December 16, 2015

This month's (Re)Source is filled with exciting announcements (about the James W. Ray Awards and the new Gar La Salle Storyteller Award recipients), application openings (for the Twining Humber Award, Fellowship, and EDGE for Literary Artists), and more!

We've got some exciting events coming up, including a webinar watching party for artists to sharpen their marketing and social media skills!

We're also making strides in expanding our reach in the Spokane region - by hiring a Spokane Project Coordinator!

Read more about it below, and have a great rest of the year.

See you in 2016!

P.S: If you'd like to help Artist Trust make a difference for Washington State artists and have your donation count towards your 2015 tax deductions, you're not too late.  Find out more about supporting us below
2016 Benefit Art Auction: Sponsorships & Catalog Ads

Louise HankesSurf DanceAcrylic,
36" x 36" x 1.5"
Are you are you a business owner who loves art and is passionate about supporting your local community? Do you know any local businesses that could benefit from marketing to hundreds of artists, art collectors, and community leaders? 
There are various levels of sponsorship that can work with your budget, providing fantastic perks and benefits, along with recognition at the event, on collateral, and through our marketing and outreach channels. Or you can take out an ad in the auction catalog, bringing your business or organization to a wide audience of artists and supporters.
For a full list of sponsorship levels and benefits, and catalog ad options, contact Cristina Friday.
Donate to Artist Trust

Artist Trust is kicking off its 30th anniversary in 2016, but we're laying the ground work for the year ahead now.  
Make a gift to Artist Trust and help us support the Washington State artists that enrich our communities and our lives.  

Donate by December 31 to count your deduction towards the 2015 tax year.  
Thank you for your support!  
In This Issue
2016 Benefit Art Auction: Sponsorships
Artist Trust End of Year Donations
Anca Szilágyi Receives the Inaugural Gar La Salle Storyteller Award
Frye Art Museum | Artist Trust Consortium 2015 James W. Ray Awards Announced
Twining Humber Award Applications Open on 12/18
Fellowship Applications Close on 1/11
Applications for Literary EDGE Open
Artist Trust At Large Marketing Webinar + Watching Party
Welcome, Anne-Claire!
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
Join Our Team
Be in Touch


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Anca Szilágyi Receives the Inaugural Gar La Salle Storyteller Award

Artist Trust is excited to announce that the recipient of the inaugural Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award in 2015 is writer Anca Szilágyi. 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 2015 award recognizes an outstanding literary artist working in fiction.

Anca Szilágyi's fiction appears in Gastronomica, Fairy Tale Review, Washington City Paper, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction appears in Electric Literature, Kirkus, and on the Ploughshares blog. Anca is the author of the fiction chapbook "I Loved You in New York" (alice blue books, 2015). She was awarded an inaugural 'Made at Hugo House' Fellowship for her short story collection More Like Home Than Home. Her novel-in-progress, Paralegal, was awarded a 2014 4Culture Art Project grant and a 2015 Jack Straw Fellowship. She holds an MFA from the University of Washington. Currently, she co-organizes The Furnace Reading Series at Hollow Earth Radio and teaches creative writing at Richard Hugo House. 
Frye Art Museum | Artist Trust Consortium 2015 James W. Ray Awards Announced

The Frye Art Museum | Artist Trust Consortium is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award and James W. Ray Venture Project Awards!

The recipient of the James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award is author David Shields, and the recipients of the James W. Ray Venture Project Awards are artist Alison Bremner and interdisciplinary artist/performer Storme Webber.

