Local artists to donate proceeds from exhibits to Humane Society

August 08, 2010
  • Local artist Tamara Hoffman will donate a portion of the proceeds from her art exhbit to the Humane Society of Washington County in memory of her dog Tosca, above, which died recently.
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Local artist Tamara Hoffman will host a solo show in the Mansion House Art Gallery, behind Hagerstown City Park.

A reception for the exhibit, "Visions of Light," will be Sunday, Sept. 5, from 2 to 5 p.m. To honor the memory of the Hoffmans' beloved and recently deceased German shepherd, Tosca, Hoffman will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from the exhibit to the Humane Society of Washington County.

Painting in oil that provides rich, vibrant shades and hues, Hoffman's inspiration comes from nature.

"I am deeply moved by the early morning glow and misty sunrise spreading across the land and this has been an inspiration for many of my paintings," Hoffman said.

"Whether it is sunlit paths that lead out of sight or warm hazy meadows with groves of lush trees highlighted by the early morning, these scenes of nature are what inspire my paintings."

The show runs from Friday, Sept. 3 through Sunday Sept. 26. The Mansion House is open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.


Hoffman has a wall in the West Gallery of the Mansion House and her work has been displayed at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Washington County Council of Art, Ag Expo, Chambersburg (Pa.) Council for the Arts, Washington County Hospital Hallway Exhibit and Howard's Art and Frames.

Exhibit in Frederick

Local artists Callie Badorrek and Victoria Wenderlich will exhibit their animal creations at the Pfister Gallery at 437 N. Market St. in Frederick, Md., for three weeks beginning Nov. 26.

They will hold receptions Nov. 26 and Dec. 4 from 5 to 9 p.m., with proceeds from a raffle being donated to the Humane Society of Washington County.

The opening reception on Nov. 26 will feature original pieces by both artists and the raffle begins that day. Raffle prizes include works by Badorrek and Wenderlich, a one-of-a- kind painting by Sumner Crenshaw and a gift basket from local Frederick veterinarian Dr. Phillip Palmer. The raffle will run until Saturday, Dec. 11, and the drawing will be Dec. 12.

Badorrek has an affinity for the Humane Society.

"We adopted our beagle, Sookie, from the Humane Society and we just love her," Badorrek said. "Both Vicki and I hope the show will give people the opportunity to find some interesting pieces of original artwork for holiday gifts and help animals in need at the same time."

A second reception will be Saturday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. during First Saturday activities in Frederick. It will feature a discount for visitors who come with a Curious Creatures postcard. Holiday cookies and wine will be served and the artists will be at the event. To request a postcard or for details, call Callie Badorrek at 240-446-1626 or"> Discounts will be for Dec. 4 only.

The gallery will be open Thursdays and Fridays from 2 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 9 p.m. or by appointment.

o The Humane Society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown.

Call 301-733-2060 or go to for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

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