January 15, 2016

We hope that 2016 has been treating you well so far!

Our 2016 Annual Benefit Art Auction is on February 27 - just a few weeks away! Check out our amazing auction website for art previews and tickets. And we're seeking volunteers for the auction too, so if you're interested in finding out more click here
Applications for our EDGE Program for Literary Artists are due soon - January 18. If you are a literary artist, writer of poetry, prose, or non-fiction, consider applying today!

Finally, we're hosting some fun events in Olympia on January 30 - a marketing workshop and a salon & reception for artists to come meet and mingle. We'll also have open 'office hours' for anyone who wants to find out more about Artist Trust programs and grants! If you are in the area please come out and join us.

Have a great weekend!
The 2016 Benefit Art Auction is February 27

It's happening! The 2016 Benefit Art Auction is here!

Artist Trust invites you to join us to kick off Artist Trust's 30th year of supporting artists! 
Music, performances, oodles of original artworks by Washington State artists, rare and exceptional art experiences, plenty of bubbly and delectable dinner fare await you.

Check out the 2016 Benefit Art Auction website to learn more about the evening, preview art and art experiences, learn about volunteer opportunities, and of course, get your ticketsWe can't wait to see you there.  

2016 Benefit Art Auction: Sponsorships & Catalog Ads

Akio Takamori, Adam and Eve, Porcelainous Stoneware.
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.
In This Issue
2016 Benefit Art Auction
2016 Benefit Art Auction: Sponsorships & Catalog Ads
How to Build Your Audience Online Workshop in Olympia on January 30
Artist Trust Olympia Salon & Reception
Artist Trust Office Hours / Olympia
Applications for Literary EDGE Close 1/18
Twining Humber Award Applications Close 2/8
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
Join Our Team
Be in Touch


Quick Links 

About Artist Trust


Creative Career Center


Become an Artist Trust member!


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How to Build Your Audience Online Workshop in Olympia on January 30
Artist Trust, Olympia / How to Build Your Audience Online Workshop

January 30, 2016

Art House Designs
420 Franklin St SE
Olympia, WA

Looking to expand your audience? Refine your online brand? Tap into new markets for your work? Join Kelsye Nelson as she teaches artists of all disciplines how to effectively navigate the marketing world and optimize your social media presence. 

Kelsye Nelson is an author and publishing professional. She teaches the Business of Digital Publishing course at the University of Washington and is the founder of Avasta Press. She's also the co-founder and former CEO of Writer.ly, an online marketplace that connects writers to publishing professionals. Nelson helps authors across genres publish their books, offering invaluable experience in launch strategy, publishing on various platforms, marketing, and author platform building.

REGISTER ASAP! This workshop is expected to fill quickly. 

Artist Trust members: $30, non-members $35

Artist Trust Olympia Salon & Reception January 30
Nikki McClure, Mystery Papercut, 11"  X 11", 2015.
Artist Trust, Olympia / Salon & Reception

January 30, 2016

Stable Studios
607 5th Ave SE
Olympia, WA

Please join Artist Trust and special guests Nikki McClure and Chris Maynard for a special reception.  Mingle with Olympia area artists, arts supporters and the Artist Trust Board of Directors, and learn more about Artist Trust's state-wide support of individual artists! 

Please RSVP to Sonja@artisttrust.org by January 28.  

Office Hours is a free, drop-in grantwriting support program for artists of all disciplines looking for advice on how to apply for funding from Artist Trust. Our staff will walk you through the application process, provide feedback on your grant, and answer any questions you have. 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Art House Designs, Olympia
420 Franklin St SE
Olympia, WA 

Come talk about grants with Artist Trust staff in a free, one-on-one, low pressure environment!
Applications for Literary EDGE for Artists Close January 18
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. 

The application deadline is soon, January 18, so apply today!

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.

For more information and an application click here.
Twining Humber Award Applications Close 2/8
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 are closing soon - the deadline is February 8, so get your application in today!
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
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Seattle artist Natasha Marin.
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 13- February 20: CoCA at Rubix, Seattle / Bling It On! contemporary wearable art & jewelry: Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) is delighted to present Bling it On! an exhibition of wearable contemporary art and jewelry featuring works by Kyle Rees, Catherine Grisez, Pariscope Studios, Hardwearables, Dixie Darling and Brandon Perhacs and wearable art by Bo Choi, Rebecca Maxim, Bill Gaylord, and Liz Tran.
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 are looking for volunteers for our 2016 Benefit Art Auction! Volunteers are an integral part of Artist Trust's annual Benefit Art Auction - and we would love to have you join our team! Help us raise funds to directly support Artist Trust's grant programs and professional resources.
Interested? Apply today

Be in Touch
Our Seattle office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm. Our office will be closed on January 18, 2016 for Martin Luther King Day. 

Not in the region? Peruse our extensive website full of resources and opportunities 24/7! Browse tons of professional development resources and articles, with vital information on healthcare, legal issues, emergency assistance programs and more.
Have a new email or snail-mail address? Please let us know! 
Take care, and keep in touch!
Shannon Halberstadt
Executive Director 

Artist Trust 
866/21-TRUST (toll free)