To highlight our November Manzanita Writers’ Series mystery theme, artists are invited to submit art to be displayed in the Hoffman Center all of November.
The art should be inspired by the literary reference “Quoth the Raven – ‘Nevermore’” in some manner and can include up to two pieces of any two-dimensional medium.
Artists are welcome to sell their work, with a 30 percent commission to the Hoffman Center for the Arts.
Ready-to-hang art should be dropped off at the Hoffman Center between 10 a.m. and noon on Monday, October 30. The show will be hung that afternoon and will be among the art on display all November.
On November 20, author Ingrid Thoft will teach a workshop titled “Mastering Murder” and read from her latest thriller that evening, Duplicity.
Raku Pottery will be featured in “Made By Fire” at the Hoffman Center Art Gallery through October.
Raku Pottery created by ceramic artists from the Hoffman Clay Studio will be featured and available for purchase at the Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery located at 594 Laneda Ave in Manzanita. Show opens October 6, 2017 from 3-5 pm and continues every Friday and Saturday from 3-5pm through October 28.
Featuring the fruits of the Hoffman Center Clay Studio June and September Raku firings, Raku pottery is created by the thrilling process of subjecting red hot ceramics to smoke. Sometimes called a happy accident because of the unpredictable results, Raku is a unique and vibrant ceramic art form.
The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a showing of encaustic works — entitled “Earth. Water. Sky.” — by Washington artist Lara Blair throughout the month of October.
The show opens Friday, Oct. 6, with a special reception from 3 to 5 p.m. The works will remain up for viewing during regular Gallery Hours – Fridays and Saturdays, 3 to 5 p.m., — through October 28, plus anytime the Center is open for other events.
Blair is a photographer who discovered years ago that encaustic wax could enhance her photographs. After much experimenting, she realized that painting satellite views of the beach with encaustic medium was extremely fulfilling. This led to a studio filled with coastal creations done on birch panels and a career as an encaustic artist.
“Earth, water, and sky are the three essentials that inspire me to create art from a bird’s eye view,” said Blair. “I was always the child craning her neck to see the world from an airplane window. So I choose to take small pieces of this beauty, using wax, oil paint and various mediums, molding them into how I see the world — one piece at a time.”
Blair lives with her husband and two daughters on forested acres in Southwest Washington and enjoys teaching in the creative environment of a project-based Camas middle school.
Her website is www.LaraBlairArt.Com.
The Watercolors of Carolyn Gates
Artists’ Reception August 4 | 3-5
Show continues Fridays & Saturdays | 3-5 through August 27
Hoffman Gallery | 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita
The Hoffman Center for the Arts will present the watercolors of Eugene artist Carolyn Gates during the month of August.
Gates, a frequent watercolor teacher at the Hoffman Center, studied watercolor with Satoko Matouji at Lane Community College in Eugene as well as with premier watercolorists Carol Carter and Judy Morris.
The work in this show was inspired by her travels in Hawaii, California, and Oregon. In these paintings of tropical flowers and Oregon sea life, she distills the relationship of shapes, colors and patterns into visually pleasing abstractions of her subjects.
Carolyn says of her work “I investigate beauty, shape and color and in doing so, hope to uncover the interplay between the ordinary and the extraordinary.”
She has won numerous commissions to paint in watercolor and colored pencil. Gates has had several shows around Oregon. Gates lives with her husband and their cat, Nibbles, in Eugene.
Three north coast artists who have reinvented themselves through creative endeavors later in life will be featured at the Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery in Manzanita during the month of August.
The artists — L. Levering Thomas, T. J. Morris, and Barry Calvarese – will be on hand for an Artists’ Reception Friday, Aug. 4, from 3 to 5 p.m.
The show, formally entitled “Re:Invent,” will remain up for viewing during regular Gallery Hours – Fridays and Saturdays, from 3 to 5 p.m., — through August 26, plus times the Center is open for other events.
“Some of us dream of a future that’s very different from our present,” said the trio in their show description. “All three artists in this show began to seriously voice their art mediums at an age when friends are spending more time with grandchildren or traveling. We believe we are all seeking to discover what really matters to us through our art.”
Levering went back to get her BA in art, graduating at age 55 from Marylhurst University. Morris began to explore portrait painting after a medical setback. Calvarese is developing a property locally where he can create.
“All three of us are passionate about expressing our creative voice and sharing our journeys of becoming better artists with friends, family, colleagues, and the public,” they said.
Levering works with fluid acrylics on wood, and mixed media. Morris works in oil. Calvarese creates ceramics, mixed media, and encaustics.
The second Quilt and Fiber Art Show opens on July 14 with an Artist Reception from 3 to 5 pm at the Hoffman Center for the Arts. Artists who live full or part time in the three Villages (Manzanita, Nehalem, and Wheeler), have contributed their creations. Come see the wide variety of pieces during extended Gallery Hours (Fridays and Saturdays 3-5 pm
, Sundays 1-4 pm
) on July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23.
There are special demonstrations scheduled as well:
Saturday, July 15 3:00 pm: Quilted Postcards, Bonnie Sabel-Welte
Sunday, July 16 3:00 pm: Expressive Needle Felting, Jeanine Rumble
Friday, July 21 3:00 pm: Creating Feathers, Aina Tonjes
Saturday, July 22 3:00 pm: Hand Applique’, Janet Surbrook
At last year’s well-attended show in August, visitors asked for more of the works to be offered for sale. Participants this year were given more time to create and were encouraged to offer at least one of the two items per person for sale. As a result, at this year’s show two thirds of the 45 works will be offered for sale with 30 percent of the price going to the Hoffman Center.
June 2 — June 24
Friday and Saturday from 3 to 5pm
We are very pleased to announce that the colorful and evocative ceramic sculpture of Sher Davidson will be featured and available for purchase during June in the Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery.
An artists’ reception will be held on June 2 from 3pm to 5pm and will continue through June 24 on every Friday and Saturday from 3 to 5pm.
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Hoffman Center for the Arts
594 Laneda Ave | Manzanita, OR 97130
OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY
JUNE 2, 2017 | 3-5:00 pm
Experience a birds eye view of the Nehalem River Valley to Neahkahnie Mountain, along with a series of stunning and evocative paintings of the North Oregon Coast that combine Christa’s images with the poetry of Sufi mystic, Carol Bialock.
OPEN GALLERY HOURS ARE 3-5:00 pm
FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS THROUGH JULY 8
CHRISTA’S ARTWORKS CAN ALSO BE VIEWED DURING
ANY EVENT SCHEDULED AT THE CENTER THROUGH JULY 9