Meet our 2023 Fine Arts Poster Artist
Published: April 11, 2023
We are excited to announce Britt’s Fine Arts Poster Artist for 2023! Meet artist Chris Hopkins.
A former resident of Jacksonville, Oregon, Chris has achieved national and international recognition for his art.
2023 Fine Arts Poster
Chris’s work spans over three decades encompassing many genres including high-profile illustration for film, entertainment sports, publishing, and the corporate world including theme art for three Superbowls and marquee art for the film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. He has created work for the US government with works displayed in the White House during the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations and a commission from the Obama White House. As a civilian Air Force Artist, Hopkins has painted works for the Air Force from assignments to Afghanistan, Thailand and Central America, which are included in the permanent collection of the Pentagon.
Chris was privately commissioned to create a narrative series of the N.W. Coast First Nations People that has traveled to several venues in Washington, Canada, and California. He has created narrative paintings that celebrate the strength of the human spirit of the Tuskegee Airmen that traveled across the U.S. Chris’ current series of paintings delves into the personal family history of the Japanese Americans incarcerated during WWII.
Hopkins graduated with honors from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and taught at the Art Center shortly after graduation. Chris was resident artist at the Masterpiece Christian Arts Foundation. He has been awarded with gold and silver medals from SILA and a Life Achievement Award from Air Brush Action Magazine. In 2022 Chris was invited to participate in “Meymey’em” an International Indigenous Artists Gathering where he broadened his experience and artistic knowledge by working beside and learning from indigenous artists from around the globe. Chris has collaborated with his wife Jan on numerous projects. He has also worked in collaboration with Maori artist, Lyonel Grant and he has also teamed with Canadian First Nations artist, Brenda Crabtree to produce portraits that celebrate significant Indigenous artists.
This is not Chris’s first time as a Britt Fine Artist. He also created the poster design for the 1985 season. Please join us in celebrating this beautiful addition to the Britt poster collection.
Interested in purchasing a poster? If you’re a Donor level Member ($250) or more, you receive a poster as part of your membership. Fine Arts Posters may be picked up or purchased at our Medford offices at 216 W. Main St. during regular business hours.