December 15, 2014



We know you're probably receiving lots of requests for end-of-year donations from many deserving organizations. We hope that you'll consider supporting Artist TrustAs author Elissa Washuta says:


"Artist Trust cares deeply about artists-our processes, our challenges and the ideas we strive to make real."


Your donation of any size really does make a difference in the lives of the artists of Washington State. Thanks for supporting art at its source!


Hoping everyone has a fantastic holiday season! We'll be closed December 25-January 1, but our website is open for business 24/7 and full of opportunities, resources, articles and tons more. 

Apply for the 2015 Fellowships
David Boxley in residence, National Museum of the American Indian. Totem Pole carved from old growth red cedar, Tsimshian design, latex paint, 2012. photo: National Museum of the American Indian

Washington State artists working in emerging fields/cross-disciplinary, performing, traditional/folk, and visual arts are invited to apply for Artist Trust's 2015 Fellowships! These $7,500 awards recognize 12 practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability, acknowledging an artist's creative excellence and accomplishment, professional achievement and continuing dedication to their artistic discipline. (Craft, literary, media, and music arts will be offered in 2016.)

In addition, one artist each in emerging fields/cross-disciplinary and visual arts will receive a one-month residency at The Millay Colony for the Arts in upstate New York, along with a $1,000 stipend.

Apply for the 2015 EDGE Professional Development Program for Literary Artists

Latino/a artist and needs-based scholarships available!

The EDGE Professional Development Program provides literary artists with the relevant and necessary entrepreneurial skills to achieve their personal career goals as well as to develop peer support. EDGE offers comprehensive training in professional practices through a hands-on, interactive curriculum that includes instruction by professionals in the field, as well as specialized presentations, panel discussions, and assignments.

EDGE curriculum includes:
  • Professional Presentation 
  • The Writing Life: Funding, Publication & Other Opportunities
  • The Business of Writing
  • Marketing & Communication
  • Grand Finale Public Presentations
Have questions about the EDGE Program? Need tips on how to have the most competitive application? Attend a free webinar January 8, 6:30-7:30pm.
In This Issue
Apply for the 2015 Fellowships
Apply for the 2015 EDGE Professional Development Program for Literary Artists
"I Am An Artist" in Vancouver
Get Happy in Vancouver
Artist Trust At Large in Richland & Tacoma
2015 Benefit Art Auction
Auction Sponsorship & Ad Opportunities
Artist Trust at Seattle Art Fair
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
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: Eduardo Calderón.
I Am An Artist in Vancouver
Christopher Luna, Collage to illustrate the song "Thruster" by Outer Space Heaters,
Vancouver Community Library

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
Workshop Instructor: Barbara Noonan

Artist Panel: Yoshihiro Kitai (Visual Artist); Christopher Luna (Literary), Music & Performing Artists TBA
Artist Happy Hour in Vancouver
Christopher Luna, Dormire, 2013.
North Bank Artists Gallery, Vancouver

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.
Artist Trust At Large in Richland & Tacoma
Davin Diaz, date project-FREEDOM image, digital image, 2014.

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 coming in Vashon and beyond!
2015 Benefit Art Auction

Get your tickets now for the funnest fundraising event all year!

Don't miss your chance to:
          • Own one-of-a-kind artwork from esteemed and up-and-coming Washington artists;
          • Experience exclusive Arts Experiences;
          • Get an insiders' view during the Curator Tour;
          • Revel in performances and installations;
          • Enjoy a sumptuous seated dinner and delicious drinks; 
          • Spend time with contributing artists;
          • Support individual artists throughout Washington!
The Auction always sells out, so get your tickets before they're gone!
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: CALL at SAM
CALL Artists and Legacy Specialists with staff from Artist Trust and SAM. photo: Shannon Halberstadt
Our Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) program has now wrapped up, but not before CALL Artists Juan Alonso, Marita Dingus and Jim Woodring, Legacy Specialists Carolyn Dunford and Esther Ervin, and members of Artist Trust were given a private tour of Seattle Art Museum's art storage area by Phil Stoiber, Senior Registrar for Exhibitions.

Artist Trust at Seattle Art Fair

We're thrilled to be selected as the primary beneficiary of the inaugural Seattle Art Fair, a citywide summer event featuring top galleries and artists from around the world!

The Seattle Art Fair is a platform designed to showcase the vibrant culture and diversity of the Pacific Northwest. Through inventive citywide cultural partnerships, the fair will be a destination for new and established collectors, international art patrons, and residents of one of the fastest growing cities in the US.

The Seattle Art Fair will feature approximately 40 leading local, regional, and international art galleries presenting top tier modern and contemporary art. Site-specific art installations created for the fair by artists from around the world will be placed in select locations throughout the city. The fair will also highlight the Pacific Rim, with Asian galleries presenting the best of their region's contemporary artwork.

Put in in your 2015 calendar! Meantime, read the official press release, and follow the Fair on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more info in the coming months!
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:
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 
866/21-TRUST (toll free)