Most recently, Laura managed 1% for Art projects for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and the Office of Arts & Culture, serving as a consulting artist, designer and project manager. Laura has been a champion for arts and culture over the last decade, balancing leadership roles in both public arts administration and non-profit management.
"Laura brings a wealth of knowledge, strong leadership skills and a deep passion for the arts," said Brooke Kiener, Spokane Arts Board Chair. "We know she will help us amplify Spokane as the arts and culture hub of the Inland Northwest."
Managing arts programs and events in the Seattle area since 2001, Laura has a vast amount of experience in community engagement and arts participation. Originally from Spokane, Laura is a practicing artist, independent curator and producer of arts events.
"I'm absolutely thrilled to return to Spokane and continue the work of defining the region as a cultural destination with a strong identity around the arts," said Laura. "Spokane has an incredible creative capacity and a very supportive and tight-knit arts community. I want to focus on cultivating Spokane talent while providing new and bold arts experiences for locals and visitors alike."
Storefronts provides temporary no-cost storefront space in greater Seattle for installation of 2-D or 3-D artwork in a locked storefront or display vitrine for a period of up to four months. The display vitrines remain locked and are viewable through the windows for the duration of the installation.
Works shall be existing or new works created for temporary installation.
All visual media are accepted.
Content must be G-Rated and suitable for the general public
Flexible, dynamic installations that utilize display windows to their fullest potential and engage with the general public both day and night are preferred.
All materials and consumables required for installations are the responsibility of the artist. This includes hanging hardware, temporary walls, tools, ladders, and any other materials that are required to safely and completely install the artwork.
Artists are responsible for producing and maintaining high-quality work for the duration of the installation, and will be asked to provide repair on request.
One application per artist or arts group
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the scarce availability of retail space, Shunpike is not currently accepting Creative Enterprise proposals (e.g. pop-up ‘shops' and studios that are open to the public).
Spokane Arts and the City of Spokane Wastewater Management are announcing a search for student-designed manhole covers to be placed throughout the City of Spokane. The selected design will be cast and installed at various Spokane locations in the summer of 2015.
The projects intent is to enhance the visual appearance of the city of Spokane through collaboration between the arts, industry and our public schools. While all designs should be visually appealing to all ages, they should also be reflective of the City of Spokane and communicate a sense of place. Designs may reflect the environment, nature, water, water qualities or landscape of the Pacific Northwest.
Contestants must be citizens of the City of Spokane and the age of 18 or under. All artists must submit their work in the provided template and according to criteria, which can be found on the flyer at Spokane Arts website, www.Spokanearts.org. The designs will be evaluated by members of the staff of Wastewater Management, Spokane Arts Commission, and community representatives.
The selected artist(s) will receive $100 and their design will be cast into manhole covers throughout the City of Spokane for up to 50 years.
Download the application form below along with an all-new design guide pamphlet provided by Spokane Riverkeeper.
The winning design will be announced by Tuesday April 14th. A reception featuring finalist drawings will be held at Spokane City Hall on April 22nd Earthday.
Drawing Submissions need to be in hard copy and drawn in the provided template (download PDF button below)
please address to:
Manhole Cover Art Contest
Attn: Gary Kaesemeyer
City of Spokane Wastewater Management
909 E. Sprague Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202
Please direct questions about the project and submissions to Austin Stiegemeier, Program Manager, Spokane Arts (509) 321 9614. Deadline is Friday, March 30th, 2015, 3 p.m.
Riverkeepers design guide pamphlet:
Spokane Arts announces an open call to all visual artists in our region for a juried group exhibition at the Chase Gallery in Spokane, Washington. Eligibility is regional including Northern Idaho, Eastern Washington and Western Montana. Submissions will be juried by Ryan Hardesty, Curator of Art and Exhibitions at Washington State University Museum of Art. Entries of artwork in all media will be considered within the specified guidelines. It will be held in the Chase Gallery from July 1st - September 29th, 2015.
The Chase Gallery is located in City Hall at 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. in Spokane. An artist reception will be held on Friday, August 7th, 2015, 5 p.m-9 p.m in conjunction with First Friday. Gallery hours are Monday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All entries must be made online through Café, www.callforentry.org. Up to three images may be submitted according Spokane Arts guidelines of acceptable artwork and the Café specifications for digital formatting of images.
Please view the call posting on Café for full details and requirements.
For additional information on the exhibition
please contact our program manager:
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.