Whole Foods Market on Miller Avenue in Mill Valley has chosen OHCA as the recipient for their “Dimes for Non Profits (DFNP)” program starting July 1 and through September 30, 2014! DFNP raises money for nonprofit groups at Whole Foods registers. Customers who bring their own bags may opt to take a 10 cent discount for each bag or to donate the 10 cents to a nonprofit. DFNP usually results in an $800-$1200 donation for the designated nonprofit. So remember to bring your bag while shopping and mention OHCA when you check out!
Exhibit Opportunity: Whole Foods on Miller Ave. has also invited OHCA’s member artists to showcase their works for free in a corresponding exhibit the same months as above (July-September). They will make a banner for us with the OHCA logo and “Artists of O’Hanlon Center for the Arts.”
There are three different exhibit areas. Details for the show are:
• Submit up to three 2D (two dimensional) works (no 3D pieces) with the themes of food, fruit, vegetables, bowls, utensils, flowers.
• Please include artist name, title of work, price if for sale, and dimensions in file name of JPG.
• Please send JPG images to the OHCA office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by MONDAY, JUNE 23 at Noon.
• Submitted pieces will be juried by members of the OHCA Exhibits Cte.
• Works need to be framed, ready to hang, with all the necessary hanging materials in place. Black frames are preferred to unify the pieces.
• If your works are chosen, you will be notified by Wednesday, June 25 and you will need to drop off your pieces to OHCA by Friday, June 27 b/t 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
• Depending the sizes received, we may have room for approximately 30 pieces.
• By taking part in the show, artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to the Center from all sales.
Dimensions for the exhibit areas are:
• 5’8” wide by 8’6” high (area between front windows).
• 9’2” wide by 3’5” high (area to the left of the bakery, above entry hall to restrooms)
• 13’ wide by 2’ high (area to the left of exit sign, above registers by flowers) and 5.5’ wide by 2’ high (same wall, but the area to the right of exit sign, above registers by flowers)
Koya Update: Thanks to Richard Head for donating his kiln to Koya! Now we must have the proper electrical work done to ensure its function and safety. Mark Phillipps, licensed electrician will do the work next week. We are seeking donations to help pay for it to be done thoroughly and properly. Your donation of $10 or more is most welcome!
Free! We are still also offering scrap stone of various shapes and sizes, free to a good home. First come, first served. To arrange for picking up the stones, please contact the OHCA office: 415-388-4331.
Loka and Parking Update: Filmmaker Kacey Hart has moved in to Loka! Her one designated parking space will be the upper gravel driveway (the stretch between the Loft and Gallery). The carport area will be for use by OHCA participants who have trouble walking. Please do not block the driveway and primarily use the lower gravel lot for OHCA activities.
July Artist Retreat: If you are interested in the artist retreat, please sign up for the week starting July 21 as the retreat starting July 14 has SOLD OUT for Visual Arts spaces (Writers, be in touch asap to save your space).
This is a weeklong (5 day) opportunity for artists to work independently but in the company of other dedicated artists. This is not a workshop, and there will be no instruction. What there will be is an opportunity for serious self-directed artists to work in a quiet atmosphere for a sustained period of time, working together but independently in the spirit of creativity.
The second Retreat will be held: Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the OHCA Loft and outside areas.
The Retreat is open to anyone who agrees to some simple rules. There is to be no talking. Silence with talking quietly only is allowed outside during the hours of 9 – 5 and no music is allowed except with earphones. No visitors except after 5. Participants will be responsible for their own lunch and art supplies unless otherwise designated. Artists may leave their supplies and work set up during the week and will be required to clean up afterwards.
There is a limited amount of space available for this retreat. There is space for 7 Visual Artists and 3 Writers. Spaces are given to those who reserve first and with fees paid. Please designate which week you are applying for when you pay.
Thursdays of each week-long Retreat, after 5 p.m. there will be a pot luck dinner where everyone can socialize and share their work/process, etc. The price for one July Artist Retreat is: $185 for the week-long retreat; $150 OHCA members.
Member News: Barry Toranto will have his photographic works from his “Reflections” series on exhibit at Noci Gelato, 17 East Blithedale, in Mill Valley for the month of July.
Monica Lee has two pieces in a current SCRAP SF show. Join her July 19th from 2-4 pm when there will be a party at the Reclaimed Room of SCRAP in the Bay View neighborhood. Monica will be doing a “make and take” using paint chips at the event. http://www.scrap-sf.org/
Sharon Caplan Cohen has her flower mandala photos on display at the Tam Junction Café del Soul restaurant! Stop by to see them in person, or you can also get a sneak peak here: http://cafedelsoul.net/current-art-show/
One of the fun things about being a member of O’Hanlon Center for the Arts is getting to know one another at openings and events. Now we’re adding print! Diorama will soon feature mini-profiles of a couple of members per issue, based on interviews board member Abby Wasserman will begin this summer via email and telephone. Stay tuned for this new feature in the next Diorama, and be ready to talk about yourself when Abby calls! You can even jump the line and call her first: 415-381-3561.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Water” O’Hanlon Center Gallery, July 2014
• Exhibition Dates: June 24-July 24, 2014
• Artists Roundtable Discussion: Tuesday, July 1, 4 to 6 p.m.
• Reception: Tuesday, July 1, 6 to 8 p.m.
• Juror: Eric Zener, Painter
• Entry Fee: $30 for OHCA members, $35 for non-members, for up to three pieces.
• Become a new OHCA member at the time of delivery and get your entry fee waived! Call or visit www.ohanloncenter.org for more details.
This July, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts invites artists to fathom WATER as media or subject matter. What does water mean to you? How do you use it in your work? How do you represent its essence? We’d like to see it!
