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 shantell@spokanearts.org.

Are you an artist/maker/creative based in the Spokane region? Submit your information here to be added to the roster.

Artist
Trevon Walton

My name is Trevon Walton. I am an artist who has been spending my entire life finding ways to express myself and what I feel. I am a creative, finding love and passion in any and every medium that I touch, but I also find the ability to speak in a manner that can be difficult for me to do otherwise, it allows me to express myself in a raw, unfiltered manner. It also allows me to project part of me or my spirit into every thing I create, every detail of every painting, song, and body of work. My goal is to ultimately change the world, and give a platform for people like me, who may have been discouraged to be creative, and show them that being creative and expressive can ultimately heal in such a beautiful way. With these songs and these images, I tell you my story.

Artist
Jane Sutherland-Farstrider

I work with a wide variety of media and enjoy finding creative ways to combine them; translating impressions from songs and stories on paper and canvas.
Acrylics, ink, and watercolor are among my favorites.

My work has taken many directions and evolved as much as I have over the years. Some of it is serious. A lot of it is whimsical. All of it is the product of an active imagination and a love of symbolism and storytelling. I take inspiration from dreams, memories, and the places my subconscious goes when I read and listen to music.

Artist
John Sebastian

John Sebastian was born in Long Island – New York. He was raised in a family infused by generations of artists and craftsmen. Luthiers, Carpenters, Draftsman,
Engineers, and Musicians. His father played a major role is his artistic career, a Korean war veteran, studio musician (guitar being his main instrument), mathematician and metallurgist by trade. In a very large family, John grew up spending holidays first listening to his uncles and father playing classic swing music and jazz and eventually taught himself how to play guitar and joining in. John brings music to his art in all its forms,

Artist
Jessica Jasper

After earning her Master’s degree in viola performance from the University of Minnesota in 2013, Jessica Jasper has lived in her home state of Washington. Since then, she has enjoyed being a freelance violist and violinist, chamber musician and music educator. She has been a tenured violist in the Spokane Symphony Orchestra since 2012, and a tenured violist with the Northwest Sinfonietta chamber orchestra since 2013. She also recently won the position of Assistant Principal viola of Yakima Symphony orchestra.

Artist
Gem Aragon

Gem is a 26 year old nonbinary digital artist living in Spokane, WA after growing up in Colorado. They picked up art during the pandemic in 2020 and have been self-teaching ever since, with a focus on Traditional and Neotraditional tattoo-concept art. Gem aspires to be a tattoo artist someday, but enjoys practicing by creating bold, unique concepts custom designed to individual requests in the meantime. Check out their art on Instagram @gem.ini.asis and gemdoesart.bigcartel.com, and email gemdoesart@gmail.com to contact!