MHMug4Bemis

Personal Profile


Retired from a career as an advertising agency executive and freelance writer, Mark Hopkins has been exploring photography’s artistic potential since acquiring his first digital camera in 2004.  Before that, cameras were just things to be carted along on overseas vacations.   His attention focuses mainly on the natural world but not to the exclusion of whatever else may look interesting.   He and his wife Margie Yamamoto reside in Massachusetts when they are not traveling.


Artistic Statement

" My work in photography focuses mainly on capturing unexpected, compelling images of the natural world.  I aspire toward intimate, often abstract, spontaneous compositions that distill the power of its visual richness to engage and nurture the primal sensibilities of my viewers.   Nature is dramatic in far more ways than the obvious and banal; it is the territories beyond those parameters where my explorations are primarily directed. "

 

Awards

Juror’s Award, (for The Lull), Water,  ASmith Gallery, Johnson City TX, Jun 2015 §§

Best Landscape, (for Loon at Sunset), LGC Annual Awards, Lincoln MA Jun 2015 §§   

Second Prize,  (for Downstream from…), Shimmer, Copley Society of Art, Boston MA, Jul 2014 §

                       

Solo Exhibitions

Creatures, Acton Sr. Center, Acton MA Oct-Nov 2015

Gifford Hospital, Randolph VT, Nov-Dec 2014

Shot in Lincoln, Bemis Hall, Lincoln MA, Sep-Oct 2014

Elisa Adams Gallery, Lexington MA, Mar-Apr & Jul-Aug 2014

Habitat, Mass. Audubon Society, Belmont MA, Jun 2013

Beech Street Center, Belmont MA, Feb-Mar 2013

Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, Jan-Feb 2011

Concord Art Association, Concord MA, Jan 2009

WGBH Atrium, Boston MA, Nov-Dec 2007

Bemis Hall, Lincoln MA, Sep-Oct 2007

Massachusetts State House, Boston MA, Sep-Oct 2006

Back Alley Café, Concord MA, Nov-Dec 2005

 

Shared Exhibitions   (selected)

(Figure in parentheses indicates number of pieces exhibited)

Maria, Mark & Melinda, Gleason Library, Carlisle MA, Apr-Jun 2017 (32)

Water’s Edge, Copley Society/Dayton, Wellesley MA, Jul-Oct 2015 (8)

Viewpoints, Bemis Hall, Lincoln MA, Sep-Oct 2013 (8)

6 Degrees of Abstraction, Cambridge Art Assn, Cambridge MA, Oct 2012 (35)

Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers, Wayland MA Oct 2011 (2)

Five Photographers, Bemis Hall, Lincoln MA, Jan-Feb 2011 (9)

Illuminations, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA, Jun-Sep 2009 (9)

Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers, Wayland MA, Nov 2008 (2)

 

Juried Competition Acceptances   (since 2010 only)

(   § - all media       §§ - photography only   )

Pathways & Passages, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction VT, Aug-Sep 2017 §§

Animalia, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft Collins CO, Apr-May 2017 §§ 

Off the Wall, Umbrella Community Arts Ctr, Concord MA, Nov-Dec 2016  §

Summer Member Show, Copley Society of Art, Boston MA, Jul-Aug 2016  §

Arts Wayland, The Trinitarian Gallery, Wayland MA, May 2016 (2) §

24th Annual Phillips Mill Exhibition, New Hope PA, Jun 2016 §§

From Earth, Tall Grass Arts Assn, Park Forest IL, Apr-Jun 2016 (2) §

Animalia, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT, Mar-Apr 2016 (2) §§  

Shadow & Light, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction VT, Feb 2016  §§

Animal World, Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York NY, Nov-Dec 2015  §§

H20, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction VT, Dec 2015 (3) §§

Off the Wall, Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord MA, Dec 2015 (3) §

Members Prize Show, Cambridge Art Assn, Cambridge MA Oct-Nov 2015  §

21st Juried Exhibition, Zullo Center for the Arts, Medfield MA, Sep-Nov 2015  §

Golden Hours, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT, Jun 2015 (2) §§

Spectrum, Cambridge College, Cambridge MA, May 2015 (2) §

Water, The ASmith Gallery, Johnson City TX, May-Jun 2015 (2) §§

Unexpected, Copley Society of Art, Boston MA, Mar-Apr 2015  §

Arts Wayland, The Trinitarian Gallery, Wayland MA, Jan-Feb 2015 (2) §

The Photo Review Web Exhibition, Langhorne PA, 2014-15 §§

20th Juried Exhibition, Zullo Center for the Arts, Medfield MA, Sep-Nov 2014 (2) §

River Stewardship Council, Concord MA, Traveling Exhibition 2014  §§

PhotoCentric 2014, Garrison Art Center, Garrison NY, Sep 2014  §§

Shimmer, Copley Society of Art, Boston MA, Jul-Aug 2014 (2) §

59th Arts Festival, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset MA, Jun 2014 §

National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Assn, Cambridge MA, May-Jun 2014 §

Art of Travel, Vermont Photography Workplace, Middlebury VT, May 2014 §§

Winter Visions, Copley Society of Art, Boston MA, Feb-Mar 2014 §

Shadows, The ASmith Gallery, Johnson City TX, Oct-Nov 2013 §§

Frances Roddy Open Competition, Concord Art Assn, Concord MA, Sep-Oct 2013 §

The Sound of Color, Copley Society of Art, Boston MA, Sep-Oct 2013 §

Mountains & Sea, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT, Sep-Oct 2013 §§

A Community of Artists, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham MA, Jun-Jul 2013  §

Narrow & Wide, Toronto Urban Photography Festival, Toronto Canada, May 2013 §§

22nd International Competition, Texas Photographic Soc., San Antonio TX, Mar 2013 §§

New England Collective III, Galatea Fine Art Gallery, Boston MA, Aug 2012 §

New England Perceived, Copley Society of Art, Boston MA, Jun-Jul 2012 §

Off the Wall, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham MA, Jun-Jul 2012 §

21st International Competition, Texas Photographic Soc., San Antonio TX, Aug 2012  §§

Drawing the Line.  Cambridge Art Assn, Cambridge MA, Mar 2012  §

Members Juried II, Concord Art Assn, Concord MA, Mar 2012  §

Impressions, Copley Society of Art, Boston MA, Mar-Apr 2012  §

Scratching the Surface, Cambridge Art Assn, Cambridge MA, Jan-Feb 2012 §

Four Seasons, Vermont Photography Workplace, Middlebury VT, Feb-Mar 2012 §§

Red, Cambridge Art Assn, Cambridge MA, Nov-Dec 2011 §

Frances Roddy Open Competition, Concord Art Assn, Concord MA, Sep-Oct 2011 §

Allure of Light (National Photo), Copley Society of Art, Boston MA, Sep-Oct 2011 §§

Poetry of Shadows, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT, Aug-Sep 2011 §§

Summer Members Show, Copley Society of Art, Boston MA, Jul-Aug 2011 §

Northeast Prize Show, Cambridge Art Assn, Cambridge MA, May-Jun 2011 §                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Memberships

Artist Member:  Copley Society of Art, Concord Art Association.  Supportive Member: Texas Photographic Society, Peabody-Essex Museum, Griffin Photography Museum, Danforth Museum of Art, Fuller Craft Museum, Arts Wayland, Sudbury Valley Nature Photographers.

 

Education

AB from Brown University; teacher certification at Brown University & Rhode Island College, other art courses at Rhode Island School of Design.


MH CAA 12 Exhibition

                            Exhibition, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge MA, October 2012

                                  Copyright © Mark Hopkins 2017-All Rights Reserved