Thank You Partners!

Thank you local Business Sponsors and Partners!

Please join us in showing your appreciation for their financial support by being a regular customer to our
local businesses and thanking these individuals when you see them.  It truly “takes a village.”

Business Sponsors

Living Room Realty – Brokers Hans Tonjes, Dave Leach, and Tosha Reinmiller
Finnesterre – Terri Desaro, Fred Kassab and Manager Ann Maizel
Polaris Gallery – Scott Wilson

Ocean Inn – Larry and Janice Zagata
Meadow and Corey Davis Brokers – Cascade Sotheby’s Realty
Columbia Bank – Manager Jessie Davidson
Sunset Vacation Rentals – Manager Amy Van Dyke
Little Apple Grocery – Chung and Judy Lee

In-kind sponsors

Cloud and Leaf – Deborah Reed
John Longfellow Construction


The Oregon Cultural Trust
Tillamook PUD
The Miller Foundation
Oregon Arts Commission
Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Care Foundation

November at the Hoffman

                                       Artist-Rae Mahaffey

The Hoffman Clay Studio

We are fortunate to have a clay space packed with gear for creating ceramics works at the Hoffman. Two electric kilns, five wheels, two slab rollers, an extruder, special glazing room, staging shelves, worktables, and plethora of tools. Although it is tiny, at just under 1,000 square feet, it has a lot to offer potters at a reasonable cost.

Unfortunately, the studio’s tiny size and compact layout has made keeping the studio open during Covid times impossible.  In an effort to support potters who are working in clay at home, we began offering kiln firings as a service in August of 2020.  Each Wednesday a volunteer host is at the studio from 10 a.m.-12 noon so that people can drop off their creations to be fired. Kiln masters, who are also volunteers, then fire the works each week.

Many potters are taking advantage of this service. One of the locals is Rae Mahaffey. According to Rae, who is also a visual artist, “…these (Covid) times have fed my compulsion to make these little clay guys I call my mud-babies. I’m building up such a collection of them that I’ve taken to sending them out to good friends. They are meant to act as stand-ins for myself in these times when we aren’t traveling or getting together.”

Click here for facts about the clay program and kiln firing service.

October at the Hoffman

October at HCA

Artist-S.M. Selby Blue

We invite you to enjoy free or nearly-free October
offerings at the Hoffman Center for the Arts

Take a walk, no charge, in the Wonder Garden and enjoy the beauty of autumn. Fall rain has coaxed some plants back into blooming. Then wander across the street to our Gallery to view the community-based art show featuring artists recently published in our
North Coast Squid Journal which is available for purchase there.

For $10, drop-in via Zoom to hear two short story authors read from and talk about their new short story books at the
October 16 Writers Event.

Find details of these offerings and more immersive experiences through the tiles in this newsletter or by visiting and clicking on the calendar.

On behalf of all of us at the Hoffman Center- we invite you to explore, create, and connect through arts and culture!

Open Clay Studio

The Hoffman Center Clay Studio is open three days a week to adults 18 and over for creating pottery. We welcome people of all levels and practices including hand-building, sculpting, and wheel throwing. (more…)

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The Gallery Presents:

Hoffman Gallery June Show Artists ~ Carolyn Gates, Cathi Howell and L. Levering Thomas   (more…)

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Call for Art: The Color Purple

This is the time for artists to deliver their purple art to the gallery for the January Gallery show.   (more…)

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Gallery Submissions Open

The Hoffman Center invites you to consider showing your art in our gallery during 2020. (more…)

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The Gallery Presents

Purple Haze: The Hoffman Center’s Annual Color Show featuring a wide variety of art forms created by North Coast Artists from Astoria to Tillamook. (more…)

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