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.
The ceramic art of North Coast Potters
Will be featured and available for purchase during the month of May
Hoffman Gallery, 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita
Show opens with an artists’ reception
April 28 |3-5 and continues every
Friday & Saturday from 3-5 until May 21
Raven ~ Kathleen Larson
Ceramic works by Mark Cavatorta will be featured and available for purchase during April in the Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery in Manzanita. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, Apr. 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. and the show will continue every Friday from 3 to 5 p.m., plus all other times the Center is open for programs throughout the month
Cavatorta’s ceramic art builds upon the sense of design and incremental building demonstrated in nature, from the cellular level to nests and hives and massive stratified geologic formations. His studio is located along a salmon-spawning, year-round creek, which flows into the Nestucca River and he lives a short drive from the beach. The cycles of ocean, creek, and salmon are important images in his work as he works to convey a sense of place.
Cavatorta started his medical technology career with a degree in Biology from the University of Illinois. Soon after moving to Portland in 1977, he took a class in ceramic arts and pursued advanced art and teaching classes while continuing to work in the medical field. By 1994, Cavatorta earned a master’s in teaching and began teaching art at Nestucca Junior/Senior High School. Since 1995, he and his wife Kim, in conjunction with the non-profit Community Arts Project, have conducted a summer art camp for kids (Slug Soup), and in 2002 initiated an art literacy program at Nestucca Elementary School which expanded to Garibaldi Elementary School in 2005.
The gallery is part of the Hoffman Center for the Arts located across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Avenue. Further information is available at hoffmanblog.org online or contact email@example.com.
Get in on the Paper Bag Challenge!!
The Hoffman Center for the Arts will host a brunch party for its members on Sunday, April 23, from 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: http://savedbylovecreations.com/2012/10/50-things-to-make-from-paper-bags.html
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 hoffmanblog.org.
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.
Quilters 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.