July 15, 2015



Summer is in full swing and we've got so much going on! 


The Conductive Garboil Grant awards $3,000 to a Seattle artist who pushes the boundaries of art and has a connection to the Pioneer Square area. We're now accepting applications through 4Culture until August 17. 


The Seattle Art Fair is almost here! We're the sole beneficiary for the opening night Preview party. Purchase a Patron VIP pass to get a sneak peek of the art - all proceeds go to Artist Trust!


Join us for two exciting exhibitions happening at Galvanize, a co-working space for entrepreneurs. First, the opening party for the 2014 EDGE Graduate Exhibition is tonight! The show runs through July 23. Up next will be FEAT 2015, featuring artwork from most of our 2015 Fellowship recipients, July 30-August 2. More details about both below.

Have a great day!
Conductive Garboil Grant Now Open
Jeppa Hall,Queen Shmooquan, 2009. performance still: Russel Daniels.
Applications for the Conductive Garboil Grant are now being accepted!

Are you a Seattle artist who has a connection to the Pioneer Square neighborhood? Do you challenge the limits of creative discourse in your community and push the boundaries of art (or know someone who does)?

Apply for this non-restricted award of $3,000 administered by The Estate of Su Job, 4Culture and Artist Trust.

For more details and how to apply, click here.
New Grant Announcement Dates
Some of our grant announcement dates have changed! Read on to see what's different this year (2015-2016)

Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) Award Recipients Announcement: November, 2015

James W. Ray Venture Project Awards Recipients Announcement: January, 2016

James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award Recipient Announcement: January, 2016

Arts Innovator Awards Application Available: October 2, 2015 
Recipients Announcement: June, 2016
In This Issue
New Grant Announcement Dates
Seattle Art Fair Tickets: Opening Night Preview
EDGE Exhibition at Galvanize
FEAT2015: Fellowship Exhibit Artist Trust
Artist Trust Annual Art Book Sale is August 13
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
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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 their selected beneficiary partner! Join us at the opening night Preview in celebration of the inaugural Seattle Art Fair. Sip champagne and enjoy complimentary food and get a first look of the fair (6-8pm), while perusing top-tier modern and contemporary artwork from local, national and international exhibitors. Get your tickets here, all proceeds for the opening Preview party go right to Artist Trust! 

EDGE Exhibition at Galvanize
Louise Hankes, You are my Sunshine, acrylic on canvas, 36"x36"x1.5", 2011.

July 15-23, 2015: Galvanize, Seattle

An exhibition of Artist Trust 2014 Visual EDGE graduates. Featuring works by Francie Allen, Alex Bennet, Peter Carlson, Celeste Cooning, Katie Creyts, Susan Derrick, Sheila Evans, Peggy Foy, Louise Hankes, Shari Kaufman, Melissa Koch, Cheri Kopp, Sherry Loeser, John Webster and Anita West.

Don't miss the opening party tonight from 5-9:30pm! The closing party is Thursday, July 23, from 5-8:30pm and the exhibit hours are July 10- July 23, from 12pm-4:30pm.


Hope to see you there!

FEAT2015: Fellowship Exhibit Artist Trust

June 30-August 2, 2015: Galvanize, Seattle 


Concurrent with the inaugural Seattle Art Fair, Artist Trust is sponsoring an exhibition of the 2015 Artist Trust Fellowship recipients - selected for their artistic achievement, dedication to an artistic discipline, and potential for further professional development. The exhibition is a satellite exhibition to the Art of the City Festival at the TK Lofts, as well as the Seattle Art Fair at Century Link Event Center. It will be in the lower level of a historical building now owned by Galvanize, and admittance is FREE! It's a great opportunity to meet our new round of Fellowship recipients and view their work! Click here for more information. 


Artist Trust Annual Art Book Sale
The Artist Trust Book Sale is August 13, 2015.

Swing by Artist Trust during Capitol Hill Art Walk on Thursday August 13, 5-8pm for our annual art book sale! We'll be selling books of many kinds and price ranges, starting at FREE: exhibition catalogs, large format hardcover art books, magazines, monographs, professional development books, works by Artist Trust grant recipients, and more! Credit, cash and check accepted. BONUS: enjoy beer, wine and popsicles with our delightful staff.


Contact Sonja Roach, Development Manager, if you have art books to donate. See you there!

Artist Trust Featured Artists
Jeppa Hall, Queen Shmooquan, 2009. photo: Tim Summers.
Catching up with Artist Trust grant recipients and grads 
  • 2014 Conductive Garboil Grant recipient Jeppa Hall will be performing as Queen Shmooquan as part of Duwamish Revealed this Friday, July 17 at 8pm at The Estuary in Seattle.
  • The set designs of 2014 Visual EDGE grad Melissa Koch can be seen at the Island Shakespeare Festival's production of The Tempest, opening July 17 and running through September 13 on Whidbey Island. 
  • 2013 EDGE grad Andie Styner will have artwork on display at the The Hardware Store Restaurant on Vashon Island, opening August 7 at 6pm.
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 Programs Intern to work in our office. Have what it takes? Apply now!


  • Programs Intern: Artist Trust seeks a detail-oriented, highly organized intern to help out with the career training workshops and services in our Programs Department.The Programs Intern will help with various aspects of programming, including: researching, updating and managing the Artist Trust Opportunities webpage, assisting with enrollment for career training programs, and more. For more information and how to apply click here.

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Shannon Halberstadt
Executive Director 

Artist Trust 
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