Submissions Open: Feb 15 – May 1, 2023
Artist Notification: May 15, 2023
Residency Dates: July 1 – 29, 2023 (4 weeks)
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts
616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley CA 94941
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. Just across the Golden Gate Bridge, OHCA occupies 3 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.
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.
Number of artists in program: 1- 2
• Living Quarters close by (less than 3/4 mile) at a guest house or other neighborhood location (room with bathroom and kitchenette)
• Work/Studio Space for 1 or 2 people (Lower Loft 400 sq feet 12-foot-tall ceilings. Worktables provided.
• Opportunity for an informal critique by Bay Area Gallery owner
• Art exhibition/roundtable discussion with OHCA community about the work in process
• 10% Discount at local art supply store Once Around
• Access to upper Loft with extensive art library and kitchen
• Personal expenses
• Supplies & Materials (No oil paints or other toxic materials, not open to welding, or glasswork.)
• Offer a drop-in Studio Day to the public plus attendance at Donor Circle dinner.
• 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.
May 1, 2023
Final Notification of Recipients:
May 15, 2023
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.