Art & Ecology

O’Hanlon Center In Person Gallery Show
March 7 – 31, 2023



HAND DELIVER to O’Hanlon up to three pieces
to be juried for this show

Saturday Feb 25, 2:00 – 4:00
Monday Feb 27, 10 am to 4 pm
Tuesday Feb 28, 10 am to 1 pm

Pick up times for non selected work:
Friday March 3, 10am to 2pm,
Saturday March 4, 10am to 2pm

Roundtable Discussion
Tuesday March 7, 4:00 pm

Tuesday March 7, 5:30 pm

Pick up unsold works
Friday March 31 2pm to 4pm
Saturday April 1, 10am to noon



$30 OHCA artist level members, $40 non-members,
for up to three pieces paid at time of drop off
via check, cash or credit card.



Ecology is the study of organisms and how they interact with the environment around them.

How does art express this relationship?
Does art put viewers in touch with the natural world and their relationship to it?
Does art address the hopes and fears, realities and fantasies of planet earth and its organisms’ survival and adaptability?

We look forward to seeing how this art community responds.

There will be an online Art and Ecology show as well. Submissions for that will be done on CaFE. You can apply to both. Each applications require a separate submission fee.

Intake starts Feb 15 on CaFE and ends 11pm on March 12.

Contemporary, exploratory, and/or experimental entries encouraged.




All Media, including 3D/Sculptural works

  • Open to all artists aged 16 and over.
  • Submission limit: 3 works per artist.
  • Works previously displayed in the O’Hanlon Gallery are not eligible.


  • All work must be ready for display. Paint, glue, etc. must be dry!
  • Max width for wall pieces: 48” wide
  • Wall hung pieces must be securely wired.
  • Label all work with Artist’s name & Contact
  • Bring resume and/or artist statement, if desired. (2 pages max.)


Please hand-deliver (no digital submissions) up to three pieces of work to: O’Hanlon Center for the Arts • 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley CA 94941

You can download and bring two copies of the submission PDF or fill out the form in person when you drop off.



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

By submitting artwork to be considered for any Exhibition, Artist understands and agrees to GALLERY POLICIES shown below.


In-Person Gallery Exhibits

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

  • Participants: Open to all artists age 16 and over.
  • Artwork Eligibility: Works previously shown in the O'Hanlon or Loft Galleries (in-person shows) are not eligible for other in-person shows. The same pieces may be considered for an Online show.
  • Artwork Size: Maximum 48" width for wall hung pieces, including any frame. No height limits for most exhibits. (Note: Size limits may vary for specific exhibits – check the individual Call for Entries for details.)
  • 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.
  • Exhibit Timeline: Accepted work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition.
  • Liability/Insurance: 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.
  • 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.
  • Artwork Pricing: Artwork does not need to be for sale. You may mark a piece as NFS (Not For Sale) or POR (Price on Request.)
  • 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 for publicity in various forms including print, online and social media.
  • Newsletter: Artists agree to be added to the O'Hanlon Center Newsletter mailing list, and may unsubscribe at any time.

Image: Bob Hemstock


Obi Kaufmann, Author, Artist & Ecological Philosopher

In the award winning and best-selling field atlases of Obi Kaufmann, science and art blend to illuminate the multifaceted array of California’s natural world, forming a uniquely elemental narrative based on the shaping forces of earth, air, fire, and water, connecting systems like no other series of books has done before.

In his artful yet analytical books, Obi Kaufmann explores the transformation of California’s resource landscape from its ancient origins through its modern challenges to its future possibilities. In his lively presentations which feature paintings, hand-drawn maps, and other data, Obi presents the story of how we learn from the deep past to uncover the truth about all possible futures. Through the parsing of what he calls Ecological Philosophy, Obi employs literature and poetry, the history of the physical sciences, and indigenous-traditional ecological knowledge to present the rhetorical and epistemological theories of Consilience (the marriage of science and art), Aesthetics (the transmission of meaning through media), and Complexity (the functional description of emergent phenomena).