In her over 20 years supporting Seattle’s art community, Robin Held has served as a curator for the Henry Art Gallery, Deputy Director for the Frye Art Museum, and Executive Director of Reel Grrls, and currently works as the principal of Held Consulting.
Mary Coss is a Seattle-based artist specializing in sculpture and multimedia installation. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at alternative venues and community art spaces such as BONFIRE Gallery, Artprize Michigan, and Franklin Furnace NYC, and she is a co-founder of METHOD Gallery in Seattle.
Valerie Moseley, CPA is the founder and principal of Moseley & Associates LLC, a tax and business consulting firm serving individuals and small businesses in the Seattle area.
Alison Marks: One Gray Hair is on view at the Frye Art Museum until February 4. Alison has graciously donated OwlEmoji, a piece from her series of digital paintings, to the 2018 Artist Trust Benefit Art Auction happening at the Fisher Pavilion in Seattle Center on February 24. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit artisttrustauction.com
Spokane-based artist Julie Gautier-Downes received a 2016 Grants for Artist Project (GAP) award for Dislocated Memories, an installation project that explored her fractured relationship with her childhood home. Born in San Diego, Julie moved to New York City in 2001, an experience which prompted her bi-coastal identity and interest in perceptions of home.
2004 GAP & 2011 Twining Humber Award recipient Barbara Noah of Seattle is a mixed-media artist experienced in painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, public art, installations, and digital imaging. We recently caught up with Barbara and she was happy to share more about an upcoming project and how Artist Trust helped shape her path as an artist.
Esther de Monteflores is a Bellingham-based circus artist whose work has been performed at Lookout Arts Center, Art on the Atlanta Beltline, Seattle’s Moisture Festival, the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts, and more. She specializes in slack-wire walking, and is also trained in aerial arts, juggling, and stilts.
Sheila Klein is a sculptor and public artist whose work incorporates sculpture, installation, architecture, and traditional women’s crafts. Her work has appeared in exhibitions and public collections around the world, and she has created thirteen pieces of public art since 1996, including Auburn City Hall’s Civic Lantern (2010) and Tukwila Sounder Station’s Imaginary Landscape (2014).
As a grant recipient, teacher, and artist, 2015 Fellowship Recipient Nicole Pietrantoni has a unique perspective on Artist Trust in Walla Walla.
We’re so proud of the artists and programs we support across Washington State, and with national arts funding under threat, artists need that support more now than ever.
Millions of Americans can still get quality, affordable care. This year, 8 in 10 shoppers can find a plan for less than $75 per month.
Blake Chamberlain is a Seattle-based painter originally from the Finger Lakes region of New York State. He is the creator of several portrait series celebrating activists and social visionaries from throughout history, as well as augmented portraits that challenge expectations placed on the human form.
Today we sat down with Katy Hannigan (and her trusty pup, Peppercorn) to learn as much as we could about her and the business of art.
GAP is made possible by generous funders who support Artist Trust with gifts at $1,500 per year and above.
Join us to celebrate a year of artist support.
Robin Held has been a leading force in Seattle’s arts communities for over twenty years. She has served as curator, collection strategist, and head of department for the Frye Art Museum and the University of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery, and has initiated and curated more than 100 exhibitions and performances in the Seattle area.
Funded by the Dale and Leslie Chihuly Foundation, the Arts Innovator Award, 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.
Writer Brooke Matson was the recipient of the 2016 Centrum Residency. Read on to learn more about what Artist Trust’s support has meant for her, and power more programming and support for artists statewide.
Since the inception of our Office Hours program in 2016, we’ve had over 300 one-on-one, artist-led conversations all over Washington.
Learn more about gifting appreciated stock from match donor Robert E. Frey
Like Jay-Z said, “I’m not a businessman – I’m a business, man.” On Thursday, September 28, Artist Trust Program Director Brian McGuigan will lead Work Samples Dos & Don’ts, a workshop on what makes a strong work sample and what doesn’t. 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.
Shin Yu Pai is a poet and visual artist whose work has been featured in The Rumpus, Tricycle, YES! Magazine and City Arts. She is the author of eight collections of poetry and currently serves as the City of Redmond’s Poet Laureate.
Photographer, career-planning instructor, and father - Ira Gardner explains the importance for professional artists to understand their art as their business.
Join Artist Trust and KEXP on Wednesday, September 20 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM for Artist Mentorship Night. This FREE informal mentorship and networking event gives artists of all disciplines a chance to sit down with artists and arts leaders in small groups for casual conversations about opportunities, issues, and challenges in the arts world.
