February 1, 2014



February is always an extra-exciting month here at Artist Trust. It's all hands on deck to make our annual Benefit Art Auction & Benefactor Party the best ever -- all to raise money to support artists in Washington State.


We couldn't do it without the help of hundreds of donating artists, volunteers, sponsors and guests. Want to pitch in? Volunteer or buy a ticket today!

2014 Benefactor Party & Benefit Art Auction
Artists take to the stage at the 2013 Auction. photo: Robert Wade
RSVP by this Monday, February 3 for the pre-Auction Private Benefactor Party, February 12, at the home of Jon Shirley, chock full of stunning museum-quality contemporary paintings and sculptures. A once-in-a-lifetime event!
Meantime, buy your tickets now for the most fun, inspiring, art-filled event of 2014! 

Artist Trust's Annual Benefit Art Auction
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Seattle Center's Fisher Pavilion

Tickets always sell out--act fast so you don't miss:
  • Exclusive Arts Experiences including Mexico vacations, artists' studio tours, private performances and more.
  • Sumptuous seated dinner and delicious drinks;
  • Hang-time with contributing artists and Artist Trust grant recipients;
  • Most importantly: An opportunity to support individual artists throughout Washington!
In This Issue
2014 Benefit Art Auction & Benefactor Party
Artist Happy Hour
Help Make the Magic Happen
Kate Wallich + The YC: Super Eagle
Artist Trust At Large in Renton & Spokane
EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists
Meet the CALL Artists
Welcome, Barbara!
Opportunities for Artists
Be In Touch


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Top Image: Jill Mayberg, Red Horse, Blue Dog (detail), mixed media, 2010.
Artist Happy Hour!
Chatting it up amidst the art at a 2013 artists' networking event, Traver Gallery, Seattle.
February 4, 2014, 5-7pm: The Project Room, Seattle

What's one of the most important things you can do to advance your arts career? Expand your network! Come talk shop, meet fellow artists, and get happy. With wine and cheese, of course. Say AHH!
Free for Artist Trust Members / $8 Non-Members 
(If you're attending the I Am An Artist Professional Development Workshop in Seattle this weekend, AHH is free!)
Help Make the Magic Happen
Some of the awesome 2013 volunteers putting up the art walls. photo: Alex Martin
Here's a great way to be a part of the magic-making and artist-supporting for our 2014 Benefit Art Auction! We need volunteer bartenders, wall builders and more.  
Some jobs happen before the Auction, like the ultra-important art wrapping on February 22, 7pm-midnight. Art handling experience is a must.
Volunteer for 5+ hours and get a free membership!
Kate Wallich + The YC: Super Eagle
Kate Wallich, Super Eagle, 2013. press photo: Jacob Rosen
February 13-16, 2014, 8pm: Velocity Dance Center, Seattle

2013 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) recipient Kate Wallich presents Super Eagle, an evening-length dance performance featuring Lavinia Vago, Matt Drews, Pacific Northwest Ballet's Andrew Bartee and Kate Wallich, an original score by Lena Simon (Kairos, Pollens, Mary Lambert), film by cinematographer Jacob Rosen and costumes by fashion designer Pierre Davis/NoSesso.

Super Eagle is made possible in part by Artist Trust's Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) Program.
Artist Trust At Large in Renton & Spokane
Dayton Knipher, Metro II, photography, 20"x24", 2012.
February 24, 2014, noon-1pm: Renton Fire Station 13
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, Republic, Twisp and Yakima.
EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists
2012 EDGE participants working hard amidst Centrum's inspiring environment. photo: Libby Gerber

The 2014 EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists offers a comprehensive survey of professional practices through a hands-on, interactive curriculum that includes instruction by professionals in the field as well as specialized presentations, panel discussions and assignments. EDGE provides artists with relevant and necessary entrepreneurial skills to achieve their personal career goals as well as to develop peer support and exchange. Since 2003, 593 artists have successfully completed the EDGE Program.

The 52-hour EDGE Program includes:
          • Professional Portfolio
          • The Business of Art
          • Supporting Your Artwork
          • Communication, Marketing and Outreach 
Two cycles to choose from:
  • Seattle, June 20-August 1, 2014: This cycle starts Friday, June 20, 5-9:30pm, and will meet the following day and then the next five Saturdays, June 21-July 26, 9am-6pm. The final session, including Grand Finale Presentations, will take place on Friday, August 1, 4-9:30 pm.
  • Port Townsend, August 16-23, 2014: A one-week residential intensive presented at Centrum, a center for arts and creative education located in historic Fort Worden State Park. This EDGE begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, August 16; sessions then run 9am-6pm from Sunday, August 17 through Friday, August 22. The final session, including Grand Finale Presentations, will be on Saturday, August 23, 10am-4:30pm.
Scholarships available for Latino/a artists!
"I Am An Artist" Blog: Meet the CALL Artists
Marita Dingus. photo: Nancy Levine
Last Fall, four Washington State artists were selected by a panel of experts working with Artist Trust to participate in the Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) Program. Based on their lifetime of artistic achievement, these artists were selected to receive assistance with archiving and documenting their work. Artist Trust-trained Legacy Specialists are helping these artists with sorting, organizing and digitizing their work through June 2014. 

Read all about the CALL Artists on our "I Am An Artist" blog!
Welcome, Barbara!
We're happy to welcome Barbara Mizoguchi as our new Grants Program Manager! Barbara is the former Executive Director of Nikkei Heritage Association of Washington dba Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington in Seattle. She has experience working at arts organizations, museums, government agencies and corporate institutions. Although Barbara is a third generation Washingtonian, she also lived, worked and attended school in Europe. She has a degree in Art History and has served on several non-profit Board of Trustees.
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:
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.
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Be well, and keep in touch,

Lila Hurwitz
Associate Director
Artist Trust
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