Art News

2021: Washington State Public Artist Roster, Seattle, WA, 2021-2025

2020: City of Spokane CARES Act covid response art award by Spokane Arts, Spokane WA

2017: Art State Washington, 33 Artists of Washington State book,  by Branding Iron, Bellevue, WA

2015: Juror, 2014-15 “Selfie” art exhibition, Moses Lake Art Museum, WA

2015: Nominated for Partner in Justice Award for The Bearing Project, Spokane, WA

December 15th 2017: Art State: Washington

33 Washington State artists show the diverse culture of our state.

At Auntie’s Bookstore or at

2013: Recipient: Best local artist award (local citizens’ vote), bronze, Spokane/CdA Magazine

September 19th 2012The Bearing Project’s Live Music Fundraiser:

Thursday, October 11th, 6-9 p.m.
Please come and listen to our region’s great bands! Great venue. Great Music. Tickets $20 at the door.

Chateau Rive at The Flour Mill
621 W. Mallon, Spokane, Washington 99201

May 2nd 2012: Silent Auction Fundraiser

6-9 p.m.

The Glover Mansion

Created by internationally-known Spokane artist Ildikó Kalapács in 2008, the original Bearing sculpture is a small bronze statue. Bearing celebrates the strength of women across the world. This sculpture depicts a woman carrying a man, to represent the burden that war places on the human spirit. Dispossessed women carry the weight of family and spousal responsibilities; bearing the physical and emotional load of the aftermath of war.

The public sculpture titled Bearing is proposed to be cast life-size and placed in a prominent location in the greater Spokane area. Bearing will be a gift to the community from the donors of the Bearing Public Sculpture Project Fund.

Suggested admission is $5 per person. More information about the project can be found at

Contact:, (509) 994-4427

May 2010: I was invited by the progressive Central European University in Budapest to exhibit and lecture on my art in May of 2010. I chose the topic of gender issues as related to my art works. More details coming.

October 17th, 2009: I am participating in an art show at the Bemis Art Show at The Bemis Building: 55 South Atlantic Street, Seattle, on Saturday, October 17th from noon-10 p.m.

April 2008: Ildikó is working on two public art projects: One is a painting for the new Hospice of Spokane and the other one is also a painting for PPINW in Spokane. She will post the images on her website as soon as possible.

June-July, 2007
Ildikó was invited to participate in a cultural festival in Rácalmás, Hungary (June 30-July 2, 2007) where she is exhibiting some of her paintings. You can read an interview with her on the festival’s website (main page: sorry, only in Hungarian). The interview focuses the issue of identity and globalization.

March 2007

Ildikó was invited to a Hungarian art festival in Hungary form June 20th till July 15th. She is participating in an art exhibition which focuses on “identity” as a theme. It is curated by Mr. István Pálinkás who is an poet and art critic.

January 2007

Click here to read this recent article on Ildikó’s art activities

December 2006

Ildikó recently arrived home form her long business trip to her home country Hungary. She was one of the speakers and interviewees at the I. Traveling Exhibition of Visual Artists of Hungarian Origin.

She is currently exhibiting at two art galleries in Hungary (Szalóky Galéria, Muhely Galéria) and received three solo exhibition offers in Budapest. Also, the Hungarian Public Television is creating a documentary about her and her art, starting next year. The shooting will be in conjunction with her solo exhibition in her hometown Szeged. The film will include statements from a few Spokane area artists who had a great impact on her artistic development. The Hungarian Public Television’s Culture House show will promote her documentary before her first solo exhibition in Budapest.

Ildikó will post updates about further developments.