Century Ar
We help people create a living environment
that speaks intimately of those who dwell
there, honors the architectural legacy of
their home, and makes it an important part
of their own personal legacy.
News from CJ Hurley Century Arts
March 2013   
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Hand-painted friezes
Interior & exterior color
Design & consultation
Watercolor paintings
Mixed media art

At A Glance
Meet the Artists
Article of Interest
This City's Bounty
Kitchen Revival Tour
Where to find us

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CJ Hurley Century Arts
Located in Portland, OR
Consultation, Design services, and Fine Art everywhere


 We value your referrals!

Happy clients and word of mouth referrals are important to our business.   When your friends, family and neighbors start working on their homes, please encourage them to call us for their design and consultation needs. 

If you are unsure about the scope of our services, call and ask us!   
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Kitchen DesignTrim Design
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Wedding Season is coming soon!

Remember ART when shopping for gifts!  

My heirloom quality, hand-painted monograms make memorable and affordable gifts that will be enjoyed for years to come.  They are popular for weddings, anniversaries, to commemorate a birth or a special gift for any occasion.

Roycroft Renaissance Monogram

Hurley Monogram


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NNWDC LogoWDC has a rich legacy as one of the founding groups of what became America's Studio Movement. The Studio Movement is what the Arts & Crafts Movement evolved into after mass manufacturing won out over hand-crafted production. I am proud to be a member of this historic group that is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of contemporary art, while upholding the heritage of the hand-crafted in an over mechanized world. I am honored to be in the company of an amazing group of artists and craftspeople.

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Master Artisan

Roycroft Renaissance LogoAs 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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"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."

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 Important Influences 
Barbara and I have many important influences in our lives and people who are a regular source of inspiration. Depending on the circumstances, the people we cite may vary.  But today we recognize a most special influence and person in both of our lives.

Today is the 92nd birthday of Barbara's maternal grandmother, Harriet Eastman Powers. Barbara has been very close to her grandmother her entire life. From an early age, she would leave her parents and sister to spend full summers at her grandparent's house in the mountains of North Carolina. It seems she was always by her grandmother's side.

Barbara's mountain summers were spent working in her grandparents' green houses, and on weekends, going to every yard sale in Ashe County collecting "junk" (as it was referred to by others).  Today our house is filled with many of those treasures Barbara and Harriet bought at their yard sales (in addition to the family pieces that have been passed down to us over the years). We consider ourselves lucky to have a house full of special things that remind us daily of all of the important people in our family.

Not long after Barbara and I started dating I met her grandparents. They quickly accepted me into the family, and I have a great relationship with Harriet. Over the years, she has shared the many stories attached to all of the family treasures she has given to us. The most special is the quilt she made for me by her own hands!

We hope you take time to reflect on the important people in your life. 

Happy Birthday Harriet and A Great Spring to you all!  
CJ and Barbara                

Meet the Artists!
Portland Art Museum
Rental Sales Gallery 

This Saturday
March 23rd

1237 SW 10th Ave

Featured Artists
CJ Hurley
Kathryn Cotnoir
Selene Robinowitz
Erik Sandgren
Bruce Ulrich

If you are in the Portland area on Saturday, please drop by the Art Museum's sales gallery. CJ is represented by the gallery and is pleased to be among the artists featured this month.

Beginning at 1:00pm, each artist will talk briefly and there will be an opportunity for audience questions.  The rest of the afternoon is dedicated to artist demonstrations and discussions. 

CJ will be talking about his varied mediums and how they are all interrelated, with a brief focus on the important influence of Buddhist philosophy and Okakura Kakuzo. 

CJ's fourteen pieces on exhibit represent his watercolors, mixed media panels and acrylics.  We will have a magnifying glass on hand for viewing the work up close. 

From Dystopia to Utopia The gallery is currently running CJ's documentary and it will be playing on Saturday as well. If you can't make it but are interested in seeing the exhibit, it will be up for a few weeks. 

Recent Publications 
Stillness Article
by CJ Hurley

"What many of us could use in our lives right now is stillness.

Stillness is the quiet restfulness of the contemplative - harmony, if you will - that allows escape from the mind-numbing sensory overload of the technological world.

What I call stillness is what Arts & Crafts progenitor John Ruskin called repose, what he considered the ingredient essential to calling something a work of art. Because the ultimate work of art in the Arts & Crafts Movement was the home, it was imperative that it carried the qualities of repose - that it moved the human spirit, stirred deep emotions, and brought about an all-encompassing tranquility."

Read the full article published in NW Renovation magazine in the attached pdf.

This City's Bounty
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Elysium Artists is an organic gathering of 23 Oregon fine artists led by Artist Advocate Sue Reynolds. CJ will be among thirteen Elysium artists in this exhibit which features: collage, photographs, watercolors, pen and ink, acrylics, collographs, soft pastels, mixed media and torn paper collage.
Flowering Dogwood
Flowering Dogwood by CJ Hurley


This City's Bounty-Elysium Artists
at the Architectural Heritage Center
Opening Reception

Friday, April 5th

Free to the public
701 SE Grand Ave.  Portland

On April 11th,  exhibiting artist Susan Shenk will conduct a hands-on workshop for creating travel journals. This class is also open to the public.

Susan Shenk
Aurora Mills Collage by Susan Shenk

More details about the exhibit and education programs can be found here.

Kitchen Revival Tour  

We are thrilled to have a project included on Portland's 15th annual Kitchen Revival Tour!      





The Architectural Heritage Center is gearing up for its annual Kitchen Revival Tour in April. The tour, celebrating its 15th anniversary, spotlights kitchens that are in original, or near to original condition, and ones that are sensitively remodeled to fit the history of their respective homes.  


The event is a great way to catch a glimpse into the vintage homes of Portland, and take away ideas for finding balance between keeping your own kitchen a functional historic workroom of old, and servicing modern lifestyle needs, while remaining sensitive to the historic integ´┐Żrity of your vintage home.  


The annual tour is very popular with old house lovers in the Portland area, but is also a destination for many people around the country. We have learned that some people regularly plan their vacations to Portland so they can attend this great house tour!   


Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eight kitchens ranging from the late-Victorian period of the1890's through the Mid Century period of the 1950's.



1912 Arts & Crafts home   
Kitchen design by CJ Hurley, 
Color design by Barbara Pierce  


Where to find us

If you visit the Pacific Northwest, you can schedule an appointment to see our work in our private home showroom

Here are other places to find CJ's art. 

Pasadena, CA

Portland, OR

Roycroft Copper Shop Gallery
East Aurora, NY

Our Greeting Cards are now available for sale in the Museum Shop at the  Architectural Heritage Center, Portland OR. and on our website.