Art Talk – Painter Stephen Hayes

Art Talk, with Painter Stephen Hayes
June 16 |
Doors open 4:45
Admission $7
Wine and appetizers will be served
Hoffman Center for the Arts
594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita


Nationally known painter Stephen Hayes will share his experience as a professional artist at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita Oregon. Presenting digital images of his most current works, Stephen will share his path into art, events that put wind into his sails, stumbling blocks, or turns of good luck: the events that shape a career.  He will speak about keeping himself inspired and creative, what has helped sell work and the role of galleries. This talk will interest anyone who enjoys contemporary art, wants to learn more about the creative process or those who wish to make a living from their art.

Stephen’s solo exhibitions include New Paintings at David Richard Gallery (Santa Fe, NM), …dust at Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland, OR) and Figure/Ground Stephen Hayes: A Thirty-Year Retrospective at Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art (Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR). His work has also been shown in group exhibitions including Unveiled (Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR), We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live (Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR; Shepard Contemporary, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, among others) and More Than a Pretty Face: 150 Years of the Portrait Print (Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR). Hayes received the Hallie Ford Fellowship in Visual Arts in 2011.

February in the Hoffman Center Art Gallery

Exhibit Opens | Artists’ Reception
Friday, February 2 | 2-4pm

Gallery Hours

Friday & Saturdays | 2-4pm
Through Saturday February 24
Admission is free

Mixed Media, Painting, Collage, and Ceramics
Featuring Works of North Coast Artists:


Nancy Bond
Patti Breidenbach
J.S. Hauer
John Zogg

 French Village – Nancy Bond

  Queen Bee – Patti Breidenbach

Invitation to Participate in Group Show: Texture

Hoffman Gallery Invites You to Create Textured Ceramics
for March Gallery!

 Show runs March 2-30 Work due by February 25

Please submit 1 to 3 pieces
70% commission to artists
Functional or sculptural- for display on pedestals
Carved, stamped, sprigged, shaped, coiled, punched, rolled. All textures welcome!
All colors (examples are unglazed clay just to show texture possibilities.)
Questions: email Mary at the

Art Gallery will feature North Coast artists’ inspirations in white

Artists’ Reception
January 5 | 2:00-4:00pm

Through January  27 | Fridays & Saturdays
2:00-4:00pm | Gallery is free


Through January, the Hoffman Center Art Gallery will feature a show including a variety of art mediums inspired by white created by North Coast Artists.


This is the second annual “color” show in which we celebrate white  — the combination of all wavelengths of visible light.


 A wide community of artists from Tillamook to Astoria will participate. Creating… and enjoying… art is a way to stop and appreciate, most especially in this dark month of the year.

Confluence of Color

Artist’s reception
Opens Friday, December 1 from | 3-5pm
Continues Friday and Saturday | 3-5 pm
through Saturday December 30
Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery

Hand-made ceramic bowls in a wide range of colors and sizes from north coast potters

Colorful Monoprints from six visual artists


Acrylic Paintings by Chris Biegun

Participate in the January “White” group show at Hoffman Center for the Arts

January 5 | 2-4 pm artist’s reception (note new hours)
Fridays and Saturdays | 2:00-4:00 pm through January 27

Hello Artists of all kinds,  Whether you paint, quilt, write, pot, sculpt, create glass art, weave, or print, don’t miss out!  Hoffman Gallery invites you to submit one to two pieces of 2-d or 3-d art inspired by the color white (icicle, moon, dove, etc), for January 2018.   January is a dark time of year and gathering to celebrate art is balm for the spirit.

Art due January 2 during Clay Open Hours 10am to 4pm  (walk through and leave in the Gallery with your agreement)

Items will be offered for sale ~ 70% commission – artist and 30% – Hoffman Center.  Final decisions about what items are shown in the gallery will be decided by the gallery committee.

If you have questions, contact

Show opens January 5  from 2:00-4:00pm with artist’s reception
and continues Fridays and Saturdays 2:00-4:00pm through January 27.

Abstract Minimalist Flower Paintings by Zoe Swain & Narrative Sculpture by Dmitri Swain

Zoe and Dmitri Swain
Friday, November 3 | 3:00-5:00pm

The gallery is free 

Show continues every Friday and Saturday from 3:00-5:00pm
through Saturday, November 25

Zoe Swain’s abstract minimalist flower paintings and Dmitri Swain’s narrative sculptural ceramics will be featured and available for purchase in the Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery. The show opens Friday, November 3 from 3-5 and continues every Friday and Saturday from 3-5pm through Saturday, November 25. The gallery is free. 

Dmitri and Zoe have created a body of visual and sculptural works that draw upon and explore man’s relationship to nature. 

 “Mysterious, engaging, and modern. The Swains have developed a body of intriguing works.”

Call for Art: Nevermore in November

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.

Made by Fire Raku Show Opens October 6

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.

Gallery Presents “Earth. Water. Sky.” Show

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.