February 15, 2016


So exciting - our 2016 Benefit Art Auction is in less than two weeks - February 27! Please join us as we kick off a full year of celebrations commemorating 30 years of building the careers of Washington State artists. Check out our auction website
for artwork and art experience previews, tickets, information, and more! And we're also still seeking volunteers for the auction, click here for more information.
And our Benefactor Party will be on February 17 at Pivot Art + Culture in Seattle, where you can view their latest exhibition, 'The Figure in Processwith Pivot Director Ben Heywood. 
We've got another fun pop-up studio in Tacoma, and some great (free!) Artist Trust At Large events coming up in Tacoma and Vancouver in March, hope to see you there. 

Have a great week! 
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.

The Artist Trust Gala will be a night to remember. There will be silent and live auctions, abundant champagne, a seated dinner, and music and entertainment provided by Seattle band Industrial Revelation, led by Ahamefule Oluo, as well as a performance by spoken word artist Storme WebberAlison Bremner, a visual artist of Tlingit descent, will be the keynote speaker. Webber and Bremner are both 2015 James W. Ray Venture Project Award recipients.

Attendees may bid on a range of artwork: paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and photographs, as well as exciting 'art experiences' like a behind-the-scenes tour of Christie's Auction House, a personal shopping night with luxury retailer Totokaelo,  and an Orcas Island getaway including VIP passes to Orcas Island Film Festival and a stay at Doe Bay Retreat & Resort. The auction will also showcase work by extraordinary artists, including Northwest legends Alfredo Arreguin and Akio Takamori.

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.  
In This Issue
2016 Benefit Art Auction
Artist Trust Benefactor Party at Pivot Art + Culture February 17
Tacoma Pop-Up Studio at FEAST Arts Center February 18
Artist Trust At Large / Tacoma
Artist Trust At Large / Vancouver
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


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Pivot Art + Culture. Photo: Robert Wade 

Artist Trust Benefactor Party
Wednesday, February 17

Join Artist Trust's Board of Directors and major supporters for an insider's view of the beautiful exhibition, The Figure in Process with Pivot Director Ben Heywood. The Figure in Process presents seldom-seen paintings by modern masters such as Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud, David Hockney and Willem de Kooning, as well as sculptures by Barry X Ball, Alberto Giacometti and Anish Kapoor.

The evening will include a performance by Artist Trust grant recipient Bill Horist: composer, instrumentalist, and noted improviser and performer. Horist has performed in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Japan, performing and/or recording with such noted artists as Bill Frisell, KK Null, Matt Chamberlain, Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), Shazaad Ismaily, Eyvind Kang, Jeff Grienke, and Tucker Martine, among others.

Catering generously provided by Art Marble 21.

*Admission to event is for auction ticket holders at the Benefactor level and above, and donors to Artist Trust at $350 and above. See ticket information here: bit.ly/1PxlPmY.

Tacoma Pop-Up Studio at FEAST Arts Center February 18
Event artwork by Rebecca Chernow, photographed by Ian Lewis.
Artist Trust invites you to a pop-up studio to create art and imagine the future with a local artist and Tacoma's arts community. 

Thursday February 18, 5-7:30pm
Feast Art Center
1402 S. 11th St. 
Tacoma, WA

Facilitated by Frances McCue from Creative Ground, and in creative collaboration with a local artist, this workshop is the third in a series of Pop-up Studios where we'll engage through creative activities with artists and arts supporters to imagine a vibrant future in Washington State alive with happy, productive, supported artists. 

Help influence the future of Artist Trust and the Washington State arts community! And enjoy free snacks! Space is limited so please RSVP to this free event today. 

Artist Trust At Large / Tacoma / March 8
Lisa Myers Bulmash, Bought  and Paid For, Altered book triptych. 2015.
March 8, 2016 / 6:30-7:30pm

Looking to give your arts career a boost? 
In this one-hour presentation, Artist Trust At Large speaker 
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.

Presentation at 6:30pm.

Artist Trust At Large / Vancouver / March 15
Erin Dengerink, Joy!, Maple leaf, wood, toy, acrylic, 2015.
March 15, 2016 / 7:00-8:30pm
Clark County Genealogical Society
717 Boulevard St.

Looking to give your arts career a boost? In this one-hour presentation, Artist Trust At Large speaker Erin Dengerink 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.

Doors open at 7, Presentation at 7:30pm.   

Artist Trust Featured Artists
Catching up with Artist Trust grant recipients and grads!
  • 2011 Fellowship recipient James Allen will be showing book excavations in Tacoma at the University of Puget Sound Kittredge Gallery. The opening reception and artist talk is Wednesday March 9.
  • 2014 Grants for Artist Projects recipient Jennifer Towner will be part of an exhibit, #thisiswhyimsingle, opening on February 19 at CulturalDC's Flashpoint Gallery.
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! 
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. 
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Take care, and keep in touch!
Shannon Halberstadt
Executive Director 

Artist Trust 
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