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News from CJ Hurley Century Arts.  April, 2010
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In the Press

Arts & Crafts Homes and the Revival
Spring 2010 issue
The Finished Wall, Beadboard and Beyond

Style 1900 Magazine
Poetic Spaces

Designing Gesamtkunstwerk, the "Total Work of Art"

By C.J. Hurley

If you don't have your copy of Style 1900 with CJ's article, you need to get it soon. The Spring issue is on shelves only though April.  The article is not currently published online so you will need a copy of the magazine to read the 10 page spread.

Our sincere thanks to everyone for the great feedback you have been sending to CJ. He loved working with Style 1900 to produce this very informative and engaging article and plans to write for them in the future. Many of you know that he is not short of ideas or opinions!

Sensitive to History: Remodeling a Period Kitchen

By CJ Hurley

The Architectural Heritage Center annual Kitchen Revival Tour of 8 great houses was earlier this month! If you missed the tour, you can still read CJ's article on sensitive kitchen remodels written for the Hollywood Star News. The article is still available on the AHC website. You can access it here. Mark your calendar for the AHC Heritage Home Tour on July 31st.

CJ press photos-Front view

"Creating paintings and interiors that fire the imagination, stir the deepest emotions, inspire the soul, and offer new things to explore upon each viewing is the most gratifying and satisfying thing I can do with my art.          -CJ

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As a Master Artisan of the Roycroft Renaissance, I have the honor and distinction of working to uphold an important part of America's artistic legacy, as well as the responsibility to keep alive the spirit of art as manifested throughout the ages. It is a rare opportunity and I see it as a great responsibility.


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Spring Projects:
Consultation for Color,
Design, and Restoration

As we excitingly greet Spring, we are busy helping homeowners get ready to tackle their warm weather projects -- exterior painting, remodels, restorations and additions.

Exterior Color
1927 English Cottage
1927 English Cottage

We designed this color scheme to honor the architecture of the home and satisfy the owner's dream of house married to landscape. Carefully chosen colors create a dynamic relationship between the house and the cottage garden. House and landscape become one.

Nothing makes your home more inviting than well chosen colors. We will help you find the perfect colors to transform your home into the warm and welcoming shelter you've always hoped it would be. The advent of Spring is the best time to finalize your exterior paint colors so you can begin painting when the time is right. To schedule a color consultation call Barbara at 503.234.4167.

Monogram Bard

The perfect combination of colors and the right color placement were critical for the preservation efforts of this National Trust landmark. Our color consultations help home owners through the process of choosing colors as well as providing detailed specifications showing where to place colors for use by the painters. 

Design and Restoration Consultation
1890's Queen Anne Interior - Before
1890's Interior Before

We have an impassioned approach to design and restoration coupled with fierce attention to detail. If you're planning to remodel or to restore your home, we will help you achieve your dreams, while staying true to the architectural history of your historic home.

1890's Queen Anne Interior - After
1890's Interior After

On Exhibit:

CJ's paintings are featured in three
exhibits this month

Caladan Gallery's "Elemental Spring"

The light changes, the air becomes sweet - a breeze works its way through growth and the shoots of plants - the sun's rays dance on the water and weave through shadow; All is an interplay of elemental celebration. New growth is making its way through the soil and Autumn's detrium. The work selected for this exhibition is a mirror of this; the natural beauty, the beginning and the hope.

"Purple Flower"
Acrylic on Canvas

Purple Flower

Hidden among an abstract conglomeration of root, sky, seed, and stream,
a lone purple flower finds life and blossoms towards the infinite sky.

To see this painting on our website, click here

Caladan Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Through April 30th, 2010
Elemental Spring is a juried online exhibition with a fine art gallery. We appreciate the themes of the Caladan Gallery's shows. This is the first time CJ has participated in an online exhibition and we thought Elemental Spring was perfect theme for many of CJ's paintings -- especially "Purple Flower".


The Jacobs Gallery  "The Living River"

What makes a river alive? How does a river bring life to a community? Artists explore their interactions with and responses to rivers in this juried art exhibit of 81 works in a diversity of media. More than sixty artists from throughout our region are featured.

Celebrating the beauty and vibrancy of the rivers and streams of western Oregon and the important role they play in our communities.

The importance of nature and the health of our natural environment is a recurring theme in CJ's work. We are pleased to support the McKenzie River Trust and their efforts to bring awareness of land conservation to a wider audience.

"Forest and Stream at Night"
India Ink and Watercolor on hand-made paper
hand crafted oak frame

Forest and Stream at Night

A moonlit hillside scattered with glowing boulders is home to a peaceful glade. Through the leaf canopy of the trees, the moon's silvery light reveals a hidden stream.

To see this and other limited edition water color paintings on our website, click here. 

The Jacobs Gallery. Eugene, OR
Through May 1st 2010
If you live in Oregon, you might want to consider visiting the exhibit during one of the weekly special events hosted by the McKenzie River Trust. Titled "Neighborhood Conversations" the programs are centered around the theme of the show. If you go, make sure you vote for your show favorite. The winner of the viewers choice award will enjoy a guided boat trip down the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers!


Enid Joy Mount Gallery's  "The Pacific Northwest"
This show celebrates the rich culture, incredible landscapes, wildlife, and fascinating cityscapes of the Pacific Northwest.

"Forest and Stream"
India Ink and Watercolor on hand-made paper hand-crafted oak frame
Forest and Stream

A hillside scattered with boulders is home to a peaceful glade which shades a swirling stream.

To see this and other limited edition water color paintings on our website, click here. 

Enid Joy Mount Gallery. Keizer, OR
Through April 28th, 2010

If you live nearby, check out this show and vote for your favorite pieces. CJ and I were impressed with much of the work in the exhibit and had a hard time choosing our three favorites for the viewers choice award!