Chris Scott Opp
City, Louisiana 71111
Creative, artistic, hard working professional with extensive experience as a Project Manager, Interior Designer, Remodel and New Construction, Custom Wood Fabrication and Millwork, Electrical, Plumbing, Illustrations, Logo Design, Pencil Sketches to Scaled Drawings, Décor Purchasing and Installation, Three Dimensional Sculpturing in various materials, Silk Screening, Airbrush Artwork, Murals, Graphics, Antiquing and Faux Finishes, Custom Automotive Painting, Hand Lettering, Billboard Painting, Signage, Gold and Metal leafing, Working knowledge of Mac and PC.
· Vantage Creations, 1973 to 1975, 50% Owner/operator of a Custom Automotive, Race Car and Boat Shop
· Golden West College, 1985 to 1988, Fine Arts, Signage, Airbrushing and Photography and started new evening classes Sign Graphics, Basic and Advanced Airbrushing
· Opp Art Incorporated, 1975 to 2011 ( Chris Opp Art and Construction, LLC – 2011 ) Owner/operator
o Far West Services / W. R. Grace Co. aka Coco Restaurants & Bakery, El Torito Restaurants, El Torito Grills, Casa Gallardo, La Fiesta, Que Pasa, Charley Browns, Players, Remicks, ( in 300 US cities ).
o Tortilla Inc. aka Gardunos’ Mexican Restaurants, Albuquerque, N.M., Las Vegas, NV., Design Consultant Gardunos’ Mexican Restaurants, Albuquerque, N.M., Las Vegas, Nv., aka Yesterdaves’ Grill, Yesterdaves’ Auto Museum, Gardunos’ of Mexico, Gardunos’ Tequila Factory, Gardunos’ Margarita Factory (Design Consultant 1999)
o Amafca Calabacillas Arroyo Project, 1998, Fabrication of 372 Dinosaur Bones attached on the walls in an Arroyo. T-Rex is 30 ft. tall and 150 ft. in length. There are 12 Dinosaurs fabricated to their exact size.
o Don Imus Ranch, Ribera, New Mexico Interior and Exterior Artwork, Antiquing and Faux Finishes, Murals, Signage, Assistant Designer to Deirdre Imus. Included 21 Buildings on the Ranch with three full size Iowa Barns.
o SRAC – Shreveport Regional Art Council “ Christmas in the Sky “ A one night Themed Party that raised funds for the Arts in Shreveport & Bossier City Schools; 2006 - “OZ“, 2008 - “007“, 2010 - “Beatlemania” Designer and Fabricator of one of the ten Themed spaces in the three story Harrah’s Downs Racetrack Facility.
o West Edge Artist Artist helping other artist - “An Evening of Art with Chris Opp”
1) Custom Painted Race Cars and a Semi Truck for Burt Reynolds and Hal Needham “ Skoal Bandit “ 1974, four Vehicles
2) Painted Graphics and Signage on the upper section of a 240,000 sq. ft. Building “ Sea Launch “, San Pedro Harbor,CA
3) Painted “ Los Alamos National Laboratory “ on a 12 story Water Tower, Los Alamos, New Mexico
4) “Surf City Grill” Main Street Mall, Santa Ana, California. Built a 11’x17’ Styrofoam Wave, cut up a VW Bus ¼ and put a 1,200 lb. Plexiglass Salt Water Fish Tank inside for Sharks. Complete with Surfers and a Dolphin.
5) Custom Murals, Graphics, Signs, Table Tops for over 400 Restaurants across the US from CA. to the Empire State Bld., NY
6) Custom Murals, Graphics, Signs, Faux Finishes and Wood Graining, Table Tops for these Casinos;
Hollywood Casino/Hotel, Tunica, Ms., Harrisburg, Pa., Aurora, Il Shreveport, La.
