Adams County Arts Council – Supporting the arts in Adams County, PA

Gallery and Exhibits

Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust Gallery


The Center offers beautiful exhibition space in the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust Gallery, Reception Hall, and throughout the building.

Showing in November

Nanette​ ​Hatzes

For this show I decided to have some fun. To that end I have chosen a sampling of works I created from 1974 to the present. At age 22, I began my career as an artist, creating delicately and precisely rendered pen and ink drawings of animals, street scenes, and surreal landscapes. My later works included ink and pencil portraits of friends and family. You can see the influence David Hockney, Elizabeth Layton, and Lucian Freud had on my work,which continues to evolve. I now use a variety of mediums and moved from the whimsical, to the iconic, to the abstract, to the figurative.  People often ask me where I get the visual content for my paintings. To be honest, I don’t really know how to answer that question. The leftovers from dreams? I like to see what emerges from my unconscious.  I do know this: I want to do more than just surprise the viewer; I want to surprise myself.

A dear artist friend once said, “ if no one likes your work, it’s probably no good. If everyone likes your work, it’s probably no good. If some people like your work and some people don’t, you’re probably onto something.”