November 1, 2014



This edition of (re)Source is one of our favorites: when we get to shout out to the world about the emerging and established artists who have received our latest round of grants. It's truly our pleasure (and mission) to support artists with this funding, as well as the career training and resources we strive to offer. 


Congratulations to all the recipients, and thanks to the donors who ensure the continued support of Washington State artists of all disciplines, who make our lives so rich.

2014 Arts Innovator Award Recipients!
Clyde Petersen, Boating with Clyde, cardboard, wooden boat, cellophane, 60'x60', 2014.
We are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2014 Arts Innovator Awards, funded by the Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation: media artist
Clyde Petersen and visual artist Rodrigo Valenzuela. Each will receive $25,000 of unrestricted funds for originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks and pushing the boundaries in their respective fields.


Read about Clyde and Rodrigo and see their work.

2014 GAP Recipients!
Ahamefule Oluo. photo: Kelly O
Congratulations to the 2014 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) recipients! A total of $90,000 is granted to 60 awardees across Washington State in all artistic disciplines. The recipients will receive up to $1,500 each to further their work. The program also awards a one-month residency, made possible by a partnership with Centrum, located at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA.

Create Your Website in a Day

This workshop is full! We're taking names for the waitlist.

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.
In This Issue
2014 Arts Innovator Awards Recipients
2014 GAP Recipients
Create Your Website in a Day
Join Our Team
Seeking Communications Manager
2015 Benefit Art Auction: Call for Artists
Artist Trust At Large in Walla Walla & La Conner
"I Am An Artist" in Bellingham
Get Happy in Bellingham
Welcome, Cristina!
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
News from Grant Recipients & EDGE Grads
Be in Touch


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Become a member today and help your artistic career thrive -- and support and encourage fellow artists throughout Washington State. Benefits include career consultations; (re)Members, a quarterly e-newsletter exclusively for members; discounts at arts businesses; invitations to special events; and notification of grant deadlines. 

Top Image: Jill Mayberg, Red Horse, Blue Dog (detail), mixed media, 2010.
Join Our Team
We have so much coming up, we need lots of helping hands! Check our Jobs webpage for more details.
  • Mailing Party Volunteers: Get big thanks, good snacks, and earn hours towards a free membership! Two- to four-hour shifts available from 10am-5pm this Monday 11/3, Wednesday 11/5, and Thursday 11/6. 
  • Grants Program Intern: Help artists statewide and get a glimpse into the inner-workings of an arts non-profit. You'll assist with grant processes, workshops and other fun and fulfilling work. This unpaid position is ~15-20 hours/week for a minimum of six months. Deadline: 11/21/14
Seeking Communications Manager

We're seeking a new Communications Manager to spread the word far and wide about Artist Trust's programs and services, and celebrate the achievements of our grant recipients and EDGE graduates.
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!)
Artist Trust At Large in Walla Walla & La Conner
Tricia Harding, Spectateurs, mixed media, 6"x6", 2013.

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!
I Am An Artist in Bellingham
Francie Allen, Monkey King Has Visitors, wire netting, modeling paste, string, bamboo, 90"x40"x48", 2010.
December 6 & 7, 2014, 9am-4pm

Discounts available for early registration (by 11/21), Artist Trust members, Latino/a artists, WWU undergraduates 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: Nichole DeMent 

Artist Panel: Francie Allen (Visual Artist); Jeff Bender (Literary Artist); Swil Kanim (Music Artist)

Artist Happy Hour in Bellingham
Pam Kuntz, The Family Project, performance still, 2012. photo: Kramer Janders & Leo Friedman.
December 6, 2014, 5-7pm: Make.Shift Art Space, Bellingham

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.
Welcome, Cristina!
Say hi to our new Foundation & Corporate Relations Manager, Cristina Friday! She'll be managing our foundation, corporate and government giving, acquiring grant and sponsorship funds that directly help artists. Cristina worked previously in Development at Pacific Science Center and completed a year of volunteer service with AmeriCorps in California. Originally from Las Vegas, NV, she graduated from UNLV with a BA in Cultural Anthropology. She appreciates films, visiting museums near and far, and finding creative inspiration from the stunning Pacific Northwest environment.
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:
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
Codjo Etienne Cakpo-Gbokou, 2010. photo: Erik Stuhaug.
Congratulations to:
          • Chelsea Bolan, recipient of the UBC/HarperCollins Canada Prize for Best New Fiction, which includes a book deal to publish In the Place of Silence in Spring 2016. 
          • The many Artist Trust grant recipients & EDGE grads who received CityArtist Projects funding from the Office of Arts & Culture Seattle.

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!
Shannon Halberstadt
Executive Director 

Artist Trust 
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