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: Gay WaldmanShe/Her/Hers

Aritistic Discipline: Visual

Since 1985 Gay Waldman has been actively showing in juried shows and galleries in the Northwest. Her intuitive portfolio embraces floral, landscape, architectural, and abstract imagery. For twenty years Gay worked in her darkroom and since 2005 she exclusively uses Photoshop and Painter to make her artwork. She shoots original photographs, adds drawing, overlays scanned objects, and digitally builds original art and collage. Her studio offers art commissions, consultation, photo-editing, and a full custom picture frame shop.
Gay has completed several permanent public art installations, including at the Spokane Convention Center, Wells Fargo Building, and Rockwood South, Spokane. Gay has been awarded numerous Jurors’ Awards, including The Sahlin Foundation Juror’s Choice Award at Artfest, Spokane and Best of Show at Art on the Green, Coeur d’Alene. Her artwork is in many collections, including Willowbrook Hospice, England, and Gritman Medical Center Women’s Imaging Center, Moscow, ID.
Gay’s photo-art reaches beyond the impact of traditional photography. In a significant way, her work expands how the viewer perceives, considers and interprets photographic media as art.