August 14, 2015

Hope you are having an amazing summer so far!
We have two grants with deadlines coming up soon: the Conductive Garboil Grant closes on August 17 and the Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award closes on September 9. So if you are planning to apply get to it! And if you are planning to give your art career a boost this fall, read on below to check out our two upcoming workshops in Seattle. 

Hot job alert! We're on the hiring hunt for a Development Director with experience, leadership and vision to oversee all of our fundraising activities here at Artist Trust, from our annual auction to corporate and individual giving and more. 

Need some summer reading? We have a new blog writer who has been reviewing some recent exhibits from our grant recipients - Gayle Tice. Read some of her latest work on our blog

Thanks and have a great weekend!

Conductive Garboil Grant Closes 8/ 17

Jeppa Hall, Queen Shmooquan, 2009. performance still: Russel Daniels.
Applications for the Conductive Garboil Grant close on August 17!

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.

Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award

Artist Trust is thrilled to announce an exciting NEW GRANT opportunity! And the deadline to apply, September 9, is coming up soon!

The Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award is an unrestricted award of $10,000 given to a Washington State artist who is engaged in storytelling through their work in various artistic disciplines. The award recognizes an artist who demonstrates excellence in storytelling through their primary artistic discipline. The discipline focus for 2015 will be Literature (fiction). Future awards will focus on storytelling through other artistic disciplines to be announced each year. 

For more about the award and how to apply, click here.

In This Issue
Conductive Garboil Grant Closes 8/ 17
Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award
Best Methods: The How-To's of Presenting Your Art
"I Am An Artist" in Seattle
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
Join Our Team
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Monoculture, unique woodblock print , 32" x 42", 2013.
Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle Office

What makes a strong and successful application for a solo show?

In this presentation, co-founders of METHOD Gallery, Paula Stokes, Paul D. McKee and Mary Coss talk about what they specifically look for when choosing an artist to show at their gallery: how to present a strong application, seek funding and partnership opportunities, and market your work even on a budget.

This event will be exclusive to Pilchuck and Artist Trust members only. For more information on becoming an Artist Trust member, click here.

Please RSVP through Brown Paper Tickets in order to attend the event. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

I Am An Artist in Seattle
Michelle de la Vega, Plexus Duwamish Tribe Collage, Duwamish Tribe images and symbols, 4' x 6.5' x 2.
12th Avenue Arts, Seattle

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

Instructor: Nichole DeMent

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 
  • 2010 Conductive Garboil Grant recipient Kelly Lyles has three pieces in a group show at FACE-OFF at the Lakeshore until September 20. 
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:

  • August 20Tacoma Art Museum / Modern Sumi-e Workshop: In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn the art of Japanese ink painting with a modern twist! Teaching artist Lois Yoshida will talk about the history of sumi-e, introduce art tools, and teach sumi-e brushstroke techniques. 
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! 

Artist Trust is pleased to announce that we are seeking a Development Director to join our leadership team!  Have what it takes? Apply now!


  • Development Director: The Development Director is a key strategist for Artist Trust, stewarding all activities that drive fundraising success. This position oversees revenue generation through a comprehensive fundraising program that includes major gifts, annual funds, events, public and private sector grants, corporate sponsorship, planned and legacy gifts, and special campaign initiatives. This position reports to and works closely with the Executive Director. For more information and how to apply click here.
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Take care, and keep in touch!
Shannon Halberstadt
Executive Director 

Artist Trust 
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