June 15, 2014



This spring has been hopping with lots of events for artists and arts supporters!


The June 9 Artists Up resources and networking event for Asian, Asian American and Asian-Pacific Islander Artists was packed with 60+ artists. With the goal of sharing best practices through peer learning, building connections between artists and funders, and demystifying funding programs and processes, Artist Trust, our partners 4Culture and Office of Arts & Culture, and several guest artists shared info and answered questions. Thanks to all who attended and helped out!


Big thanks as well to everyone who came to the salons at Preston Singletary's glorious studio and Michael and Cathy Casteel's art-filled home. Both events were truly inspiring, from the testimonials of guest artists to the funds raised from many amazing arts supporters! As Cathy said:


Art kicks my butt, breaks my heart, stops me in my tracks, makes me laugh, makes me cry. It affects the way I move through space. It can change the way I hear... I like knowing artists--they are funny, smart, mad scientists. They go out on a limb for us. They teach us so much. It's a privilege and an honor to live with their artwork. It can be easy to focus on the art, but there are real people behind the work, and we shouldn't forget them. That's why Artist Trust is so important--the unabashed dedication to individual artists--granting them money and tools."


Our fiscal year ends June 30. Your donation of any amount helps ensure that Washington State artists of all disciplines are supported for years to come!

Artist Trust Seeks Executive Director

Deadline: July 3, 2014


Please help us spread the word about this exciting leadership opportunity at Artist Trust! 


We know how important the search process is, and are confident in finding a leader that will move Artist Trust into the future with grace, energy and expertise. Meantime, our grants and career training programs are running uninterrupted and full steam ahead!

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 attended the I Am An Artist Professional Development Workshop in Tacoma this weekend, or are an Artist Trust member, you get in free!  


Hosted by our friends at Spaceworks Tacoma. 

In This Issue
Artist Trust Seeks Executive Director
Artist Happy Hour in Tacoma
Apply for 2014 Arts Innovator Award
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
News from Grant Recipients & EDGE Grads
Opportunities for Artists
Thanks, Pat!
More Thanks & Opportunities
Be in Touch


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Become a member today and help your artistic career thrive -- and support and encourage fellow artists throughout Washington State. Benefits include career consultations; (re)Members, a quarterly e-newsletter exclusively for members; discounts at arts businesses; invitations to special events; and notification of grant deadlines.
Top Image: Marissa Rae Niederhauser, 2010. photo: Tim Summers
Last Call to Apply for 2014 Arts Innovator Award
John Grade, Capacitor, polyethylene fabric, light-emitting diodes, wood, mechanical transmission, digital controller, exterior sensors, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI, 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.


Check out the past winners, and watch a recorded webinar on applying for the AIA.


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

Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Ellen Hochberg, A Complete Life, graphite drawings on paper, digital photo frames, shoes, 96"x60", 2012.
Our massive online calendar lists events across the state for artists and arts lovers; post your own for free! Here's just a sampling:
News from Grants Recipients & EDGE Graduates
Congratulations to:
          • Nicole Teeny, whose Bible Quiz, funded in part by Artist Trust's Grants for Artist Projects (GAP), is now available on Netflix, DVD, Amazon and iTunes.
          • Elissa Washuta, whose debut memoir, My Body Is a Book of Rules, funded in part by an Artist Trust GAP and encouraged by Elissa's participation in our EDGE Professional Development Program, will be published this August. Elissa writes, "Thank you for all you have done for my writing." 
Opportunities for Artists
Thanks, Pat!
Please help us give a huge THANKS to Pat Bako, our Donor Development Director, whose last day at Artist Trust was June 12.
Raising money to support artists is a never-ending task, and Pat was key to the success of our annual Auctions and countless other fundraising endeavors. So on behalf of artists and arts lovers across the state: Thank you, Pat!
More Thanks & Opportunities
Thanks to Arielle Bloedel for her time interning at Artist Trust, and the help she provided with communications. Good luck in your next endeavors!
Interested in joining our team? Check out our website for jobs, internships, work-study and volunteer opportunities.
Be in Touch
Our Seattle office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm. Feel free to drop in to visit the Resource Room. 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! 
Take care, and keep in touch!
Barbara Green 
Interim Operations Director 
Marsha Wolf 
Development Director 

Artist Trust 
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