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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:58 p.m.

Spokane artist dies in crash on I-90

Michaelanne Foster was devoted to the local art community, her friends and family say.


In the hands of homeless teens and refugees, cameras offer a different view of Spokane in Terrain’s ‘Snapshot’ exhibit

Does art have the power to soften hostility? Can pictures provide a window for understanding?


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 11:14 a.m.

Spokane Arts Grants Awards will fund movies, music, art classes and more

More than half of this round’s winners had applied previously, but did not succeed with their first try.


First Friday: With Marmot show, legendary painter Alfredo Arreguin makes a return to Spokane

Perhaps famed “pattern painter” Alfredo Arreguin has the ability to see more than most people. At 83 years old, he has plenty to teach about focus. “When I take my …


Gallery Glance: Loren Lukens’ ‘Squirt Bottle Art Marks’ at Trackside

The Seattle artist will exhibit through Sept. 23 in Spokane.


Norman Rockwell baseball painting sells for $1.6 million at auction

A rendering by Norman Rockwell of one of his best known baseball-themed paintings has sold at auction for $1.6 million.


Summer residency program at Spokane’s Laboratory results in dance/multimedia projects

Five new media artists and filmmakers from France, South Korea, Ireland and Colombia have been working with more than a dozen local dancers to create four very different interactive and …


Norman Rockwell’s family opposed to sale of artist’s work

The family in a letter published in Friday’s print edition of


Nightmare at the museum: Art auction triggers ethics dispute

A Massachusetts museum’s decision to part with 40 artworks, including two by illustrator Norman Rockwell, has touched off a debate over whether it’s ever ethical to sell pieces of the …


UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

Montana siblings team up to create unique art

Artist, whose work covers walls in Whitefish, has a lot of talent and, as some don’t know, Down syndrome.


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

In surrealist twist, Dali exhumed in paternity lawsuit

Salvador Dali’s eccentric artistic and personal history took yet another bizarre turn Thursday with the exhumation of his embalmed remains in order to find genetic samples that could settle whether …


Artist Julie Gautier-Downes delves into her memories for haunting installations at Chase Gallery

In addition to two installations now at the Chase from her Tableaux Series, Gautier-Downes has created a larger installation that marks a departure for her. It’s called Dislocated Memories, and …


UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 3:28 p.m.

Gallery glance: Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur d’Alene ready to celebrate 20 years and 200 shows

A celebratory exhibit will feature more than 100 works by dozens of the gallery’s artists, including new pieces from Mel McCuddin, Harold Balazs and Steve Adams. Other participating artists are …


29th Avenue Artworks brings art to the street with Art on the BlackTop

Painter Deb Sheldon was watching traffic zip by her South Hill art gallery and custom framing shop, 29th Avenue Artworks, when an idea hit her like a Mack truck. “I …


Dutch sleuth hopes for breakthrough in biggest US art heist

A Dutch art sleuth who says he’s following two possible leads in the largest art heist in U.S. history is hoping a $10 million reward will help track down the …


Dali’s bones to be exhumed in Spain for paternity test

A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the remains of artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed to settle a paternity suit, despite opposition from the state-run foundation that manages the artist’s …


Montana businessman charged with wire fraud

A Montana businessman has pleaded not guilty to wire fraud and nine other federal charges after being charged with taking more than $2 million from people who believed they were …


Then and Now: Pedicord Hotel

Thomas J. Pedicord, born 1859 in Ohio and raised in Iowa, arrived in Spokane in 1889. In 1895, he took over the Gillette Hotel, first built by millionaire F. Lewis …


Melanie Lieb’s ‘Echo’ exhibit at Saranac tells a painful story of anti-Semitism

“Echo: A Visual History of Anti-Semitism,” is a hard-hitting exhibition of installations and paintings that serve as a window into what it means to be a Jew


UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 7:42 p.m.

At 75, Dale Chihuly discusses struggles with mental health

The private studio of glass artist Dale Chihuly reflects his long obsession with collecting. Sheets of stamps cover one table; pocket knives are marshaled on another. Carnival-prize figurines from the …


Spark, SpIFF, Saranac among winners of arts grants

The total 2017 grant funding available to be awarded is $85,000, spread across four rounds of grants. The funding comes from the city’s admissions tax, a portion of which is …


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 3:59 p.m.

Art school exhibit brings geography to life

Juried show at the Garland District Spokane Art School Gallery features watercolors from 12 top regional artists including Tom Quinn, Joe Guarisco, Karen Mobley and up-and-comer Megan Perkins.


The ‘Spring Table’ is set for a mixed media dinner party at Spokane’s Richmond Art Collective

Caitlin Pickall’s artwork is a communal audio visual experience centered around a blank white table with place settings and chairs beckoning viewers to take a seat. With each seating, a …


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

Army veteran paints mural for his former elementary school

Jason Sanchez, a disabled Army veteran, paints a mural in the school he attended 30 years ago when he was a student.


Bonded by fire

Spokane ceramicists and co-owners of Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery bond over a hot, hot fire with new wood-fired kiln.


UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 4:46 p.m.

For Tiffany Patterson, spurt of creativity tempered by health scare

Beloved local artist, who has done work for bands, credit unions and friends, is fighting cancer. A show in Coeur d’Alene will feature works by Patterson and her friends, with …


Artist Charlie Palmer continues to find inspiration for his colorful landscapes

Insulated and heated, Charlie Palmer’s studio has become a creative playground for the renowned landscape artist. His passions stretch beyond depicting the distinctive Northwest creeks, waterfalls and riverbanks for which …


King County voters to decide arts sales tax in August

King County voters will decide in August whether to raise the county sales tax to pay for arts, culture and science programs.


Beatles animator will create, sell art in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene shows

Longtime animator now supports himself creating new images based on the iconic cartoons he worked on, including “The Rugrats,” “George of the Jungle,” “Scooby-Doo,” and yes, “Yellow Submarine.”


Quartet celebrates works by young Chickasaw composers in season’s final concert

At first, quartet member Amanda Howard-Phillips was skeptical. “I was like, ‘Hmmmm,