Each month for First Friday, Downtown Spokane prints a limited number of collectible posters from local artists. Meet the selected artists below.
April 2019 Poster Artist | Stacie Boyer | It’s Good to be Home
Boyer is Co-Owner of The Art Lab Spokane – a creative venture that hosts mobile art classes along with designing and painting murals. Stacie is a multi-dimensional artist who has studied at The Rocky Mt. College of Art & Design and The Art Institute of Seattle. She works primarily in Illustration and graphic design. In addition to her design and painting work, Stacie has illustrated three children’s stories. Find out more about Boyer and her work at www.TheArtLabSpokane.com.
March 2019 Poster Artist | Alice Harmon | First Friday Shoppers
Considered a surrealistic painter, Harmon has taken instruction for 30 plus years but considers herself mostly self-taught. Harmon’s work can be seen in the New Moon Gallery.
January 2019 Poster Artist | Ryker Murdock | Maiden Voyage
Murdock was born and raised in Southeast Idaho on a Ranch outside of Blackfoot. Growing up he was surrounded by vast landscapes of desert, mountain and farmland, which probably contributed to the type of art he prefers to create. He has been the artsy type his whole life, only recently moving to Acrylics as a primary medium.
December 2018 Poster Artist | Vicki West | Passing Time
West is a lifelong painter, painting and teaching professionally for over 20 years. She is a signature member of Spokane Watercolor Society and recent member American Women Artists. West has been presented with countless awards, solo and group shows, public art and print recognition in Artists’ Marketing Resources Magazine. West’s work will be in exhibit at William Grant Gallery in June of 2019, and she has painted one of the fiberglass hearts benefiting the Ronald McDonald House, currently on display in downtown.
November 2018 Poster Artist | Diane Covington | Watching Squatch
Born in 1961- Covington an emerging acrylic painter who tells stories in bold, strong colors of bold, strong indigenous women. She paints in memory of her paternal grandmother who was an artist, a teacher of Spokane tribal culture and language, and Diane’s first and lasting influence. This artist’s regalia-clothed figures preserve ancient traditions, explore contemporary issues, and imagine a future where indigenous ways of knowing and being are respected, accepted, and manifested.