Most current events and activities are reflected in the events calendar and artist opportunities.
COMMUNITY CHALK MURAL
Artist Ryan! Feddersen
Artist RYAN! FEDDERSEN will lead a
community-enacted temporary mural,
900* horses, in the Tribal Gathering Plaza
At Huntington Park to commemorate the
Coeur d'Alene, Spokane and Palouse
horses that were slaughtered under orders
of U.S. Army Col. George Wright in a show
of force to suppress the indigenous population.
Participants are invited to honor the horses by
claiming a single figure of a horse to illustrate
with care. Together, through concentrated
attention on creating an effigy for each of the
approximately 900 horses, the memorial will
symbolically recognize the individual lives, the
scale of the event, and it's significance Open
for participation in the Tribal Gathering Place at
Huntington Park June 20th - June 28th 2015
Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm, Mon-Thurs, 12pm-4pm.
This event is intended for all ages.
Please supervise children who are too young to participate without guidance.
Download press release here:
SPOKANE FOLKLORE SOCIETY
Fall Arts Preview - Labor Day in the Park
This year's annual Fall Arts Preview event will be presented in conjunction with the Spokane Symphony's Labor Day Concert in Comstock Park. The event will kick off the 2015-2016 arts season on Monday, September 7, from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. concluding with the Spokane Symphony's popular free concert. We thank the Spokane Symphony for their generous sharing of this time and place.
Fall Arts Preview provides a great marketing opportunity for groups who want to share information with the public about upcoming events and season offerings. The registration fee is $40 per participant which includes table rental, decorations and more.
This event always requires much volunteer help with set-up, tear-down, and other tasks. If you are willing to lend a hand, please check the appropriate box on your registration form.
For more information, contact Daniel Gore at 509-838-9135 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Eric Johnson at 509-534-3009 or by email, email@example.com.
Download registration form here:
Design Finalists to be honored with reception at City Council meeting
When: Monday May 18th at 5:50 pm.
Where: The Tribal Gathering Plaza at Huntington Park
(directly behind City Hall Building on Northside)
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane WA 99201
At 6:00 pm an announcement of the winning design
will be presented by a City Council member in the
Council Chambers at City Hall.
Above: Winning Design by Seth Tibbs
SPOKANE, WA - Age 13 Chase Middle School Student, Manhole Cover Contest Winner
Seth Tibbs, age thirteen student at Chase Middle School will be the recipient of a $100 cash prize as the contest winner of the 2015 Student Designed Manhole Cover Contest. His drawing will be cast into an iron manhole cover and placed throughout the city this summer 2015. The contest was administered by Spokane Arts in partnership with the City of Spokane's Waste Water Management Department, with a call to students for design submissions in January. The contest closed in the end of March and a selection committee of representatives from Spokane Arts, Wastewater Management, City Council, and other community members convened to narrow down the entries to one winning design to be cast. The two artists included below made it into the final round of selection, and are listed here for an honorable mention as runners-up, although their drawings will not be cast in this year's program.
Design Finalist Roster:
Seth Tibbs- Age 13- Chase Middle School
Adam Mihalik - Age 17 - Lakeside High School
Rose Hirsch - Age 17 - Lewis and Clark High School
Above Left: Rose Hirsh-Age 17 - Lewis and Clark Above Right: Adam Mihalik- Age 17 - Lakeside High School
Thank you to ALL of the students who submitted drawings for this contest!
Also, thanks to the following for helping to make this program possible:
Gary Kaesemeyer and the team at Waste Water Management
David Weathered with Spokane Public Schools
All of the Spokane Public Schools Art teachers
Jerry White Jr. and the Spokane Riverkeepers for the River Ecology pamphlets that supplemented this program
and all of the members of the Selection Committee.
New! Signal Box Art Program
Above Left: "Shine On" design by Aaron Abolofia. Above Right: "Pretzels!" design by Jacob Greif
Maple St. and 2nd Ave Washington St. and 2nd Ave.
MAY 1, 2015
SPOKANE, WA - Thirteen designs are being installed along 2nd Avenue from Division St. to Maple St.
Signal Boxes along 2nd avenue received an aesthetic upgrade yesterday as the boxes were covered with beautiful artwork by local designers. The design contest was launched by Spokane Arts in partnership with the City of Spokane, taking submissions in late March and early April. A panel of local artists, designers and a representative from Spokane Teachers Credit Union selected a total of thirteen designs by eleven artists. These amazing designs were printed on vinyl and ever so skillfully installed by the staff at Standard Digital Print. This project runs all the way from Division St. to Maple St. along 2nd avenue, thanks to a title sponsorship from STCU and a supporting sponsorship from Global Credit Union.
