Floral Fantasies

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts
In-Person Gallery Show
juried by Gayle Nicoletti and Linda Larson

Exhibit dates: March 26 – April 26, 2024


From the beginning of human expression the beauty and allure of flowers has inspired artists.

This exhibit will celebrate the queen of the plant kingdom in all her glory:

blooming, budding, collected, arranged,
in strange locations or in a vase,
wild or cultivated, real or imagined.

Submit works of flowers that are painted, sculpted, sewn, drawn, photographed.

All media is welcomed.

This will be a homage to the power of the flower.





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 size for wall pieces: 48” wide | 60” high
  • 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. Payments will be accepted when artwork is delivered.


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



  • Fri, March 15, 11 am to 4 pm
  • Sat, March 16, 10 am to 1 pm

Artists notified of Jury results:

  • Wed, March 20 by 5 pm

Pick up times for non selected work:

  • Thur, March 21, 10 am to 1 pm
  • Sat, March 23, 10 am to Noon


Artist Roundtable Discussion
Tuesday, April 2, 4:00 pm

Tuesday, April 2, 5:30 – 7:00 pm


Pick up unsold works

  • Friday April 26 from 2pm to 4pm
  • Saturday April 27 from 10am to 1pm


Contemporary, exploratory, and/or experimental entries encouraged.

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.
Postcard for wabi-sabi exhibit 2023

Artwork: Nance Miller; Design: JFT


Gayle Nicoletti and Linda Larson


Gayle Nicoletti

Gayle Nicoletti is founder and owner of Bloomingayles flower and design shop in Mill Valley, CA.

She describes her non-traditional style of creating natural arrangements as European with a West Coast twist.

Bloomingayles celebrates the entire life of the flower, from seedling to the last petal falling to the tabletop.


Linda Larson

Bay Area Artist Linda Larson paints self-titled “Manic Florals “and “Wild Botanicals” in oils.

Her “Salad Days #2” was featured on the “nature wall” in this year’s De Young Open.

Find out more about Linda and her process in a short video