Sam Hopple

Interim Operations and Gallery Director

Sam Hopple (she/her) is an Independent Curator, Arts Writer, Educator and Administrator. Over the years, she has served the Oregon arts community in a variety of capacities. Hopple managed the galleries at Oregon College of Art and Craft from 2016-2019, and was the Exhibitions Coordinator at Disjecta (now Oregon Contemporary). She is the co-founder of 60 Inch Center, an online publication covering art happenings in the Pacific Northwest, has published writings in the Oregon Visual Arts Ecology Project, museum catalogs, among other publications. She also co-directed S/PLI/T Projects (2016-17) which exhibited two person shows of emerging artists in established and alternative spaces. Hopple has curated numerous exhibitions independently in the Pacific Northwest, Los Angeles, CA, Toronto, and her home state of Colorado at Anderson Ranch Art Center. Her most recent work was in the Curatorial Department at the Aspen Art Museum. Hopple completed her MFA in Art Criticism and Curatorial Practice from Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD U) in Toronto, Canada in 2021, and received her BA in Art, Design and Media from Richmond University, London in 2012. She is excited to serve as the Interim Gallery and Operations Director, and looks forward to engaging with communities across Eastern Oregon.