First Fridays by Robert J. Lloyd

Join us for celebrations of art spirit and spark of life

Plants and Lovers at Garden Party 107 S Madison St, Spokane WA Oct 6, 2023 5pm Oct 6 – 29 Wed – Sun 11 am Visit Garden Party

Fly on the Wall Part 1 at Hamilton Studio 1427 W Dean St, Spokane WA Nov 3 2023 5 pm Talk at 7 pm

Fly on the Wall Part 2 at Carl Maxey Center 3114 E 5th Ave, Spokane WA Mon – Fri 10 am – 4 pm Gallery Premier Opening Dec 1, 2023 5 pm

Plants and Lovers at Garden Party

Artist Statement

Robert has always had an interest in social justice, community development and the visual arts. His explorations started with a Brownie Hawkeye camera through digital imaging and Artificial Intelligence Art. He has explored film sizes and materials, printing processes from the mimeograph machine through letter press, offset to inkjet. He’s explored imagery from illustration to the pictorial and the conceptual. This body of work, Eros, was inspired by his wife’s love of the garden and the non-violent teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King and his sermon on love – AGAPE, EROS, PHILIA.

Eros is an aesthetic love of beautiful literature and art. It has also come to mean a romantic love that we experience when we find someone that is attractive and to whom we pour out all of our love.


Robert Lloyd was an organizer and documentary photographer in the Chicago Freedom Movement from 1962-1967. In 1974 he completed an MFA in Design and Photography at California Institute of the Arts and began teaching photography at Eastern Washington University. He founded, directed, and curated The Grand Photography Gallery at Eastern Washington University and The Lloyd Gallery at 123 Arts.

From 1996-2000 he founded and published a community newspaper, the Spokane African American Voice. He retired from Eastern Washington University in 2004 after 30 years of teaching photography and digital imaging. After his retirement he photographed in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, China and Japan and he photographed for The Black Lens News. His work has been recently exhibited at Washington State University’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in the Black Lives Matter Artist Grant exhibit, Charles Ball in the letter L in the Black Lives Matter Mural in Spokane Washington, and in Our Voices Our Visions, the exhibit he curated for the opening of the Carl Maxey Center featuring 25 BIPOC artists. He can be reached at and website

Robert Lloyd’s Multimedia Images Price List

8 1/2 x 11: First Friday Exhibition Price $35.00 each unframed

Robert J. Lloyd’s portfolios are online at:

Available online in these formats:

Premium art papers:
8 1/2 x 11 				$ 50.00
11 x 17  				$ 75.00
Diptych 			        $100.00
Triptych				$125.00
Quadriptych		                $150.00

Rag or Watercolor Paper or Sunset Canvas w/border:	
11 x 14					$100.00 
16 x 20					$125.00
20 x 24					$150.00
24 x 36					$200.00

Canvas stretched on #4 bar gallery wrap: 
16 x 20					$220.00 
18 x 24					$245.00
24 x 36					$450.00

Additional sizes and paper surfaces available. 
Matting and framing available. Ask for quote.
Shipping available additional.