Call for Entries
ENTER THE “A MOMENT OF REFLECTION” SHOW
Dates: Thursday, February 11 to Friday, March 19, 2021
Until Friday, January 29, 2021 at midnight
When one looks at art one can become deeply immersed into works that engender contemplation. The artist captures a deep moment of reflection or meditative state. It isn’t about a knowing or concept but a feeling of now, of just this – a moment to reflect on. It is contemplative, not confrontational. Its impact is residual. What do you create in those moments of reflection?
Examples for inspiration: Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko and Arshile Gorky.
Abstract art is encouraged.
Juried by: Emebet Korn – Desta Gallery
Emebet Korn is the owner and curator of Desta Contemporary Fine Art Gallery and Art Consulting Services in Mill Valley. Korn’s focus has primarily been on contemporary art by emerging and established artists. Desta Gallery strives to connect collectors, artists, and communities in an atmosphere that inspires creativity and reflection. The gallery also has an online presence and supports clients nationwide and worldwide. Desta Gallery believes in making contemporary art accessible to a large population by presenting artwork with a range of styles, prices, and offering interest-free financing.
Born in Ethiopia, Korn moved to the Bay Area to attend college, studying fashion design and art and eventually launching her own line of high end women’s apparel. She’s also served as a design consultant over the years and ran her own nonprofit before opening an art and tea gallery, before eventually focusing just on the art itself.
This show will be exhibited in person at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Gallery
Open to All media.
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts emphasizes the creative process and the continued pursuit of meaning and authenticity through observation, exploration, and experimentation.
Please, take note of the following dates and instructions.
Our entry and jury process will be completed online.
NEW SIZE RESTRICTION – Actual pieces must be no wider than 48″ with frame.
Size includes frame.
- February 5, 6 or 8: Pieces chosen by our juror must be available for drop off at the O’Hanlon Gallery on ready to be hung.
- Sign up times will be offered for drop off and pick up through “Sign In Genius”. The link will be made available at the announcement of accepted works.
- Friday, January 29 at midnight: Deadline for online submission. You may upload up to 3 pieces of artwork for this show.
- Wednesday, February 3 by 5pm. Pieces chosen by our juror will be announced by email. Accepted artists will be given choice of drop off times via online sign-up.
- Friday, Saturday & Monday, February 5, 6 & 8 will be art drop off days. Artwork must be hang-ready. Drop off, by appointment, will be at the O’Hanlon Gallery, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941
- Tuesday, February 9: We will host a Zoom Online Roundtable discussion at 4pm for artists to expand on and share with others. Friends & family are invited to attend.
- Friday, March 19: the last day to view our show.
- Saturday, Monday & Tuesday, March 20, 22 & 23: Unsold Artwork must be picked up from the O’Hanlon Gallery. Once again, artists will be given choice of pick-up times via online sign-up.
SUBMISSION INFO NEEDED
- Artists Name
- Phone Number
- Website (if Applicable)
- Title of Artwork
- Dimensions H” x W” x D” (if sculpture)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Dimensions must indicate accurate final framed size
You may upload 3 pieces of artwork for this show. The image must be 1 – 5MB
IMAGES NAMED as: FirstName_LastName_Title
*Please check the title and size of your images before uploading**
ENTRY FEE: $30 OHCA members / $40 Non-members
People may become NEW first time members of the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, for $95/year for a free submission.Any entry fees paid by check should be written out to “O’Hanlon Center for the Arts.” Please contact Ellen Mattesi, Director of Operations at O’Hanlon Canter for the Arts, at email@example.com to become a member or with any questions.
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts (OHCA) Gallery Policies and Guidelines
By submitting artwork to be considered for any Exhibition, Artist understands and agrees to the following:
Participants / Submissions:
Open to all aged 16 and over
Works previously shown at the O’Hanlon Gallery in house or online are not eligible.
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.
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. Artists agree to be added to O’Hanlon Center newsletter mailing list and can unsubscribe at any time.
O’Hanlon Gallery Hours: “A Moment of Reflection” Exhibition
This show will be exhibited at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Gallery,
616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941
The O’Hanlon Gallery will be open by appointment only:
Thursdays, 1–3, Fridays 5–7 and Saturdays from 10am to noon
The show will run from Thursday, February 11 to Friday, March 19, 2021
Be aware that visiting hours may change based on county or state restrictions.
Please check the O’Hanlon Website for the most current updates.
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 a Member when submitting work for a Gallery show, we will waive your Submission fee for that show. (First time joining, only… does not currently apply to renewals.) Individual membership starts at $95/annually.
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?
Most Exhibits run for a total of either 21 or 28 days, which varies from month-to-month.
Shows usually open for viewing the Thursday 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?
We do not currently have a size limit. The Gallery walls are quite high.
However, we strongly encourage you to not submit more than one “extra-large” piece per/show. (i.e. over 60” in any dimension.) Jurors will rarely accept more than one very large piece from a single artist, and we have very limited storage space.
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.
If you submit a large canvas, we request that you be diligent in picking it up during stated pickup hours, due to limited storage area.
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 keep it pretty ‘old-school’ here at O’Hanlon for many reasons!
Many of our Jurors especially appreciate being able to view the actual artwork itself, rather than 2D images of varying quality, which may or may not fully represent the ‘spirit of the work.'
Our current schedule requires us to install Exhibitions immediately after they have been Juried, usually the very next day.
We like to have the personal touch in all of our interactions with artists. It’s not just a ‘transaction’ accomplished by a few clicks online.
By-hand submission often allows us to install more artwork/show, due to having the actual framed artworks in hand when installation is planned.
We consider ourselves a Regional Art Center… so prefer that work comes from the immediate surrounding areas.
We DO accept online submissions once or twice/year, including the Bay Area Women Artists Exhibit, which is juried by experienced Gallery owners who are very accustomed to selecting work from photos. We sometimes have online submissions for other select shows, which vary from year to year.
This topic is an ongoing discussion with our Exhibition Committee… so we reserve the right to amend our process at some point!
How many entries do you receive?
The number of entries varies from show to show, but most exhibits receive entries from 30 to 70 artists. The average is about 60 artists. (Who each submit between 1 and 3 pieces.)
The Annual “Bay Area Women Artists” show has traditionally been the most popular, receiving entries from up to 130 artists in recent years.
How many artworks are displayed in each exhibit?
Most exhibits in the O’Hanlon Gallery have 35-50 pieces shown. The Annual Members’ Show usually has more, and extends into our 2nd Gallery in the Loft.
The final installation is up to the curator/installer, based on the pieces selected by the exhibit's juror.
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.