Clay Hoffman

Sculpture Resume


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  • 1974-75 University of Oregon
  • 1976-78 Portland Community College
  • 1979-82 Portland State University Bachelor of Science with concentration in sculpture.
  • 1985-91 Clackamas Community College
  • 1995-96 Portland Community College

Juried Shows, Exhibitions and Awards

  • 1976 Festival Of The Arts, Lake Oswego, Or. * First Place
  • 1979 Clackamas County Fair, Canby, Or. * Fifth Premium
  • 1980 Oregon State Fair, Salem, Or. * Honorable Mention
  • 1980 Crawfish Festival, Tualitin, Or. * Honorable Mention
  • 1981-84 LaSalle Wine Tasting and Fine Art Show, Milwaukie, Or.
  • 1981-88 Hoffman Studios Spring Show, Lake Oswego, Or.
  • 1982 Guest Artist at Lake Area Artist Annual Art Show, Lake Oswego, Or.
  • 1982 COIN-OP Art Show, N.W. Artist Workshop, Portland, Or.
  • 1982-83 Oregon Art Invitational, Portland, Or.
  • 1983 Festival Of The Arts, Lake Oswego, Or. * First Place
  • 1983 Arts In Action, Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, Or.
  • 1983 Art Gone Wild, Western Forestry Center, Portland, Or.
  • 1983 Chautauqua Art Show, Gladstone, Or. * Second Place
  • 1984 Spring Garden Show, Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Or.
  • 1985 The Business of Art, Arts in Oregon Council, Portland, Or.
  • 1985 Spring Fling of Music and Art, Molalla, Or.
  • 1985 Showcase 85, Beaverton, Or.
  • 1985,90 One Man Show, Beaverton City Hall, Beaverton, Or.
  • 1987,90 Sculpture Invitational, Clackamas Community Collage, Or.
  • 1987 Public Hanging, PCVA, Portland, Or.
  • 1987 Valley Fest, Beaverton, Or.
  • 1988 Fun Art / Movable Parts, Hand Workshop, Richmond, Vir.
  • 1988 Public Hanging, Marylhurst College, West linn, Or.
  • 1989 Indoor-Outdoor Sculpture Show, Greystone Gallery, PDX Or.
  • 1992,93 Celebration of Creativity, Southminster Church, Beaverton, Or.
  • 1992 Art Over the Edge, Downtown Vancover Association, Va., Wa.
  • 1992 Art: Past, Present, Future, Vancover, Wa.
  • 1993 Affairs of the Art, Tigard OR. * Second Place
  • 1993 Gallery in the Woods, The Grotto, Portland Or.
  • 1994,95 Multicultural Festival, MUSIC "Center for the Endangered Arts" Willsonville OR.
  • 1994 Showcase 94, Beaverton Arts Commission Beaverton OR. * Peoples Choice Award
  • 1995 For The Birds, group show at Bibelot gallery, Portland OR.
  • 1995 Showcase 95, Beaverton Arts Commission Beaverton OR. * Peoples Choice Award
  • 1996 The Human Form, OCCA, Newport OR.

Selected Private and Public Collections

  • Beloit Corp., Beloit Wisconsin
  • Dr. John Tofte Dentistry, Lake Oswego Or.
  • Emmerling Studios, Lake Oswego Or.
  • Gotemba, Japan. A gift to Beaverton's sister city by Beaverton, Or.
  • Greystone Gallery, Portland Or.
  • Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston Patent Attorneys, Portland Or.
  • Lake Oswego Library, Lake Oswego Or.
  • Long and Associates Fine Arts, Lake Oswego Or.
  • MUSIC Center for the Endangered Arts, Wilsonville Or.
  • Riehl Industries, Clackamas OR.
  • The Big Bang, Portland OR.
  • Tigard City Hall, Tigard OR.
  • Quimbly Welding Supply, Portland OR.

Artist Statement

As a professional sculptor, I create basically two different types of art. One is of a very personal nature, the exploration of a subconscious dialog between me and my known visual world, in essence a nurturing art therapy.

The art evolves and matures along a path parallel to that of my life. The other type of art that I enjoy is the replication and refining of these original sculpture themes. With the production of these sculptures, I will have started not only a new editions series, but also a continuing metamorphosis from the original sculpture.

Letters of reference, or additional information provided upon request.

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