Hoffman Center sets Plate Invitational for December

The Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery in Manzanita will host a Plate Invitational fund-raiser during the month of December.
The show will open Friday, Dec. 7, and run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m. through Dec. 30. An Artists’ Reception will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8.
Visitors to the gallery will be able to bid on plates painted by 21 North Coast painters, many of whom have had their works featured in galleries throughout the Northwest and across the U.S. The painters include Deborah Dewit, Ben Rosenberg, Laura Ross-Paul, Liza Jones and Paul Miller to name a few.
The plates were created by 11 North Coast potters, including Allan Olson, Sharon Gibson, Steven Gibson, Stacy Nuttall, Barbara Temple Ayres, Donna Miller, Carl Vandervoort, Shane Sjogren, Kathleen Kanas, John Zogg, and Mary Roberts.
Volunteers in the Hoffman Clay program organized, finished, and fired the plates.
Local resident Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson is curating the show. Her background includes Past President of the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon, as well as curatorial positions with the Portland Art Museum.
Everyone involved in the Plate Invitational volunteered their time and talents to the project. Bids can be placed on pieces displayed in the Gallery throughout the month, but there will also be a “buy now” price. All proceeds from the sale will help fund much-needed improvements to the Hoffman Center’s restroom and kitchenette areas.
The December Gallery show will also include black and white “New Year’s Day” photos of Twin Rocks Beach by Robbie McClaran. McClaran is a fine-art photographer whose works have been shown in museums across the U.S. including the Portland Art Museum. His book will also be available for purchase at the Gallery.
The Hoffman Center is located at 594 Laneda Avenue in Manzanita.

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