CALL FOR ENTRIES
In-Person Gallery Shows
February Call for Entry
A New Perspective
O’Hanlon Center In Person Gallery Show
February 7 – 25, 2023
HAND DELIVER to O’Hanlon up to three pieces
to be juried for this show
HAND DELIVERY Entry Dates
Saturday Jan 28, 2:30 to 4:30 pm in LOFT,
Monday Jan 30, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm,
Tuesday, Jan 31, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in Gallery
Pick up times for non selected work:
Friday Feb 3, 11 am to 1:00 pm
Saturday Feb 4, 10 am to 2 pm
Monday Feb 6, 10 am to noon
Tuesday Feb 7, 10 am to 3 pm
Tuesday Feb 7, 4:00 pm
Tuesday Feb 7, 4:00 pm.5:30 pm
Pick up unsold works
Saturday, Feb 25, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Monday, Feb 27, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Feb 28, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
$30 OHCA artist level members, $40 non-members, for up to three pieces.
We are starting 2023 off with “A New Perspective” show!
During Covid lockdown many artists found different ways of working using new and different materials, techniques, and ideas.
For this exhibition we are asking artists to submit that new work, created since 2020, which reflects those new discoveries. We want to look at what you are excited about and most interested in! We very much look forward to seeing your new approach to making art.
Contemporary, expressionistic, abstract, 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!
- 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.
DOWNLOAD SUBMISSION ENTRY FORM PDF
Please note Entry Dates/Times carefully. Late delivery of artwork is not allowed.
- 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
- Artwork does not need to be for sale. You may mark a piece as NFS (Not For Sale) or POR (Price on Request.)
Image: Jackie La Lanne – Monoprint on photograph experiments with gel plates
ABOUT THE JUROR:
Dr. Orin Carpenter
“When approaching the creation of my art, the process is the most fulfilling component for me. Using mixed media allows an incredible marriage between materials used building into one union. My experiences living as an African American Man is where my inspiration stems from in creating the images that eventually come to fruition for all to see.”
Dr. Carpenter found a new perspective and created a new series Quarantine State of Mind in response to COVID-19. “My world, like everyone else’s, came to an abrupt change of direction due to how we had to evolve as a planet. These pieces symbolize what I was feeling during that time, as well as the world’s reaction to things. Even though there was a lot of disparity during this pandemic, it made us all get a new “perspective.” That perspective is to remember what is really important in our lives.”
These are our most frequently-asked-questions about submitting to our Gallery exhibits. Although information is current when published, specific policies may change over time. Please view any exhibit's Call for Entries for specific details, or ask us a question if you don't see your answer here!
Do I need to be a member of O’Hanlon to submit artwork?
No! We encourage any interested artist to submit work to our shows. We welcome you to become a Member at any point, but Membership is only required for our Annual Members’ Exhibit.
If you join as an Artist Level Member you are elligible for the annual Member Show and do not need to pay a submission fee for that exhibition.
What kind of artists do you show?
No experience is required. Most of our exhibits are juried ‘blind’ so the Juror is viewing the work itself, without regard to artist name or reputation.
We love that our shows usually include a good mix of all experience levels, from experienced professional artists to people who might self-define as ‘recovering from bad junior high art classes!’
How long do the exhibits run?
In Person Shows usually open for viewing a few days PRIOR to the Opening Reception, which is normally held on the First Tuesday of the Month – as part of the Mill Valley First Tuesday Artwalk.
Who juries your exhibitions?
Jurors are usually Gallery owners or noted Artists with some experience in jurying shows. Some shows are curated by members of the Exhibition Committee, including the Annual Members’ Show.
Jurors are selected by the Staff, in consultation with the O’Hanlon Exhibition Committee.
Is there a size limit for art?
For our In-Gallery shows we are currently limiting the size to 48" wide for wall pieces, with no limit to height.
The Gallery walls are quite high.
Even though a Juror may respond positively to a very large piece, they sometimes like to have the option to select a smaller work from the same artist, to enable the inclusion of more work/more artists in a given show.
Our Online exhibitions do NOT have a size restriction.
How many pieces can I submit?
