Cascade Canyon Artist Residency

Located in a spectacular, peaceful setting at the base of Mount Tamalpais and surrounded by redwood and oak trees, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts (OHCA) is a well-established creative haven for artists and writers, having a 50+ year history in Marin County, California.

Just across the Golden Gate Bridge, OHCA occupies three acres in a quiet neighborhood in Mill Valley one mile to downtown with easy access to many of the world-renowned hiking and mountain biking trails on Mount Tam.


Location: O’Hanlon Center for the Arts,
616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley CA 94941

Duration: 4 weeks: June 27 to July 23, 2022

Number of artists accepted in program: 1–2 in 2022.  

One artist in the Gallery studio space and one artist with full access to the outside grounds and use of Loft Lounge

Applications accepted on CaFE
February 4 to April 18, 2022 

Application fee: $45


Our location provides artists of all disciplines to explore, create and reflect on your creative process away from the hectic demands and constraints of daily life while still being able to take advantage of the conveniences a vibrant town that hosts three other exceptional art galleries and three live performance and theater venues.  Being able to work in a private, natural setting provides artists an unparalleled opportunity to step away from distractions and focus on their work. If more stimulation is desired, we are just a 20-minute drive to San Francisco and Oakland. 

As the residency is intended to be a working retreat, partners/spouses, family and pets are not permitted.

Our residency supports and encourages a collaborative atmosphere among fellow Artists in residence as well as with the membership of O’Hanlon Center for the Arts. We welcome a broad range of creative visual arts disciplines including, sculpture and installations. 

OHCA has evening gatherings, discussions, and exchanges with various Bay Area artists at the Center and online. This residency will conclude with a 3-day exhibition of all artists in residence work in our 2-story main gallery space and/or on the grounds. This exhibition will be open to all OHCA members and the wider Bay Area community. 


  • Living Quarters close by less than 1/4 mile at a guest house or other neighborhood location (room with restroom and kitchenette)
  • Individual work/Studio Space (Lower Gallery is 1290 sq ft)
  • Opportunity for an informal critique by Bay Area Gallery owner
  • Art exhibition/roundtable discussion & marketing/communication about exhibition & events
  • Discount at local art supply store Once Around
  • Access to our Loft Building extensive art library and kitchen


Artist Responsibility:

  • Personal expenses
  • Meals/food
  • Supplies & Materials
  • Transportation
  • Offer a drop-in Studio Day to the public plus attendance at Donor Circle dinner.


Application Requirements:

  • Artist Statement 1 page or 500 words or less. Describe your work process and conceptual development.
  • Resume: Max 3 pages.
  • Three References with email, phone, relationship to you & Years known
  • Images of 10 works created within the last 3 years.


Application Deadline: April 18, 2022

Final Notification of Recipients: May 4, 2022