June 15, 2015



Summer is here and so are our award winners! We're beyond thrilled to announce the Twining Humber Award recipient is Deborah Faye Lawrence (she'll also be giving a collage workshop in West Seattle this Saturday!). And we've got 16 new Fellowship and Millay Colony for the Arts residency recipients we'd like to introduce you to! 


In other news, the deadline to apply for our EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists is coming up - June 30.  EDGE helps artists achieve their personal career goals through a hands-on, interactive curriculum that focuses on career building and peer support, so apply today and take your arts career to the next level!


We have an exciting leadership position open here at Artist Trust. We are seeking a Program Director to oversee all aspects of Artist Trust grantmaking, career development programs and resources to serve individual artists of all disciplines in Washington State. Click here for more information and how to apply. 


Finally, this is the last (re)Source before the end of our fiscal year. We'd like to thank all the donors who have responded to our spring appeal letter from sculptor Jason Walker! If you'd like to donate there's still time to get your gift in before the end of the fiscal year (June 30) by clicking here.

Have a great day!

Deborah Faye Lawrence Receives 2015 Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award
Deborah Lawrence, Eighty Words,
paper and fabric collage, acrylic,
varnish on canvas,
41.25"x34.5", 2014.
photo: Lynn Thompson.

We are very excited to announce that Deborah Faye Lawrence has received the 2015 Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award. 

The Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award is given annually to a Washington State female visual artist, age 60 or over, who has dedicated 25 or more years of her life to creating art. Lawrence will receive $10,000 for her creative excellence, professional accomplishment, and continuing dedication to the visual arts discipline.

For over 40 years Lawrence has developed a unique and powerful method to express her frustration with the status quo, political conservatism, the art establishment, and interpersonal relationships. Working in mixed media collage, she uses found imagery, text, paint, and drawings that create wit, humor, and satire.  Lawrence says of her work: "I explore the paradox between a florid utopian archetype and a bleak, worst-case scenario." She is also the recipient of the Artist Trust Fellowship in 2002 and 2014, and the Grants for Artist Projects award in 1995, 1999, and 2007.  To learn more about Lawrence's work, click here and here.

In This Issue
Deborah Faye Lawrence Receives 2015 Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award
Meet Our 2015 Fellowship and Residency Recipients
Apply for Visual EDGE by June 30
Arts Community Reception for 2016 Seattle City Council Candidates
Seattle Art Fair Tickets: Opening Night Preview
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
Join Our Team
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Meet The Artist Trust Fellowship and Residency Recipients!
Jan Hopkins, Fish Out of Water, sturgeon skin, halibut skin, salmon skin, waxed linen, bull kelp, ostrich shell beads and shell buttons, 31-1/2" x 11-1/2" x 7", 2010. photo: Ken Rowe .

Meet our 2015 Fellowship and The Millay Colony of the Arts residency recipients! 


14 artists working in visual arts, emerging fields/cross-disciplinary, performing and traditional/folk arts will each receive $7,500 of unrestricted funds. In addition, Artist Trust has partnered with The Millay Colony for the Arts in upstate New York to award one applicant each in the emerging/cross-disciplinary and visual arts
 category with a one-month residency and a $1,000 stipend. 


The following artists were selected for their artistic achievement, dedication to an artistic discipline, and potential for further professional development:




Rebecca Cummins (Seattle) / Emerging Fields/Cross-Disciplinary
Antonia Price (Seattle ) / Emerging Fields/Cross-Disciplinary
Pam Kuntz (Bellingham) / Performing
Jan Hopkins (Everett) / Traditional/Folk
Humaira Abid (Renton) / Visual
Jesse England (Seattle) / Visual
Tom Gormally (Seattle) / Visual
Gail Grinnell (Seattle) / Visual
Todd Jannausch (Seattle) / Visual
George Rodriguez (Seattle) / Visual
June Sekiguchi (Seattle) / Visual
Phoebe Toland (Vaughn) / Visual
Grace Weston (Seattle) / Visual
Ellen Ziegler (Seattle) / Visual




Michelle de la Vega (Seattle) / Emerging Fields/Cross-Disciplinary
Aaron Haba (Camano Island) / Visual


Apply for Visual EDGE by June 30
Peter Carlson, Visitor, oil on canvas, 18"x28", 2008.

Artist Trust invites visual artists in Washington State to apply to the EDGE Professional Development Program. The EDGE Program offers artists a comprehensive survey of 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.

The EDGE Program provides artists with the relevant and necessary entrepreneurial skills to achieve their personal career goals as well as to develop peer support and exchange. 

This year, EDGE will take place in Port Townsend from October 24 -31. Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2015. 

Scholarships are available by request through the Artist Trust Need-Based Scholarship Fund and The Latino/a & Filipino/a Scholarship Funds for Professional Development for Latino/a & Filipino/a artists. Click here for more information.
Arts Community Reception for 2016 Seattle City Council Candidates

Please join Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata and Seattle Theatre Group, as well as partners ArtsFund Seattle Arts Commission and Town Hall Seattle for an Arts Community Reception for 2016 Seattle City Council Candidates. City Council candidates are invited to meet Seattle's arts community leaders to answer questions about how to advance the arts in Seattle. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Seattle Art Fair Tickets: Opening Night Preview
July 30, 2015: 6-10pm: Seattle Art Fair Opening Night Preview

The Seattle Art Fair takes place July 30 - August 2, 2015, and Artist Trust will be there as as a beneficiary partner! Join us at the opening night Preview in celebration of the inaugural Seattle Art Fair. Sip champagne and enjoy complimentary food during the first look of the fair (6-8pm), while you peruse top-tier modern and contemporary artwork from local, national and international exhibitors. Get your tickets here

Artist Trust Featured Artists
Naoko Morisawa, Illusionist: Three Roses, wood mosaics, oil, Sumi, 26"x 20", 2011.
Catching up with Artist Trust grant recipients and grads.
  • 2012 EDGE grad Naoko Morisawa's solo exhibition Woven Woods continues at the Ethnic Heritage Arts Gallery in Seattle through July 14. 
  • Poet, pie maker, and EDGE grad Kate Lebo's essay "The Loudproof Room," originally published in New England Review, has been selected by Ariel Levy for Best American Essays 2015. Read the essay here

Are you an Artist Trust grant recipient or EDGE grad? Send us your news! 
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 Program Director to work in our office. Have what it takes? The application deadline is soon so apply now! 


  • Program Director: We are seeking a Program Director! This is a new position, and a key leadership role that will oversee all aspects of Artist Trust grantmaking, career development programs and resources to serve individual artists of all disciplines in Washington State. The search will be ongoing until we find the perfect match.  Special consideration will be given to letters of application and résumés received by midnight July 6, 2015. More information here

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Shannon Halberstadt
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