Online Gallery Show

It’s OK to Laugh

Juried by M. Louise Stanley

O’Hanlon Center Online Gallery
April 15 – May 31, 2022

Roundtable at 4 p.m.


from March 7 until 11 p.m. April 3

Notification Date:
Artists will be notified of results via email by Friday April 8

Entry: Each artist may submit up to 3 individual pieces of artwork for consideration into this juried show. Diptychs and triptychs are considered as one piece of work. Diptychs and triptychs must be submitted as one image. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept film or video at this time.

  • Submissions fees $40 for NON-Members, $30 for O’Hanlon Artist level Members –
    Coupon Codes OH30 at check out.
  • Or join as a NEW Artist level member now for $140/1 year and get a free submission.
    A Coupon Code will be provided after you join
  • Works previously displayed in the O’Hanlon Gallery are not eligible
  • Artwork does not need to be for sale


Humor in Art. A quote from the juror:.

“As a child I had two jokes from Mad Magazine on my wall that both confused and entertained me “all that glitters is not gold said the camel urinating in the moonlight” and “Rome wasn’t built in a day, it just looks that way”. They both are visual puns that question the literal. It is dangerous to make art that is humorous. People may not take you seriously. When humor works it often rides a precarious line between the sublime and the downright silly and is often not funny at all. The humor in my paintings comes about unconsciously… it is always there in some form. Humor is the camouflage for the ‘real’ subject and a catalyst or bridge to the darker, more disquieting side of the story. Major influences have been Jacques Tati, Lucille Ball, George Cruikshank and Marcel Carne’s les Enfants du Paradis.”

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.

Buyers will pay Artist directly for any art sales.



The deadline for submissions is Sunday, April 3 @ 11 p.m. Pacific Time.


M. Louise Stanley For over four decades, M. Louise Stanley has utilized narrative motifs culled from early Western Art History’s primary subjects – Greek mythology and Christianity – to create scathingly humorous indictments of gender inequity, sexual politics, economic disparity, and everyday instances of bad behavior. Stanley’s pointed criticisms are couched in her absurdist take on storytelling and figuration. Her affinity for satire, visual puns, and the outrageous is rooted in her time as a student at the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts), BFA 1967, MFA 1969. Stanley has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (2), Fleishhacker Foundation, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation (2), Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. She resides in the Emeryville Artist’s Co-op in the SF, Bay Area and has taught for 20 years at Berkeley City College.

Louise is represented by Anglim/Trimble Gallery.


Postcard Art: M. Louise Stanley


Gallery Policies/Requirements include:

  • Open to all aged 16 and over
  • 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.
  • Work previously shown in a juried Gallery show at OHCA is not eligible

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, for the sole purpose of publicizing this show. Artists agree to be added to O’Hanlon Center newsletter mailing list and can unsubscribe at any time.