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.

 

 

 

Hoffman Center Offers Watercolor Classes–CLASS FULL

Lindstedt After the Storm 6072The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host four weekly watercolor classes for adults in February.

Led by Rockaway Beach artist Doreen Lindstedt, sessions will be held on Wednesdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuition will be $100 for all four sessions.

“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.

This class is now full

Magic & Mystery Art Show – Call for Art

mystery and magic art show header imageIn conjunction with the Mystery Weekend in Manzanita, a collaboration with the North Tillamook Library, the Hoffman Center for the Arts is featuring an art show celebrating the mysterious and magical. Artists are invited to submit up to three works on the theme, in any medium.

Submissions are due by Friday, the 13th of November. Drop off between 10 and noon or 3 and 5 pm, at the Hoffman Center for the Arts at 594 Laneda Ave, in Manzanita.

The show will be up from November 20 through December 14.

  • Artists Opening on Saturday,November 21 from 3 to 5 pm
  • Special viewing on Sunday, November 22 from 11 am to 3 pm, during the Library’s Mystery Book Sale

Otherwise viewing is possible during regularly scheduled events at the Hoffman Center for the Arts. Check out the show when you attend these fun, mystery-themed events:

  • Friday Night Flicks, screening of Cold Weather: 11/20, doors open at 7 pm, film at 7:30
  • Manzanita Writers’ Series reading by Rene’ Denfeld: 11/21, doors open at 6:30, starts 7pm

See calendar for more events.

Guidelines for Submissions:

New or existing art

2-D, ready to hang or 3-D

3 pieces per artist

25% of any sales to the Hoffman

Please complete the attached form for the submissions

Hoffman Center Offers Beginning Encaustics-CLASS FULL

Ireland Piece 6-72The Hoffman Center in Manzanita will host a Beginning Encaustic Painting Workshop Friday and Saturday, June 19-20. Class hours will be 6:30 – 9 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The workshop will be led by Pam Nichols, and is designed for students age 14 and up.

Tuition will be $75, with an additional $125 materials and equipment fee.

Students will explore the ancient process, which uses pigmented beeswax and resin. They will learn the basic techniques of layering, scrapping, basic texture, collage, and incising. Students will go home with two or three pieces of finished art.

Nichols is a native Oregonian whose work has been shown through the Pacific Northwest, Arizona and Australia. She developed and produced several shows, served as president of Portland Open Studios, and is a member of the Three Rivers Artists Guild.

Interested persons can register here.

Call for Submissions for Word and Image Project

word image logoSubmissions are now open for an innovative summer exhibit at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita. The exhibit will pair artists and writers to create original work, each in response to the other’s.

The “Word and Image” project will offer up to 15 selected artists and writers a unique creative experience, one that co-organizers Deborah DeWit and Emily Ransdell call “silent collaboration.”

“Writers have been writing in response to art for centuries,” said Ransdell. “We thought it would be interesting to create a modern take on the tradition by letting artists have their turn as well.”

Ransdell said that the project is a spin-off of the Hoffman Center’s weekly Writing Lounge, where local writers create short pieces in response to various prompts, often resulting in works that surprise the authors themselves.

“All creative output is in response to something — an idea, an emotion, or an image,” added DeWit. “This is not a ‘theme’ project, in which everyone is asked to interpret the same subject, but rather a way for each artist and writer to utilize their own personal point of view and style to interpret another’s creation.”

Word and Image is open to all artists and writers who live on the north Oregon coast or have a strong connection to the area. Interested writers and artists should submit three samples of their work via e-mail to hoffmanwordandimage@gmail.com.

The deadline for submissions is May 11, 2015. Selected artists and writers will be notified by Jun. 1 and paired off at a kick-off gathering on June 13. New work for the Word and Image exhibit will be due from each artist and writer by August 3rd, with an opening reception and reading to be held at the Hoffman Center on Saturday, August 29.

Click here for instructions for submitting words or images or by sending a message to hoffmanwordandimage@gmail.com.

A Hoffman Center team, led by Ransdell and DeWit, will select participants. 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. 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.