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
Chelsea McIntire

I am a art who loves to paint! My go to medium is acrylic paint and I love abstract art. I am also open to trying new techniques and styles when it comes to my artwork, I just like to mix it up sometimes! All my artwork can be found on my Facebook page CM Art Life or my Instagram page @cm_art_life .
I am passionate about my art and love to express my feelings, thoughts, and emotions through what I make. Painting is my of pouring out all the stresses of the day and turning them into something unique.

Artist
Mel Hewitt

Mel Hewitt is a book artist working her way towards becoming proficient in all aspects of the book arts. Her skills currently lie in traditional and contemporary binding structures and finishing techniques, paper marbling, paste papers, and incorporating letter press, screen printing, and relief printing into her pieces. Mel’s work ranges from utilitarian one-of-a-kind journals to sculptural artist books. She enjoys teaching her craft to others and offers classes both privately and through the Spokane Print and Publishing Center.

Artist
Robyn Smith

Robyn is a Mixed Media Artist and Instructor who has a passion for guiding others to explore art in a way they might not have thought of before. Her work often includes repurposed items (old records, maps, old sheet music, patterns, tissue paper, found objects) and texture. In addition to teaching weekly classes in Art Journaling/Mixed Media, Robyn also teaches Paint Parties and offers Kids Art Kits To-Go. All classes are currently virtual via Zoom or FB Live. In-person classes will resume as circumstances allow.

Artist
GrandMixer GMS

I am a DJ, turntablist, remixer, music producer, and visual artist. I first touched the turntables as a breakdancer at 11 years old, and in 1986 became the 1st DJ to mix for commercial radio in Spokane, Washington – at just 14 years old. As a turntablist, I won the 1993 Inland Northwest Battle of the DJ’s and began mixing with Tobin Costen on Spokane’s then only all rap show that same year. The follo­wing year I began mixing for music legend Nasty-Nes on Seattle’s KCMU Rap Attack until retiring from music in the mid-90’s. However, I picked up the needles in 2020 to reunite with Nasty-Nes for KFOX Nightbeat where I can be heard mixing every Sunday night from 9-11pm on RainierAvenueRadio.world. In 2020, I became the 1st Spokane DJ to mix on “Sway In The Morning” – the world’s #1 Hip-Hop radio show. My mixes consistently rank in the top 10 on Mixcloud’s Global charts – even hitting #1 on multiple charts – and after working with former Eazy E artist, Tairrie B, on her recent album, “Feminenergy,” I became her DJ/Remixer.

Artist
Tiana Hennings

Hello! My name is Tiana and I’m a slam poet in Spokane, where I’ve been involved with the Spokane Poetry Slam organization as a competitor and organizer. I’m also a podcaster and co-host for the podcast Next Door Villain. The Next Door Villain podcast aims to discuss well-known fictional villains in an effort to improve our empathy skills that we can use in our day-to-day lives. We also feature and seek out literary art from the perspective of fictional villains; we showcase the literary art on our website, podcast episodes, and social media. You can listen to our podcast on our website https://www.nextdoorvillain.com/episodes and learn more about submitting your work at https://www.nextdoorvillain.com/submit. You can also listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher. You can also find us on Instagram at @nextdoorvillain or https://www.instagram.com/nextdoorvillain/.