Ongoing Online Art Exhibit

LOCAL>> My American Experience

Presented by O’Hanlon Center for the Arts at Streaming Arts

Mar 08 2021
Sep 30 2021
LOCAL>> My American Experience

Artists share their uniquely American Experiences

Exhibit Opens Online:
* Monday, March 8 – April 30 & ongoing

Online Roundtable Discussion:
* Tuesday, March 9, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

[Postcard Art: Orin Carpenter. Design: Jeremy Thornton]

America claims to be the land of the free, a country where dreams are nurtured and allowed to come true.  It professes to welcome the immigrant and anyone seeking a better life.

But the experience of America to the individual living here is as broad as the country is big.  Current events bring to light how far the myth is from reality for many within our borders.  Yet some fortunate people do experience the abundance and opportunities available here.

We’ve invited artists to share their uniquely American Experiences.

Freedom of expression is still one of the sacred promises of the Founding Fathers.  This show intends to encourage and honor that freedom through art.

​This will be an online Show and remain up indefinitely.


Juror:  Lauren Palmor, Ph.D.

Lauren Palmor is the Assistant Curator of American Art at the de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She received a Master of Arts with Merit in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art (2009), and a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Washington (2016), where her dissertation research addressed questions of ageism in the study of nineteenth-century art.

She has held fellowships at Winterthur and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and has contributed to a number of exhibition catalogs and scholarly publications, including Revelations: Art from the African American South (FAMSF, 2017), Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art (FAMSF in association with Yale, 2018), and American Art: Collecting and Connoisseurship (Merrell, 2020).

She frequently supports institutional digital partnerships, working collaboratively to design new ways of sharing and experiencing American art with museum audiences.


Call for Entries

Entry Deadline (online/CaFÉ):
* Friday, February 26, 11pm PST

Jury notifications (email):
* Friday, March 5

Suggestions of Artists for Inspiration:  William H. Johnson, Andrea Kowch, Malcah Zeldis, Pacita Abad, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Maira Kalman, Amy Sherald, Charly Palmer


Free online access to the public, starting March 8

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

Contact: 415-388-4331


    Official Website

Additional time info:

Deadline to Enter:  Friday, February 26

Exhibition Opens:  Monday, Monday, March 8

Roundtable Discussion Online:  Tuesday, March 9, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

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