15th Annual Wabi-Sabi Exhibit

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Presented by O’Hanlon Center for the Arts and First Tuesday ArtWalk at O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley CA

Aug 30 2018
Sep 20 2018
15th Annual Wabi-Sabi Exhibit

15th annual exhibit featuring works embracing the Wabi-Sabi concept: beauty is not in the object, but rather in the experience of it – the mood, the atmosphere, the feeling it evokes

Tuesday, September 4:
* Artist Roundtable Dialogue – 4:00-5:30 pm
* Opening Reception – 5:30-7:30 pm

First Tuesday ArtWalk Open Hours:
September 11, 5:30-7:30 pm

Each year, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts celebrates the “Wabi Sabi” theme with a juried Gallery exhibit.

“…celebrating the simple, the rustic, the unassuming; the dignity of things imperfect,
uncontrolled and incomplete; the transient beauty of the natural world…” 

When seeking to understand Wabi-Sabi, it is helpful to contemplate the idea that beauty is inherent in a simple object, which in turn evokes a quiet, thoughtful mood and atmosphere. The emphasis of this exhibit is not on the final perfected form of the work, but on how well pieces reflect a sense and feeling of this elusive concept. In particular, focus is on the imaginative use of natural materials that may include found objects.

Juror:  Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker, PhD

Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker, Professor of Asian Art History, holds the Carver Chair in East Asian Studies at Mills College, and is chair of the Department of Art and Art History. She received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Milford-Lutzker teaches the history of art of India, China, Japan, and the Himalayas. She is a founding member of SACHI (Society for Art and Cultural Heritage of India) and serves on the Advisory Committee for the Society for Asian Art, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.


Call for Entries
Entry Dates (in-person):  August 24 & 25, 2018 (by-hand delivery)
Contemporary, expressionistic, abstract, exploratory, and/or experimental entries encouraged.


Please see the Wabi-Sabi portion of the OHCA website for more resources.

We’re also holding two Wabi-Sabi related workshops in August:
Wabi Sabi Hari Booklet (for sewing needles) w/ NAOMI KUBOTA LEE – August 11, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
The Way of Wabi-Sabi w/ NAOMI KUBOTA LEE – August 19, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Free admission

Contact: 415.388.4331

Email: info@ohanloncenter.org

    Official Website

Additional time info:

Artist Roundtable Dialogue:  September 4, 4:00-5:30 pm
Exhibit Opening Reception:
  September 4, 5:30-7:30 pm

First Tuesday ArtWalk Open Hours:  September 11, 5:30-7:30 pm

Gallery hours:
Tuesday to Friday:  11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday:  10:00 am – 2:00 pm


O'Hanlon Center for the Arts

616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

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