June 1, 2014



The Artist Trust Board of Directors is excited to announce the official launch of our Executive Director search! 


Having already begun the process by determining the qualities we are looking for in a new leader while also developing an inclusive hiring process, the search committee includes members of our Board of Directors and key staff. The next step will be to enlist several community leaders and artists from around the state to participate in mid-summer candidate interviews.


Barbara Green, Artist Trust's Interim Operations Director, will be coordinating the hiring process. Barbara has overseen more than 20 searches for nonprofit executive directors and we are looking forward to working with her on ours. 


Click here for the job announcement. Please help us spread the word about this exciting leadership opportunity at Artist Trust. All candidate applications and inquiries should be sent to edsearch@artisttrust.org. 


Thank you!


Susan Wagner, Board President

Stephanie Ellis-Smith, Vice-President/President Elect

Congratulations to the 2014 Fellowship Recipients! 
Cathy McClure, Mickey Hardwired, plastic, battery-operated mechanism, 2011. photo: Franklin Getchell

We're thrilled to announce the recipients of our 2014 Fellowships! Fifteen amazing artists were selected for their artistic achievement, dedication to an artistic discipline, and potential for further professional development. Artists working in craft, literary, media, and music will each receive $7,500 of unrestricted funds. 


Congratulations to Roberto Ascalon, Daniel Barry, Polly Buckingham, Melissa Cameron, Aaron Grad, Christopher Howell, Mari Ichimasu, Cathy McClure, Donna Miscolta, Patrick Parr, Michael Peterson, Annette Spaulding-Convy, Michael Spence, Jason Walker & Zach Weintraub!


Watch for Meet the Artist events throughout the state with the Fellowship recipients in the coming year!

Inaugural Millay Colony of the Arts Residency Recipients 
Beth Fleenor. photo: Kelly O

Musician Beth Fleenor and writer Susan V. Meyers have received the first-ever Millay Colony of the Arts residencies! We've partnered with the Millay Colony in upstate New York, to award two artists a one-month residency and a $1,000 stipend. 


Congratulations to Beth and Susan, and thanks to our new friends and partners at the Millay Colony of the Arts!

In This Issue
2014 Fellowship Recipients
2014 Millay Colony for the Arts Residency Recipients
Artist Trust At Large: Puyallup
Artists Up for Asian Artists
Seeking Artist Trust At Large Speakers
"I Am An Artist" in Tacoma
Artist Happy Hour in Tacoma
Apply for 2014 Arts Innovator Award
New Member Benefit
Opportunities for Artists
Be in Touch


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Top Image: Elizabeth Sandvig, Yellow Trogons, oil on canvas, 70"x50", 2003. photo: Spike Mafford
Artist Trust At Large: Puyallup
Dayton Knipher, Inside the Cocoon, photography, 20"x24", 2009.

June 2, Noon-1pm: Puyallup Library


Looking to give your arts career a boost? In these free one-hour presentations, Artist Trust At Large speakers and artists give you 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. 

Artists Up for Asian Artists
Dai Giana, Proposal (Tet Festival), acrylic on paper, 9.5"x22.5", 1999. photo: Marcia Iwasaki

June 9, 2014, 5:30-8:30pm: Asian Counseling and Referral Service, Seattle


Join us for a free evening of resources and networking for Asian, Asian American and Asian-Pacific Islander Artists! This mixer is designed to share best practices through peer learning, build connections between artists and funders, and demystify funding programs and processes. 


Artists creating in dance, literature, media, music, theater, visual and public art are welcome. The program will begin at 5:30pm with an optional Art Tour of ACRS followed by an information and networking exchange from 6-8:30pm. Creative activities for school-aged kids and language interpreters are offered upon registration. Light refreshments will be served.  


ARTISTS UP is a unique collaborative pilot between two government agencies and a non-profit organization--4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Artist Trust--that share an interest in extending outreach to under-represented artists in order to better serve the communities of Seattle, King County and Washington State. 

Seeking Artist Trust At Large Speakers
ATAL at Vancouver Organization for Contemporary Art, 2013.

Deadline: June 9, 2014


We're seeking a small group of arts lovers throughout Washington State to be Artist Trust At Large speakers. We're specifically looking for go-getters who live in or near these communities: Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, San Juan, Yakima, Kittitas, Walla Walla, Whitman, Vancouver, Long Beach and Port Townsend. You'll get trained in public speaking, and get paid for each presentation!


Artist Trust At Large (ATAL) are free one-hour presentations offered statewide on how Artist Trust helps artists of all disciplines boost their careers through our programs and services. ATAL's goal is to effectively reach out to communities across the state, ensuring that all artists get the support they need.

I Am An Artist in Tacoma 
Kevin Miller, Home & Away: The Old Town Poems,  Pleasure Boat Studio, 2009.

June 14-15, 9am-4pm: University of Puget Sound, Tacoma  

Latino/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, Résumé & Cover Letter 
          • Pursuing Funding, Showing & Performing Opportunities 
          • Online Promoting & Marketing 
          • Learn from Successful Artists: Q&A
          • Feedback from Your Peers
          • Rock Your Elevator Speech
Spread the word and register today!
And don't miss the Artist Happy Hour, June 19!
Artist Happy Hour in Tacoma 
Kristin Giordano, Field of Flowers, Diana toy camera photograph, digital archival print, 20"x20", 2013.

June 19, 2014, 5-8pm: Old Post Office, Tacoma


What's the most important thing 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.


If you're already registered for the I Am An Artist Professional Development Workshop in Tacoma there is no additional fee for this event.  


Hosted by our friends at Spaceworks Tacoma. 

Apply for 2014 Arts Innovator Award
David Shields, How Literature Saved My Life, Knopf, 2013.

Deadline: June 23, 2014, 10:59pm


Artist Trust's Arts Innovator Awards (AIA) provide two $25,000 awards for Washington State generative artists of any discipline who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries in their field. The award recognizes artists who demonstrate innovation in their art practice.


Watch a recorded webinar on applying for the AIA.


The AIA is generously funded by The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation. 

New Member Benefit

Welcome to Clear Image Darkroom, now offering discounts to Artist Trust members! Located in in Marysville, Mukilteo and Sequim, members get 12% off framing, giclee and art reproduction. 


Not a member yet? Join now for this and other great perks!

Opportunities for Artists
Be in Touch
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Barbara Green 
Interim Operations Director 
Marsha Wolf 
Development Director 

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