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts emphasizes the creative process and the continued pursuit of meaning and authenticity through observation, exploration, and experimentation. Please do not submit works that have previously been displayed in O’Hanlon’s Gallery.
Media: Any media. Outdoor installation proposals welcome. All works must be ready to hang or display and must be labeled with artist’s name, phone, medium, size, and price, if for sale.
When you drop off your art please bring a resume or an artist statement if you have one. We will give you information about Gallery policies at the time of drop off. Gallery requirements are that insurance coverage is provided by the artist and that accepted work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition. By taking part in the show, artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to the Center from all sales.
Dates for exhibition entries: Please hand-deliver (no slides or .jpgs) up to three pieces of work to O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, on Friday, June 20, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, June 21, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We will notify you (preferably by email) about whether your work has been accepted by Monday, June 23 at 5 p.m. Works not accepted must be picked up Tuesday, July 1 between 12:30 and 8 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made.
Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Thursday, July 24 between 2 and 4 p.m., or on Friday, July 25, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Artists leaving their work after this time will be charged $5/day storage unless prior arrangements have been made.
July in the Loft Gallery: “Progress Not Perfection” by Christine Francisco
The O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ Loft Gallery will present new multi-media artwork by Christine Francisco. Chris says of her work, “I love to create by combining color, texture, patterns, and shapes. To me, making art represents positive life-affirming creativity. My process includes allowing myself to play, to make mistakes, to learn by doing, to risk degrees of failure and success, to express visually intangibles like hope, care, faith, courage, complexity, playfulness and spontaneity. I fabricate mixed media collage art using paints, fabrics, stamps, fibers, clay, handmade beads, various papers, found objects, wire, ribbons, buttons, threads, and odds & ends from my different collections. My work is bright and colorful, playful and whimsical; generating something new from existing elements. I try to invite the viewer in for closer inspection of surface textures, pattern combinations, and interesting components by encouraging attention to detail.”
CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Bay Area Women Artists”
O’Hanlon Center Gallery, August 2014
• Exhibition Dates: July 29 to August 21, 2014
• Artists’ Roundtable Discussion: Tuesday, August 6, 4 to 6 p.m.
• Reception: Tuesday, August 6, 6 to 8 p.m.
• Jurors: Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.
• Entry Fee: $30 for O’Hanlon Center for the Arts’ members, $35 for non-members, for up to three pieces.
• Become a new OHCA member at the time of entry and get your submission fee waived! Call or visit www.ohanloncenter.org for more details.
Media: Any media with emphasis on exploration, process, and imaginative use of materials and content. O’Hanlon Center for the Arts emphasizes the creative process and the continued pursuit of meaning and authenticity through observation, exploration, and experimentation.
Juried-in pieces must be ready to display, with any necessary hanging material in place, and instructions. All accepted works must be labeled with artist’s name, telephone, email address, medium, size, and price, if for sale. Please do not submit artwork that has previously been displayed in OHCA’s Gallery shows.
Eligibility: Open to all Bay Area Women artists aged 18 and over. By taking part in the show, artists agree to a 30% tax-deductible donation to the Center from all sales.
Dates for exhibition entries: Due to the popularity of this show in past years, OHCA is instituting a new entry process, just for their August Bay Area Women Artists show. There will be a two-step entry process (it is necessary to take part in the first step in order to qualify for the second step):
Step 1: Submit digital images: Only emailed JPG images or a mailed CD of JPG images will be considered for the initial qualifying selections. Digital images are due to OHCA by Monday, July 14 at Noon.
Digital JPG files information: Please send high resolution images—no web images. No images larger than 2 MB will be accepted nor smaller than 1 MB. Please name JPG files with artist’s first initial, full last name, and title of work. (File name example: a.ohanlon.untitled1.jpg) Emailed images should be included as attachment (not in the body of your email).
Please also include a separate PDF document with the information below. You may also include an optional brief (paragraph or less) art statement about the media or process used in the artwork. Please name your PDF file in a similar format as your images: with artist’s first initial, full last name, and the word “info”. (File name example: a.ohanlon.info.pdf)
TITLE OF WORK #1:
TITLE OF WORK #2:
TITLE OF WORK #3:
Email images to: email@example.com or mail the CD to: O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941. If a CD is mailed, please include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope with adequate postage to have your CD returned to you. If no SASE is included, your CD will not be returned to you.
Entries will only be considered by the jurors for the first round of selections if the entry fee is received by Monday, July 14 at Noon. You may mail a check to OHCA to be received by the July 14 date, pay over the phone with your credit card (415-388-4331), or pay online here: http://ohanloncenter.org/exhibits/call-for-entries/
The jurors will review all digital entries and artists will be notified by Friday, July 18, 5 p.m. whether their pieces should be hand delivered for the second step of the entry process.
Step 2: If you are asked to hand-deliver your artworks for the second round of selections, please hand-deliver your work to O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, on Friday, July 25, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.; or on Saturday, July 26, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Entries will not be accepted for consideration if they are not ready for display when received. Please include biographical information, artist statements, and your email address if you have one. When you drop off your art, we will give you information about hanging/showing and Gallery policies.
The jurors will then make their final selections for what will be in the show from the items that are hand-delivered. We will notify you about whether your work has been accepted for the final installation by Monday, July 28 at 5 p.m.
Those hand-delivered works not accepted for final installation must be picked up by Tuesday, July 29 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., unless alternative arrangements are made.
Gallery Requirements are that insurance coverage is provided by the artist and that accepted work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition.
Retrieval of Unsold Artwork: Unsold work must be picked up on Friday, August 22, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or Saturday, August 23 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Artists leaving their work after this time will be charged $5/day storage unless prior arrangements have been made.
The mission of the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley is to provide programs, studio space, exhibitions and experiences that honor individual creativity, develop artistic practice, and build community.