Paintings by CHRISTA GRIMM

 

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CHRISTA GRIMM
HOFFMAN GALLERY
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

Shaping Your Watercolors Workshop on June 10-11, 2017~ Carolyn Gates

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a two-day “Shaping Your Watercolors : Composition, Color & Concepts for Beginners” class Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Led by artist Carolyn Gates of Eugene, students will learn basic concepts of creating compositions, color and color mixing, and painting techniques.

The concepts will be applied to painting from life and painting from photographs. The class is designed for adults 18 and older, beginning level. Some drawing skills are preferred, but not necessary.

Gates studied watercolor with Satoko Matouji at Lane Community College in Eugene as well as with premier watercolorists Carol Carter and Judy Morris.

She has won numerous commissions to paint in watercolor and colored pencil. Gates has had several shows around Oregon and has taught a beginning watercolor class at The Hoffman before. She says she enjoys helping people find their own voice of expression by sharing concepts that are fundamental to producing strong paintings.

“I investigate beauty, shape and color and in doing so, hope to uncover the interplay between the ordinary and the extraordinary.”

Gates lives with her husband and their cat, Nibbles. She is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. For more information and to view her work, go to her website at www.cmgates.com.

Tuition will be $100, with an additional $4 materials fee for paper.
Students must bring materials from the materials list below.
Register using the Add to Cart button below.

Materials List
Any of these materials are easy to find online at either Jerry’s Artarama (www.jerrysartarama.com) or Dick Blick (www.dickblick.com)

 Paper
140# Arches Cold Press paper will be provided for all class projects. (Materials fee)

Sketch book
Bring your favorite sketchbook, to use for thumb nail sketches and planning ideas

Brushes
Bring any watercolor brushes you already have. Synthetic brushes are the least expensive, and you should get the best you can afford. I recommend Winsor Newton Sceptre Gold II for a Sable/Synthetic blend.   Pure sable brushes are the best, but are the most expensive.

No 12 round, No 8 round, No 4 round, 1″ flat (optional), 1/2″ flat (optional)

Paint
Bring any transparent watercolor paints that you have (NOT Gouache or Acrylic). The minimum suggested palette would consist of the following (options in parentheses):
1 Yellow (Aureolin, Cadmium Yellow or New Gamboge)
1-2 Reds (Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Red)
1 Blue (French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue)
1 Green (Winsor Green, Pthalo Green, Sap Green)
1 Brown (Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Sepia)

If you want to buy new watercolors, I recommend using “Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour” My suggested palette for the beginner is:
French Ultramarine Blue
Burnt Sienna
Aureolin (Yellow)
Cadmium Red
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)

This palette of colors will allow you to mix some nice oranges, greens, purples, and grays. It has a nice mix of warm and cool tones.

Other Supplies
Palette: to put your paint on, and mix colors

HB Pencil
Kneaded eraser
2 plastic water containers (for example: Nancy’s yogurt containers)
Paper towels
Masking tape

Small spray bottle (optional)

For Day Two:
Photographs
On day two we will be painting from photographs. Please bring 2-3 photographs that you would like to work from. If possible, please bring the photos in black and white as well as color.

The subject matter should be something that you are inspired by, but also somewhat simple, perhaps a photo with one main subject matter, i.e. a flower, a bird, your pet, a still life, a vignette of a few objects.

 

 

 

 

 

Hoffman Center Offers Beginning Encaustics

Pam Nichols 2 6072

CLASS IS FULL.  Email hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net to get on a waiting list.

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a one-day “Beginning Encaustics” workshop Saturday, Oct 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Led by artist Pam Nichols of Tigard, participants will explore the ancient method of painting with pigmented beeswax and resin. “Students will learn about layering, scraping, basic texture, collage, incising, and more,” said Nichols. “They will be able go home with two or three encaustic paintings they created.”

The class is designed for adults 18 and older, with a beginner or basic knowledge of encaustic painting. Tuition $85, with an additional $100 supplies fee.

Nichols’ works have been shown throughout the Pacific Northwest, Arizona and Australia. Since attending the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2006 she has developed and produced several art shows around Portland, served as the President of Portland Open Studios and is a member of the Three Rivers Artist Guild in Oregon City.

