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Alchemy for Cells and other Beasts : When Women Collaborate

Alchemy for Cells and other Beasts : When Women Collaborate

Alchemy for Cells and other Beasts : When Women Collaborate

Maya Zeller and Carrie DeBaker

March 2 – April 27, 2018

Opening reception:

Friday, March 2, 2018


Join us on Friday, March 2 at 6pm to hear Maya Jewell Zeller read from her most current book of poetry, “Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts”, illustrated by Carrie DeBacker. A collection of Ms. Zeller’s poems and illustrations by Carrie DeBacker will be on display at the Spokane Art School Gallery through Friday, April 27.

Maya Jewell Zeller is a writer, editor, and teacher living in the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of the poetry collections Rust Fish (April 2011, Lost Horse Press) and Yesterday, the Bees (October 2015, Floating Bridge Press); her prose and poetry appear widely, in such journals as Bellingham Review, West Branch, Pleiades, High Desert Journal, The Rumpus, Willow Springs, and The Moth, as well as textbooks and anthologies like Forest Under Story, All We Can Hold: Poems of Motherhood, and Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology.

Among Maya’s accolades are a 2016 Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation and a residency in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. In addition to editing for Crab Creek Review and Scablands Books, Maya is a mother to two children and Assistant Professor of creative writing and poetics for Central Washington University. Follow her on Twitter @MayaJZeller or visit her website,, for more information.


Carrie DeBacker is a Seattle-based visual artist and illustrator. Originally from the Chicago area, she holds a BA in Studio Art from Carleton College and MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. Exploring the connection between physical and psychological processes, her work uses imagined gestures to create a personal language of self-representation.

Upcoming Exhibit

A Reluctant Compromise

Joseph Tomlinson

May 4 – June 29, 2018

Opening reception:

Friday, May 4, 2018


Dark images fill my sketchbooks, I prefer to use black and white but lately color has made an entry into my work. Working with ink I use several techniques to leave a mark on paper. The process includes laying down a lot of black to make the primary drawing, then stippling, hatching, contour lines etc. followed by some color. The next part is time consuming as I mask off areas with Post-its, then carefully/randomly spray multiple colors of ink, let dry then remask, spray/splatter, until I arrive at the desired effect. This latest series was inspired by concerns I have with many species being endangered or becoming extinct.


Area High School Exhibition

Juried Show with Robert Fifield

July 6 – August 31, 2018

The Spokane Art School would like to invite high school and homeschooled students to apply for the “Area High School Exhibition“ juried show. The show is open to Eastern Washington high school aged students. The medium and subject matter is up to you. The show will run from Friday, July 6 – August 31, 2018. An opening reception will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 5 to 8 PM.

Download the application and a list of guidelines High School Juried Show Letter.


Avoid the Struggle

Dan McCann

September 7 – 28, 2018


Larry Ellingson

October 5 – 26, 2018


Ornament and Small Works Show

November 2 – December 22, 2018

Past Exhibits

The Art of the Darkroom: film photography with Bill and Kathy Kostelec

January 12 February 23, 2018

 Ornament and Small Works Show

November 3 – December 23, 2018

Crawl Space – Karen Kaiser

October 6 – 27, 2017

Dreamscapes : Sketchy Memories – Ken Spiering

August 4 – September 29, 2017


Water Color; Between the Cascades and the Rockies

June 2 – July 28, 2017

 Cleave, Stick and Split – Lenora J. Lopez Schindler & Richard J. Schindler

April 17 – May 26, 2017

Salish Stories – Ric Gendron

February 3 – March 31, 2017

Annual Ornament & Small Works Show

November 25 – December 23, 2016

Spokane Art School Faculty Show

June 3-25, 2016


All in the Family – Clay & Paint – Gordon Wilson and Angelika Wipp – Wilson

April 1-May 28, 2016