February 16, 2015



Happy (belated) Valentine's Day!


Over here at Artist Trust we are feeling the love! We've got some great Artist Trust workshops and events coming up:

Create Your Website in a Dayand Artist Trust events in

We're starting a fun campaign to turn our resource room into a vibrant hub and work space for artists. 


And of course we are gearing up for our biggest, most exciting party of the year, the Artist Trust Benefit Art Auction. Check out some auction artwork and art experience previews at www.artisttrustauction.org and get your tickets today! 


Twining Humber Award Nominations  

Claudia Fitch, Colossal Heads (Girl Next Door) (detail), fiberglass, steel, paint, 2002.

Nominations for the annual Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award are now open! The award recognizes creative excellence, professional accomplishment, and dedication to the visual arts. It is an unrestricted $10,000 award given annually to a Washington State female visual artist, age 60 or over, who has dedicated 25 years or more to creating art. Any United States resident may nominate a Washington State female artist who fulfills the criteria. 

Nominators can find more information about the award, guidelines, and application form here.


Create Your Website in a Day
Eva Isaksen, Aqua Vista, collage on canvas, 48"x48", 2014. 
 Seattle Pacific University

Create a professional website in just one day! Working on your Apple computer, experienced instructors will guide you through each step of how to build your own website using WordPress. This is a hands-on, highly interactive workshop, so come prepared with your own Apple computer and feel free to follow along, ask questions, and receive personal guidance and instruction. Click here for more information!
Artist Trust At Large in Pullman
Melissa Cole,
Viva la Primavera (detail), acrylic on canvas, 36" by 36", 2013.

February 26 2015, 5:30-6:30pm

Neill Public Library


Looking to give your arts career a boost? In this free presentation, Artist Trust At Large speaker and artist Melissa Cole gives you the scoop on how we 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.


In This Issue
Twining Humber Award Nominations
Create Your Website in a Day
"Artist Trust At Large" in Pullman
Help Us Develop Our Resource Room
2015 Auction: Call for Volunteers
2015 Benefit Art Auction
"I Am An Artist" in Seattle
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
Join Our Team
Be in Touch


Quick Links 

About Artist Trust


Creative Career Center


Become an Artist Trust member!


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Help Us Develop Our Resource Room

Cherdonna needs a new chair! Video by Sonja Roach.

Help Artist Trust outfit its newly designed Resource Room - a space for Washington-based artists to gather and access funding opportunities, sample grant applications and more! 

Check out this hilarious video with local performer Cherdonna to learn more.  

Your contributions will go toward: installation of new furniture for a versatile, multi-use space; new computers with a suite of creative software for artists to use; a street-facing monitor to share artists' work and upcoming events; and the commissioning of an original work by a Washington State artist to be enjoyed by all who use the Resource Room!

But here's the best part: your dollars will go twice as far through the support of ArtsFund. Artsfund's power2give/PugetSound is an online cultural marketplace connecting donors with projects they are passionate about.

2015 Benefit Art Auction: Call for Volunteers
2014 Auction volunteer Julian Peņa. Photo: Tim Aguero

Volunteer for the 2015 Benefit Art Auction! This auction is one of our biggest events of the year and we could not do it without you! From mailing invitations to setting up the space to pouring drinks, there are dozens of opportunities to make the night a success. Please consider joining us at Artist Trust and the Seattle art community by volunteering your time and energy. Not only will you have a blast, but by volunteering for 5 hours you will receive a yearlong membership with Artist Trust! 


Click here to find full descriptions of the positions and the form to sign up, or email nathan@artisttrust.org for more information. 


2015 Benefit Art Auction

Get your tickets now for our biggest, most exciting fundraising event of the year! We just posted some previews of art and art experiences on our Benefit Art Auction website. Don't miss your chance to: 
  • Own one-of-a-kind artwork from esteemed and up-and-coming Washington artists;
  • Purchase 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!

I Am An Artist in Seattle
Antonia Price,
Duet, 2013. Dancers: Sarah Kathryn Olds, Eric Aguilar. Photo: Michelle Smith-Lewis.

March 21 & 22, 9-4pm

Seattle Pacific University

Discounts available for Artist Trust members, Latino/a artists, and those with financial need!  Contact us for details.


Say "I Am An Artist!" and jumpstart or refresh your arts career! Are you ready to take you art career to the next level? Not sure how to do it? 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
  * Learning from Successful Artists in Seattle: Q&A with Artists of All Disciplines
  * Rocking Your Elevator Speech


Workshop Instructor: Nichole DeMent

Artist Trust Featured Artists
Paul Rucker, Paul Rucker, 2007. photo: Shannon Phipps.
Catching up with Artist Trust grant recipients and grads.
  • Composer Paul Rucker (2007 Fellowship, 2012 Conductive Garboil Grant, 2012 Grants for Artist Projects) has a new show, REWIND, at Creative Alliance in Baltimore.
  • Writer and 2012 EDGE grad Deborah Anderson's new book, Kneeling at the Cross: a Protestant Looks at the Crucifixion, will be released on March 27, 2015.
  • Scriptwriter Rachel Atkins has used her 2012 Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) to create VOYAGE FOR MADMEN:
    The unbelievably true epic failure of Ardeo Theatre Project, a play which debuts February 21, 2015 in Seattle. 
  • Nadia Tarnawsky (2011 Fellowship) will be touring the Pacific Northwest and California with her world music band, Alchymeia, starting February 28, 2015. 

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:

Join Our Team


We're seeking a Work Study Grants Program Intern to work in our office. Have what it takes? The application deadline is coming up quick so apply now!

  • Grants Program Intern/Work Study Reporting to the Grants Program Manager, this position will assist the Grants Department in compiling grant applicant and recipient statistics.  The position may also assist the manager in processing grant applications, panel processes, and workshops located outside the office.  The position is approximately 10-15 hours per week. Deadline 2/23/15.

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.
Have a new email or snail-mail address? Please let us know! 
Take care, and keep in touch!
Shannon Halberstadt
Executive Director 

Artist Trust 
866/21-TRUST (toll free)