Read more about these awards and recipients here
These awards are made possible by the generous support of the Raynier Institute & Foundation. The Frye Art Museum | Artist Trust Consortium received a five-year, $1.1 million grant to support exceptional artists living and working in Washington state. The program is currently in its second year.
Twining Humber Award Applications Open on 12/18
Anne Hirondelle, Tumble 6,  stoneware, paint, 10" x 9.25" x 8", 2007. photo_ Frank Ross.
Applications for the Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award open on 12/18!
The Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award is an unrestricted award given annually to a Washington State self-identified woman visual artist, age 60 or over, who has dedicated 25 or more years of her life to creating art. The award recognizes creative excellence, professional accomplishment and dedication to the arts. This award is made possible by a generous gift to the Artist Trust Endowment Fund from the late Yvonne Twining Humber.
To find more information on the life of Twining Humber and the award, click here. Application information can be found here. Information on past recipients can be found here
Fellowship Applications Close on 1/11
Jan HopkinsOh Eleanor.  Grapefruit peel, cantaloupe peel, ginkgo leaves, ostrich shell beads, cedar bark and waxed linen. 30 1/2" x 28" x 12," 2012. photo: Ken Rowe.
Applications for Artist Trust Fellowships will close on January 11, 2016 so apply today! 
Fellowships provide $7,500 to practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and ability. The Fellowship is a merit-based award. Recipients present a Meet the Artist event to a community in Washington State that has little or no access to art or the artist's work. The 2016 disciplines are: Craft, Literary, Media and Music Arts. 
In addition to 14 Fellowship recipients, two artists each in the craft and media categories will receive a one-month residency at The Millay Colony of the Arts in upstate New York and a $1,000 stipend.
For more information and an application click here.
And read all about our 2015 Fellowship recipients here.  
Applications for Literary EDGE for Artists Are Open!
Dennis Bensie, 2014 Lit EDGE Graduate reading at Elliott Bay Books for Final Presentation. Photo: Joe Iano
Literary artists are encouraged to apply to the 2016 EDGE Professional Development Program for Literary Artists. 

EDGE for Literary Artists will take place in Port Townsend March 13-20, 2016.

The EDGE Program provides artists with a comprehensive survey of professional practices through a hands-on, interactive curriculum that includes instruction by professionals in the field, as well as specialized presentations, panel discussions and assignments. The EDGE Program focuses on supplying artists with the relevant and necessary entrepreneurial skills to achieve their personal career goals and with the opportunity to develop peer support and exchange.
Open to emerging or mid-career writers of poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

The application deadline is January 11 so apply today!

Artist Trust at Large Marketing Webinar + Watching Party
Lisa Myers Bulmash, Exposure. Collage, 36"  x 48"  x 9.5," 2014.
January 12, 2016
Beacon Hill Library

Looking to give your arts career a boost? Join us for a presentation from Artist Trust At Large speaker Lisa Myers Bulmash. 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.
And stay for a webinar watching party! Author and consultant Kelsye Nelson will present a webinar on creating a strong online presence for artists, including the basics of developing a social media strategy and tips on effective websites.

Afterwards, artists have an opportunity to mingle and get to know their peers! 
Welcome, Anne-Claire!

We're excited to announce that Anne-Claire Mitchell is our new Spokane Program Coordinator! Anne-Claire will be coordinating professional development and assisting with Artist Trust grantmaking support programs in Spokane County.

Anne-Claire Mitchell was born and raised in Spokane. She has worked as a project coordinator in the renewable energy industry, generating project and funding opportunities in Eastern WA. She co-founded the Richmond Art Collective (RAC) in downtown Spokane and also manages operations at RAC's primary exhibition space. 

Anne-Claire is an artist herself. Her practice is cross-disciplinary, intersecting 2-D work, digital media, and music, especially through collaboration. She's involved with several Spokane-based arts organizations and programs including INK ArtsSpace, Girl's Rock Lab, Terrain, Spokane Women in Art & Media, the Downtown Spokane Murals Project, and the Laboratory Spokane Artist Residency. 

This position is partially funded by a grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, who are generously supporting Artist Trust's work in the Spokane region.
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Dave Kennedy, Studio shot: A view to a passageway, 2015.
Catching up with Artist Trust grant recipients and grads!
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:

  • January 8: The Garden House, Seattle / Garden House Concert: AlchymeiaThe practitioners of the ancient art of alchemy often sought to transform or combine a variety of elements. Alchymeia combines musical elements from folk songs around the world to create a rich and uniquely beautiful musical substance.
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! 
We're seeking a Programs Intern! 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

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Shannon Halberstadt
Executive Director 

Artist Trust 
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