photo: Hannah Halberstadt

October 1, 2014



Big news! After conducting an extensive national search, we are pleased to announce that Shannon Roach Halberstadt will be our new Executive DirectorShannon will join us on October 13, 2014. 


Shannon was most recently the Executive Director of Spokane Arts, where she was instrumental in revitalizing their goals to be a unifying voice for artists as well as building a greater appreciation of the arts. She's also well-known and respected in Seattle, where she served as Executive Director of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Recording Academy (the GRAMMYs) and as Managing Director of the Vera Project. At both agencies, she left a long-lasting legacy of support for established and upcoming artists.


It is a distinct pleasure to join Artist Trust as its new Executive Director. I am an avid fan of the work of Artist Trust; the mission is clear, direct and fills a vital need: supporting individual artists of all disciplines across Washington State. I am thrilled to contribute my passion and experience to this leadership role, furthering Artist Trust's commitment to artists statewide.
[Shannon Roach Halberstadt]


Shannon brings a wealth of talent to the organization at an important time for us as we explore new and better ways to serve the artists of Washington State. It's an exciting time for Artist Trust, and we're confident that Shannon is the right person to lead us forward.

[Stephanie Ellis-Smith, Board President, Artist Trust ]


Please join us in welcoming Shannon!

Artist Trust At Large: Uniontown, Moses Lake & Bellingham
Michelle Bates, Girl, from the Exquisite Decay series, C-print, made with Holga camera, 15"x16", 2008.
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!
In This Issue
Artist Trust At Large: Uniontown, Moses Lake & Bellingham
Seeking Foundations & Corporate Relations Manager
Artists Up: Networking & Resource Event for African & African American Artists
Celebrate with Artists Up!
"I Am An Artist" in Leavenworth
Artist Happy Hour
Preserving a Legacy: Estate Planning for Artists
Seeking Grants Program Intern
Meet the Artist: Delbert Miller
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
News from Grant Recipients & EDGE Grads
Be in Touch


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Top Image: Marissa Rae Niederhauser, 2010. photo: Tim Summers
Seeking Foundations & Corporate Relations Manager

The Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager is a key Development Department member, responsible for building Artist Trust's overall fundraising capacity from foundations, corporations/businesses and government agencies primarily through grants and sponsorships. They'll cultivate relationships, research and identify prospects, develop strategies, and prepare letters of interest, grant proposals, sponsorship requests and reports.
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.
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
Barbara Noonan, Beach, pastel, 16"x17", 2012. photo: Stephen Rock.

Discounts available for Artist Trust members, early registration (10/10), Latino/a artists and those with financial need! We're also seeking a work/study Teacher's Assistant; contact us for details.

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

Guest Speaker: Lila Hurwitz (Doolittle+Bird)

Artist Panel: Martha Flores (visual artist); Lori Aylesworth (visual artist); Henry Hettick (theater artist); Jamie Howell (multidisciplinary artist) 


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

Artist Happy Hour
Martha Flores, Organicity, oil on canvas, 72"x48".
October 25, 2014, 5-7pm: Blackbird Bistro, Leavenworth

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.

Want to help out? We're looking for volunteers to make this a fun party.

Thanks to our partners Icicle Arts, Blackbird Bistro and Snowcreek Suites.
Preserving a Legacy: Estate Planning for Artists
Andy Arkley, Magic Sync, sculpture, 30'x40', 2013. photo: David Wentworth
October 25, 2014, 10am-noon: Good Shepherd Center, Seattle

Discounts available for Artist Trust and Washington Lawyers for the Arts members & early registration (10/1)!

Are you uncertain about the proper management of your art and your estate beyond your lifetime? Do you know how to identify an appropriate person who can manage your artwork and related rights?

Estate planning is a critical process that helps you and your loved ones protect your assets during your life and after your passing. Your creative property is an important asset that must be considered in your estate plan.

Learn the basics of creating an estate plan, helping you to streamline procedures and lower expenses related to gifting, donating, or selling your artwork. Having an estate plan helps preserve your artistic legacy.

Who should attend? Artists, their partners and/or significant others, families, collectors, and others interested in preserving and protecting artwork through estate planning.

Presented with Washington Lawyers for the Arts.
Seeking Grants Program Intern
Are you a detail-oriented, highly-organized go-getter who wants to gain valuable insight into the inner-workings of a non-profit arts organization? We're seeking a Grants Program Intern to assist with grant processes, panels and workshops. This unpaid internship is 15-20 hours/week for six months minimum. Help artists statewide and have fun doing it!
Meet the Artist: Delbert Miller
For his Meet the Artist event, 2013 Fellowship recipient Delbert Miller offered an evening of singing, drumming and story-telling at The Evergreen State College Longhouse in Olympia. 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.
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Our massivonline 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:
          • October 1-31: Tacoma Arts Month: Music, dance and theater performances; visual art exhibits; literary readings; lectures; workshops; film screenings; and cultural events throughout Tacoma,
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
Catherine Grisez, oxidized sterling silver bib necklace, from the Siren Collection.
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Be in Touch
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Barbara Green 
Interim Operations Director 

Artist Trust 
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