September 1, 2020

2020 WOA Arts & Culture Award Honoree

Karli Ingersoll

2020 Women of Achievement Honoree

~ Arts & Culture Award ~

Congratulations Karli!

Thank You For Living Out YWCA Spokane’s Mission

For Karli Ingersoll, pursuing her passion is a way of life, and for over a decade she has done just that—followed her passion while working tirelessly to create opportunities for other artists across the region to do the same.  As an advocate in every facet of the arts community, Karli has been a mover and a shaker, supporting local artists by providing space, encouragement, and opportunity in addition to maintaining her own vibrant practice.  She has been a fierce and effective advocate for arts and culture throughout Spokane and the Inland Northwest Region.

Karli partnered with her husband Caleb to co-found the Bartlett, an all-ages venue that quickly became the heart and soul of the Spokane music scene.  Through this venue and their newest music venue, Lucky You Lounge, Karli has recruited, promoted, and encouraged queer artists and artists of color, highlighted local talent, and developed a space of opportunity and presence for emerging artists.  In a male dominated industry, she has been a beacon of support for female artists and has contributed to the growth and vibrancy of the local music scene in Spokane.  As an arts advocate, she has pushed local newspapers to provide more locally-focused coverage and has fostered a music ecosystem that is supportive, collaborative, and willing to take risks.

Karli has served on the Spokane Arts Commission for 6 years, becoming a widely respected leader. Using her expertise in marketing, visual art, music, and event planning, she further advocates on behalf of arts and culture in our region.  Additionally, she writes and curates a blog called Collect, which is focused on showcasing local creativity and talent across all art mediums.  Through this platform she has reached a broader community with live videos called “Collect Sessions” and hosts secret shows that bring new, exciting talent into the spotlight.  In addition to this work, Karli contributes to the visual arts through her freelance graphic design work at local award-winning advertising agency Chapter & Verse.

Karli is a role model for breaking a path and bringing others along with her.  Her ability to dream big while remaining grounded and active are dynamic attributes that allow her to see those dreams become reality.  She is committed to growth in the arts community and also as an artist and individual; constantly assessing and reassessing her knowledge and motivation, she inspires others through her balanced work ethic.  In addition to her willingness to encourage and advocate for other artists, Karli has maintained her own practice as a musician through her bands Super Sparkle and Cathedral Pearls, and her graphic design, letter work, and painting have become part of the backdrop of downtown Spokane.  In 2019, she launched a solo project, Windoe, with the release of her album “Great Prize.”  Through this project, she was able to reconnect with her passion for writing and making music along with the fearlessness and vulnerability she experienced as an artist at the beginning of her career.

Karli believes in the value of the creative process and seeks to support others in achieving fulfillment through their craft.  She is truly an example of a leader.  In a 2019 article for the Spokesman Review, Karli states, “I see it as so valuable to do things that you’re passionate about,” and in her song “Slow it Down”, she croons “Slow, Slow it down, Keep your feet on the ground.”  This dynamic commitment to living her passion and supporting others in fulfillment of their passions while maintaining her ‘feet on the ground’ approach to getting things done makes Karli the powerhouse she has become in contributing to the arts in our region. YWCA Spokane is honored to present Karli Ingersoll with the 2020 Women of Achievement Award for Arts and Culture.


A two month celebration of those who live out YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

This campaign will honor our 2020 Women of Achievement award winners and invite the community to take YWCA’s Learn & Give challenge focused on inspiring change during Domestic Violence Action Month.

September 1st through October 31st, 2020, YWCA’s ONE MISSION campaign will serve to celebrate women leaders in our community, raise awareness about the compounded experiences of domestic violence survivors, and look to raise $275,000. Proceeds raised support YWCA Spokane’s services for domestic violence victims and their children, including emergency shelter, counseling, legal services, job readiness, child care, and Pre-K programs for low income children and their families.

Please join us as we celebrate Kari and the other 2020 award honorees through this new campaign. 

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Donate in Honor of Our Women of Achievement Award Honorees

Consider making a donation in honor of the outstanding women we acknowledge at this inspiring celebration. As our biggest, most critical fundraiser of the year, the Women of Achievement Awards benefit our programs and services directly, allowing our reach to grow further and our mission to be realized. Simply put, we cannot do this work without you!


About YWCA Spokane

For 117 years, YWCA Spokane has been helping women and children overcome social, economic, and personal barriers in order to accomplish their goals and achieve healthier and more fulfilling lives. Today, areas of focus include supporting victims of intimate partner domestic violence, promoting early childhood education, and confronting racial and social justice issues that negatively impact our clients and our community.

In 2019, YWCA served over 17,000 women, children, and families. Services include a continuum of wrap-around support: 24-hour Helpline and Safe Shelter, Counseling Center, Mental Health Services, Child Advocacy, Civil Legal Assistance, Legal Advocacy, and Economic Empowerment Advocacy. YWCA’s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) provides 3- and 4-year-old children with the social and learning skills necessary for successful entry into kindergarten.

By working at the intersections of inequality, poverty, and domestic violence, YWCA Spokane is able to disrupt longstanding societal patterns of trauma. To learn more, take a look at our 2019 annual impact report.


This awards celebration would not be possible without the incredible support of our 2020 sponsors. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact Dana Morris Lee, YWCA Spokane Chief Philanthropy Officer, at or call 509-742-0111.




2020 Mission Partner


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Corporate Sponsors

Columbia Bank

Global Credit Union

The Spokesman-Review

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact Dana Morris Lee, YWCA Spokane Chief Philanthropy Officer, at or call 509-742-0111.

By: Erica Schreiber

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