Call for Art for the April Member Show


Get in on the Paper Bag Challenge!!

The Hoffman Center for the Arts will host a brunch party for its members on Sunday, April 23from 11 am to 1 pm. Please save the date; you will get an invitation to that event soon!

We plan to feature art by some of our members at the event and would like to include a piece of your artwork in the show. This year’s show features a Paper Bag Challenge. Paper bags can be cut, pleated, rolled, fringed, folded, painted, glued, stuffed . . . and so much more! Follow your playful muse as you create something unique to share with others! Feel free to incorporate other objects or media–the bag is just the beginning.

The Paper Bag Challenge will be on display in our Gallery through April 23.  For more ideas, click here:

All artwork should arrive at the Hoffman Center on Monday, April 3 from 2 to 4 pm and be ready to hang. We ask that you pick up your artwork on Monday, April 24 from 2 to 4 pm.  Questions, email us at

If you’re not yet a member, it’s easy to become one.  Simply donate $25 or more and help us bring the arts to life in our community.  It’s easy to do online here or send in a check to PO Box 678, Manzanita, OR 97130.

Photo:  BagLite, (obsolete Ikea lamp base, small Unfurl shopping bag), Vera Wildauer

Gallery to Feature New Artists and Clay Pieces

The Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery in Manzanita will feature the works of local artists Pat Laird and Linda Petersen during the month of February. The show will also include an exhibit of ceramic containers created by artists in the Hoffman Clay Studio.

The exhibit will kick off with an artists’ reception Friday, Feb. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit will be on display in the Hoffman Center Gallery Fridays, Feb. 10, 17, and 24, also from 2 to 4 p.m., plus during times the Center is open for other activities.

Laird and Petersen are recent transplants to the coast. Laird moved to Cannon Beach from Battle Ground, Wash., and Petersen to Manzanita from Bend, Ore., after living several years in Hillsboro.

“Throughout the years I have worked with pottery, jewelry making, stained glass, quilting, woodworking and collage art,” said Laird. “However, it was not until after retirement that I began to seriously explore different methods of creating art through painting.”

“Creating artwork is all I have ever wanted to do from the time I could hold a paintbrush in my hand,” said Petersen. “Private or school lessons were not financially possible when I was growing up, so I relied on my eyes, my imagination and the DNA that ran through me, as my mother and grandmother were both artists.”

Laird is a past member of the Ridgefield Art Association and a former Juried member of the Alcove Art Gallery in Ridgefield. She has shown her pieces at the annual Holland America Tulip festival art show, winning in 2008.

Petersen’s works have appeared in various venues over the decades. “Art is everywhere, in everything and within everyone,” she said. “Discovering the art within us is one of the joys of life.”

“We are so pleased to have all these talented artists showing during February,” said Sharon Borgford, Gallery Manager for the Hoffman Center.


Vessels pictured here are among those included in the exhibit of ceramic containers created by artists in the Hoffman Clay Studio.

Call for Art: Ceramic Container Show in February

The Hoffman Clay Studio invites you to submit a ceramic-lidded container of your making for a February 2017 group show in the Hoffman Gallery.

Please bring your container to the Clay Studio during Open Studio on Saturday Jan. 28 or Tuesday Jan. 31 and fill out an artist’s form.  Artists are paid 70% of sales with the remaining 30% to the Hoffman Center for building and operating costs.
We will organize everything for a successful exhibition including set up, Artist’s Reception, promotion to the community, and gallery sitters for the duration of the exhibit through February.

Call for Art: ‘the blue show’ in January 2017


Nothing takes care of the winter blues, like the blues.  That’s why we’re putting on the blue show during January.  Artists, bring your predominantly blue works, ready to hang.  All mediums welcome, including 3-D work.  Works do not have to be for sale, but if they are, there is a 30% commission.

Art Accepted:  Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(contact us at to make other arrangements)

Pick up unsold art:  Sunday, January 29th from 2 to 4 p.m.

The show will open on Friday, January 6th, from 2 to 4 pm, with a reception for the artists.  The Hoffman Gallery will be open 2 to 4 pm on Fridays, January 13, 20, 27.  You can also view the show during regularly scheduled events at the Hoffman Center for the Arts.  Check our calendar of events at

December Art Show Features Children’s Books by Dr. Reed Wilson

img_6880 The Hoffman Center for the Arts is pleased to present a show by local resident, Dr. Reed Wilson during the month of December. The exhibit is the first book of a series of now 8 books or chapters about the Tales Of The Marabou.

