Visual

Painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, screenprinting, photography, architecture, textiles, crafts, and so much more. If you love the visual arts, don’t miss First Fridays, presented by the Downtown Spokane Partnership. Find your new favorite gallery via our interactive art map. 

Event: October 18
Artist Talk with Deb Sheldon | Where Do Ideas Come From? Spark + Provision = ART

Enjoy an art-filled evening with local artist Deb Sheldon as she takes us on a captivating journey through her solo show, ‘Where Do Ideas Come From? Spark + Provision = ART.’ Her journey, from self-taught beginnings to a life intertwined with art, culminates in this stunning collection. Gain insights into her inspirations, techniques, and the narratives that inform each piece. Don’t miss out on this inspiring and informative evening, where you’ll have the opportunity to engage directly with the artist herself and delve deeper into her colorful world.

Event: Opens November 7
Emeritus: Gordon Wilson Exhibit

The Whitworth University Art & Design Department and the university’s Bryan Oliver Gallery are proud to present a selection of works created over the last 50 years by Whitworth Professor Emeritus of Art & Design Gordon Wilson. Please visit the exhibit between Nov. 7, 2023, and Jan. 24, 2024.

Artist statement: “Works in the exhibit are representational. They include familiar elements that are meant to make the unfamiliar elements accessible. The works are not solely a record but are intended to be in some way a separate reality – a personalized view. The attributes of a street, mood of an individual or representation of a vaguely known family history are stories that can contain shared experience and values. The images are integral to who I am and what I experience. The visual world provides evidence, valuable clues of ongoing cycles, that informs and enriches. The works don’t form a diary – but something like one.”
Nov. 7, 2023-Jan. 24, 2024

Opening reception: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 5-6 p.m., Lied Center for the Visual Arts
Artist’s lecture: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6-7 p.m., Lied Center for the Visual Arts, Room 102

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed on official university holidays.

Event: November 5
33 Artists Market at the Wonder Building

33 Artists Market is turning ONE, come and see Spokane’s finest ARTISTS! We are a small curated art market in Spokane, WA. Our 5th Volume of the 33 Artists Market will be at the Wonder Building in Downtown Spokane, WA.
33 Artists Market at The Wonder Building is a FREE event. Join us Sunday Nov. 5th 10am-4pm, this is family friendly event with an art raffle celebrating our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
We will also be giving away a FREE (zero cost to entered artist) 10x10ft space for our March 23rd show at the Wonder Building in 2024. Come and enter to win. (FREE to ENTER)
We will have food for purchase provided by the vendors within the Wonder Building; Uno Mas Tacos, Victory Burger and Koselig Kitchen. There is also coffee and alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks available at the Victory Cafe/Bar!
The best kind of holiday gift is a local one! Check out this local art market featuring jewelry, original paintings, prints, clothing, book arts, & more.
This art market will feature 35 different artists with affordable works that’d make the perfect gift for someone you know this holiday season.
This show is a perfect time to check out The Wonder Building, meet artists and purchase artwork!
You’ll find a wide variety of items including jewelry, original paintings and drawings, cards, prints, clothing, book arts, pottery, and much more. Please come and support these artists!
Artists include (but are not limited to):

Karli Fairbanks, Nano Naturalist, Pinkerton’s Lair, AK Hardware, Gayle Havercroft, Jacquie Masterson, Ponderosa Ceramics, Keith Harrop, Karen Mobley, Oriana Stevens, Michelle Schnieder, Elk River Knives, The Grain Mill, Cheryl Metcalf, Amber Wyckoff, Rook Haug, Wild Grace Jewelry, Nicole Nutt, Rachel Hite, Erica Schisler, Sonny and Lisa Moeckel, Cecil Studios, Leah Yand, The Ghost Shop, Jaime Crain, Gwyn Pevonka, Reinaldo Gil Zambrano, Erik Peterson-Davis, Hamptom Visual Art, Bradeen Creative, Oana Art, Ttrash Glass Art, Lazy Eye Supply & Local Knits, Skyler Powell, LStark Adams

Event: Opens November 11
28th Annual Fall Folk Festival

The Spokane Fall Folk Festival is the premier annual multicultural event in the Inland Northwest. Since 1996 the Folk Festival, sponsored by the Spokane Folklore Society, has been bringing music and dance from many different traditions to the two-day event each November. This Festival showcases regional musical artists and performing groups who represent cultures from around the globe and has inspired similarly styled festivals. What makes this festival shine is that we advertise our schedules and highlight performers in advance to encourage attendance. In 2023 the festival received the Inlander’s Best Of poll award for 3rd for the Best Arts Festival. Spokane Folklore Society is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to fostering American and International cultures in Spokane.