“Growing up around artists I explored many artistic media. (Encaustic) fits my personality perfectly, impatient and goofy,” she said. “Working in encaustic allows me to be who I am. On the spot I can change the direction I am going and dive right into something completely different.”

Her website is pamlnichols.com.

 Interested persons can register for “Beginning Encaustics” on-line here.

The class is limited to eight students.

Hoffman Center to Host Watercolor Weekend

Gates Early+Roses+Reprised 6072The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a two-day “Shaping Your Watercolors: Composition, Color & Concepts for Beginners” class Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Led by artist Carolyn Gates of Eugene, students will learn basic concepts of creating compositions, color and color mixing, and painting techniques.

The concepts will be applied to painting from life and painting from photographs. The class is designed for adults 18 and older, beginning level. Some drawing skills are preferred, but not necessary.

Tuition will be $100, with an additional $4 materials fee for paper.  See below for the materials that students will need to bring along.

Gates studied studio art at Mira Costa College in Oceanside, California, and watercolor painting at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.

She won a commission in 2004 to paint the Stations of the Cross for a permanent installation at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church outside Portland. Since then she has been awarded several private commissions in watercolor and colored pencil.

A member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, her website is www.cmgates.com

Interested persons can register for “Shaping Your Watercolors” on-line here.

Materials List (Student Responsibility):

Materials List
Paper
140# Arches Cold Press paper will be provided for all class projects.  (Materials fee)

Sketch book
Bring your favorite sketchbook, to use for thumb nail sketches and planning ideas

Brushes
Bring any watercolor brushes you already have. Synthetic brushes are the least expensive, and you should get the best you can afford.  I recommend Winsor Newton Sceptre Gold II for a Sable/Synthetic blend.   Pure sable brushes are the best, but are the most expensive.

No 12 round
No 8 round
No 4 round
1″ flat (optional)
1/2″ flat (optional)

Paint
Bring any watercolor paints that you have, but my recommendation is Winsor Newton (Artist level) to start with.  The minimum suggested palette would consist of the following (options in parentheses):

1 Yellow  (Aureolin, Cadmium Yellow or New Gamboge)
1-2 Reds (Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Red)
1 Blue (French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue)
1 Green (Winsor Green, Pthalo Green, Sap Green)
1 Brown (Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Sepia)

My suggested palette for beginning is Winsor Newton:
French Ultramarine Blue
Burnt Sienna
Aureolin (Yellow)
Cadmium Red
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Winsor Green  (Yellow Shade)

This palette of colors will allow you to mix some nice oranges, greens, purples, and grays.  It has a nice mix of warm and cool tones.

Other Supplies
Palette
HB Pencil
Kneaded eraser
2 water containers (minimum)
Paper towels
Masking tape
Small spray bottle (optional)

For Day Two:
Photographs
On day two we will be painting from photographs.  Please bring 2-3 photographs that you would like to work from.  If possible, please bring the photos in black and white as well as color.

The subject matter should be something that you are inspired by, but also somewhat simple, perhaps a photo with one main subject matter, i.e. a flower, a bird, your pet, a still life, a vignette of a few objects.

Oil Painting Continues in April

kg daffodil morningJoin us for another month of Oil Painting classes with Karen Gale–it doesn’t matter what level you are!

This is an ongoing oil painting class that takes participants from where they are to the next level. Karen has been teaching art for eight years and is experienced in teaching beginning students as well as those who have been painting for years.

Class participants will learn the elements of art and design, classic painting techniques, and color theory through the process of creating their own paintings. Each session is three hours long.

Tuition:  Students pay $165 for 4 sessions at a time.  There is an additional $20 supply fee per period if students don’t have their own (bring materials fee to class for the teacher). 

This is an ongoing oil painting class that takes participants from where they are to the next level. Karen has been teaching art for eight years and is experienced in teaching beginning students as well as those who have been painting for years.

Class participants will learn the elements of art and design, classic painting techniques, and color theory through the process of creating their own paintings. Each session is three hours long.

Tuition:  Students pay $165 for 4 sessions at a time.  There is an additional $20 supply fee per period if students don’t have their own (bring materials fee to class for the teacher directly).  If students know they will miss one of the sessions there will be make-up session on Thursday, March 31st.

Time:  Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location:  Hoffman Center for the Arts, 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita

A minimum of 4 students is required for the class to go forward.  Please register no later than Monday, April 3rd to ensure the class will proceed.

