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Kathryn Hopkins Featured in US Veterans Art Exhibit and Gala in New Braunfels, TX

Presented by New Century Art Guild, Inc.

The evening of March 10, 2023, New Century Art Guild, Inc. held an all-Veteran Art Gala, US Veterans Art Gala that displayed veteran art in a variety of forms – music, poetry, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, literature, and woodwork. All proceeds from the event directly benefited veteran artists breaking into careers in the arts by providing scholarships for training in art and business education.

Art is a therapeutic outlet for many of our service members dealing with PTSD, and a wonderful tool that stimulates a sense of accomplishment, pride, and purpose. Local wounded veteran artist, Mario Lopez, Southwest Region Liaison and Honorary Lifetime Member of the NCAG has teamed up with skilled veteran artists in the surrounding areas to make the NCAG’s mission a reality for many aspiring artists! Our mission is simple, “We promote professional practices in the field of art by encouraging new careers, new directions and new possibilities for artists and veterans.”

Kathryn Hopkins, (Seneca, Turtle Clan, Cattaraugus Territory) US Army Veteran and Gold Star Spouse, was one of the artists featured that night with her stunning jewelry on display.

Kathryn Hopkins’ Artist Bio – Kathryn is the lead designer of House of Hopkins, whose works include elaborately beaded clutches and jewelry. Her works are constructed of diverse materials from seed and artisan glass beads, porcupine quills, crystal cup chain, gold-plated and silver-plated findings, fine textiles, soft leather, to upcycled fur. From observing her mother bead and sew, she developed an interest in Fashion Design. As a Seneca, her designs incorporate traditional Haudenosaunee raised beadwork, a unique and discerning style of Native American embroidery.

It was in experiencing the death of her husband while they served in the ARMY, that she began her journey to healing and concentrated on her creativity. With a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Management (with a concentration in Fashion Merchandising), she has sought experience and design inspiration by working in various retail areas. She has participated and placed in design competitions as well as art shows in New York, Texas, and New Mexico. She is currently a displaying artist at the San Marcos Art League Gallery in San Marcos, Texas.

Kathryn’s designs come from the heart. Her use of color creates statement pieces sure to compliment any trendsetter. The wearer gains confidence in knowing they have something beautiful and truly unique!


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