Artist Roster

The Spokane Arts artist roster is a searchable tool designed to showcase local creatives and connect them with community members seeking artists and makers. Browse the entire roster to discover a new favorite artist or filter by the type of work you’re seeking. You’ll find samples of their work, a description of what drives them to create and links to check out their website or social media. Use the roster to discover the incredible talent living right here in our community. Please note: the artist roster is a free resource directory to find artists. Any local artist can add their information. The artists on the roster are not endorsed or represented by Spokane Arts. 

In order to foster a thriving creative community where artists can make a living doing their work, Spokane Arts believes in the importance of paying artists. Too often, creatives are asked to provide time, labor, materials, or finished work for free. While most of us wouldn’t ask an electrician, CPA or nurse to provide their professional services at no cost — knowing they trained and studied to gain expertise — artists are often asked to donate their services. Many artists and creatives do choose to donate their time to causes they care deeply about, but to make a living, doing work for free should be the exception, not the rule. We humbly ask you to keep this in mind when contacting creatives on the roster, and know that you can always ask an artist to give you a cost estimate or written proposal to review. Questions? Don’t hesitate to ask our staff; we’d be happy to help guide you. Contact mika@spokanearts.org.

Are you an artist/maker/creative based in the Spokane region? Submit your information here to be added to the roster.

Artist
Elise Meredith Beattie

Elise Beattie is a professional- full time painter who begins her pattern driven paintings with an adventurous pouring process. Pouring paint allows the artist the ultimate freedom of working wet into wet. The numerous poured washes create cloaks of intensifying value movement and mystery; thus continuously redirecting Beattie’s interpretation of reality. Using mixes of watercolors, acrylics and collage Elise creates images that combines a contemporary composition with a vivid imagination.

Artist
Angela Schneider

Take Big White Dog Photography on your next adventure in the Inland Northwest to document the beautiful bond you share with your dog. As a recovering journalist and newspaper reporter, I see your interaction in ways another photographer may not – the occasional glances into each other’s eyes, the stray scruff of the butt, the Magic Moment that tells me how much you love each other and how much each adventure matters. Let’s create wonderful memories together.

Artist
Sierra Paola

Company artist with Vytal Movement Dance in Spokane, WA. I am now a law student at Gonzaga but I attended Pacific University where she received a double major in Public Health and German and a minor in Dance. While in college, I danced with the Pacific Dance Ensemble under direction of Jennifer Camp and performed pieces by James Healey, Mary Hunt, Marlayna Locklear, Aaron Gilbert, and Shawn Keylock. In my free time, Sierra volunteers as an assistant teacher at Inspirations Dance Studio in Spokane with the “Love to Dance” program for individuals with disabilities.

Artist
Shaun Springer

Who is this Shaun guy, and why is he so awesome? Director, writer, ninja, editor, part-time lover, part-time fighter, and Astronaut Enthusiast.Shaun Springer is a pretty cool guy that you should know. His work includes Directing films, commercials, documentaries and music videos. He was also worked professionally as a screenwriter, and script doctor. His feature film, “The Garageland Chronicles” was shot entirely in Spokane and has played at film festivals all over the US, as well as throughout the UK & Europe. He is the author of the children’s book “Nobody Cares About Jimmy,” and his favorite Batman is Kevin Conroy. As for being so awesome… You’ll just have to find out for yourself.

Artist
Amber Stinson

My creative energy goes towards taking photos of a wide array of subjects. Anything that I find visually beautiful, interesting, captivating or moving I enjoy capturing in a photo. As a result, my photographic content ranges anywhere from landscape to portrait to abstract. I am particularly drawn to minimal scenes and fully stand behind the principle that less is more. My ultimate goal is to capture essence, evoke emotion, and maintain full presence and appreciation of each unique moment.