October 15, 2014



On October 6, Artists Up held a resources and networking event for African and African American artists at the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle. The room was lively with nearly 100 artists and representatives from local arts organizations discussing artists' issues and sharing information about funding and other opportunities.


Artists Up is a collaborative effort of 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Artist Trust to improve and expand capacity and networks for artists in Seattle, King County and Washington State. It has held similar events for the Latino/a and Asian American artist communities; the African and African American workshop was the largest event thus far!


Thanks to our partners, hosts, volunteers, all the participants, and Robert Wade for taking gorgeous photos.

Survey: Your Resource Room
Artists' networking event in the Resource Room.
Deadline: October 19, 2014

Dream big! What would you like to see in Artist Trust's walk-in Resource Room for artists?

We are undergoing a major overhaul of our Resource Room so that it's current, relevant, useful, and above all, awesome. We can't do this without your input, since it's a resource for you, the artists of Washington State. Please fill out this five-question survey; it should take less than a minute.

And please spread the word! We want to hear from artists of all disciplines across Washington State.  
Celebrate with Artists Up!
Romson Regarde Bustillo,
My Sister (detail), screenprint on paper, 2013.

Artists Up invites you to a social mixer celebrating 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.
In This Issue
Survey: Your Resource Room
Celebrate with Artists Up!
"I Am An Artist" in Leavenworth
Get Happy in Leavenworth
Preserving a Legacy: Estate Planning for Artists
Create Your Website in a Day
2015 Benefit Art Auction: Call for Artists
Meet the Artist: Oleksandra Pryveda
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
News from Grant Recipients & EDGE Grads
Be in Touch


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Top Image: Patricia Ridenour, Journey (detail), archival giclee print, 95.25"x23.75"x2", 2010.
I Am An Artist in Leavenworth
Barbara Noonan, Beach, pastel, 16"x17", 2012. photo: Stephen Rock.

Discounts available for Artist Trust members, 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
          • 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!

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.
Create Your Website in a Day
Discount registration deadline: October 15, 2014

Do you know you can build a professional website in just one day? In this hands-on workshop, the morning begins with instruction on how to resize and format your own images. In the afternoon, you'll add these images to the website that you create. You'll leave the class with the technical skills to be able to create your own customized website.
2015 Benefit Art Auction: Call for Artists
Hundreds of arts lovers raising money for artists at the 2014 Benefit Art Auction. photo: Lila Hurwitz
Deadline: November 17, 2014

Artist Trust's 2015 Benefit Art Auction is coming up in March! Donating artwork, jewelry, or an art experience is a wonderful opportunity to support to our mission of providing artists like you vital resources and training.

Visit the submission page for more details, including perks for donating artists and a timeline of events. Thanks for your consideration!

(For a little inspiration, check out the 2014 Auction photos!)
Meet the Artist: Oleksandra Pryveda
Makah and Ukrainian traditions blend beautifully.
For her Meet the Artist event back in January, 2013 Fellowship recipient Oleksandra Pryveda taught traditional Ukrainian egg decorating techniques to members of the Makah tribe in Neah Bay. 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
Mary Lamery, Volunteer Park, Path, oil on canvas, work-in-progress, 8"x8"x.5", 2014.
ur 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:
Opportunities for Artists
otbBrowse 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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Barbara Green 
Interim Operations Director 

Artist Trust 
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