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: Frankie BenkaShe/Her/Hers

Aritistic Discipline: Visual

I have been doing photography for 50 years. As an artist, I don’t limit myself to one medium. I have painted with oil, watercolor, acrylic, and alcohol ink. I have created pieces in ceramic and porcelain. I have made both 2d and 3d sculpture. In recent years, my art has led me to designing functional spaces. I have designed everything from tiny houses to opera houses, bridges, public art, furniture, and lighting.

I was born and raised in Spokane, lived in Seattle for 30 years, Phoenix and Central California for a year, then moved back to Spokane. I have traveled to Ireland, France, Greece, Italy, Nepal, Canada, and Mexico. I have visited art and architecture all over the world.