Students who already work in the medium are asked to bring their own supplies. A complete list will be provided at registration. Students new to oil painting can use provided materials for an additional $20 (paid on the first day of class directly to the teacher).

Click here to register. For questions about the class, contact Karen at peasehouseart@gmail.com.

Local artist Karen Gale (peasehouseart.com):  After a 16 year career in education, Karen studied in the Department of Art and Design at Southern Utah University.  Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, she has created Pike Road Painters artist group in Yamhill, Oregon as an art teacher, joined Currents Gallery in McMinnville as an artist and art teacher, and founded Pease House Art in Oregon City. She now lives in Bay City with her husband, teaches art locally, paints, and is illustrating a children’s book.

 

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location:  Hoffman Center for the Arts, 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita

A minimum of 4 students is required for the class to go forward.  Please register no later than Thursday, February 25th to ensure the class will proceed.

Students who already work in the medium are asked to bring their own supplies. A complete list will be provided at registration. Students new to oil painting can use provided materials for an additional $20 (paid on the first day of class directly to the teacher).

Click here to register. For questions about the class, contact Karen at peasehouseart@gmail.com.

Local artist Karen Gale (peasehouseart.com):  After a 16 year career in education, Karen studied in the Department of Art and Design at Southern Utah University.  Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, she has created Pike Road Painters artist group in Yamhill, Oregon as an art teacher, joined Currents Gallery in McMinnville as an artist and art teacher, and founded Pease House Art in Oregon City. She now lives in Bay City with her husband, teaches art locally, paints, and is illustrating a children’s book.

 

Word & Image Opens for Submissions on April 1st

word image logo

Submissions are open April 1 through May 1, 2016 for Word & Image, a summer exhibit at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita which will pair artists and writers to create original work, each in response to the other’s. Click here to submit your work.

Word & Image will offer up to 12 selected artists and writers a unique creative experience, one that co-organizers Deborah DeWit and Emily Ransdell call “silent collaboration.”

“We piloted this project last summer,” Ransdell explained.  “Writing in response to art has been popular for centuries — we thought it would be fun for artists to have their turn as well, creating art in response to writing.”

Co-organizer DeWit added,  “It turned out to be a great experience for the participants. Unlike a more typical themed show, the concept of response art and writing enabled each participant to both showcase their own personal style and to connect with others through interpreting each other’s work. People explored new mediums and methods with wonderful results.”

Ransdell said that the project began as a spin-off of the Hoffman’s weekly Writer’s Lounge, where writers are invited to create short pieces in response to various prompts, often resulting in work that surprises the authors themselves.  Last summer’s call for submissions to Word and Image was so successful that Ransdell and DeWit will be jurying the entries this year via a blind submission process.

“By limiting participants to 12 writers and artists, we can make sure we give all the participants the space and time for their work to be represented well,” DeWit said. “And we want the community participation to be as broad and diverse as possible.  There is so much talent in our area.”

Here’s a sample of one of last year’s favorites:  Debra Simmons submitted her poem “Good Intentions” and Karen Gale painted “Sunday Dinner” in response.

simmonsgale artist response

The Hoffman Center’s Word and Image project is open to all artists and writers who live on the north Oregon coast or have a strong connection to the area. Submissions will be accepted from April 1 through May 1, 2016.  Selected artists and writers will be paired at a kick-off gathering on June 4, with the resulting new work for the Word and Image exhibit due from each artist and writer by July 25.  An opening reception and reading will be held at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita on August 20.   Review detailed submission guidelines here.

Participants will be selected by a Hoffman Center team, led by Ransdell and DeWit. Ransdell is a poet with an MFA in Creative Writing.  A past recipient of an American Academy of Poets Prize, she is currently a member of The Poet’s Studio at The Attic Institute in Portland.  She divides her time between Manzanita and Camas, Wa.

DeWit, a full-time painter and photographer for 35 years, has exhibited widely. Her work is included in many private and public collections throughout the Pacific Northwest.  She is also a published author, with three books in publication and is the subject of a documentary, “Wetlands: Seasons of Mind” about her painting and its relationship with the natural world.  Currently she exhibits with Whitebird Gallery in Cannon Beach and Rowboat Gallery in Pacific City. She lives with her husband, filmmaker Carl Vandervoort, in Wheeler.