Sunset Station Casino/Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Boulder Station Casino/Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Fiesta Casino/ Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Paris Casino/Hotel/Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
Tropicana Casino/Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Ameristar Casino/Hotel, Vicksburg, Mississippi
Silverstar Casino/Hotel, Philadelphia, Mississippi
Barley’s Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Isle of Capri Casino/Hotel, Biloxi, Mississippi
Hard Rock Casino/Hotel, Biloxi, Mississippi
Beau Rivage Casino/Hotel, Biloxi, Mississippi
Sandia Casino/Hotel/Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sky City Casino/Hotel, New Mexico
Santa Ana Star Casino/Resort, Bernalillo, New Mexico
Route 66 Casino/Hotel, Rio Puerco, New Mexico
Ohkay Casino/Hotel, Espanola, New Mexico
Big Rock Casino, Espanola, New Mexico
Eldorado Casino/Hotel, Shreveport, Louisiana
Evangeline Downs Race Track/Casino/Hotel, Opelousas, Louisiana
Silver Legacy Casino/Hotel/Resort, Reno, Nevada
Tamarack Casino, Reno, Nevada
7) Designed the Themed Interior of Sky City Casino’s Travel Center, Graphics, Murals, Signage, 3D Sculptures
8) Designed the Themed Poker Room for Route 66 Casino, Wall Build-outs, Graphics, Murals, Signage, Special Finishes, Décor
9) Designed the Interiors (some Exteriors) completed Murals, Millwork, Logos, Signage, Graphics, Table Tops, Décor purchasing and Installation, Bar Tops, for these Restaurants:
Gardunos Mexican Restaurant, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 5 locations
Yesterdave’s Grill, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Marco Pollo Restaurant, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mustang Café at Rich Ford, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sea Food Show Restaurant, Torrance, California
Scarpas Restaurant (San Antonio), Albuquerque, New Mexico
Bob’s Burger (Fourth Street), Albuquerque, New Mexico
Cajun Kitchen, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Pinon Tree Coffee Café, Sky City, New Mexico
Cosmic Café/Bar, Santa Ana Casino, Bernalillo, New Mexico
10) Designed, Demo & Built a 2,000 sq. ft. Show Room for Branton Indoor/Outdoor, Bossier City, La, Installed 2,000 ft. of Cypress T&G Pine on the Walls, all Electrical, Slant Wall, Paint, Finishes, Mill Work, Free Standing Podium, 1,500 Flooring
11) Designed and Built a 150 sq. ft. Custom kitchen and a 350 sq. ft. Employees Lounge, to match the Show Room
12) Designed and Built 2 11 Foot Trees that surrounded Support Columns in the Branton Conference Big Game Room, Sonotubes, Lath, Concrete, Finishes, Vines & Leaves
13) Route 66 Casino’s “Poker Pub”, Rio Puerco, New Mexico, Built the Exterior and Interior, Mill Work (except the Bar OGB), Tin Type Metallic Ceiling Tiles, Wall Finishes, Murals, Irish Signage (from Ireland), and 90 sq. ft. of Concrete Counter Tops, Completed all the Brick Façade, Paint & Stain.
14) Route 66 Casino’s Themed “Thunder Road Restaurant”, Restored two 1950 Ford Coupes (one a Police Car) Installed one on the second floor wall and the other on a Hydraulic lift on top of the Bar, all the Stone & Brick Work, Finishes, Murals on the Garage doors, Faux Finishes, Wall Décor.
15) Designed and Built the new Daycare for Calvary Baptist Church, Shreveport, Louisiana. Completed 3,500 sq. ft. of Wainscot stacked Stone, Crown Molding, Wall Texturing & Faux Finishes, Wood front Entrance Arch, 2,000 sq. ft. of Metallic painted Tintype Ceiling panels, Painted 10 Class rooms and three Offices.
Bishop Union High School, Graduated in 1971 (Received the “Bank of America Award in Fine Arts”)
College classes at Orange Coast College
UCLA “ Construction and Teaching Techniques “ Lifetime Teaching Credentials “ State of California (Fine Arts, Design and Photography) April 15, 1985
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