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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.