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Talbot Hopkins

Talbot Hopkins

About Artist

Basic Information

  • Artist Statement

    ARTIST'S STATEMENT

    I have been drawing and painting since I was a young child. Art represents to me one of the greatest pursuits and achievements of mankind. I have always been drawn to human faces. I believe this strong, innate attraction and the primal, archetypal nature of human faces have lead me to the love and profession of portraiture. Outside the realm of portraiture, my art consists mostly of still-lifes They are realistic, yet possess a subtle degree of surrealism. I believe these pieces reflect my love of beauty--especially that found in nature--as well as a subconscious and conscious desire for peace and simplicity.
  • Resume

    ARTIST'S RESUMÉ


    (JEAN) TALBOT HOPKINS, born June 25, 1961, in Roanoke, Virginia
    Roanoke resident, 1961-1969
    Shreveport resident, 1969 to present

    BA in English , Minor in French, Centenary College, 1983

    College de Jonquière, Jonquière, Québec, CANADA, July, 1979
    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1979
    Paul Valéry Université, Montpellier, FRANCE, July , 1980
    Sophie Newcomb College/ Tulane University 1980-81
    Centenary College, 1981-1983

    Numerous college-level art courses :
    Centenary College , Shreveport, LA . 1978-1983
    Sophie Newcomb College/Tulane University, New Orleans, LA., 1980-1981
    University of Texas, Austin,TX., 1978 to 1982

    DECORATIVE ARTIST
    Painting decorative murals and faux finishes in homes , Shreveport and Houston , 1984-1987

    PORTRAIT ARTIST
    Creating portraits (by commission) in:
    -graphite (pencil)
    -charcoal
    -sanguine Conte’ crayon
    -watercolor
    -pastel
    -oil
    1987 to present , some 55 portraits commissioned by clients in
    Shreveport , Dallas , Houston, Louisville , New Orleans , Little Rock ,
    Charlotte , New York City , Seattle , and Washington, D.C.

    ARTIST
    Artist producing portraits, still-lifes, landscapes, and abstract work in oil ,
    watercolor, and other media from childhood to present

    PHOTOGRAPHER

    Producing black-and-white and color photographs, 1996 to present



    PAINTING, DRAWING, and PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS

    MARLENE YU MUSEUM, 'MICRO/MACRO', 2 oil paintings, April, 2018, Shreveport, LA
    BATON ROUGE GALLERY-CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, 'SURREAL SALON'(juried art show; 1 of 65 artists chosen from @600 applicants by NY artist and Juror, Ron English, January, 2018, Baton Rouge, LA
    ARTSPACE,' HOLIDAY SHOW', 15 oil paintings from 2017, December, 2017, Shreveport, LA
    FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Annual Highland Cultural Arts District Show, 15 oil paintings, December 2, 2017, Shreveport, LA
    NORSWORTHY GALLERY, 'LOUISIANA ARTISTS GROUP ANNUAL SHOW', 2 oil paintings, October, 2017, Shreveport, LA
    ARTSPACE, 'CRITICAL MASS', Best of Show, 1 oil painting: 'In and Out of the Fire'(Self-Portrait), April, 2017, Shreveport, LA
    MINICINE, 'THREE ARTISTS' , 10 Black and White Photographs, April, 2017, Shreveport, LA
    ARTSPACE, 'CRITICAL MASS' ,oil paintings, 2011-2017, Shreveport, LA
    MARLENE YU MUSEUM, GROUP SHOW, 2 oil paintings, 2015, Shreveport, LA
    SHREVEPORT REGIONAL AIRPORT , ARTPORT 2015, 'Untitled Self-Portrait', oil on canvas, 30 in. x 40 in., Shreveport, LA
    SHREVEPORT REGIONAL AIRPORT, ARTPORT 2012, 'Paired','L'Etranger', oil on canvas(diptych), 30 in. x 40 in., 2012-2015 , Shreveport, LA
    GALLERY FINE ARTS CENTER, '21st Century:5 degrees of Realism', 4 oil paintings, November2-January 10, 2013
    ARTSPACE, 'ARTSPACE PRESENTS', juried artist,11 oil paintings, 1 watercolor painting, 2 charcoal drawings, November 11, 2011 -January 9, 2012, Shreveport, La.
    FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Highland Cultural Arts District Inaugural Art Exhibition, November 2011, Shreveport, La.
    ARTSPACE, 'ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS', juried artist, 1 oil painting and 1watercolor painting, June 26, 2011- July 23, 2011, Shreveport, La.
    ARTSPACE, 'OH, REALLY...', 3 Woman Show, 14 oil paintings, May 20-July 30, 2011, Shreveport, La.
    ARTSPACE, 'IMPROMPTU', 1 oil painting, March -April, 2011, Shreveport, La.
    MEADOWS MUSEUM OF ART, Centenary College, 'Second Northwest LA Artists' Triennial Competition', juried artist, February 28- May 30, 2010
    ARTSPACE, 'BONA-FIDE', 2 oil paintings, October1-17, 2009, Shreveport, La.
    BARNWELL ART CENTER, “Couples: Perfectly Paired” , 5 paintings and drawings, January, 2009, Shreveport, La.
    ARTSPACE, ' DEEP ROOTS: THE ARTISTIC LEGACY OF CLYDE CONNELL ' , 14 drawings and paintings, September 19 -October 30, 2008, Shreveport, La.
    ARTSPACE, 'DIA DE LOS MUERTOS' , juried artist, showing an ‘ofrenda’ to Clyde Connell that included 6 small drawings, carvings ,and paintings , August - October, 2007 ,
    Shreveport, La.
    ARTSPACE, 'DECK THE HALLS' , juried artist, December, 2005, December 2006, December 2007, December 2008, Shreveport, La.
    ARTSPACE, 'FACES OF KATRINA', selected photographer, exhibiting @ 6 black and white photographs , August - October, 2006 , Shreveport, La.
    FAIRFIELD STUDIOS , ' Hopkins/ Reans Show' , exhibiting 16 drawings , paintings, and photographs, February , 2006, Shreveport, La.
    ARTSPACE , ‘COOLSPACE’, first inaugural opening exhibit, oil painting , May 2005 , Shreveport , La.
    BISTINEAU GALLERY, Group Show, exhibiting 10 black and white photographs, January, 2005, Shreveport, La.
    ARTSPACE , ‘PETER PAN', first inaugural Mainspace opening exhibit , shadow box featuring watercolor painting on paper ,'Pan's Leaf', September, 2004 , Shreveport, La.
    MAGALE LIBRARY, CENTENARY COLLEGE, “Hopkins/Trudeau Show”, 2004, Shreveport, La.
    COLUMBIA CAFE’, Juried Regional Photography Exhibit, 5 black and white photographs, January, 2004, Shreveport, La.
    MAGALE LIBRARY, CENTENARY COLLEGE, Group Exhibit, paintings and drawings, 1998, Shreveport, La.
    WOMEN”S DEPARTMENT CLUB, Solo Exhibition, 20 Paintings and Drawings, 1991, Shreveport, La.
    SHREVEPORT REGIONAL AIRPORT, ARTPORT Exhibits, 1989 to present, Shreveport, La.
    STONER ARTS CENTER, group exhibit , 1 oil painting on canvas , 1989 , Shreveport , La.



