Hoffman Gallery

May Gallery Exhibition Opening Reception
May 4 | 3:00-5:00pm

Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita
Free and open to the public



Lindsey Aarts, Mathew Goodrich, Rose Covert

Lindsey Aarts – Looming

This collection of work, titled Looming, incorporates Lindsey’s typical focus on the natural landscape of Oregon’s Coast but subtly draws attention to the quiet unease that exists for those living in a place that lies at the feet of nature’s power. Using cut and torn paper, watercolor, and colored pencil, Lindsey plays with perspective, line, and color to hint at the ever-present forces behind Oregon’s iconic coastal landscape. These works intend to recreate the—often barely palpable—tension that exists just beyond the beautiful sunsets and mountain backdrops while reflecting on the dichotomous relationship humans have with nature as a thing to be both revered for its beauty and feared for its strength.

Lindsey Aarts was born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Florida and graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Art History and Museum Studies. In 2009, she packed her belongings and headed west to Portland, Oregon. Inspired by the natural beauty of the coast, Lindsey moved with her family to Astoria in 2017 and stepped away from her work as a freelance graphic designer to pursue painting and illustration. Working primarily in watercolor, she began incorporating small collages into her art practice to focus on composition and texture while utilizing bits of scrap paper that would have otherwise been wasted. Lindsey enjoys the tactile, process-based nature of mixed media collage and appreciates its ability to help her capture the feeling and spirit of a place without being held to a specific outcome.

Mathew Goodrich

After sustaining a traumatic brain injury in 2016, landscape paintings have been an opportunity for me to build a sense of emotional and visual memory I no longer possess. These paintings are a record of the wild places I visit throughout the north coast and beyond. Landscape painting affords me a subject that suits my long standing affinity for intense color palettes and vibrant hues while still creating a sense of space and atmosphere, and remaining in the abstract. My latest paintings focus on the changing world of bays and estuaries, where landscapes are liminal by their nature, and withdrawing waters leave rich pallets of shimmering mud and shallows that are chaotically strewn with the days flotsam and jetsam.

Matty Goodrich, at 19 years old, ventured from his hometown of Portland, Oregon to Alaska where he worked on the Yukon aboard tugboats. He lived in Alaska long enough to learn to build log cabins, making a living as a builder and eventually bringing his skills back to Portland and beyond. He also worked as a custom furniture maker and pursued architecture at the Oregon School of Design where he was exposed to painting as part of the curriculum. It was then that he turned his attention to oil painting, studying at the Portland Museum School. A lifelong builder, designer, and abstract painter, he is now anchored to the coast where he dedicates himself to painting the Western landscapes he enjoys.

Rose Covert

Rose Covert uses natural materials to weave sculptural forms. Using reimagined basketry techniques, Rose creates woven landscapes that twist and travel around themselves. Her work is evocative of the natural world they are created from. They hold an element of dance and movement in their shapes and pull the viewer in with their dynamic tensions.  Rose grew up in Colorado but has been living in the Pacific Northwest for most of her adult life. She is a longtime Portland resident who has fallen in love with the rich plant life that grows here. Rose works entirely with plants that grow within a 60-mile radius of Portland; some of her work is comprised of plants she grows herself, and the rest are from plants she either tends or harvests from on a regular basis. She finds inspiration in the natural world, the exquisiteness of elemental forms and landscapes, as well as the habitats the plants grow in. Her work is a continuation of the beauty of the natural world; her work allows us to bring the allure of nature into our homes. Rose’s process begins with planting or harvesting the plants her sculptures are made from and ends in exploration and design as she weaves the forms.

Rose has been a member and board member of the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild since 2014. She has learned and continues to learn a wide range of weaving techniques and practices through her participation with the Guild. She is also a weaving instructor and teaches youth and adults through her involvement with a variety of organizations. Rose has been an attending artist at Frogwood, an artist collaborative event, located in Oregon and has been on the board of Frogwood since 2020. She recently was awarded a RACC Arts3C grant for her large-scale woven den which was part of Terra Incognita, a land-based art event. This has propelled Rose into the realm of large scale, experiential woven form and public art.

  •  May 4, 2024
     3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

May 4–Gallery Exhibition Opening Reception


594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130


Situated on the main street in Manzanita just a few blocks west of Highway 101, the Hoffman Center Art Gallery is located across the street from the North Tillamook Library.