October 1, 2015

We've been keeping busy here at Artist Trust, with some exciting events in the works, a call for Auction art and interns, and more!

We're having a celebration of 2015 Conductive Garboil Grant recipient Robb Kunz during the Pioneer Square Art Walk TONIGHT! 

There are Artist Trust At Large events in Vancouver and Snohomish and a FREE Artist Happy Hour following the I Am An Artist workshop in Seattle.

Thanks to everyone who attended our Summer's End Soiree at Anna Skibska Studio! We exceeded our goal of raising $1500 for Grants for Artist Projects (GAP).

Applications for the 2015 Arts Innovator Awards open tomorrow - how exciting! And we're still seeking submissions for our 2016 Benefit Art Auction.

Read on below to find out more, and have a great week! 
Skibska Soirée Thank You and Jewelry Sale

Thanks to those who were able to attend our Summer's End Soirée at sculptor Anna Skibska's studio last Thursday. With your support, we exceeded our goal of raising $1500 for a Grants for Artist Projects (GAP), netting over $2100. Special shout out to local fave Hilliard's Beer for being our generous sponsor. Check out some great pics of a fun evening! 

  If you couldn't make it, or if you are still dreaming about a necklace you didn't snag, the sale of Anna's jewelry has been extended, and Artist Trust members receive 10% off! The jewelry makes an unmissable statement and an incredible gift. Visit this link to view these beautiful pieces.

Please contact sonja@artisttrust.org directly if you are interested.

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 accepting submissions!  In addition to quality visual art, jewelry and craft, we encourage proposals for Art Experiences 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. 

In This Issue
Skibska Soirée Thank You and Jewelry Sale
2016 Benefit Art Auction: Submit Art
Conductive Garboil Grant Celebration
Arts Innovator Award Opens October 2
Artist Trust At Large in Vancouver & Snohomish
"I Am An Artist" Happy Hour in Seattle
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
Join Our Team
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Conductive Garboil Grant Celebration 
TK Lofts, Seattle
Please join Artist Trust, 4Culture, and The Estate of Su Jobs as we celebrate the 2015 recipient of the Conductive Garboil Grant Robb Kunz on First Thursday Pioneer Square Art Walk, October 1 from 6-8pm in the TK Lofts' Vandenbrink Community Room! 

For more information about Robb, click hereFor more about the Conductive Garboil Award, click here.

Left: Robb Kunz, Bark! Disembark!, kinetic sound exhibition, Union Station, Seattle, 2012. photo: Bruce Tom.
Arts Innovator Award Opens October 2
Clyde Petersen, Boating with Clyde Installation, cardboard, wooden boat, cellophane, 60' x 60 ', 2014.
Applications for the 2015 Arts Innovator Award (AIA) will open this Friday, October 2! The AIA provides two $25,000 awards to Washington State generative artists who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries in their field.

Past recipients include visual artist Rodrigo Valenzuela and filmmaker Clyde Petersen (2014), sculptor John Grade (2013), and installation artist Mandy Greer (2012). For a complete list of Arts Innovator Award recipients click here.

Application and information can be found here. The deadline is November 23, 2015 at 10:59 pm.
The Arts Innovator Awards are made possible through a generous gift from The Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation. 

Artist Trust At Large in Vancouver & Snohomish

Lisa Myers Bulmash, Truth Window #1Collage portrait, 25 x 14 x 1.25,"2015.

October 8, 2015, 6-7:30pm
North Bank Artists

October 21, 20156:30-8pm
Snohomish Library

Looking to give your arts career a boost? In this one-hour presentation, Artist Trust At Large speakers and artists Erin Dengerink and Lisa Myers Bulmash give 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.

Artist Happy Hour!
June Sekiguchi, Life Unfolded, Acrylic on scroll cut wood, hinges, 12' x 18' x 12', 2009.
12th Avenue Arts, Seattle

What's the most important thing you can do to advance your arts career? Expand your network! Join Artist Trust staff, I Am An Artist Seattle participants, and other artists to connect and converse. 

Come talk shop, meet fellow artists, and get happy. FREE!
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Deborah Kapoor, Scented with Flowers ,Encaustic monotype on superfine eggshell, 32" x 20," 2013.
Catching up with Artist Trust grant recipients and grads!
  • 2007 EDGE grad Deborah Kapoor will be featuring her sculpture, paintings and prints at Bainbridge Island's first Friday artwalk on October 2 from 5 to 8 pm.
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 variety of interns to work in our office and at our 2016 Annual Benefit Art Auction. Internships at Artist Trust are more than making coffee or copies; we view our interns as the next generation of leaders in arts management and do our best to offer substantive opportunities for professional development and growth.

Interested? Apply today! Special consideration will be given to letters of application and résumés received by midnight October 23, 2015. 
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Shannon Halberstadt
Executive Director 

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