    PUBLIC ARTS ACTIVITIES


    MEADOWS MUSEUM OF SHREVEPORT, Board of Directors, 2014-2018-present, Shreveport, LA
    MEADOWS MUSEUM: CIRQUE DE SHREVE (Fundraiser), Chair of Art Acquisitions and Art Auction, 2014, Shreveport, LA
    HIGHLAND CULTURAL ARTS DISTRICT, Board of Directors, June 2011-2013, Shreveport, La.
    ARTSPACE, Artspace Exhibition Committee, August 2005- December 2009, Shreveport, La.
    ARTSPACE, Curator/ Organizer , ' Deep Roots: The Artistic Legacy of Clyde Connell ', September 19 - October 30, 2008 , Shreveport, La.
    ARTSPACE, Drawing Instructor , Life-Drawing Class , April, 2005, Shreveport, La.
    RENZI ART CENTER , Instructor/ Leader, Portrait Seminar, 2003

    AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

    BEST OF SHOW AWARD, 'CRITICAL MASS 2017', ARTSPACE, 2017, Shreveport, LA.
    JURORS' CHOICE AWARD, 'ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS', ARTSPACE, June 26-July 23, 2011, Shreveport, LA.
    ARTIST'S FELLOWSHIP AWARD, SRAC and CITY OF SHREVEPORT, Visual Arts, 2010, Shreveport, LA.
    BEST OF SHOW AWARD, 'BONA-FIDE',ARTSPACE, October 1-17, 2009, Shreveport, LA

    ARTICLES and FEATURES IN MAGAZINES,NEWSPAPERS, TELEVISION, and ONLINE MEDIA:

    'A Richly Realized Portrait of the Artist' by Robert Pincus, THE SHREVEPORT TIMES, August 21, 2017
    'Perspectives' by James Fox-Small, COUNTRY ROADS MAGAZINE, September 26, 2017
    LOUISIANA CULTURAL VISTAS MAGAZINE, 2017
    'Embracing Art' by Robert Pincus, San Diego Art Critic, FORUM NEWS, April 26, 2017
    'ART ROCKS! THE SERIES','TALBOT HOPKINS',# 507, LOUISIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING(LPB), Video Interview,October 20, 2017
    'ART ROCKS! THE SERIES', 'CLYDE CONNELL', #514, LPB, Video Interview
    KSLA HOMETOWN SHOW, Interview, July 4, 2017, video, Shreveport, LA


    THREE WEBSITES displaying Talbot Hopkins' art and photographs

    1. talbothopkins.com
    2. talbothopkinsart.blogspot.com
    3. nwlaartists.org

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