Event: October 31
Finissage of the virtual 3D exhibition Colorful, 2023-10-31

Finissage of the virtual 3D exhibition Colorful, 2023-10-31

“Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams.” Paul Gauguin

Nothing fascinates and inspires the creative team at Omnibus Gallery more than color – the result of the collaboration of eye and brain, the language of dreams and the smile of nature.

The idea of the exhibition in virtual 3D space belongs to the curator of the exhibition, the artist Light Bear. The virtual format provided an opportunity for 47 artists from different parts of the world to exhibit together. This is a new, exciting experience for the German gallery under an non-profit organization, which has until now organized regular exhibitions within the city of Dresden.

The 3D exhibition space presents works in a wide variety of techniques – from traditional painting and graphics to digital collages, photographs and even video art. There is also a diverse range of authors: the inclusive concept of the gallery assumed the participation of artists of different levels.

Mysterious and playful, meditative and cheerful, the works sent to the open call and selected for the exhibition are in remarkable harmony with each other, enhancing each other’s sound.

“Colors pursue me like a constant worry. They even worry me in my sleep.” Claude Monet

The digital collages of the Dutch artist Monica Kroes and the collage-like canvases of anna.my.mind.drawings give you the feeling that you had a chance to look into tempting colorful dreams.

“In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light,” – this quote from the artist Hans Hofmann (Germany/USA) comes to mind when contemplating the works of Senna Sheridan from Ireland and the oil canvases of Dimitra Xenaki from Athens.

The works of Chad Eby also glow with „guiding“ mosaics. This multidisciplinary artist, designer, and educator from Lexington, Kentucky works with light, sound and code to better understand digital technology.

Amazing in its convex laconicism, the rooster’s profile by the Italian artist and designer Luciano Caggianello makes us once again convinced of the truth of Marc Chagall’s words: “Color is all. When color is right, form is right.”

The same is true for the works of Fiorentina Giannotta (playful portraits of nobles in naive style) – or of Tracy Poindexter-Canton (who examines Black American identity and melding literary imagery with visual art through collage, vibrancy and portraiture).

“I prefer to live in color,” David Hockney once said. A life of color and a creative awakening began for British-born artist Samantha Redfern when she moved to Singapore. Colorful birds and flowers, as well as lush tropical greenery, inspire her.

There are especially many abstract works at the exhibition. Needless to say, it is in abstraction that color knows no bounds. Digital works by Alexandr Luc (Romania-Germany), experimental photos by Zach Ellis, acrylic canvases by Brooke Harris, marker works by Megan Howard and many others immerse the viewer in a sea of associations.

We invite all friends of contemporary art on a fascinating journey through this truly colorful and very rich in hidden meanings exhibition. Let’s meet and write in the comments mode on the Finnisage (October 31, 2023)!

ARTISTS
Klára Vavřičková • ABEL Sylvie • Ze Ve • Bianca Turner • Anna Dzhiniri • Stéphane CANTIN • Mingyue Liu • Corina Nani • Fester Vogels • Kenneth Henckel • Scherin Mustafa • June Hjorth • Senna Sheridan • Luciano Caggianello • Carmen Wilke • Laurel Lueders • Matthew Bailey • Amanda Lechner • Kris Moore • Trina Batchelor • Samantha Redfern • anna.my.mind.drawings • Hannah Stein • Brooke Harris • Chang-Ching Su • Tyrrell Jonns • Carsten Breuer • Monica Croese • Tracy Poindexter-Canton • Karen Safer • Sallia Brand • Chad Eby • Linh Dao • Zach Ellis • Crystal L McDonald • Georgia Hart • Fiorentina Giannotta • Sandra Rieboldt-Bülter • Scott M. Williams • Alexandr Luc • Chad Erpelding • Cesar Ceballos • Chelsea Dreher • Megan Howard • Dimitra Xenaki • Gillian Probert • Kip Harris

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About the exhibitor

ZMO – Zusammenarbeit mit Osteuropa – Regionalverband Dresden e.V. (Germany) is a non-profit association with the creative center “Omnibus” in Dresden-Pieschen. There are many charitable projects under this umbrella. Art, culture and creativity contribute a lot to international understanding on site.
Gallery Omnibus: since 2010, the creative center “Omnibus” has been inviting visitors to the art exhibitions in the city of Dresden, Germany. German and international artists were presented. For all the time more than 100 group and solo exhibitions have been held.

About the curator

The Omnibus virtual gallery is curated by artist Light Bear. Light Bear is contemporary artist, the creator of many animated films, paintings and drawings. Since 2012: participated in more than 500 international art and film-festivals. Since 2022: influencer on instagram (with 16,6 Tsd. followers today). Curator of many art projects of the Omnibus Creative Center (Dresden, Germany).

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.