Hoffman Gallery

Hoffman Gallery Show September 2022
September 1-25 | 1:00-5:00pm
Thursdays through Sundays
Opening Reception | September 3, 2022 | 3:00-5:00pm
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita


September Exhibition ~ featuring the paintings of
Jef Gunn and Martha Bergman and sculptures by Bill Atwood

The Coast – Jef Gunn

Land and water and sky form the basis for our experience on the Earth. Over the past three-plus decades, I’ve been painting more or less abstractly in encaustic and collage.  And all this time, even since the mid-70s, I’ve also been painting landscapes in oil paints from observation, en plein air.

For this show, we’ve chosen plein air paintings done on the Oregon coast and two from Puget Sound. Most are fairly recent.  One painting is from 2001: I had read a book about Monet’s method of painting on the edge of moment-by-moment seeing. To try this out, I rented a shack of a cabin in Oceanside and painted every day from the porch while a storm raged.

Water and Sky are in constant movement. Rocks are also fluid, but they sit still for you.

When you come right down to it, it’s all about love. Movement and seeing and love.


Pasticcio – Martha Bergman
 “Pasticcio” is a pastiche of paintings inspired by Italian Renaissance painting techniques like Botticelli’s chiaroscuro, high light, strong lines and muted colors; and Leonardo’s technique of blending colors to form lines. He believed there were no straight lines in nature.

Because both painters were deeply influenced by Dante’s humanism, the painting titles are based on THE DIVINE COMEDY, which was illustrated by Botticelli beginning about 1485.  Leonardo’s illustrations are lost.

Martha Bergman is a painter and retired founder of  Gamblin Artists Colors Co., an American manufacturer of oil painting materials. After almost 20 years, she re-oriented her focus from making art materials to using them. Martha also works with artists and art professors as a technical advisor on painting media.


Bill Atwood – Sculpture
For the past 10 years, the backbone of my sculptural work has incorporated found objects. After the birth of my first son in 2011, my work became primarily figurative and inspired by my family.

I begin each piece by keeping an open mind about materials. I lay out various collected pieces on a clean table and allow for relationships to develop between objects. Through that intuitive process, figures often emerge. An emotional context drives the creation of each piece, and I strive to have that come through in my work.

My family is a continued source of inspiration and joy in my life and in my artwork.



  • September 1, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 2, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 3, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Opening Reception
    September 3, 2022
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 4, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 8, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 9, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 10, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 11, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 15, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 16, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 17, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 18, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 22, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 23, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 24, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • September 25, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

September Gallery Show


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.