For most shows, the maximum is 3 pieces.
See the Call for Entries for any variations.
How is a diptych or triptych counted?
They are counted as ONE entry.
However, we prefer that artists do not submit more than one ‘set’ per show. So, you may submit one Diptych or Triptych, plus 1 or 2 other individual pieces.
Diptychs/triptychs will not be split up, they will only be considered a “whole piece."
Does artwork have to be for sale?
No. While most pieces submitted are priced for sale, it is not a requirement. You may mark a piece as NFS (Not For Sale) or POR (Price on Request.)
When artwork does sell, the artist agrees to contribute 30% of sale price to OHCA, which is tax-deductible.
Payments are made directly to the Artist from the Buyer, usually by check.
Staff will facilitate any sales and payments to artist, although the artist is the Seller of Record.
Does artwork need to be framed?
Artwork does not need to be Framed.
It must be ‘ready for display’ and ‘ready for hanging’ if it is to be wall-hung.
What kind of hanging hardware is acceptable?
All wall-hung art should be wired for easy hanging.
Other types of hooks on the back of frames are very difficult to install and level properly. Our installers have to hang 40-60 pieces of work in a few hours. If you’re in doubt about proper hardware, please ask a Staff member.
Note: the most challenging kind of hook is a combination of two ‘saw-tooth’ hooks on both sides of the frame. Those are very difficult to hang properly, and will not be accepted.
Submission fee - is it per piece?
The submission fee is the same for ‘up to 3 pieces.’ i.e. the same fee for submitting one, two, or three pieces.
(See the specific Call for Entry for any variations. Member-only Shows may have a different limit.)
How do I label my artwork?
Submitted artwork should be labeled on an unseen side prior to delivery; that label will stay on the piece. At minimum, it should include Artist Name, Title, and Price (if for sale.) It can also include medium, dimensions, etc. We don’t remove or display those labels.
You will also fill out our Artwork Submission Form when you deliver your work, which will include all needed information for each piece. You’ll attach a copy of that form to each piece of artwork temporarily. This form is our official record from which we create the show Program, after the show is installed.
Why don’t you accept online submissions for every show?
We are continuing to offer a hybrid gallery show program withOnline and In-gallery exhibitions.
For many of our shows we are accepting online submissions – sometimes through JotForm and sometimes through CaFE.
Our online shows are curated in groupings much like virtual rooms.
Quality images for online shows are a must for representing the work appropriately.
For the In Gallery shows, many of our jurors especially appreciate being able to view the actual artwork itself to see how it will relate to other works and the gallery space, so a first tier of selections may be done online with a second round in person. Please refer to the specific show call for details.
We consider ourselves a Regional Art Center… so we prefer that work that hangs in the gallery come from the Greater Bay Area so that we are not involved with the complications and expense of shipping works.
There may be occasional In-Gallery shows that require artists to drop off work before the jury selection. This is the case for our Annual Wabi-Sabi show. Please reference the specific call for details.
How many entries do you receive?
For our online shows there are more submissions as artists can participate from all over the globe.
While this is a newer program for us since 2020, we are seeing on average 300 artists submitting to online shows.
How many artworks are displayed in each exhibit?
Most exhibits in the O’Hanlon Gallery have 35 to 50 pieces.
The final installation is up to the curator/installer, based on the pieces selected by the exhibit's juror.
For online shows the number is between 40 and 80 works.
The Annual Members’ Show allows for ALL members to have one piece, so there are more than 50. As a result the show extends into our 2nd Gallery in the Loft and online for members who live out of the area.
Do you offer prizes or awards?
We do not currently offer prizes.
The philosophy and mission of O’Hanlon Center fosters a non-competitive experience of creating and experiencing art, as a way of nurturing individual creativity.
While most of our exhibits have a Juror who selects the work, we suggest that having artwork selected (or not) for a particular exhibit not be considered a value judgement of any kind. Most Jurors are expressing their preference in the moment of viewing, and some adhere tightly to the selected exhibit theme, while others do not.
I have a different question...?
Our Staff Directors are happy to answer your questions by phone or email!
Please view our Contact page and send us a message.