Nominations for the 2020 Arts Awards are open now! Recognize the amazing accomplishments of creatives, arts and cultural organizations, and local individuals committed to enriching our community through the arts by submitting your nominations for each of the four awards categories: Leadership, Collaboration, Imagination and Inclusion. Submit your nominations here and save the date the 2020 Spokane Arts Awards on Saturday, September 26!

Artist: Tiffany PattersonShe/Her/Hers

Aritistic Discipline: Visual

I identify as an optimistic, empathic, queer night bird who has a complicated romance with danger. My candy-coated color palette has seeped out of the studio and I’ve wholeheartedly committed to it as a lifestyle. This may be deceiving though, as my work also holds a secret darkness. I am a procrastinator who thrives under pressure. My work is playful and uses repetition of patterns as visual texture and meditation; often loosing myself and painting for hours on end. I use art to decode my experiences and my themes frequently examine the idea of home. Since finding my distinctive style, all mediums are fair game. I regularly bounce between mixed media painting, illustration, murals, ceramics, and installation art and I’m always ready to embrace the next sparkly thing. I work as a graphic designer/illustrator by day and spend my evenings in my studio and/or snuggling my doggos. I genuinely hope you are having a great day. xoxo