Check out our new exhibit!

Object/Artifact: an art exhibition with Rob McKirdie, Tybre Newcomer, and Cozette Phillips

Object/Artifact: an art exhibition with Rob McKirdie, Tybre Newcomer, and Cozette Phillips

July 1 – August 26, 2022

Closing reception Friday, August 5, 2022

5 – 8 p.m.

“Perhaps the simplest, yet most appropriate, distinction would be that an artifact is primarily the product of craftsmanship and skill, while a work of art is invested with an emotional, philosophical, spiritual, or esthetic quality that reaches beyond. It has an ambiguous something that is not always easy to define, perhaps a special element that elevates it from the realm of workmanship to a more significant level.” -David L. Shirey

Sculptors Rob McKirdie, Tybre Newcomer, and Cozette Phillips present a collection of work that reflects on their past explorations and how materials preserve and shape perception. This exhibition showcases each of their distinctive artmaking practices and investigates the intersection between object and artifact.

To see images of their work visit: Object/Artifact: an art exhibition with Rob McKirdie, Tybre Newcomer, and Cozette Phillips


Spokane Art School Gallery Hours

Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Upcoming Exhibit

2022 Spokane Watercolor Society Juried Member Show

September 2 – 30, 2022

Awards reception: Friday, September 23, 2022

5 – 8 p.m.

Participating Artists:

Kitty Bendixen – Park

Oral Carper

Diane Conkright

Dan Eacret

Kim Gardell

Joy Gruenewald

Gail Johannes

Gail Johannes

Kelly Knouff-Burk

Mary Lou Martin

Diane Postlewait

Sue Rohrback

Karen Robinette

Greg Saue

Margo Sety

Patricia Taylor

Bonnie Williams

Vicki West

City of Ladies – Hannah Charlton : 2022 Spokane Art School Artist in Residence

October 7 – 28, 2022

Opening reception: Friday, October 7, 2022

5 – 8 p.m.

I create medieval style illuminated manuscripts, recreating a historical art form using modern materials. We call them “illuminated” because they are lit up with gold and decoration. The pieces in this show are based onThe Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pizan, completed in 1405. The City is a collection of women in history: queens, goddesses, witches, folklore figures, and Christine’s contemporaries.

The book was written out of Christine’s despair at how men wrote about women: that they were weak, stupid, and “full of every vice.” She collects stories of what women have accomplished and invites them to inhabit her metaphorical city.

Each misogynist idea is countered with stories that challenge it: men say women are stupid, so Christine tells the stories of the famous scholars Cornificia, Proba, Sappho, and Leontium. Men say women are unfaithful, so Christine tells the story of Penelope, who was faithful to her husband for years and put off her suitors with clever tricks.

The Book of the City of Ladies was obscure for many years. It was translated into English in 1520, and wasn’t translated again until 1982. Today, there are whole departments in universities dedicated to “Christine studies” about France’s medieval feminist writer.

However, The Book of the City of Ladies was never as richly illuminated as it deserves. There are over 100 women featured in the book, so the pieces here are just a start. I want to teach people about Christine de Pizan’s work, but to also help us rethink how we picture the Middle Ages in Europe. Our history is always more complicated than we think. Every story can test our assumptions.

