Abstract painter, Nicole Hoeft presents a show of mixed media paintings. Hoeft, an abstract artist lives in Salem. Her original works and prints are in private and corporate collections across the country including Seattle, New York, Dallas and San Francisco. She describes her work as a series of stories.  “Every painting has a story that reveals a small glimpse into a moment or period of life. Some works take days to complete, while others start and stop over weeks.”  Hoeft works with molding pastes, inks, acrylics, charcoals, oil mediums and glazes.  Hours: Mon-Thurs, 10am-6pm; Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, Closed.  Art Department, Inc  254 Commercial ST NE