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Statewide Arts Events

Events across the state for artists and arts enthusiasts. Click here for upcoming Artist Trust events.

September 2017

  1. In this workshop, Artist Trust Program Director Brian McGuigan discusses what makes a strong work sample and what doesn't. The session covers practical advice on selecting and presenting work samples for grant and residency applications and other opportunities. You'll learn how the selection process works, insider information on what juries and panelists are looking for in work samples, and tips on how to format and tailor your work for success. Takeaways: An overview of how selection processes work General tips on work samples How to format your work Writing quality work sample descriptions Insider info on what happens in the panel room

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  2. Imagine walking into an art show and seeing nearly 1000 6X6 inch works of art, each attractively priced at $36. ArtWalla’s fifth annual ArtSquared, scheduled for September 29 - October 1, 2017 will bring artists and art lovers together for a fun and exciting visual art event in Walla Walla.

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October 2017

  1. The Arts Innovator Award, funded by the Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation, is an unrestricted award of $25,000 given annually to two Washington State artists of any discipline. The award recognizes artists who demonstrate innovation in their art practice. Examples would be artists who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks, and pushing the boundaries in their respective fields. In this hour-long webinar, we will walk you through different components of the application, answer commonly asked questions, introduce our new grant application system, and take questions from attendees. This webinar will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube.

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  2. In this hour-long webinar, Walla Walla-based artist and educator Rachel Smith shares practical information about the business side of being a teaching artist. She'll discuss contracts, invoicing, and how to manage your bottom line while balancing the time and energy it takes to teach with your own artistic practice. A Q&A follows Rachel's presentation.

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  3. Making it in the art world is often about connections. But if you dont know many people, where do you begin? In this workshop led by creative strategist Robin Held, you'll take the first steps towards cultivating professional relationships with gatekeepers, stakeholders, influencers, funders, supporters and collaborators. Whether youre new to town, still finding your way, or more focused on making work than making connections, youll leave this workshop knowing how to effectively make contact with people you have identified as important to your success.

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  4. Tacoma’s 16th annual Tacoma Arts Month is this October! Enjoy hundreds of community-hosted arts and culture events, exhibits, and workshops all month long, many of which are free and family-friendly. From music to dance, theater to visual art, literary readings to cultural events, we have you covered. Come explore what’s happening in Tacoma!

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  5. Start Tacoma Arts Month off on the right note with a kaleidoscope of pop-up art exhibits, hands-on activities, music and dance performances, and more at this free, family friendly, community festival! Pack up the family, invite your friends and come help us celebrate!

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  6. Exhibit featuring glass artists Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles. Also on exhibit the 2016 Pilchuck Emerging Artists’ in Residence: Julia Chamberlain, Jennifer Crescuillo, Karin Forslund, Bryan Kekst Brown, Josefina Muñoz, and Nate Ricciuto.

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  7. Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) presents “CoCA Legacy” featuring ​​a​ ​small​ ​selection​ ​of​ ​influential​ ​artists​ ​from​ ​the​ ​hundreds​ ​of​ ​significant contemporary​ ​artists​ it has​ ​had​ ​the​ ​pleasure​ ​of​ ​working​ ​with​ ​in its​ ​rich 36-year history in Seattle.

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  8. You are invited inside the working studios of 70 local artists to learn about the artistic process, ask questions, and purchase one-of-a-kind creations.

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  9. Glitz and glam will be on hand at Chance Fashion’s Custom Luxury & Evening Gown Edition. The red carpet event features some of the northwest’s finest Couture as models are extra dolled up for the glamorous evening. The theme of the night will be sophistication as designers set the Hollywood tone with their fabulous garments. Chance Fashion's annual fundraiser auction, featuring a selection of items donated from our sponsors, designers, and local businesses. ALL proceeds from the auction go directly to support Chance Fashion's annual operating budget to continue producing shows and opportunities for our participants.

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November 2017

  1. The “elevator speech” is often used in the business world. It’s based on the idea that you only have the time it takes to get from the top to bottom floor of a building to introduce yourself and your work. Practice telling your story, and learn effective networking techniques to build on the connections you make in the arts community. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be more comfortable talking about yourself and your work and be prepared for your next networking opportunity.

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  2. Artist statements are hard to write, but they're an important tool for artists working in any discipline. In this workshop, you'll learn the basics of writing successful artist statements and create your own. By the end of the workshop, you'll have a solid statement to use for grant, residency, or fellowship applications, on your website, and/or in your portfolio. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Auburn Department of Parks, Art & Recreation.

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  3. Led by activist and sculptor Humaira Abid, this workshop will help you find audiences and markets for your work. You'll learn strategies for effective communications and how to develop goals, objectives, and an action plan. The workshop will also include discussion of press releases, websites, elevator speeches, and networking to help you build your audience online and in person.

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December 2017