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
Callie McCluskey

People today have the chance through social media to share every aspect of their daily lives. There is a cultural pressure fueled by modern media and consumerism where one is compelled to filter this digital identity into something flawless and exciting. The paintings in my series Digital Identity are a combination of my favorite memories and moments, integrated with recognizable imagery from social media sites. The painting’s color schemes are purposely inverted, forcing the audience to rely on a device such as a Smartphone to view the piece in its entirety. Using AR goggles, the viewer now sees the abstracted forms within the paintings transform into an entirely new visual narrative.

The process that I want the viewer to engage with is two-fold. Upon first impression, the paintings themselves are constructed with dismal color-schemes or unrecognizable features. Once the audience interacts with the digital inversion, the paintings shift to a bright, cheerful and dynamic pallet. This is intended to be a metaphor for how social media has the tendency to make people’s worlds appear more desirable. The consequences of this consumer-driven reality are worth a deeper critique.

Artist
Sandra Hosking

Sandra Hosking is a professional editor, writer, playwright, and photographer based in Spokane, WA, USA. Publishing credits include The Spokesman-Review, Journal of Business, Glass International, Corrugated Today, 3 Elements Review, Cirque Literary Journal, Edify Fiction, and more. Her plays have been performed in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Canada, New Zealand, and elsewhere. Hosking holds an M.F.A. in theatre/playwriting from the University of Idaho and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Eastern Washington University.

Artist
Karen Vo

Karen Vo is a visual artist working in primarily gouache and graphite. Spoiled by the scenery and wildlife of Washington state all of her life, her art attempts to capture the beauty and motion of animals and plant life, with an affinity for birds.

Karen completed her education in biochemistry and molecular biology in 2019 and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in pharmacy. While her career in science and medicine keeps her incredibly busy, she takes every opportunity to recreate the wildlife that surrounds us.

Artist
Bevie LaBrie

My life passions working as an art therapist, wilderness instructor and youth worker, and exploring the world through climbing rocks, travel and mountainous beauty fuel my art. I’m inspired by life and nature in all it’s forms—calm, chaotic, dry and abundant; thus the nature of my messy, layered and textured mixed media art process combining paint, collage, photography, pen and ink and water soluble pastel. Sometimes I keep it simple, and sometimes I use it all! Found natural objects or wood from construction sites often are my starting point. Adventure, natural beauty, human life experience, and my own internal landscape provide endless inspiration.