The Chase Gallery is located on the lower level of the Spokane City Hall (808 W Spokane Falls Blvd). The gallery is always free and open any time City Hall is open, generally Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed holidays). Join us for First Friday receptions the first Friday of each month, from 4 to 7 p.m. (no reception in July). Spokane Arts curates 4 shows a year in the gallery, following an open, public call for art submissions. (Details on the upcoming call for proposals at bottom of page.)
JULY 1 - SEPTEMBER 25 // AMANDA CALDWELL, SEIKO A. PURDUE, & KENNETH SUSYNSKI
The summer exhibit at the Chase Gallery is open Monday, July 1 through Wednesday, September 25. Featuring three regional artists each working in their own distinct styles and in a range of mediums, the work all shares an evocative, dream-like quality. Fiber artist Seiko A. Purdue installed her fiber piece, Berry Grove, in the Chase, stringing the lightweight fabric structures from the ceiling slats above. The installation is surrounded by the large oil paintings by Seattle-based artist Kenneth Susynski and the paintings and drawings of Spokane artist Amanda Caldwell. All three artists will be at the gallery for the September First Friday reception, on Friday, September 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. as well as for a lunch-hour Artist Talk that day, from noon to 1 p.m.
april 1 - june 26
SATURATE is a city-wide collaboration calling attention to Spokane's diverse yet under-recognized artists of color. For the entire month of April, many arts venues large and small will simultaneously feature artwork, curatorial projects, and performances led by people of color. Your participation, and every artist and venue joining in, will help deepen the conversation on race, identity, and culture in our city and beyond. Join in the conversation and enjoy the diversity of work at every venue.
For more details on SATURATE, and to submit your work for consideration for exhibition please head to our SATURATE page: http://www.spokanearts.org/saturate/
Explorations XVI: Student Invitational
CHASE GALLERY | 808 W. SPOKANE FALLS BLVD., Lower Level inside City Hall
January 2 - March 27 | M - F 8 AM - 5 PM
Artists’ Reception: February 1, 2019, 4–7 p.m.
Poetry Reading & March First Friday Reception: March 1, 2019, 4–7 p.m. (poetry reading at 6 p.m.)
Our region is home to five college art programs, each with its own emphasis, from conceptual to technical art. The Chase Gallery is proud to present the biennial group exhibition Explorations XVI, featuring the work of art students nominated by faculty from Whitworth University, Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, Spokane Falls Community College, and North Idaho College. The artwork on display showcases a variety of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, videography, and mixed media.
A reception with the artists will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. Poet Laureate Mark Anderson will host a free ekphrastic poetry writing workshop in response to the Explorations XVI exhibit on Thursday, February 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., inside the Chase Gallery, and will present a reading of poetry written for the workshop at 6 p.m. during the March First Friday reception.
Madeline Hanson – Eastern Washington University
Timothy III – Eastern Washington University
Tayler Parkin – Eastern Washington University
Celeste Hatfield – Gonzaga University
Alex Lee – Gonzaga University
Melina Palomba – Gonzaga University
Sydney Croteau – North Idaho College
Daniel Siemens – North Idaho College
Brandon Johnson – Spokane Falls Community College
Olivia Reit – Spokane Falls Community College
Lydia Wallace – Spokane Falls Community College
Melissa Jones – Whitworth University
Hannah Pomante – Whitworth University
Kathleen Smith – Whitworth University
Love the art? Want to take it home?
You can purchase artwork at the Chase Gallery! Prices are present on the tag, however artworks not for sale are clearly marked "NFS".
For purchasing, please email Mika at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Proposals for 2020
The Chase Gallery schedules gallery exhibits a year in advance. We will host an open call for art submissions and proposals for 2020 exhibitions in summer 2019. Review our suggested tips to consider when putting together a gallery submission below!