September 1, 2015

Summer is drawing to a close, and we are gearing up for fall with some great workshops, grant deadlines, and even job openings! 
The Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award application window closes next week - so fiction writers in Washington State get to it! 

We're having a couple fun events coming up - a Summer's End Soirée at Anna Skibska's Studio in Seattle, and an I Am An Artist professional development workshop in Seattle as well. Stay tuned for more events across the state coming your way!

Finally, we are hiring for not one, not two, but three amazing job positions here at Artist Trust - a Development Director, an Artist Liaison, and a Grants Program Coordinator. Read on for more details! 

Thanks again, and have a great week and Labor Day weekend!

Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award: Deadline 9/8! 

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.

Thanks to ArtsWA for Your Support!

We extend our sincere appreciation to ArtsWA, the Washington State Arts Commission, for their generous grant to Artist Trust of $25,200! The Washington State Arts Commission is a state government agency dedicated to serving the public as a catalyst for the arts, advancing the role of the arts in the lives of individuals and communities. 

We are very grateful to ArtsWA's commitment to Artist Trust and the individual artists we serve across Washington State. Thank you!

In This Issue
Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award
Thanks to ArtsWA for Your Support!
Summer's End Soirée at Skibska Studio
"I Am An Artist" in Seattle
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
Join Our Team
Be in Touch


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Skibska Studio, Seattle

Bid sayonara to summer with artist Anna Skibska in her Fremont, Seattle studio! Our goal is to raise $1,500 to fund a GAP (Grants for Artist Projects).

* Observe Anna's process in action and learn more about how she developed her signature technique of flameworking glass into intricate, grid-like structures.
* Hear about why this 2001 Fellowship recipient supports Artist Trust.
* Enjoy hosted food and libations from Hilliard's Beer and Dry Fly Distillery, surrounded by singular sculptures and collages.
* Select your very own Anna Skibska! Small-scale glass pieces and jewelry will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting Artist Trust.

Suggested tax-deductible donation on a sliding scale, from $10 to $50 at the door. Pay what you can; cash or card accepted. Alternate transportation encouraged as street parking is limited.
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
Gloria Lamson, Mussel shells with incoming tide, The Island Project, Southeast Alaska, 1997.
Catching up with Artist Trust grant recipients and grads!
  • 2001 GAP recipient and 2006 EDGE graduate Gloria Lamson recently completed a month in Oregon at Playa's Fellowship Residency ProgramShe will create Life Stream, a 3-part installation for the PUB Gallery at Peninsula College in Port Angeles. The exhibit will run from September 14 - October 23.
  • Metalsmith and 2003 Fellowship recipient Catherine Grisez designed a temporary public art piece on the South Park Bridge titled Cultivate for Duwamish Revealed, a celebration of Seattle's only river, through September 26.
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! 
Artist Trust is pleased to announce that we are hiring for not one, not two, but three positions! We are looking for a Development Director to join our leadership team, as well as an Artist Liaison and a Grants Program Coordinator. 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.
  • Artist Liaison: The Artist Liaison is the welcoming point of contact for artists seeking information and support from Artist Trust. The Artist Liaison also works with Artist Trust staff to proactively and strategically expand Artist Trust's reach to and deepen Artist Trust's relationships with diverse artists and communities. For more information and how to apply click here
  • Grants Program Coordinator: The Grants Program Coordinator facilitates all aspects of Artist Trust Grantmaking programs, focusing on logistics, materials preparation, and communications with participants. 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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