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Past Exhibit

2018 Artists of the Year: Jan & Chris Hopkins

June 14 – September 1

Reception: June 21, 5-8pm

Mari, Urban Omo, Chris Hopkins, 2017, 18

In the mezzanine gallery, the Schack Art Center is featuring 2018 Artists of the Year: Jan and Chris Hopkins.

This exhibition will offer a diverse overview of both past and current work by Jan and Chris. It also runs concurrently with their exhibit, "Americans Interned: A Family's Story of Social Injustice", in the main gallery.

To learn more about the Schack's Artist of the Year award and view past recipients, click here.

About Jan Hopkins

Jan Hopkins is a fiber artist/basket maker living in Everett, Washington. She has expanded her practice to include alternative materials such as grapefruit peel, sturgeon skin, lotus pods, Lunaria seed pods and cantaloupe peels, in addition to traditional basket making materials. She says of her work: "There are often restrictions on traditional basket materials in order to protect them from over harvest. I continue to work with traditional materials, but have included alternative materials... that are not restricted and that I can collect in abundance. I am obsessed with pushing the boundaries of these materials and am working toward making large pieces set in environments." Hopkins creates primarily figurative female sculptures and, throughout her career, has been inspired by traditional craft and textiles. She won the 2012 Samuel and Patricia Smith People's Choice Award at Bellevue Arts Museum's BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet, for her piece Oh Eleanor.

About Chris Hopkins

Chris Hopkins began his painting career as a commercial illustrator working in the entertainment industry. Among other things, he produced iconic posters for movies including Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Return of the Jedi. He was also nominated for a Grammy for his album cover art for Styx's Paradise Theatre.

After moving to the Northwest in 1988, Hopkin's career shifted from slick airbrush advertising to a more painterly style working on private commissions to depict historical events and tales of American perseverance. Hopkins produced works depicting the histories of Northwest Native tribes and portraits of Northwest Native American artists. He also became known for his military artwork. Hopkins produced works honoring the men and women who served in Operation Desert Storm and in the war in Vietnam.