Design Finalist Roster:
#1 Division- Chelsea Hendrickson- "qWisp"
#2 Browne- Stine Hansen- "Ohm's Law, Abbreviated"
#3 Washington- Jacob Greif- "Pretzels" www.jacobgreif.com www.facebook.com/JacobGreif
#4 Stevens- Ryann Engel- "Impossible Structures"
#5 Howard- Marina Gulova "Know Yourself"
#6 Wall- Ellen Picken- "Love" www.ellenpicken.com
#7 Post- Atom Smith- Glitch M forest scene
#8 Lincoln- Dakota Berg-Steam Punk Gears dakotaberg.com
#9 Monroe- Marina Gulova -"Khokhloma Matryoshka"
#10 Jefferson- David Waters- "Runners"
#11 Cedar -Devin Papp -"Dot Box"
#12 Walnut- Monica Hoblin- "Dannie through the Kaleidoscope"
#13 Maple- Aaron Abolofia -"Shine On"
A full photo inventory of all designs will be posted shortly!
view press release here:
SPOKANE ARTS WELCOMES SIX COMMISSIONERS, NEW CHAIR
SPOKANE, WA - Six new arts advocates have been appointed to the Spokane Arts Commission and a current Commissioner has taken on the role of Chair.
The Spokane Arts Commission's purpose is to promote and enhance the quality, accessibility and presence of the arts in Spokane. Arts Commissioners are appointed to a three-year term by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council to serve as arts advisors to the City of Spokane.
The new Commissioners were confirmed earlier this month. They include Ginger Ewing (Terrain, Window Dressing), Garret Daggett (Ecova), Derrick "D.O." Oliver (ETailz), Chase Ogden (Eastern Washington University), Rebekah Pepiton-Wilkins (Central Valley High School) and Rick Eichstaedt (Center for Justice.) Kathy Swehla (Land Expressions) was confirmed for a second term. Dean Davis (Dean Davis Photography) stepped into the role of Chair of the Commission in January.
Other Commissioners currently serving include: Melissa Parker, Mariesa Stokes (Anthem, Inc.), Karli Ingersoll (The Bartlett), Jean Klundt (Klundt Hosmer), Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak (Gonzaga), David Buescher (HDG Studios), Sandra Kernerman (KSPS) and Jim Kolva (Jim Kolva Associates).
For more information on the Spokane Arts Commission, please contact Laura Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509)321-9614.
Spokane Symphony Society
The Development Director is responsible for the development, management, implementation and evaluation of an overall fundraising program consistent with needs and goals of the Spokane Symphony Society, its affiliates, and the Fox Theater. To that end, the Development Director manages staff and volunteers in planning and executing all annual, sponsorship, capital, endowment, and planned giving programs, as well as fundraising events and benefits. The Development Director is also responsible for grant processes with federal, state, and local government agencies as well as private and corporate foundations. The Development Director works closely with the Executive Director and board leadership in developing and recommending fundraising strategies, policies, and procedures in support of short and long-term contributed income goals. A full job description is available on our website at http://www.spokanesymphony.org/30,jobopportunities.
To apply, please send your resume along with a cover letter and several professional references to:
Attn: Development Director Search
PO Box 365
Spokane, WA 99210
Resumes, cover letters, and reference information may also be emailed in pdf format to: email@example.com.
No phone calls please. EOE.
"MY CITY MURALS" SEEKS PROGRAM FACILITATORS
Communities in Schools is looking for artists to facilitate their "My City Murals" project at 5 area schools and 3 Boys and Girls clubs targeting "At Risk" youth in the community. Facilitators will run a 4 lesson program culminating in a family night/art show during after school hours. Facilitators will also be asked to fabricate a 8"x8" mural with composition drawn from youth projects. Stipend and Materials cost provided. Accepted applicants may be asked to facilitate multiple program cycles beginning in January and taking placing throughout the Winter and Spring.
Please review program plan and job description and contact John deRoulet with questions or application.
PROGRAM FACILITATOR DESCRIPTION
MY CITY MURALS PROGRAM PLAN
SPOKANE COUNTY CREATIVE VITALITY INDEX
Through a grant from the ArtsWA, and in partnership with Greater Spokane Incorporated and The City of Spokane, Spokane Arts recently embarked on a study to measure Spokane County's Creative Vitality. Research shows that we have a strong and growing creative sector in Spokane,and that there is a need to increase public participation and investment in the arts to cultivate a stronger overal creative vitality in our region. You can find more information in the following documents:
SPOKANE COUNTY CREATIVE VITALITY REPORT:
SPOKANE COUNTY CREATIVE VITALITY FULL DATA:
Spokane's First Poet Laureate
Whitworth Lecturer Dr. Thom Caraway Appointed to Exciting New Role.