Bend artist Bill Hoppe’s 19 “Works on Paper" are on exhibit in the governor’s office, in the Capitol Building in Salem, through Feb. 21.
Hoppe, an assistant professor of art at Central Oregon Community College, began the project in 2009 as a series of monoprints inspired by his garden.
An exhibit in the governor’s office is considered a “once in a lifetime" honor. The Art in the Governor’s Office Program honors professional, living artists in Oregon.
Hoppe’s work is in more than 40 public collections, including both the Seattle and Portland art museums. He received a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship in drawing in 1981, and his 1976 untitled diptych was recently reinstalled as part of the Oregon State Capitol Collection. It can be viewed near the first floor Senate wing lobby.