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     enews from CJ Hurley Century Arts.  November, 2009
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Hand-painted friezes
Design & Color Consultation
Furniture & Accessory Design
Original Artwork
Gesso Panels

Holiday Gifts!

Place your order for beautiful and personalized holiday gifts now! CJ can fit a few more small paintings
in his schedule before
the end of the year.

  Monogram Bard

Above is an heirloom monogram painting.  Each is hand-painted to order on hand-made paper.  They make the perfect gift for special occasions and will be treasured for many lifetimes.  Available in single ($400), double ($700) , and triple letters ($1050).

Or let us know if you need a gift certificate for that special person in your life.  Available in $100.00 increments, they can be used towards any design or color consultation service.

Please support small and meaningful businesses during your holiday shopping.

A little of what we've been up to this year


Arts & Crafts in the History of Art: Where Does It Fit?   

Artistic Couples of the Arts & Crafts Movement: Frances Macdonald & Herbert McNair and Carl & Karin Larsson

Exterior Color: Understanding How to Properly Paint Your Historic Home

Vintage Interiors: A Panel Discussion on Appropriate Period Decor in Older Homes

Painting Exteriors of Historic Homes

Exhibitions and Shows

22nd Anniversary Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference

The Portland Bungalow Show

Old House Fair at the Architectural Heritage Center

Pasadena Heritage Craftsman Weekend

Roycroft Renaissance  Master Artisan
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CJ Hurley is proud to be a Roycroft Renaissance Master Artisan, representing a 100 year tradition of fine quality hand-craftsmanship.


Dedicated to developing heirloom quality projects that are deeply meaningful and rich with historic integrity.

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Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends,

Thanks to many of you, we had a really busy summer and have been remiss in sending out news to you. As we settle into Fall, we'll attempt to communicate with you on a more regular basis and share with you some of the great projects we've been working on. We appreciate your loyalty and treasure your business.  

Thank you,

Barbara and CJ




Tragically, we lost our dear friend and collaborator, Van Kellems, to an unfortunate motorcycle accident this Summer.

Van KellemsVan was a rare artisan, not only in his choice of a career as a blacksmith, but in terms of integrity. He was born with the Arts & Crafts credo imbedded in his soul. He always favored true craftsmanship and artistry over fakey surface treatments designed to make things look "Arts & Crafts". In other words, if there is a tool mark on his iron, it is there because it was required to create the item he was making. Van was open to exploring any idea and applying his trade to projects difficult to achieve in iron, projects usually relegated to softer metals like copper and brass.

As a collaborator, Van was always willing to accommodate our passion for utilizing iron in unusual ways, and as a means of achieving joinery honestly.

Van was an important collaborator in our business, and his work is featured in our room set, Falling Leaves.  He forged all of the iron fittings, joinery, and hardware for the room. If you've seen Falling Leaves in person, then you know his exquisite work.  We had many new projects in the works, now never to be completed. Our clients who have Van's work in their homes treasure it even more.  We honor Van's work which we display at all of our exhibitions, and cherish the memories of our times together.

Project Spotlight-exterior color consultation

A stunning transformation to a beautiful home in historic Irvington, Portland, Oregon.

ChartzExtBefore1                "You were fabulous to work with.  The  House is Divine.  I am so happy.
...A huge thank you to you and CJ. 
What a beautiful end to an enjoyable process."
  Homeowner, Sarah Chartz


Recent Press We'd Like to Share with You

If you have not seen these articles, please support the great magazines who support our work.  Check out their websites and order a back issue so you can read more about our projects.  We are making some long overdue updates to our website this fall and we'll be adding all of the articles and spotlights we have had over the past couple of years.  We'll make sure to let you know when it is ready for viewing. 

AB Falling Leaves 2009American Bungalow

May-August 2009
Issue #62

A spotlight of "Falling Leaves", our
Gesamtkunstwerk interior.


Arts & Crafts Homes and The Revival: Volume IV, Number 2

A feature article showing a most
wonderful home in Silverton, OR owned by our dear clients Ron and Jane.  The couple owns several paintings by CJ and the article features two hand-painted friezes CJ has done in their home. 

Northwest Renovation Magazine:  August/September 2009
"Vintage Interiors"