(Best in Show)

Chris Hopkins
An Uncertain Future, 2014
Oil on panel

Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s Freedom from Fear, this emotional work by Chris Hopkins of Everett, Washington looks back on the Japanese internment during World War II, “with the hope that something like this will never happen again.” The artist’s paintings celebrate the human spirit, focusing on subjects of cultural importance. Widely-published as an illustrator, he has created imagery for a wide range of commissions, including the film, entertainment, and sports industries—from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom to the Super Bowl.