Garland, TX – Artist, Joshua J. Hopkins, earned a top art award this past March 21st and was selected to go on to present his artwork in a Texas state-wide art competition. The artist, with Pasadena roots, earned an art award at the 31st Annual Garland Independent School District-Wide Art Show. The program, which featured several art pieces of Joshua Hopkins, grandson of Pasadena Journal publishers Joe and Ruthie Hopkins, represented his current school, Naaman Forest High School in Garland, Texas. One of Joshua’s art pieces took 2nd place in the Photography, Print Making and Digital category, earning him a handsome cash reward. One of Joshua’s other works was selected to enter the Texas state-wide art competition which is scheduled to take place this April 27 – 28, 2018 in San Marcos, Texas. Naaman Forest High School art teacher, Ms. Chelsie Lokke, spoke glowingly of Joshua’s art work and skill, noting how his technique and the way he works as “amazing to watch.”
Joshua began drawing in Elementary School around the age of 8. His work has been featured in Pasadena, in an art program at the Pasadena Public Library’s Main Branch, where some of his works were selected to represent Blair High School during the 2015-2016 academic school year. In recent years, Joshua has cultivated his art by attending classes at the Art Center College of Design, the Armory Center for Art, and Pasadena City College. Joshua plans to focus in Digital Image and Entertainment Design in College, as he makes plans to return to the Pasadena area.
Let us send well wishes and root for this hometown artist in his upcoming Texas State-wide art competition.