January 15, 2014



The new year is off to a flying start with lots of career training events and grant opportunities up and running.


What makes it all possible? The support of generous arts lovers like you who contribute to our annual Benefit Art Auction! The Auction is Artist Trust's largest, single fundraising event, accounting for over 20% of our annual income. All proceeds benefit our mission to support individual artists. So get your tickets quick (we always sell out)--and see you there!

Artist Trust At Large in Leavenworth & Seattle
Dayton Knipher, Mexican Puzzle, photography, 20"x24", 2009.
January 16, 2014, 5:15-6:15pm
Icicle Arts Gallery, Leavenworth
Looking to give your arts career a boost? In these free one-hour presentations you'll get the scoop on how Artist Trust can help. You'll learn how Artist Trust serves Washington State Artists of all disciplines and how you can use these programs and resources to advance your arts business.
Look for more ATALs coming up in Bremerton, Bridgeport, Centralia, Eastsound, Everett, Kelso, Kirkland, Long Beach, Pt. Townsend, Renton, Republic, Spokane, Twisp and Yakima.
I Am An Artist Professional Development Workshop
Zoe Scofield, A Crack in Everything, 2009. photo: Juniper Shuey

Discounts for Artist Trust members & early registration by 1/17/14!
Latino/a and Filipino/a artist scholarships available.

Say "I Am An Artist!" and jumpstart or refresh your arts career! This two-day interactive workshop for artists of all disciplines includes:
  • Work Samples That Look Great
  • Writing a Killer Artist Statement, Resume & Cover Letter
  • Finding & Pursing Funding, Showing, & Performing Opportunities
  • Online Promoting & Marketing
  • Learn from Successful Artists: Q&A
  • Feedback from Your Peers
  • Artists' Happy Hour on February 4.
Guest Presenter: Anne Blackburn, Manager, Storefronts Seattle: "Alternative Venues"
Artist Panel: Rick Araluce, visual art; Zoe Scofield, dance; Nadia Tarnawsky, music; Storme Webber, literary artist; Leonel Pena Woolff, film.

Last October I took I Am An Artist and have just received a grant from the Helen Creighton Folklore Society in Nova Scotia... Without this class I would not have known where to begin with grant writing. Thank you for all you do. [Julie Mainstone]

Save the dates, Spokane artists; IAAA is coming to you April 12-13!
In This Issue
Artist Trust At Large: Leavenworth & Seattle
"I Am An Artist" Professional Development Workshop
2014 Benefit Art Auction & Benefactor Party
Join Our Team
Statewide Arts Events
Opportunities for Artists
News from Grant Recipients & EDGE Grads
Be In Touch


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Help your artistic career thrive by becoming a member today! Benefits include career consultation discounts; (re)Members, an e-newsletter exclusively for members; discounts at arts businesses; invitations to special events; and notification of grant deadlines.
Top Image: Patricia Ridenour, Journey (detail), archival giclee print, 95.25"x23.75"x2", 2010.
Get Your Tickets Now for the 2014 Benefit Art Auction & Benefactor Party
Artists take to the stage at the 2013 Auction. photo: Robert Wade

Buy your tickets now for the most fun, inspiring, art-filled event of 2014! Tickets always sell out--act fast so you don't miss:

Also not to be missed: the pre-Auction Private Benefactor Party, February 12, at the home of Jon Shirley, chock full of a stunning collection of contemporary paintings and sculpture. Limited tickets available so get yours now!

Join Our Team!
Some of the awesome 2013 volunteers putting up the art walls. photo: Alex Martin
We're seeking lots of go-getters to work in our office and/or at our Benefit Art Auction. Have what it takes? Application deadlines are coming up quick so apply now!
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Becky Frehse, Learning to Read Music, mixed media on canvas, 65.5"x 65.5", 2010.
Our massive online calendar lists events across the state for artists and arts lovers; post your own for free! Here's just a sampling:
Opportunities for Artists
Browse hundreds of calls for art of all disciplines, funding, residencies, jobs, work space and housing listings, and post your own. New listings include:
News from Grant Recipients & EDGE Grads
Check out:

Some of the poems were finished/revised with time bought with my Artist Trust Fellowship, and there's an acknowledgment to that effect in the book. I remain grateful. [Sam Green]

Be In Touch
Our Seattle office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm. Come use the Resource Room or make an appointment to get guidance on your arts career or latest grant application.
Not in the region? Peruse our extensive website full of resources and opportunities 24/7! Browse tons of professional development resources and articles, with vital information on healthcare, legal issues, emergency assistance programs and more.
Have a new email or snail-mail address? Please let us know! 
Be well, and keep in touch,

Lila Hurwitz
Associate Director
Artist Trust
206/467-8734 x13
866/21-TRUST (toll free)