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PREVIEW NIGHT: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
D’ART FOR ART: Thursday, July 20, 2017

 

CALL FOR ART DONATIONS

  What is D’Art?

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.


 2017 D’Art for Art

140717_230Date: Thursday, July 20
Location: Irish Boat Shop on Fairview, Harbor Springs
Reservations:  Reservations may be made online or by calling 231.347.4337.

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2017 Preview Night

140716_108Date: Wednesday, July 19
Location: Irish Boat Shop on Fairview, Harbor Springs
Reservations: $75 per person. Reservations may be made online or by calling 231.347.4337.

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Call for D’Art for Art donations!

Kevin_BartonWe hope that you will join us in our mission and donate a piece of your art in support of Crooked Tree Arts Center.

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.

Donate to D’Art for Art.


2017 D’Art for Art Featured Artist

 

is45-1231270045-97665Mary 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.

Mary exhibits annually at the Harbor Springs 4th of July Art Fair and the Charlevoix Waterfront Art Fair. 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.


2017DartArtistCatalogCover2016 D’Art Artists Catalog

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 lucy@crookedtree.org.

2017 Catalog will be available July, 2017

View the 2016 D’Art Artists Catalog

 


2017 D’Art for Art Featured Chefs and Purveyors

PREVIEW NIGHT (to-date)
Crooked Tree Breadworks
Fustini’s Oil & Vinegars
Toski Sands

PREVIEW NIGHT BEVERAGE PROVIDERS (to-date)
Fabiano Brothers

D’ART FOR ART (to-date)

D’ART FOR ART BEVERAGE PARTNERS
Fabiano Brothers


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