September 15, 2015

Greetings! The nights are getting longer, and the cold weather is coming, but we've got some hot events and opportunities coming up to brighten your days!

We're having a celebration of our 2015 Conductive Garboil Grant recipient (to be announced next week!) during the Pioneer Square Art Walk on October 1.

There's also Artist Trust At Large and I Am An Artist events in Seattle, as well as a Summer's End Soiree at Anna Skibska's studio to fund a GAP (Grants for Artist Projects). 

We're seeking submissions for our 2016 Benefit Art Auction, and still accepting applications for our Grants Coordinator position until September 28. Read on below to find out more! 

That's all for now, and have a great week!
2016 Benefit Art Auction: Submit Art

Juan Alonso-Rodriguez, Linked/Horned, 30" x 23.5', each
Acrylic on panel (diptych) 2000. A 2015 Benefit Art Auction best-seller generously donated by Tatiana Garmendia. 
Artist Trust commemorates 30 years of fueling individual artists at the 2016 Benefit Art Auction, and we are now accepting submissions!  In addition to quality visual art, jewelry and craft, we encourage proposals for Art Experience packages such as trips to art destinations, creative classes, exclusive performances, screenings, or readings, and behind the scenes tours. November 9, 2015 is the submission deadline.

Click here to find more information about donating your art to the 2016 Benefit Art Auction. 

Conductive Garboil Grant Celebration 
2014 Conductive Garboil Award recipient Jeppa Hall, Queen Shmooquan, 2009. performance still: Russel Daniels.
October 1, 2015, 6-8pm
TK Lofts, Seattle
Please join Artist Trust, 4Culture, and The Estate of Su Job as we celebrate the 2015 recipient of the Conductive Garboil Grant on First Thursday Pioneer Square Art Walk, October 1 from 6-8pm in the TK Lofts' Vandenbrink Community Room! Award recipient to be announced next week. 
For more about the Conductive Garboil Award, click here.
In This Issue
2016 Benefit Art Auction: Submit Art
Conductive Garboil Grant Celebration
Summer's End Soirée at Skibska Studio
Artist Trust At Large in Seattle
"I Am An Artist" in Seattle
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
Join Our Team
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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.
Artist Trust At Large in Seattle
Lisa Myers Bulmash, Give Us A Hug, assemblage, 22.5"x9.5"x4", 2012. photo: Bellevue Fine Art Reproduction.
SPACE at Magnuson, Seattle

Looking to give your arts career a boost? In this one-hour presentation, Artist Trust At Large speaker and artist Lisa Myers Bulmash gives you the scoop on how Artist Trust 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.

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

And come to our FREE Artist Trust Happy Hour to mingle with other artists and get happy! 

Artist Trust Featured Artists
Grid Reference, oil paints tissue paper and charcoal, 40"x30", 2013.
Catching up with Artist Trust grant recipients and grads!
  • 2011 GAP recipient Karen Hackenberg's piece, Welcome to the Plastisphere, will be part of this year's Surge Festival at the Museum of Northwest Art on September 26 and 27.
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 seeking a Grants Program Coordinator. Have what it takes? Apply now!

  • 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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Shannon Halberstadt
Executive Director 

Artist Trust 
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