Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Meet Artist Susie Hoffman, OPEN Division Artist

Susie Hoffman
Fine Art 2017
Copperopolis, CA
O-018  Jumptime  by Susie Hoffman  oil  24x18  $600

       Susie took up art after she retired from teaching sixth grade English/history 14 years ago. She started in watercolor, but has branched into drawing, oils, pastels, collage, and acrylics.  She and her husband, Larry, created the art center Town Hall Arts in Copperopolis where she has enjoyed classes by many foothill artists over the last seven years. From pastel classes to mosaics, she is always eager to learn something new. She also teaches art and sells many of her photographs at Town Hall Arts.
O-020  Telegraphcity by Susie Hoffman  oil  12x9  $250

      Honors include awards at Delicato Vineyard Show (including 1st. place 2015, 2016, 2017): the Mother Lode Art Show (including 1st. place 2013, 2016); Valley Arts Show (including 1st. 2013), Oak Valley Art Show Best of Show Photography 2014, 15, & 16, People's Choice Award 2015 & 16, and eight 1st. place art awards 2015/16; Calaveras county Fair (including 10 best of division and 37 firt place awards in lat six years); Mother Lode Fair 2014 Best of Show, two best of divisions, five 1st. places ); and Oakdale Show 2013 (1st.).
O-019  Cloudsong by Susie Hoffman  oil  11x14  $300

      Susie's oil painting, "Simple Things", was on the cover of the September KVIE "OnSix" program guide to promote the 2015 auction on public television. Her watercolor portrait of Glenn Wasson as Black Bart appears in his recently published book, Too Much to Swallow. Her photograph, "On Your Mark", Division Winner from the Calaveras County Fair, was published in Mark Twain's 88 Days in the Mother Lode & Stories of the Gold Rush.  "Fifty Pounds of Love", a portrait of her Chocolate Lab pup, was featured in the window at Mistlin Gallery in Modesto as part of the Central California Art Showcase 2015. Two of her watercolors were published in Sierra Wonders, a book of visual and literary works honoring the Sierra Nevada. Two additional watercolors were published in Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate, a Taste of Literary Elegance.  Her graphite portrait, "I Hope You Dance", appeared on the 2012 program cover of the Ironstone Spring Obsession Show. Her art has been bell ringers at the KVIE auction, 2013-2016.

      Susie's artwork is displayed at Galerie Copper, Roaster's Coffee House, and Saddle Creek Resort in Copperopolis; Manzanita Arts Emporium in Angels Camp, Calaveras Arts Council in San Andreas; carious venues in Sonora including Stage 3, and the Rabbask Gallery in Loveland, Colorado. She is currently Vice President of the Mother Lode Art Association.