O’Hanlon Center invites you to submit work for our In-person, In-gallery show:
OFF THE SHELF!
First Altered Book and Book Art Show and Auction
Benefitting O’Hanlon Center for the Arts & Juried Artists
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts
In-Person Gallery Show
juried by Donna Seager and Gary Kell
Exhibit dates: November 1 – December 9, 2023
Opening Reception and Artist Roundtable
Tuesday, November 7
• Art talk 4:00 pm
• Reception 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 9
6:00 to 9:00 pm.
• Live auction of select works chosen by Jurors.
• Close of Silent Auction.
Selected pieces will be sold through silent auction. Several works will be live auctioned at the closing party on December 9th.
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts invites you to submit work for our first Biennial Altered Book and Book Art Show.
Note that this show is different from our other gallery shows:
• Only 2 works can be submitted
• 4 total submission days
• All works must be for sale and all offered by silent auction for duration of show.
• New size restriction
• Submission fee is reduced
This is a fundraiser for the Center, but sales also benefit the artists! All works will have a minimum starting bid of $50. First $50 goes to OHCA. All income above the starting bid is split 50/50 with the artist.
Altered books are books transformed or altered by the sculptural act of the artist, who uses subtractive or additive techniques — such as carving, sanding away, cutting, pasting, or painting over — to modify a book’s appearance and meaning.
There are many forms an altered book can take limited only to ones imagination, such as black out poetry, collages, and sculptures. Sculptures in specific can be created by folding, cutting, gluing, sewing, or otherwise changing the physical structure and properties of the book.
Book art uses books a raw material to conceive of original works of art that often depart radically from books’ original form and function. The artist does not create a book that stands as a work of art, but rather uses books or the idea of books as a starting point to create original pieces of art.
If you have never experimented with this, give it a try!
For inspiration visit:
THIS IS AN IN-PERSON /
IN-GALLERY SHOW ONLY!
All Media, including 3D/Sculptural works
Open to all artists aged 16 and over.
Submission limit: 2 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!
Max size for wall pieces: 30” wide by 60″ tall
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 two pieces of work to:
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts • 616 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley CA 94941
You will fill-out the Submission form in person when you drop off. Payments will be accepted when artwork is delivered.
$25, or $20 for Artist level OHCA members
for up to two pieces paid at time of drop off
via check, cash or credit card.
HAND DELIVERY Entry Dates
Friday Oct 13, 10 am – 3 pm
Saturday Oct 14, 10 am – 1 pm
Sunday Oct 15, Noon – 2 pm
Monday Oct 16, 5 pm – 7:30 pm
Pick up times for non selected work:
Tuesday Oct 23, 10 am – 1 pm
Wednesday Oct 24, 5pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday Oct 28, Noon – 2pm
Tuesday November 7, 4:00 pm
Tuesday November 7, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Pick up unsold works
Sunday Dec 10, Noon – 2 pm
Monday Dec 11, 10 am – 3 pm
Please note Entry Dates/Times carefully. Late delivery of artwork is not allowed.