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
Jansen Niccals

Hello! I grew up in Spokane and have been creating art in the PNW for over a decade. I work in a variety of mediums, traditionally; acrylic and watercolor painting, graphic design and illustration, character concept designs, and comic panels. I also dabble in digital illustrations and paintings.  Some of the things I love to create include fantasy-themed works like dragons and mythological creatures. I also illustrate animals, pets, and fantastic beasts. I create art because it is the one thing in my soul that is the loudest. When I am drawing or painting, I am free. My heart sings as it soars across a canvas. Each and every drawing I create is a look inside my head, and my imagination. I look forward to speaking with you and seeing the vision you have for the art that we both create together.

Artist
Wendy Zupan

I make one-of-a-kind mixed media pieces and sculpted whimsical puppetry from a land of Old World fiction. My interest in this time period started when I was quite young, through the delightful stories of Merlin and the Grimm Brother’s fairy tales. Illustrators such as Arthur Rackham and Sir John Tenniel fed my young mind and continue to inspire me. I was fascinated by archaeology, Indian cliff dwellings, dinosaur digs – worlds long forgotten for which stories could be invented.

Artist
Matthew Weaver

Matthew Weaver is a Spokane, WA playwright, screenwriter, poet and writer. Full-length plays include BED RIDE, GLUTTONY AND LUST ARE FRIENDS, ACES ARE FEVERISH, TIMMY’S BIG KISS, JESUS AT 10, AWKWARD ROBOT’S INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR DATING OTHER AWKWARD ROBOTS, SPECIAL CHOW MEIN, THE BLUSHING GROOM and SHAMROCK SHAKE JONES IN THE CASE OF THE BONUS FLOUR BABY. Available to speak to students about writing and playwriting. Accepting commissions. Inquire via email or website.

Artist
CarLy Haney

My name is CarLy and I create baroque/gothic wall mounts using real taxidermy tarantulas. Each piece is hand-spread and completely unique, displayed without glass and allowing spectators to come as close as their courage may allow. In addition to spiders, I often take commission orders to mount other specimens such as bats, bees, butterflies, beetles and murder hornets. I take much inspiration from the elegant old buildings of Spokane, as well as the regal decor of chateaus like damask, lace, velvet and gold.

Artist
Marie Noorani

My focus is on the complexities and intricacies created as paper is transformed through inelegant, forceful manipulation. The scale of my work is an invitation to intimacy, permission for the observer to closely examine the exquisite scars born from the forces that played upon the paper. The color, texture, construction, and composition of each piece tells that paper’s individual story. I want observers to acknowledge the brutal beauty of that story, seeing not just the paper’s innate vulnerability but its noble defiance. The end goal is not for my pieces to elicit mere appreciation for the awkward loveliness of the paper’s damaged imperfection, but instill real empathy for it’s inherent power and dignity, and by extension, the power and dignity of our frail human imperfection.

Artist
Grace June

Whether it’s an art project, a head shot, or something in between, other people trusting me to photograph them and what is most important to them is something I consider sacred. I hope that comes through in my work. To check out my portfolio of commercial work and art projects, visit www.gracejune.art. My other platform with some art for purchase is: gracejuneimagery.shootproof.com. If you want more current happenings, my instagram is a good spot to connect, @gracemjune. You can support and follow my official business page on Facebook, Grace June Imagery.