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Entry Deadline: 10/30/20
Application Closed

Entry Fee (PANIC: Call for Art): $40.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: California


2020 has been one of existential threat and uncertainty.  We are in the middle of political polarization, racial reckonings and climate catastrophes.  A critical election mixed with isolation, pandemic and economic instability are reasonable cause for panic*.

How do you express the feeling and narratives of alarm and anxiety in your work? We’d like to invite you to share with what the PANIC means to you?

Panic as art can be immediate, problem solving, brain storming, and creative. 

Sometimes being out of ones’ depth and going to places you have never been before, especially if not by choice, can motive new action and create new imaginings and possibilities.  

*Panic is a sudden sensation of fear, which is so strong as to dominate or prevent reason and logical thinking, replacing it with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and frantic agitation consistent with an animalistic fight-or-flight reaction.

Juror: Chester Arnold:

Chester Arnold is a San Francisco Bay Area oil painter whose works explore contemporary landscapes. Each of his naturalistic paintings is a scene in the narrative, a juxtaposition of nature and the human presence. Arnold embraces the craft of painting, but eschews traditional, romantic portrayals of the natural environment. He chooses instead to depict the landscape as we encounter it, warts and all. He leads us on an odyssey through entropic litterscapes and canyons carved by excavators and probed by prospectors. He guides us along rivers of asphalt and over mountains of tires, showing us nature’s struggle in the midst of growing human consumption and waste. And he provides glimpses of nature’s resilience, as frogs emerge from the cracked pavement and trees rise above itinerant scatters of trash. Arnold supplies us with a birds-eye view of these scenes, inviting us to transcend the tainted landscape and to restore its natural state.

Many Bay Area Artists have had the pleasure of taking Chester’s drawing or painting classes  at Collage of Marin, Sonoma State or the SF Art Institute.

Friday, October 30, at 11pm PST is the deadline for submission.

Friday, November 6, at 5pm, Chosen artwork will be announced by email.

Friday November 13, Invites will be sent out for our online Roundtable Discussion

Monday November 16, This show will be exhibited on the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts" website.

Tuesday, November 17, 4pm. We will host an online discussion, our traditional Artist Roundtable, for artists to expand on and share with others. 


  • Artists Name 
  • Email
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Website (if Applicable)
  • Title of Artwork
  • Medium
  • Dimensions H” x W” x (D” if sculpture)
  • Price (if Applicable)

Each artist may submt up to 3 individual pieces of artwork for consideration into this juried show. Diptiques and Triptiques are considered 1 piece of work

-Named as: "Title - First Name - Last Name"
*Please be sure to title images correctly before uploading**

(**OHCA members, $30 with coupon code sent out through our member database.  To use coupon code, first choose the $40 entry box. After choosing, you will be prompted to enter your code **)

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."

*This will be an online show, and is open to all visual mediums, (painting, drawing, sculpture, installations, textiles, photograpghy, etc.). **Film, audio and video are not accepted.  There are no size restictions.  Artwork may be offered for sale or not for sale. If not for sale, please  list price as 0.00. 
We will refer all interested buyers to the artists.  Details of sale & shipment of artwork to buyers is handled by the artist.

Please contact Ellen Mattesi, Director of Operations at O’Hanlon Canter for the Arts, at to become a member or with any questions. 

*Gallery Policies and Guidelines

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts (OHCA)

By submitting artwork to be considered for any Exhibition, Artist understands and agrees to the following:

Participants / Submissions:

Open to all artists age 16 and over.
Works previously shown at the O'Hanlon Gallery in house or online are not eligible.

Exhibit Curation:

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.

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. *It is not required to have your artwork available for sale.


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.

Mission and Values
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts is a nonprofit educational organization (501(c)3) whose mission is to provide an environment and spaces where creativity and community can develop, expand and flourish.

With joyful hearts and curious minds, we honor each individual’s creative exploration, encourage artistic practice, and offer the freedom to begin, discover, express, and reflect.

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