September 15, 2014



Are you or someone you know building a business as an artist? Check out an array of funding, career training, opportunities and professional resources on our website... and please spread the word! We're here to support artists of all disciplines across Washington State.

Artist Trust At Large: Wenatchee, Shelton, Uniontown & Bellingham
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
Choreographer 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.
In This Issue
Artist Trust At Large: Wenatchee, Shelton, Uniontown & Bellingham
Artists Up: Networking & Resource Event for African & African American Artists
Celebrate with Artists Up!
"I Am An Artist" in Leavenworth
Meet the Artist: Who
Thanks, Steph!
Welcome, Crista!
Join the AT Team
Tamara Stephas: Pentimenti
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
News from Grant Recipients & EDGE Grads
Be in Touch


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Top Image: Elizabeth Sandvig, Yellow Trogons, oil on canvas, 70"x50", 2003. photo: Spike Mafford
Celebrate with Artists Up!
Romson Regarde Bustillo,
My Sister (detail), screenprint on paper, 2013.

Artists Up invites you to a social mixer celebrating the two communities we've had the pleasure to work with during the launch of the Artists Up program. Mix and meet old and new friends in the Latino/a, Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander artist communities. 

Art by Romson Bustillo, music by Miho & Diego, and delicious food!

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


And don't miss the Artist Happy Hour on October 25, 5-7pm, free for IAAA participants!


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


Thanks to our partners: Blackbird Bistro, Icicle Arts and Snowcreek Suites!

Meet the Artist: Jeremy Mangan
Back in March, 2013 Fellowship recipient Jeremy Mangan performed an ice sculpture demonstration in Neighbor's Park in Tacoma for his Meet the Artist event. Read all about it!

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.
Thanks, Steph!
We're sorry to say goodbye to Steph Harmon, who most recently served as our Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager. She's off to a new position on the Community Relations team at OCLC, a nonprofit library cooperative providing research, programs and services that help libraries share the world's knowledge and the work of organizing it. 

Thanks, Steph, and the best of luck!
Welcome, Crista!
Say hi to Crista Alejandre, our new Office Coordinator. Crista provides support for Artist Trust operations, assisting with administrative, bookkeeping, and IT management needs. Crista has worked in not-for-profit and arts organizations since 2010, when she graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in music performance and art history. In 2013, Crista completed a master's degree in museology at the University of Washington and continues to be an active member of Seattle's museum community.
Join the AT Team!
We've got two spots open for detail-oriented, highly-organized go-getters who want to gain valuable insight into the inner-workings of a non-profit arts organization. Help artists statewide and have fun doing it!
  • Grants Program Intern: Assist our Grants department with grant processes, panels and workshops. This unpaid internship is approximately 15-20 hours/week for a minimum of six months.
  • Work-Study Project Assistant: Assist Program staff with our Creative Career Center training programs. This 16-20 hours/week paid position is open to enrolled students who are eligible for the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program.
Tamara Stephas: Pentimenti
Tamara Stephas, Cut and Cover (detail), oil on canvas, 2014.
Through October 17, 2014: University Unitarian Church, Seattle

2013 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) recipient Tamara Stephas presents Pentimenti, a series of paintings that explore the changing relationship between humans and our environment, our evolving definitions of progress, and the stories we tell ourselves about it. Pentimenti are traces of changes in design or composition made by the artist during the process of painting.

I am influenced by the technical virtuosity and transcendent luminosity of romantics such as the Hudson River School painters, whose amazing depictions of natural wonders became the face of manifest destiny and America's expansion to the Pacific. But my landscapes necessarily reflect contemporary interventions in the natural world, as seen by a contemporary eye. [Tamara Stephas]

This project was made possible in part by Artist Trust's Grants for Artist Projects (GAP).
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
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
Congratulations to:

And check out:

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 

Artist Trust 
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