October 15, 2015

Programs, events, grants, internships...there's a lot going on over here at Artist Trust in the next few weeks, and we would love to share it with you!

There are Artist Trust At Large events in Yakima and Snohomish during October, and more in the works!

We have two deadlines coming up in November, so now is a great time to apply for the 2015 Arts Innovator Awards or submit art for our 2016 Benefit Art Auction.

We'd also love to give a warm welcome to Kristina Goetz, our new Development Director! And we're still seeking awesome interns to help with our 2016 Benefit Art Auction and tackle exciting projects documenting artists and cataloging our history. 

Read on below to find out more, 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 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. 

Welcome, Kristina!
We're pleased to welcome Kristina Goetz as our new Development Director!

With over ten years experience in the non-profit sector, Kristina has served organizations representing almost every arts discipline, including visual art, theater, modern dance, performance art, and popular and classical music.  Raised in New York City's Lower East Side and Queens, Kristina came of age in Florida, where she began her career with roles such as Director of Annual Giving for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and Director of Development for the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival. 

Kristina relocated to Seattle in 2008, taking up residence at The Josephine, the Ballard underground performance space, and working for Seattle arts and culture organizations including leadership roles at The Vera Project, Northwest Folklife and most recently The Center for Wooden Boats. She is a board member at the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, a statewide advocacy organization. 

In This Issue
2016 Benefit Art Auction: Submit Art
Welcome, Kristina!
Arts Innovator Award Applications Now Open
Artist Trust At Large in Vancouver & Snohomish
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
Join Our Team
Be in Touch


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About Artist Trust


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Arts Innovator Award Applications Now Open
Clyde Petersen, Boating with Clyde Installation, cardboard, wooden boat, cellophane, 60' x 60 ', 2014.
Applications for the 2015 Arts Innovator Award (AIA) are now open! 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 Snohomish & Yakima
Doug Johnson, Lunas y Estrellas Perdidas, Year Unknown.
October 21, 20156:30-8pm
Snohomish Library

October 21, 2015: 6:30-8pm
Larson Gallery 

Looking to give your arts career a boost? In this one-hour presentation, Artist Trust At Large speakers and artists Doug Johnson 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 Trust Featured Artists
Ellen Ziegler, Vermillion Diptych (Right), Burned holes, transfer paper, stenciled vermilion pigment on paper , 38"x 50, ' 2014.
Catching up with Artist Trust grant recipients and grads!
  •  2015 Fellowship recipient Todd Jannausch and wife Chandler Woodfin recently founded Feast Arts Center in Tacoma. Join them for the Preview Party during the Tacoma Studio Tour on October 17. 
  • 2015 Fellowship recipient and sculptor Aaron Haba has been commissioned by Bellevue Arts Museum to display Sanctuary, a new site-specific work, through September 2016. 
  • 2012 EDGE graduate Danielle Foushée was awarded a commission to create a large-scale permanent public art installation in Meridian, Idaho.
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:

  • October 17: Tacoma Studio Tour / 35 locations around TacomaCome see the spaces in and tools with which 57 local artists create their work. Ask questions, purchase one-of-a-kind creations, and even try your hand at creating your own masterpiece. All studios will feature demonstrations of the artistic process or will have hands-on activities for visitors.
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 

Artist Trust 
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