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17th Annual Wabi-Sabi Exhibition

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

Oct 05 2021
Nov 12 2021
17th Annual Wabi-Sabi Exhibition

17th annual exhibit featuring works embracing the Wabi-Sabi concept

Artist’s Roundtable/Reception
* Tuesday, October 5, 4:00 pm

First Tuesday ArtWalk:
* October 5, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Exhibition Dates:
* October 5 – November 12

[Postcard image: “Sea Creature” by Phyllis Thelan. Design: Jeremy Thornton]

For our 2021 Wabi-Sabi exhibition, we are 100% in-person, including work submissions!

“…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 will be 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 will be on the imaginative use of natural materials that may include found objects. 

Visit the Wabi-Sabi page of our website for inspiration & resources.

Juried this year by Marcia Lieberman, artist and Buddhist scholar from the SF Zen Center.

(Note: no First Tuesday reception November 2.)


Call for Entries
Entry Dates (in-person, by-hand delivery):
– Friday, Sep 24, 11am – 4 pm
– Saturday, Sep 25, 11am – 1pm


Free admission

Artist entry fee (up to 3 pieces): 
$30 – OHCA member
$40 – Non-member

Contact: 415-388-4331


    Official Website

Additional time info:

Artist’s Roundtable/Reception:  Tuesday, October 5, 4:00 pm

First Tuesday ArtWalk:  Tuesday, October 5 / November 2, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Gallery Hours:
Wed-Sat, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, when shows are up


O'Hanlon Center for the Arts

616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941


Street and parking lot parking


    • Wheelchair Access

Please phone in advance regarding accessibility for people with disabilities, and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

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