Annual Ornament and Small Work Show

Friday, November 4 – Friday, December 23, 2022


Past Exhibits

In Search of the Perfect Vase – Collista Krebs

June 3- 24, 2022

Whim – Andi Keating

May 6 – 27, 2022

Concepts from Nature – Laura Novak

April 1 – 29, 2022

Elyse Hochstadt Process: Investigations in Fiber, Form & Transformation

March 4 – 25, 2022

Moving Towards Spring – T Kurtz 2019 Spokane Art School Artist in Residence

February 4 – 25, 2022

2022 Annual Ornament and Small Works Show

November – December 23, 2021

2021 Spokane Watercolor Society Juried Member Show

October 1 – 29, 2021

Owen McAuley Retrospective

September 3 – 24, 2021

Open Space – Mariah Boyle

August 6 – 27, 2021

Sanctuary Life – Kit and Pete Jagoda

July 2 – 30, 2021

Pleurotus Vestitus – Lisa Soranaka

June 3 – 26, 2021

Wonder Wall – Roger DuBois

May 6 – 28, 2021

Seasons of Spokane – Megan Perkins

April 1 – 30, 2021

Outside In – Owen McAuley

March 4 – 26, 2021

Ars Gratia Artis – Tom Quinn

February 4 – 26, 2021

Ornament and Small Works Show 2020

November – December 2020

Mother Daughter: Hannah Pomante – Spokane Art School Artist in Residence

October 2 – 30, 2020

Short Story: Works by Mary Farrell Opening at the Spokane Art School

August 7 through September 26, 2020

Alternative Finishes – Spokane Watercolor Society

July 10 – 31, 2020

Long Shadowz Fade to Black & White – Robert Charloe

February 7 – March 25, 2020

Annual Ornament and Small Work Show – 2019

November 8 – December 23, 2019

Oh Heavens! – T Kurtz

October 4 – 25, 2019

An Extended View – Laura Truitt

August 2 – September 27, 2019

Current II – Mariah Boyle

August 2 – September 27, 2019

2019 Area High School Show

Juried by Jamie Nadherny

June 5 – July 26, 2019

Charlotte Bigelow – Cheney High School

Cora Cashmere – Freeman High School

Teyonia Craft – On Track Academy

Jasmine Daily – Cheney High School

Christopher Dawson – Cheney High School – Honorable Mention

Erin Dougherty – Gonzaga Prep

Kaila Emtman – Mount Spokane High School

Gillian Janda – Mount Spokane High School

Bailey Johnson – Mount Spokane High School

Candence Keller – Mount Spokane High School

Kitana Klingback – Mount Spokane High School – 1st Place Winner

Michael Legkobit – Freeman High School- Honorable Mention

Caitlin Martin – Gonzaga Prep

Bella Mazza – Gonzaga Prep

Moira McLaughlin – Cheney High School

Tyler Mosset – Freeman High School

Mary Neale – Freeman High School

Shonto A. Pete – Cheney High School – 2nd Place Winner

Ceinwyn Phipps – Gonzaga Prep

Sarah Schlegel – Gonzaga Prep – 3rd Place Winner

Brandon Shaffer – Cheney High School

Tegan Shipman – On Track Academy

Grace Thompson – Mount Spokane High School

Eva Ulrichsen – Gonzaga Prep

Jaiden Wagner – Gonzaga Prep

Integration – Jamie N. Nadherny

April 5 – May 31, 2019

My Delicate Flower – Daniel Lopez

February 1 – March 29, 2019

Ornament and Small Works Show 2018

November 9 – December 22, 2019

Aesthetic Contraption – Larry Ellingson

October 5 – 26, 2018

Avoid the Struggle, (a book of fear) – Dan McCann

September 7 – 28, 2018


Area High School Exhibition

July 6 – August 31, 2018

Juried Show by Robert Fifield

Keenan Avery-Carpenter – Honorable mention

Eleanora Becherini

Athayla C. Begay – 1st Place

Katelyn Bumbeck

Ada Cashmere

Chloe Daniels

Donna Finger

Ericka Flory

Emily Freeman

Stuart Gibbs

Xzandre Jean-Francois

Ashley Jensen – Honorable Mention

Bailey Johnson

Hope Johnson

Laura Jones

Namida Amy Kangvanwanich

Hunter Koss

Halle Kuhar-Pitters

Hailey Landkammer

Jamie LeMieux

Savannah Lindsley – Honorable Mention

Avery Matson

Teigan Mikkelsen

Alexa Miller – 2nd Place

Andrew Nordhagen

Mia Puzzo

Annika Readel – 3rd Place

Ashley Runge

Rachel Schupp

Katelyn Tippett

Reluctant Compromise – Joseph Tomlinson

May 4 – April 27, 2018

Alchemy for Cells and Other Beasts – Maya Zeller and Carrie DeBaker

March 2 – April 27, 2018

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