Nominations for the 2020 Arts Awards are open now! Recognize the amazing accomplishments of creatives, arts and cultural organizations, and local individuals committed to enriching our community through the arts by submitting your nominations for each of the four awards categories: Leadership, Collaboration, Imagination and Inclusion. Submit your nominations here and save the date the 2020 Spokane Arts Awards on Saturday, September 26!

Artist: Bevie LaBrieShe/Her/Hers

Aritistic Discipline: Visual

My life passions working as an art therapist, wilderness instructor and youth worker, and exploring the world through climbing rocks, travel and mountainous beauty fuel my art. I’m inspired by life and nature in all it’s forms—calm, chaotic, dry and abundant; thus the nature of my messy, layered and textured mixed media art process combining paint, collage, photography, pen and ink and water soluble pastel. Sometimes I keep it simple, and sometimes I use it all! Found natural objects or wood from construction sites often are my starting point. Adventure, natural beauty, human life experience, and my own internal landscape provide endless inspiration.