Paintings by CHRISTA GRIMM


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Hoffman Center for the Arts
594 Laneda Ave | Manzanita, OR 97130

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.


Hoffman Center Sets “Skratch Sculpture” Class

Personally IntegratedThe Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will host a one-day “Creating in the Green — Skratch Sculpture” Class” class Saturday, Mar. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Led by artist Carole Murphy of Portland, students will be taught how to use unique materials to create sculptures. “They will learn to see in 3D and manipulate and fine-tune a vision,” she said.

Tuition for the class will be $55, with an additional $20 materials fee (paid directly to the instructor). Students will be provided recycled paper and clay to work with, but will be asked to bring found objects such as shells, driftwood, and rusted metal pieces.

Murphy’s award winning sculptures, have been shown nationally in such places as the Maryhill Museum, the Coos Bay Art Museum and the Contemporary Craft Museum in Oregon,

She has taught workshops at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology and the Northwest Stone Sculptor’s Association, and continues to teach classes at her studio in Portland.

Interested persons can register for “Creating in the Green” on-line at The class is limited to 10 students.

Questions about the class can be sent to Murphy at Her website is




Get Your Tickets for the 15th Annual Trash Art Show Opening


Trash Bash 2013 SignThe 2013 Trash Art Show will begin with a ticketed pre-opening on Friday, July 5 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita.

The Hoffman Center board has 40 tickets to sell for this popular event – at $25 each. The ticket will provide entry to the show, first dibs on the art, and a tasty array of delectables, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages.

Don’t miss out on this most important art event for north Tillamook County.

To purchase tickets, send an email to Tickets are limited, so please act quickly.

The 15th Annual Trash Art Show is a co-production of and joint fundraiser for the Hoffman Center and CARTM. Both are 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations.


Local artist Kathleen Larson is a master at turning trash (recycled and reclaimed materials) into art. Her whimsical mosaics regularly sell at the annual Trash Art Show and in local galleries. Migrating from pottery shards to scraps of paper, Kathleen has perfected the paper mosaic technique and she is offering to teach others in her upcoming workshop: “Paper Mosaics” on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hoffman Center.

Kathleen will teach the basics of paper mosaic and participants will leave with a picture frame or decorated box. She will provide all of the materials and encourages participants to also bring their own. Participants can either choose to retain their works of art or enter them in the upcoming 14th Annual Trash Art Show—a fundraiser for CARTM and Hoffman Center.

The workshop is limited to 10 and tuition is $25 which includes materials. All proceeds from the workshop benefit CARTM and Hoffman Center. To save a space, call 503-368-4772 or

14th Annual Trash Art Show Call for Entries

Get out your cool junk—it’s time to make trash art. The Trash Art Show is all about working with that irresistibly interesting stuff you’ve been collecting just waiting to be made into art!

All the rules are made to be broken when creating trash art. From breaking dishes into shards and reforming them into beautiful mosaics, to using broken lawn mower parts to make a kinetic sculpture—everything is fair game.

The 14th annual Trash Art Show is a unique local tradition and creative fundraiser. This year’s show will benefit CARTM and Hoffman Center.

Two dates and times have been scheduled to deliver Trash Art for the show. Friday, June 29, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 30, from 10:00 a.m. until Noon. No late entries will be accepted.

Artists may submit up to three pieces of work for the show, which this year will be held at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita. There is no entry fee and the only stipulation is that all artwork must be made with recycled, repurposed or reused materials and must fit through a standard size door. The work must be for sale with the split being 50 percent to the artist and 50 percent donated to CARTM and Hoffman Center.

Each submitted piece must have a title and be ready with appropriate hardware for hanging or display.

For more information contact Lorraine Ortiz at 503-368-7160 or

CARTM,, and Hoffman Center,, are both 501c(3) non-profit organizations and are both registered partners with the Oregon Cultural Trust.

CARTM and Hoffman Center Join Together to Present Trash Art Show in July

Cheese trays made from recycled wine bottles by Skip Rognlien

The show must go on and go on it will—the Trash Art Show that is. The Hoffman Center stepped up with an offer to collaborate with CARTM and host the show at their venue and share in the work of production and marketing of the show, and the proceeds. Both organizations see this as a win for both as well as a big win for the community.

The Trash Art Show which is scheduled for July 6, 7, and 8 will be the 14th annual show which was birthed in 1997 by Susan Walsh and Lorraine Ortiz. Through the ensuing years the show has produced a whole new cadre of local artists specializing in the making of this art-form which relies solely on recycled materials as its medium.

“The Hoffman Center sees this partnership as the perfect fit to let the show go on without impacting CARTM’s operations or current desire to focus its attention on its mission,” said John Freethy, Hoffman Center board member. “We are an art center so it was natural to have the show move to our venue to carry on this local tradition.”

The show will be a fundraiser for the two organizations and the plans for the event this year include a ticketed pre-opening night event for those wishing to support the organizations above and beyond purchasing the art. There will be a limited number of tickets sold to the pre-opening which are expected to go on sale in early May.

“All of us at CARTM are overjoyed at the partnership proposed by Hoffman Center,” said Jan Hamilton, CARTM Executive Director. “We all want to see trash art continue to thrive in our community because it is one of the ways our community expresses itself creatively, and as as art-form it inspires creative re-use of materials which is ultimately at the heart of everything we do at CARTM.”

Plans are also underway for a series of Trash Art workshops to be held in April and May in anticipation of the show. The organizers of the 14th Annual Trash Art Show encourage anyone who has ever wanted to enter something in the show to do it this year.