This project is supported in part by a grant from The Oregon Cultural Trust: Oregonians sustaining, developing and participating in our arts, heritage and humanities.

 

Hoffman Center for the Arts Launches “Open Gallery” Hours

gale art openingThe Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will hold “Open Gallery” hours every Friday, from 2 to 4 p.m., beginning March 4.

The Center frequently has art shows on display throughout the month, but it is not open except during specific events. Local artist and former board member Peggy Biskar developed the Open Gallery idea.

“It was a shame that people didn’t know when they could get in to see our latest shows, so we created a special time each week,” she said.

Center volunteers will be on hand during Open Gallery hours to greet the public, discuss the artworks, and help with sales if someone is interested in purchasing one or more pieces.

Watercolor Class with Doreen Lindstedt Added for March

Lindstedt After the Storm 6072Another session of four weekly watercolor classes for adults is set for March.

Led by Rockaway Beach artist Doreen Lindstedt, sessions will be held on Wednesdays, Mar 2, 9, 16, and 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuition will be $100 for all four sessions. Click here to register.

“Watercolor is like no other medium in its transparency, its ‘stained glass’ appearance,” said Lindstedt. “It has the reputation of being a difficult method of painting, but with some demonstration it can be conquered.”

She added, “Some background in art making will be helpful for the classes, but it’s not required.”

Lindstedt is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and the Northwest Watercolor Society. She has paintings in the Portland Art Museum rental sales gallery, and exhibits at Fourth Street Gallery in Manzanita, Cannon Beach Gallery, LSU Animals in Art, and OSU Art in Agriculture.

Reception Set for Artist Doreen Lindstedt

Lindstedt 3072The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a reception for Rockaway Beach artist Doreen Lindstedt Sunday, Feb. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Lindstedt will teach watercolor classes at the Center Wednesday afternoons during the month of February.

Persons interested in the classes can register online here for the Watercolor Class.

Several of Lindstedt’s works will be on display at the Center throughout February.

February’s Oil Painting Session is Set

Seagull Chimney, Karen Gale

Seagull Chimney, Karen Gale

February’s Oil Painting session starts Thursday, February 4. If you’ve been worried that oil painting might be too difficult, don’t worry.  There’s no mistake you can’t fix because the medium is so flexible.

Materials don’t need to be cost prohibitive either, because Karen teaches color mixing with only three basic colors.

Once you’ve given oils a chance, you’ll never go back!

And here’s a hearty endorsement from one of Karen’s recent students:

“I love your teaching style, Karen.  I’m enjoying your class very much.  I have to say, I normally don’t take art classes, but you’ve changed my mind with this one.  You take time with each student, and I’ve learned some great new techniques.”  Jan Layne, student in the January session of Karen’s oil painting class.

This is an ongoing oil painting class that takes participants from where they are to the next level. Karen has been teaching art for eight years and is experienced in teaching beginning students as well as those who have been painting for years.

Class participants will learn the elements of art and design, classic painting techniques, and color theory through the process of creating their own paintings. Each session is three hours long.

Tuition:  Students pay $165 for 4 sessions at a time.  There is an additional $20 supply fee per period if students don’t have their own (bring materials fee to class for the teacher directly).  If students know they will miss one of the sessions there will be make-up session on Thursday, March 31st.

Time:  Thursdays, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location:  Hoffman Center for the Arts, 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita

A minimum of 4 students is required for the class to go forward.  Please register no later than Thursday, January 28 to ensure the class will proceed.

Students who already work in the medium are asked to bring their own supplies. A complete list will be provided at registration. Students new to oil painting can use provided materials for an additional $20 (paid on the first day of class directly to the teacher).

Click here to register. For questions about the class, contact Karen at peasehouseart@gmail.com.

Local artist Karen Gale (peasehouseart.com):  After a 16 year career in education, Karen studied in the Department of Art and Design at Southern Utah University.  Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, she has created Pike Road Painters artist group in Yamhill, Oregon as an art teacher, joined Currents Gallery in McMinnville as an artist and art teacher, and founded Pease House Art in Oregon City. She now lives in Bay City with her husband, teaches art locally, paints, and is illustrating a children’s book.