A Benefit for the Spokane Art School

DATE:  Friday, October 18, 2019

TIME:  5 to 9 PM

PLACE:  Montvale Event Center, 1017 West First Ave, Spokane WA 99201


The MDR is a drawing event and fundraiser featuring more than 36 artists.  The event consists of three 1-hour rounds that each feature 12 artists drawing simultaneously.  Part performance art, part laboratory, part art bazaar, the MDR is an incredible opportunity to go behind the studio walls and watch some of your favorite Spokane artists create original drawings from a blank page.  As each round is completed, the drawings will be immediately hung up and made available for a fixed price of $50.  If more than one person wishes to purchase an original drawing, the winner will be determined by drawing straws.


On the first floor, there will be a silent auction of the work of several celebrity artists who have created monsters ahead of time in their own studios.  Bidding will occur throughout the evening with the auction closing at 8:30 pm.  Past silent auction artists included Ric Gendron, Mel McCuddin, Kay O’Rourke and Dara Harvey.


There will be live music, and food and drink throughout the evening.


The proceeds from the MDR will go to support children’s drawing and painting programs at the Spokane Art School.


ARTISTS ROSTER (additional artists will be added as they join)

Mariah Boyle

Sue Bradley

Larry Ellingson

Heidi Farr

Robert Fifield

Jo Fyfe

Tobe Harvey

Mackenzie Hawley

T Kurtz

Jenifer LeMontagne

Melanie Lieb

Daniel Lopez

Megan Martens-Haworth

Travis Masingale

Owen McAuley

Robert McKirdie

Lindsey Merrell

Karen Mobley

Jessa Morissey

Jamie Nadherny

Faurest Nelson Wicks

Robin Nelson Wicks

Nathan O’Neill

Jessica Pearson

Megan Perkins

Ashley Presnar

Tom Quinn

Eva Silverstone

Garric and Indie Simonsen

Bradd Skubinna

Lisa Soranaka

E.L. Stewart

Henry Stinson

Scott Thompson

Joseph Tomlinson

Laura Truitt

Natalie Utley

Reinaldo Gil Zambrano


About the SCHOOL:

The Spokane Art School is 501c3 non-profit corporation located at 811 W. Garland, in the historic Garland District. The School provides onsite hands on arts education in a variety of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and jewelry.  Offsite education is offered in public schools, community centers and libraries through its ArtReach program. The School also offers changing exhibits in its gallery on Garland.