Speakers

Ginger Ewing & Luke Baumgarten

Co-Founders of Terrain Spokane

Ginger has spent the better part of a decade as an arts educator, advocate and organizer in Spokane. She is the founder of Window Dressing, a storefront gallery program that fills vacant buildings and disused spaces with art installations and creative business, and is a Co-founder of Terrain. Prior to this, Ginger was a museum educator at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. Ginger sits on the Washington State Arts Commission, The Spokane Arts Commission, is an ambassador for Artist Trust.

Luke Baumgarten is a partner at Treatment Creative, a firm that creates experiences to enrich both our digital and physical lives, and is a co-founder of Terrain. His career spans the media arts, having worked for 10 years as a journalist focused on arts, culture and social justice, and 4 years in marketing and advertising focused on telling authentic stories for clients who seek to leave our world changed for the better. He is one of Terrain's core organizers, serving on the Program Committee and the Development Committee. In addition to his work with Terrain, Luke is a board member of the Spokane Symphony and is one of 13 charter members of the Gonzaga University College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council.

 

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Lari Radabaugh Gibbons is a professor at the University of North Texas, where she teaches printmaking and directs the Print Research Institute of North Texas (P.R.I.N.T Press). She earned an MFA from the University of Nebraska and a BA from Grinnell College (Grinnell, Iowa). She will be working on a weeklong collaborative project that will overlap with the RMPA Symposium and has been funded by the WSU Arts & Humanities Grant.

 

Lari has won numerous grants — including the inaugural Research and Creativity Grant at the University of North Texas (2009–10) — and her work is held in nationally and internationally renowned collections. Lari's prints and drawings have been featured in over seventy-five national, international and traveling exhibitions in venues such as the Centre of Culture Promotion (Czestochowa, Poland), International Fine Print Dealers Association (New York, New York), and Musée d’Art Contemporain de Chamalières (Auvergne, France). During the past ten years, her work has earned more than fifteen awards, notably from “Espacio de Art” (Rosario, Argentina), Gufang Gallery (Beijing, China) and New Leaf Editions (Vancouver, Canada).

  


Judith received her MFA in Printmedia from Virginia Commonwealth University and her BFA from Alfred University NYSCC School of Art + Design. In 2015, she completed Tamarind Institute’s prestigious Professional Printer Training Program. She has participated in workshops at Tamarind Institute, The Pacific Northwest College of Art, and The School of Visual Concepts in Seattle. She apprenticed under Master Printer Mark Mahaffey of Mahaffey Fine Art in Portland, Oregon. She is the 2005 recipient of Virginia Museum of Fine Art Professional Fellowship Award in Printmaking. Her work has been shown nationally in Richmond, VA, Chicago, IL; Las Vegas, NV; New York City, and Knoxville, TN.