February 15, 2014



Consider this edition of (re)Source a belated Valentine's Day love letter to you all. We couldn't do what we do without you! So along with celebrating the artists who make our world so rich -- including the inaugural recipients of our new James W. Ray Awards -- we want to thank you. Can't wait to raise a glass with you at the Benefit Art Auction on February 22!

2014 James W. Ray Award Recipients
Jessika Kenney, Cafe Oto, London, 2012. photo: Frank Schmidt
We are beyond thrilled to announce the awarding of $80,000 in new grants to three phenomenal Washington State artists!

Jessika Kenney has received the $50,000 James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award. The largest cash grant available to Washington State artists, it recognizes artists in all disciplines whose work demonstrates exceptional originality. Intended to help advance the creative work of an outstanding individual artist, the recipient also benefits from an individualized program of advisory support and access to artist advisors, consultants, business and financial planning, and other training opportunities offered through Artist Trust's Creative Career Center.

Cris Bruch and Amy O'Neal have received the $15,000 James W. Ray Venture Project Awards. These awards support projects by artists in all disciplines whose work demonstrates exceptional originality. These awards support artistic excellence and the development of new ideas through individual and collaborative projects. The power of the award rests in the ability to have a transformative impact on the artists' careers.

The three 2014 James W. Ray Award recipients will be showcased in exhibitions funded by the Raynier Institute & Foundation and Frye Art Museum.
Benefit Art Auction Next Saturday!
Artists take to the stage at the 2013 Auction. photo: Robert Wade
Seattle Center's Fisher Pavilion
Last call to buy your tickets for the most fun, inspiring, art-filled event of 2014! It'll sell out, so act fast and 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 James W. Ray Award Recipients
Benefit Art Auction Next Saturday!
Help Make the Magic Happen
Artists Up Latino/a Artists Networking Event
Artist Trust At Large in Renton & Spokane
Meet the Artist: Leo Berk
EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists
Seeking Grants Program Intern
Welcome, Eilish!
Opportunities for Artists
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Top Image: Chuck Lopez, 2006 Pilchuck Centerpieces, blown glass, dimensions variable, 2006.
Help Make the Magic Happen
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
 the ultra-important art wrappers (art handling experience is a must).
Volunteer for 5+ hours and get a free membership!
Artists Up: Latino/a Artist's Networking Event
Fulgencio Lazo, Rio de la Esperanza, acrylic on canvas, 2013.

As a follow up to the successful Artists Up workshop series held last summer, Artists Up has partnered with La Sala and Día de Muertos Committee for a lively social event that will provide opportunities for artists working in all disciplines to network in a relaxed environment. 

Works on display will include paintings by Fulgencio Lazo, Jóse Orantes and Jesús Mena, and ambient music by local Latino artists will be curated by Jacque Larrainzar. 

Come, hang out, enjoy some homemade tamales, tostadas de tinga and a glass of wine with fellow artists and community members.

Artists Up is a unique collaboration between Artist Trust, 4Culture and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, who share an interest in making our funding programs accessible to more artists so we  can better serve the communities of Seattle, King County and Washington State. Read more about Artists Up's pilot year and future plans.
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.
Meet the Artist: Leo Berk
Leo Berk, Clinkers, Duratrans, sculptural light box, 72"x60", 2013.

Join Artist Trust's Arts Innovator Award, Fellowship and Grants for Artist Projects recipient Leo Berk for a free Meet the Artist presentation on his art and creative process.

Artist Trust's Meet the Artist program is an integral component of the annual Artist Trust Fellowships. Every Fellowship recipient presents an event outside of their geographic area of residence or to a community that would not ordinarily have access to their work. Meet the Artist bridges our artistic community with the diverse communities in Washington State, increasing awareness about the vital roles the arts and artists play in our culture.
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.

"Never a day passes in my profession as an artist that I don't refer back to the tools I learned. The connection with fellow attendees bonded us in our mutual goals and you can feel the combined power when we get together. This will change your approach to your art business." [EDGE graduate Barbara Noonan]

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 at Seattle Pacific University. 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!
Seeking Grants Program Intern
We're looking for a detail-oriented, highly organized Grants Program Intern. Learn all about our grant programs and get valuable insights into the nonprofit arts administration arena. Plus, we're lots of fun.

This unpaid internship runs for a minimum of six months, 15-20 hours per week. Interns receive a free one-year Artist Trust membership. While the position will remain open until filled, preference will be given to applications received before February 21, 2014.
Welcome, Eilish!
Please help us welcome Eilish Cullen, our new Bookkeeper!

Eilish has worked in non-profit arts administration for 15 years. She is former Director of The Lab, a non-profit alternative arts space in San Francisco, and lived and worked at a historic lighthouse where she curated site-specific sound performances in the fog signal building. She has curated public events, concerts and programs for The Lab, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, OR, Dem Passwords Gallery in Los Angeles, New Langton Arts, Mission Creek Music Festival, and Zero1 San Jose. She received her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Painting and her MFA at San Francisco State University.
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Lila Hurwitz
Associate Director
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