Retired forensic neurologist Dr. Reed Wilson splits his time between Neahkahnie and Portland and has been writing children’s books for his grandchildren for the last 16 years.  The print shown inspired the series.

There will be a reception for Dr. Wilson on Friday, December 16th from 2 to 4 pm.  Other open gallery times will be on Fridays, December 2, 9, 23, and 30, as well as during regularly scheduled events at the Center.

Call Goes Out for 2017 Quilt and Fiber Art Show

q1Quilters and fiber artisans from Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler and surrounding areas are invited to submit their works for a July 2017 show at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita. The show will be collaboration between the Center and Creative Fabrics in Wheeler.

Interested artists are asked to provide a photo and size dimensions for their entry. Works can be sold during the show.

The deadline for entry registration is May 30, 2017 with a limit of two pieces per person.

Registration forms are available at Creative Fabrics in Wheeler, or can be downloaded as a Word document:Quilt Entry Form 2017.

All wall hangings and quilts will need to be ready for hanging. Small quilts and wall hangings (no larger than 24 inches) can be hung with Velcro (strips available at Creative Fabrics). Larger quilts should have a 4” sleeve sewn to the back. Larger wall pieces should have a way to hang on a wall. Tables will be available for displaying dimensional art.

The works will be on display at the Center July 14-23, 2017.

Questions about the Quilt and Fiber Show can be referred to Doris Bash at 503-368-5900 or


Quilt and Fiber Show Set for Manzanita

Quilt 2 6072The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will launch a 10-day quilt and fiber arts show, with a special artists’ reception Friday, Aug. 5, from 2 to 5 p.m.

“The quilt makers and the fiber artists come from our three village communities,” said organizer Doris Bash, owner of Creative Fabrics in Wheeler. “They put their love of color, pattern, design and personality into the mix and the creativity is born.”

“Quilting has become an international pastime and phenomenon, and has exploded into the art world,” she added. “People won’t want to miss this diverse exhibit.”

The works will remain up for viewing at the Center on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 12 from 2 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Hoffman Center Presents Works by Lloyd Lindley II–Reception July 1 6-9pm

lloyd lindleyThe Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will kick off a month-long display of works by Lloyd Lindley II — entitled “The World After Us in 5 Suites” – with an artist’s reception on Friday, July 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.

“This exhibition of paintings and drawings is an exploration into an unknown future, an envisioned place where evolution progresses without the influence of humans,” said Lindley, a retired architect and lifelong painter who recently moved to the area full-time.

“Author Alan Weisman explored the sudden absence of humanity in his book ‘The World Without Us’ where inexplicably all people simultaneously disappeared,” continued Lindley. “What if one day people suddenly disappeared without a trace, leaving behind all of the inventions and technologies that made living easy, extended life and enabled humanity to thrive?”

Lindley calls his show “a visual sequel to Weisman’s prognostications.” He divided the series of paintings within five suites: The Biological Time Clock, Essence of Life, Husks of Humanity, Remnants of Industry, and Equilibrium. “Each series within each suite portrays an imagined evolutionary state, a virtual crystal ball view of the future of our tiny planet after us,” he added.

Lindley’s works can be viewed throughout July during Open Gallery hours every Friday from 2 to 4 p.m., plus during all other Center events.

Oil Painting Student Art Show in the Hoffman Gallery: Opening Reception June 10

kg oil class picThe Hoffman Gallery will be showing works by students of Karen Gale’s Oil Painting Class.  These pieces are the results of weekly classes held from November 2015 through April of this year.

There will be an Artists’ Reception on Friday, June 10th during our regularly scheduled Gallery hours from 2 to 4 pm.  Please come and support these artists!

Pictured: Students from Karen Gale’s (third from the left), first oil painting class.

In the Gallery: Clay Studio Artists

20160514_155436The Hoffman Clay Studio is the featured artist group in the Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery through May 24.

The clay artists’ “best” creations, including sculptures, wall hangings, vases, bowls, cups, masks, and raku, will be on display and available for viewing at Hoffman Center events or during Open Gallery hours 2 to 4 pm on just two Fridays, May 13 and May 20

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see these high-quality works from 15 of our talented local potters.