The Gallery Presents
Hoffman Gallery October Show
October 3 through 25th
Thursday through Sunday | 1:00-5:00pm
The Hoffman Gallery’s October show features the 24 collaborations from this year’s Word & Image project, a unique pairing of 12 North Coast artists and 12 writers who are invited to create original work, each in response to the other’s.
Now it its fifth year, Word & Image is a juried show that attracts applicants from coastal communities and beyond. But due to the pandemic and the ongoing need to remain socially distanced, this year’s program could not include the community events that have become part of its growing appeal.
“We wondered if we could generate the same level of energy with no in-person interactions,” said Emily Ransdell, a Hoffman Center volunteer who co-organizes the event with fellow volunteers Andy Barker, Bonnie Kost and Vera Wildauer.
“But the Hoffman Center believes creative expression can foster hope and positivity and help us cope with the uncertainty of these times. And our participants proved it: the work this year is some of the most exciting we’ve received.”
On display at the Hoffman Gallery during October will be the original artworks created for the show, plus printed broadsides that feature the work of each writer/artist-pair. In addition, a keepsake book including each broadside and notes about the contributors’ experiences will be available for purchase, both in the gallery and online.
The Hoffman Gallery observes strict protocols to keep everyone healthy and safe, while still offering a welcoming creative space to enjoy art. The Word & Image show runs Saturday, October 3 through Sunday, October 25. Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday, 1-5pm.
Here a few of the broadsides to intrigue you. Be sure to visit to see the whole collection.
Broadsides and original art for the 2020 Word & Image project.
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.