Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture: Holiday Artist Studio Tour

Saturday December 2, 2017
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Maryhill Spokane Tasting Room, 1303 W. Summit Parkway, Suite 100, Spokane, WA 99201

Tickets Available

Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture first annual holiday artist studio tour ends at Maryhill's Tasting Room in Spokane


Join us for the Museum's first annual holiday artist studio tour. See where the artists create and how they work. Art will also be available for sale - makes a thoughtful and unique holiday gift!

Then, join other "tourists" at the new Maryhill Winery Spokane Tasting Room in Kendall Yards for a complimentary glass of wine and a chance to win a private art lesson or an original work of art.

The tour is open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. The Maryhill Winery event starts at 4:00 pm and ends at 6:00 pm. 

Tickets are just $20 for the tour and Maryhill Winery event. $10 for the tour only.

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Tickets are also available at the Admissions desk at the Museum.


The Artists

Liz Bishop: Liz is an accomplished art teacher who taught at the Spokane Art School for ten years and also managed their Ceramic Studio for four more. Liz has exhibited in New York City, the Art Ambassadors Program in Tunisia, and galleries throughout the U.S. More recently Liz has taught art in the Hutterite Community through the East Valley School District, at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, and as a substitute art teacher in the Coeur d'Alene School District. She holds a B.A. in Fine Arts from Whitworth University. 

On December 2, visit her studio at 11409 E. Alki Avenue, Spokane Valley, WA 99206.   

Melissa Cole: Melissa was born in Oregon but was raised in London, Hong Kong, and India. She has always dabbled in art, but has spent the last several years fully devoted to it. She is strongly influenced by ethnic designs, which she sees in her many travels abroad. Inspired by native artists worldwide, who use bright colors and intricate patterns to bring life to their paintings and carvings, she strives to capture, in her own unique way, that same raw energy in her work. Besides her work as an artist, Melissa has spent time in the Peace Corps, and as both a dive and a naturalist guide. She has also written over 30 children's natural history books.

On December 2, visit her studio at 4917 N. Boeing Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99206.  

Dean Davis: Dean was born in Germany to a military family and spent seven years in the Army, serving his last 4 years as a Dutch translator in Holland. As a longtime Spokane resident he was once part owner of Spokane's first microbrewery, The Fort Spokane Brewery. He also founded the Inland Empire Blues Society and spent 13-years as co-host of the KKZX's "Blues Show with Ted and Dean". In 1997 Dean started a commercial photography business, Dean Davis Photography. In 2009 he began Dean Davis Editions, a company specializing in fine art digital printmaking, also referred to as Giclée printing. In addition, he also produces his own fine art photography. His most recent show was a seven month exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture titled “The Artist’s Palette – Through the Lens of Dean Davis”. 

On December 2, visit his studio at 216 W. Pacific Avenue, Spokane, WA  99201   

Kay O’Rourke: Kay works in oil and mixed media large scale drawings. She also plays with found objects, creating artistic narratives. In 2015 she completed a commission of 30 paintings on the History of the Spokane River Gorge from the beginning of time up to Expo 74 for Jim Frank of Kendall Yards in Spokane, which hang permanently in The Spark Center there. These works represent her way of using “Magic Realism”. She believes that myth and folk tales give us a better sense of history beyond the facts. Kay is drawn to naturalism, lyricism and myth and needs them to be part of her work and her story. She has shown nationally and internationally and has pieces in museum collections. 

On December 2, visit her studio at 11412 Anna Drive, Spokane, WA  99218   

Darcy Lee Saxton: Darcy enjoys creating art as a meditative and spiritual process. Many of her paintings result from pouring paint and bringing forth any emerging imagery. However, recently she has been finding inspiration in the spontaneity and playful nature of her young children. This has, in turn, brought a new breath of child-like energy to her work. She has been collaborating with other artists to explore creating with kids in mind, and is calling this project "LeViv Creations", after her children, Levi and Vivian. 

On December 2, visit her studio at 2709 W. Dell Drive, Spokane, WA  99208   

Nicholas Sironka: Nicholas is a well-known published artist and educator. He was born in Narok in the Rift valley province of Kenya and is a member of the Maasai tribe. He has exhibited and sold his art to a wide spectrum of private firms and organizations in Kenya, South Africa, the United States, and Europe. Nicholas is also a skilled illustrator, designer, and mural artist. As an educator, he teaches the techniques and history of Batik art, along with an understanding of the Maasai culture. His philosophy is that art is society; and society is the raw material from which art is made. In 2000, he became a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship. 

On December 2, visit his studio at Tsuga Northwest Arts, 1114 S. Perry Street, Spokane, WA  99202

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