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
Jordan Heidal

I am a self-taught visual artist in Spokane WA. My work is primarily abstract based with influences from the PNW and my life journey. I typically work to portray my journey in a visual way that has never been seen before, making each piece it’s own personal experience for both myself and my audience. I use acrylic paint/ink mediums the most, but am often using a mixed media of paint, pastels, spray paint, and pens. I’m excited to be returning to Spokane and to share my work with a new community. You will often find me creating art on-the-go and collaborating with artists of different practices to discover new ways of expression.

Artist
Larry Ellingson

My visual work is a kind of additive sculpture, combining assemblage, painting, photography and fabricating. Some pieces have lights and sound. I’m also a sound artist, composing, performing and producing music utilizing electronics, saxophone and found sound.

It’s fun to make stuff that’s interesting to look at. Finding new ways of seeing the commonplace seems like a good idea to me. Many of us daydream and wander through our imaginations. I bring back souvenirs.

Artist
Kathryn Alexander, MA

Kathryn Alexander was born in Michigan in 1942 and has been an active resident of Spokane since 2014 serving as chair of her neighborhood council and representative to the Community Assembly. A photographer for over 40 years she began showing her work in 2018.
Alexander has a strong background in the textile arts, owning one of the first weaving and spinning stores in the country; she attended the California College of the Arts in 1972-1973 and studied under Trudy Guremonprez. Her interest in texture and color can still be seen in her photography.

Artist
Joshua Martel

I paint contemporary abstract and realism. I like to paint large animals and people depicting emotions, through their character. This is a strong way to capture peoples attention and has become my favorite way to tell a story to the public. I strive to stimulate and bring forth new thoughts within the communities I paint in, as well as showcasing their community to bring a sense of pride, joy, and momentum. Art is the universal language that all can understand to some shape or form. My goal as an artist is to use this language to help create positive change that this world deserves.

Artist
Gay Waldman

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.