Ric Gendron May 10 - June 1, 2013


The Art Spirit Gallery is proud to host an exhibition of 33 new paintings by Ric Gendron.  The opening reception is on Friday, May 10 from 5-8 in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.  Meet the artist and enjoy a lively evening of fine art, fine dining and good friends in downtown Coeur d’Alene.  Everyone is welcome.

Ric Gendron will present an informal painting demonstration in the gallery on Saturday, May 11 from 1-4.

Open Tues.-Sat. from 11-6. (Please note that our hours will change to 7 days a week again in June.) Call (208)765-6006.


Ric Gendron is an enrolled member of the Colville Confederated tribes who has been a full-time professional artist for more than three decades. He paints every day combining the pop-culture iconography of contemporary America with symbols from his Native American heritage. Essentially a narrative painter, he creates expressionist, strikingly colorful images that chronicle his experience, memory, history, journeys and identity. Also a gifted guitarist, Gendron’s work is strongly influenced by traditional and contemporary Native music and American blues, country, folk, and rock and roll.

Gendron received his art degree from Spokane Falls Community College in 1983 and studied art at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, and at Eastern Washington University. He shows annually and has won awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market. He has exhibited at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana; Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana; and at the Center on Contemporary Art, in Seattle and the Blue Sage Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Published in 2012, Ric Gendron, RattleBone is a mid-career, full-color book written by Ben Mitchell in conjunction with the traveling show by the same name. From 2012 to 2015, this exhibit  travels to the Missoula Art Museum; Tamastslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton, Oregon; Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, in Spokane.