant and anyone seeking a better life.

But the experience of America to the individual living here is as broad as the country is big.  Current events bring to light how far the myth is from reality for many within our borders.  Yet some fortunate people do experience the abundance and opportunities available here.

We invite artists to share their uniquely American Experiences.Freedom of expression is still one of the sacred promises of the Founding Fathers.  This show intends to encourage and honor that freedom through art.

*Suggestions of Artists for Inspiration: William H. Johnson, Andrea Kowch, Malcah Zeldis, Pacita Abad, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Maira Kalman, Amy Sherald, Charly Palmer


Lauren Palmor is the Assistant Curator of American Art at the de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She received a Master of Arts with Merit in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art (2009), and a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Washington (2016), where her dissertation research addressed questions of ageism in the study of nineteenth-century art. She has held fellowships at Winterthur and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and has contributed to a number of exhibition catalogs and scholarly publications, including Revelations: Art from the African American South (FAMSF, 2017), Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art (FAMSF in association with Yale, 2018), and American Art: Collecting and Connoisseurship (Merrell, 2020). She frequently supports institutional digital partnerships, working collaboratively to design new ways of sharing and experiencing American art with museum audiences.

This show will be an online exhibition at O’Hanlon Center For the Arts, Online Gallery


Please take note of the following dates and instructions:

Our entry and jury process will be completed online.


Important Dates:

  • Friday, February 26, at 11pm PST is the deadline for submission.
  • Friday, March 5, at 5pm, Chosen artwork will be announced by email, & Invites will be sent out for our online Roundtable Discussion
  • Tuesday March 9, This show will be exhibited on the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts” website.
  • Tuesday, March 9, 4pm. We will host an online discussion, our traditional Artist Roundtable, for artists to expand on and share with others. 



  • Artist’s Name
  • Email
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Website (if Applicable)
  • Title of Artwork
  • Medium
  • Dimensions H” x W” x D” (if sculpture)
    For In-Person shows dimensions must include frame

You may upload 3 pieces of artwork for this show.
The image must be 1–5 MB

IMAGES NAMED as: FirstName_LastName_Title
*Please check the title and size of your images before uploading**

ENTRY FEE: $30 OHCA members / $40 Non-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 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 aged 16 and over

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

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.

Publicity: 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 in various forms including but not limited to print, online and social media. Artists agree to be added to O’Hanlon Center newsletter mailing list and can unsubscribe at any time.


How to Photograph Your Artwork

O’Hanlon member Dan Cassidy breaks it down here.