August 15, 2014



Thanks to all who came by our Annual Book Sale in Seattle's Pioneer Square last week! You helped us raise over $1,500, the equivalent of a Grant for Artist Projects (GAP)! Huge thanks to Greg Kucera Gallery for lending sidewalk space, Foster/White Gallery for providing tables (and otter pops!), and many other galleries, museums and individuals for generous book donations. Thanks also to our fabulous volunteers for helping everyone who stopped by go home with a treasure!

Jini Dellaccio Photographs Benefit Artist Trust

Don't miss this special showing of photographs from the Jini Dellaccio Collection. All sales of prints and any donations will go in her honor to the Carl & Jini Dellaccio Scholarship Fund at Artist Trust.

Jini Dellaccio was more just than an incredible photographer, best known for her iconic portraits of famous musicians including Neil Young, Merrilee Rush, The Sonics and The Wailers. As a teen during the Great Depression, Jini played sax with the "Girl Groups" of the era, giving her a lifelong affinity for the scruffy musicians that would become the focus of her work as a master photographer. Her iconic images of seminal Northwest rock 'n' roll bands from the early- to mid-1960s capture the aesthetics and attitudes of these influential groups. 
Jini was also an enchanting, dynamic, generous and joyful friend to many, including Artist Trust. Her generosity continues: her estate requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Carl & Jini Dellaccio Scholarship Fund at Artist Trust. Thank you, Jini!
EDGE Grand Finale Presentations
Celeste Cooning, Star Light Star Bright, hand-cut Tyvek, crystals, LEDs, live music, chandelier, 18'x10'x10', 2012, Dottie Harper Park, Burien.

Celebrate with and see free presentations from the graduates of Artist Trust's 2014 EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists!

Presenting artists: Francie Allen; Jean Behnke; Alex Bennett; Jennifer Bennett; Peter Carlson; Celeste Cooning; Katie Creyts; Susan Derrick; Sheila Evans; Peggy Foy; Louise Hankes; Kip Kania; Shari Kaufman; Melissa Koch; Cheri Kopp; Sherry Loeser; John Webster; Anita West.

The EDGE Professional Development Program provides artists with 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.
In This Issue
Jini Dellaccio Photographs Benefit Artist Trust
EDGE Grand Finale Presentations
Meet the Artist: Aaron Grad
Welcome, Owen!
Seeking Grants Program Intern
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
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Meet the Artist: Aaron Grad
For his Meet the Artist event, 2014 Fellowship recipient Aaron Grad offered a concert and talk for residents at Sunrise of Bellevue, an assisted living facility. The program centered on the electric theorbo, the instrument Aaron designed and built, as well as the music he wrote and arranged for it, a song cycle titled Old-Fashioned Love Songs. 

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.
Welcome, Owen!
We're happy to introduce our new Development Assistant, Owen David! Owen will be helping our Development team with its fundraising endeavors by processing gifts and communicating with donors. He comes from New York, where he worked as a Budget Analyst in the Cultural Institutions and Libraries Unit of the NYC Office of Management and Budget. He holds a BA in International Relations from Brown University as well as an MFA in Dance & New Media from The Ohio State University. In addition to working at Artist Trust, Owen is excited to be dancing and making dances in this rich creative community.
Seeking Grants Program Intern

Get invaluable insight into the workings of an arts organization! We're seeking a detail-oriented, highly organized Grants Program Intern. You'll be helping artists statewide by assisting our Grants department with grant processes, panels and workshops. This unpaid internship is approximately 15-20 hours/week for a minimum of six months. Join our team!
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Daniel Cautrell, The Breeze Gave Freely, Redmond Town Center, 2014.
Our massive online calendar lists events across the state for artists and arts lovers; post your own for free and it might get highlighted here! Here's just a sampling:
Opportunities for Artists
Browse our Opportunities webpage for 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. 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.
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Interim Operations Director 

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