November 15, 2014



It's only mid-November and we're already excited for our 2015 Benefit Art Auction coming in March! 


Want to get involved with one of the most fun and inspiring art parties of the year? There are paid internship and volunteer positions, advertising and sponsorship options, and the opportunity to donate your artwork to the cause.


Read on for info, and thanks for pitching in to support artists!

Join Our Team
We have so much coming up, we need lots of helping hands! Check our Jobs webpage for more details.
  • 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
Artist Trust At Large in Walla Walla, La Conner & Vancouver
Michelle Bates, Boudhanath, Kathmandu, C-print, 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!
2015 Benefit Art Auction: Call for Artists Extended!
Hundreds of arts lovers raising money for artists at the 2014 Benefit Art Auction. photo: Lila Hurwitz
Deadline: December 1, 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!)
In This Issue
Join Our Team
Artist Trust At Large: Walla Walla, La Conner & Vancouver
2015 Benefit Art Auction: Call for Artists
Artist Trust Open House
"I Am An Artist" in Bellingham
Get Happy in Bellingham
Auction Sponsorship & Ad Opportunities
Now on the Blog: Estate Planning for Artists
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: Chuck Lopez, 2006 Pilchuck Centerpieces, blown glass, dimensions variable, 2006.
Artist Trust Open House

Please join us to raise a glass to and welcome our new Executive Director, Shannon Halberstadt!

RSVP by November 26 to crista@artisttrust.org.
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.
Auction Sponsorship & Ad Opportunities
The Vulcan/Paul G. Allen Family Foundation table toasting at the 2014 Auction. photo: Miguel Edwards
Artist Trust's 2015 Benefit Art Auction is an exceptional opportunity for businesses and individuals to invest in art at the source. Sponsors gain visibility and direct access to over 450 art collectors, artists and community leaders while providing support to sustain artists' careers.


Sponsorship benefits include logo and name recognition on event collateral and our Auction website, auction tickets, event perks, invitations to an exclusive benefactor evening for top-tier sponsors, and much more depending on sponsorship level.


You can also get involved by advertising your company or organization in our Auction catalog, bringing your business to a wide audience of artists and supporters.

For a full list of sponsorship levels and benefits, and catalog ad options, contact Cristina Friday.
Now on the Blog: Estate Planning for Artists
Laura Zeman teaching at the workshop.
Last month we presented an estate planning workshop for artists with Washington Lawyers for the Arts (WLA).

Read a recap on our blog by WLA volunteer Tiesha Fields!
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
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!
Shannon Halberstadt
Executive Director 

Artist Trust 
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