Art & Ecology


O’Hanlon Center for the Arts
March 20 – April 30, 2023 at


Please submit online through CaFE

Creating a profile on CaFE is free but there is a submission/jury fee for this show. (see below)

Submissions accepted February 14 to March 13 by 11:00 pm Pacific Time.
Artists will be notified via email by March 17 at 5:00 pm Pacific of jury results.



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 your works that address the subject of Ecology including the topic of climate change and environmental resilience.


Each artist may submit up to 3 images of individual pieces of artwork for consideration into this juried showAll media welcome except video. YES, photography, fiber, sculpture, mixed media, installations, digital art etc. Diptychs and Triptychs are considered 1 piece of work. Diptychs and Triptychs must be submitted as one image. 

This is a “blind” jury – Artist name is not visible to the juror and each work is juried separately. 

Deadline for Submissions is Monday, March 13, 2023 by 11:00 pm Pacific Time.

Contemporary, exploratory, and/or experimental entries encouraged



• $40 for NON-Members
• $30 for O’Hanlon Members – use Coupon Code OH30 at check out.
• Or join as a NEW member now at the Artist level for $140/1 year and get a free submission. Email the office for a coupon code after you join: NOTE emails not monitored on weekends so you must join before March 10, 2023.
• Work does NOT need to be for sale.

Artists must submit online at CaFE. (Call for Entry)

Artists will be notified of jury results by email by Friday March 17, 2023, 5:00 pm Pacific time.

There will be a zoomed Roundtable art discussion to celebrate the show on Tuesday, March 21 at 4 pm Pacific time open to all. The Zoom link will be emailed to selected artist and available on OHCA Website.

Artists are welcome to also submit to the In-Person Art & Ecology show. (Update: Intake for the in-person show is finished and the show is now installed) . A separate submission fee is required but you can submit the same or different work to each show.


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

Online 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 at the O'Hanlon Gallery 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.
  • 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 in various forms including but not limited to print, online and social media.
  • Newsletter: Artists agree to be added to O'Hanlon Center newsletter mailing list and can unsubscribe at any time.
Postcard image for Art & Ecology Online Gallery Show

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).