September 1, 2014



Another great gang of artists just graduated from our EDGE Professional Development Program, finishing up with an inspiring night of Grand Finale Presentations at Centrum in Port Townsend. We can't wait to see all of their successes in the coming years!

Artist Trust At Large: Wenatchee, Shelton & Uniontown
Dayton Knipher, Crystal Silence, photograph, 20"x24", 2007.
Looking to give your arts career a boost? In these free 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.
Stay tuned for more ATALs happening around the state!
Artists Up: Networking & Resource Event for African & African American Artists
Donald Byrd and violinist Quentin Morris, atop Heather Hart's The Western Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother, installation at Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, 2013. photo: Robert Wade

Join us for a free, informal evening at the Northwest African American Museum to learn about art resources and network with fellow African and African American artists.
          • Learn about grant opportunities;
          • Chat with local funders;
          • Meet other artists in your community.

Artists creating in dance, literature, media, music, theater, visual, and public art are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Artists Up is a collaborative project of the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture and Artist Trust.
I Am An Artist in Leavenworth
Martha Flores, Organicity,
oil on canvas, 72"x48".

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, Resume & Cover Letter
  • Finding & Pursing Funding, Showing, & Performing Opportunities
  • Online Promoting & Marketing
  • Learn from Successful Artists: Q&A
  • Feedback from Your Peers
  • Rock Your Elevator Speech

Instructor: Barbara Noonan with a panel of artists TBA


Discounts available for Artist Trust members, early registration (10/10) and Latino/a artists!


Thanks to our partners, Icicle Arts!

In This Issue
Artist Trust At Large: Wenatchee, Shelton & Uniontown
Artists Up: Networking & Resource Event for African & African American Artists
"I Am An Artist" in Leavenworth
Meet the Artist: Sharon Glenn
Welcome, Zach!
Seeking Grants Program Intern
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
News from Grant Recipients & EDGE Grads
Be in Touch


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About Artist Trust


Creative Career Center


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Top Image: Margie Livingston, Study for wafer board, trimmed (detail), acrylic, 8"x8"x.75", 2010. photo: Richard Nicol
Meet the Artist: Sharon Glenn
For her Meet the Artist event, 2013 Fellowship recipient
Sharon Glenn spoke with students at Big Picture Middle School in Burien about poetry and the cowboy life.

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, Zach!
We're happy to welcome Zach Frimmel as our new Program Assistant! Zach will help coordinate programs and promote the resources of Artist Trust's Creative Career Center, so that artists can optimize their arts careers. He was Coordinator of Artist Trust's 2014 EDGE Professional Development Program for Literary Artists. 

Zach worked previously as a freelance Web Content Manager, and did editorial work with the creative writing zine Florida Review. A music journalist formerly in Orlando and Chicago, he continues to cover national and local music while writing and performing original music under his moniker, Grayman Geraldson. He graduated with a B.A. in English Literature and Humanities from the University of Central Florida.
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
Suze D. Woolf, Charred, Still Standing, watercolor on paper, 11"x15", 2008.
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:
News from Grants Recipients & EDGE Grads
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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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Take care, and keep in touch!
Barbara Green 
Interim Operations Director 

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