Traverse City 231.941.9488
Traverse City 231.941.9488
Preview Night photography by Paul Retherford Photography
D’Art for Art photography by Sean Miller Photography
D’Art for Art is Crooked Tree Arts Center’s largest fundraiser. It is one of the premier events in northern Michigan and it is not your typical fundraising party! It’s a two-day event with a delicious arts and epicurean emphasis! Read more.
Date: Wednesday, July 19
Location: Irish Boat Shop on Fairview, Harbor Springs
Reservations: $75 per person. Online ticketing is now closed. Tickets may be purchased at Irish Boat Shop on Fairview starting at 5:30 PM.
CTAC uses CAFE (CallforEntry.org)a free, online service for artists for all calls for entry, including D’Art for Art call for donations. Should you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to contact Lucy Blythe at (231) 347-4337.
Mary Hramiec Hoffman
Mary Hramiec Hoffman was always drawing as a child growing up in the beautiful Petoskey and Harbor Springs resort area surrounding Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay. Encouraged by her artistically inclined parents, her drawing ability took on a life of its own. She was enrolled in children’s art classes at North Central Michigan College and the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey at a young age.
Mary continued to develop her talent and obtained her degrees in fine art from St. Thomas Aquinas College and Kendall College of Art and Design. After graduating Mary held the position of creative director at an advertising agency. In addition to the beauty of the Petoskey and Harbor Springs area, her inspirations emanate from memories reflecting experiences and sights from traveling the United States with her family of ten- 2 parents, 8 kids and the family dog in one of America’s first motor-homes – her father expertly fashioned it out of a GM delivery truck.
Mary is known for the delicate sensitivity portrayed in her oil scenes of northern Michigan. Her oil paintings reflect an appreciation of the fauvist and impressionist movements- she creates a pulsating vibrancy on the surface of her canvases. Behind the spontaneous brushwork and loosely applied colors in her paintings there is control that brings the elements into a structured whole. A series that has an impressive following is her “Happy” collection. These paintings commonly have polka dot skies and whimsical elements in them.
She still resides in the same scenic resort area in which she grew up, with her husband and business partner Mark Hoffman and their four children.
Beginning in 2008 the arts center began producing a beautiful full-color catalog of the donated artwork for the event that includes each artist’s contact information, and galleries that exhibit their work. 1,500 catalogs are printed and distributed annually. The catalog is given to each D’Art for Art guest, the Preview Night attendees, is posted on CTAC’s website and in our galleries. Artists interested in donating to D’Art for Art, may complete the Call for Donations above or contact Lucy Blythe, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PREVIEW NIGHT BEVERAGE PROVIDERS
Bel Lago Vineyards and Winery
Black Star Farms
Kobrand Wine & Spirits
Materra Cunat Family Vineyards
Mountain Town Brewing Company
Right Brain Brewery
Short’s Brewing Company