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About the Artist

Jan Hopkins (Everett) is a fiber artist and basket maker. She 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. Jan creates primarily figurative female sculptures and has been inspired by traditional craft and textiles throughout her career. 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.

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From the Artist

Thanks to the Artist Trust Fellowship award, I have the gift of concentrated time to research and create work for a collaborative project with my husband, Chris Hopkins, about three generations of family history, including the internment of Japanese Americans and the effect it had personally - a loss of history and heritage. 

Jan Hopkins