March 15, 2016


Even though our 2016 Benefit Art Auction is over (read all about our success and check out the pics below), we've got some great new programs and events coming up!

Artist Trust is headed to Spokane at the end of the month: we have some excellent events including our new program, Artist Trust Office Hours, photography and writing workshops, as well as the first stop of our year-long Artist Trust on Tour!

We're thrilled to be kicking off Artist Trust on Tour, where 20 multidisciplinary artists are coming to 5 creative cities around Washington in a cultural exchange across disciplines and regions. 

Finally, applications for our 2016 Grants for Artist Projects 
award open on March 28! But you can get a jump on your application by checking out the guidelines right here.

Have a great week! 
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.   

Grants for Artist Projects Applications Open March 28
Veronica Lee-Baik, To Restrain The Pillow, 2002. photo: Tim Summers.
The Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) applications will be available starting March 28! The application deadline is May 23, 2016. And the guidelines are ready, so check them out here to get a jump on your application!
The Grants for Artist Projects provide financial support -- up to $1,500 per project -- for individual artist projects. GAPs support a wide range of artist projects including (but not limited to) the development, completion or presentation of new work; publication; travel for artistic research or to present or complete work; documentation of work; and advanced workshops for professional development. 

For more information and guidelines, click here
In This Issue
Artist Trust At Large / Vancouver
GAP Applications Open March 28
2016 Benefit Art Auction A Huge Success!
Introducing Artist Trust On Tour!
Introducing Artist Trust Office Hours!
Artist Trust / Spokane Happy Hour / March 24
Artist Trust on Tour / Spokane / March 24
Artist Trust / Spokane Office Hours / March 25
Photographing Your Work Samples / March 26
The Business of Writing: Submission + Publication / March 26
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Statewide Arts Events Calendar
Opportunities for Artists
Join Our Team
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The numbers are in: This year's record-breaking 2016 Benefit Art Auction raised over $572,000, which is more than a 13% increase over the previous year, and the most in the organization's history! Over 450 art patrons, community leaders, entrepreneurs and young professionals, as well as artists and arts supporters from across the state joined the festivities in celebration of individual artists and the work of Artist Trust. 

Read all about it here and here. And check out our video and all the awesome, fun pics of the evening here.
Introducing Artist Trust On Tour!

Help us celebrate Artist Trust's 30th anniversary by joining us for Artist Trust on Tour! 20 multidisciplinary artists are coming to 5 creative cities around Washington in a cultural exchange across disciplines and regions. Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Bellingham and Port Townsend will each host 4 artists at beloved local art institutions to connect people from different disciplines and regions, celebrate the wealth of arts that exist throughout the state, and create community.
Artist Trust is proud to announce Seattle Art Fair's continuing support as a presenting partner and City Arts as a media sponsor of Artist Trust on Tour.

Introducing Artist Trust Office Hours!
Office Hours is a free grantwriting support program for artists of all disciplines looking for advice on how to apply for funding from Artist Trust.

Artist Trust staff will provide one-on-one consultations where we'll walk artists through the application process for our grants, provide feedback on their grant applications, and answer any questions they have.

Spokane / March 25 / 4-7pm
Seattle / April 11 / 11am-2pm
Spokane/ April 16 / 12-3pm
Walla Walla / April 16 / 12-3pm
Daybreak Star Cultural Center / April 25 / 5-7pm
Bellingham / April 30 / 12-3pm
Northwest African American Museum / May 5 / 4-7pm
Northwest Film Forum / May 9 / 5-7pm

Artist Trust  / Spokane Happy Hour / March 24
Austin Stiegemeier, Travis in Explorer 200, watercolor and gouache, 54" x 36", 2015.
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave.
Spokane, WA
Join us for a drink and meet Artist Trust staff and other artists and stakeholders in Spokane's arts community. Following the happy hour, stick around for Artist Trust on Tour featuring artists Sharma Shields, Austin Stiegemeier, Chad Goller-Sojourner, and Shaun Scott starting at 7pm at the Bartlett.
Artist Trust on Tour / Spokane / March 24
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave.
Spokane, WA
The first stop of 
Artist Trust on Tour, a five-city tour of multidisciplinary events showcasing artists supported by Artist Trust, is Spokane! 
Featuring author Sharma Shields (Spokane); performance artist Chad Goller-Sojourner (Seattle); filmmaker  writer Shaun Scott (Seattle); and live art by Austin Stiegemeier (Spokane). 
Hosted by Artist Trust Program Director Brian McGuigan.
The event is free. Register here to be sure you get a seat!
Artist Trust / Spokane Office Hours / March 25
304 W Pacific Ave.
Spokane, WA

Office Hours is a free 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.

Come talk about grants with Artist Trust staff in a free, one-on-one, low pressure environment!
Artist Trust, Spokane /  Photographing Your Work Samples: The Specs + Tech / March 26
Austin Stiegemeier, Mobile Panhandling Sign Project.
Spark Center
1214 W Summit Pkwy.
Spokane, WA

Set your portfolio apart from the rest! This three hour-long course covers how to best photograph your work, from lighting to color balance, and final presentation. Topics include camera and lens selection, as well as, file formatting, archiving, and other Photoshop essentials. 

Instructor: Jesse Swanson
Artist Trust, Spokane / The Business of Writing: Submission + Publication / March 26
(from left to right): Polly Buckingham,
StringTown, Issue #10, 2007.
A Year of Silence, Florida Review Press, artwork by Sally Cleveland, 2014.
StringTown, Issue #12, artwork by Sally Cleveland, 2013.

Spark Center
1214 W Summit Pkwy.
Spokane, WA

You've written the manuscript - now what? In this three-hour workshop, Spokane author and editor Samuel Ligon walks you through the submission and publication processes, including contests, query letters, finding an agent, writing markets, and working with editors. 

Instructor: Samuel Ligon
Artist Trust Featured Artists
Pam Kuntz, Prison Pieces,  Alona Christman dancer, created by Pam Kuntz and dancers, 2011. photo: Robin Dude.
Catching up with Artist Trust grant recipients and grads!
  • Dancer/teacher/choreographer and 2015 Fellowship recipient Pam Kuntz will be teaching an afternoon dance class specially designed for people living with Parkinson's disease at the Wenatchee branch of the North Central Regional Library on March 15.
  • 2010 EDGE grad Codi Pherigo's poem "Tree Femme" was accepted by the Seattle Erotic Art Festival (April 22-24), and will be published in their anthology.
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 a detail-oriented, highly organized, motivated and creative Communications Intern. Learn the ropes of social media, documenting events, and more! We would love to have you join our team.
Interested? Apply today

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Shannon Halberstadt
Executive Director 

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