Author of Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin Nicole Hardy shares about artistic risk and vulnerability, as well as about her favorite (but endangered) part of living in Seattle.
Congratulations to Auburn artist Stephanie Skura! Stephanie is the lucky winner of a $100 gift card to Office Depot, the supply store of her choice.
Since 2014, the James W. Ray awards have allowed Artist Trust and the Frye Art Museum to recognize and support exceptional Washington state artists through funding, career assistance, and opportunities to exhibit their work. Funding for the awards comes from a five-year $1.1 million grant from the Raynier Institute and Foundation.
Here’s a list of Artist Trust’s upcoming programs and events happening in King & Pierce Counties.
Yakima artist Gregory Pierce’s practice has taken him across the US and overseas, all the way to Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Ecuador. We asked him to share a little bit about what his experience abroad and at home in the Yakima/Tri Cities area.
Here’s a list of Artist Trust’s upcoming programs and events happening in Spokane, WA.
Yuki Nakamura has been creating ceramic and multidisciplinary art in the Pacific Northwest for over 21 years.
Born in Trinidad and raised in Canada, Natasha Marin is a Seattle-based poet whose work has appeared in Feminist Studies Journal, African American Review and the Caribbean Writer.
We’re excited to start a new blog series to help you get to know our fantastic guest workshop leaders! There’s no better person to kick this off with than our first guest presenter: Leilani Lewis.
An enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Asia Tail is a Tacoma-based painter and arts administrator whose work has been featured in New American Paintings, and exhibitions including the Tacoma Art Museum’s Northwest Art Now @ TAM and Vermillion Art Gallery’s Women on the Brink.
Are you curious about what we do at Artist Trust? Don’t miss your chance to talk one-on-one with an Artist Trust advocate at this year’s Seattle Art Fair!
Seattle native Imani Sims is an accomplished performer, poet, and educator.
On August 12, the Frye Art Museum will present the first museum solo exhibition of Seattle-based performance artist and poet Storme Webber: Casino: A Palimpsest
2015 Twining Humber Award Recipient Deborah Faye Lawrence’s solo exhibition Strumpet of Justice will open on August 3 at BONFIRE Gallery in Seattle.
Born and raised New Jersey, Elissa Washuta is a Seattle-based writer of personal essays and memoirs whose work has appeared in Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, BuzzFeed, among other publications. She was named a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and is the author of two books, Starvation Mode and My Body Is a Book of Rules.
Dear Washington State Artist, I’m writing to invite you to take Artist Trust’s Annual Artist Survey. Year after year, Artist Trust works hard to provide funding, support, and connections for the talented artists in Washington State.
I am an artist and an art professor and never had a course or workshop focused on professional practice. My interest in the Artist Trust’s professional development program started as a participant in the EDGE Artist Professional Practice Program, a week-long seminar held in Port Townsend.
THANK YOU to all who visited our #Generocity2017 booth last night at the Living Computers: Museum + Labs.
On Thursday, May 25, a panel discussion titled “In Support of Artists: The Evolution of Seattle Exhibition Spaces” took place at Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square district. The event was hosted by Greg Kucera of Greg Kucera Gallery and co-hosted by Sharon Arnold of Bridge Productions and Gail Gibson of G.Gibson Gallery.
School is now in session! Art Business Night School is back to put some spring in your entrepreneurial step.
Generous donors funded 10 Grants for Artist Projects!
What happens after you click “submit”? A behind-the-scenes tour of the grants decision-making process.
When I begin a new project, it is a scary process filled with blank pages…
On April 27, Artist Trust returns to Walla Walla.
Artist Trust’s staff and board visit Spokane April 28-30 for our annual board retreat and a series of programs
Full list of applicant resources for GAP season
Over the last year, we’ve made several changes to our grantmaking programs based on feedback from artists, including a new grant management system, preliminary application feedback, free post-panel feedback, launching Office Hours, and increased promotion of award winners. The intent of these changes is to make our programs more artist-focused and to demystify the grantmaking process, or, as I like to say, to show artists “the secret sauce” of applying for grants.
On March 11, Artist Trust comes to Port Townsend! Meet us at our workshop on How to Build an Audience, at our one-on-one Office Hours, or the Happy Hour!
In 2016 we celebrated the first 30 years of Artist Trust. The anniversary serves as a marker – really; an exclamation point – not only to reflect and celebrate the accomplishments to date but also to chart and track future activities.
In 2016, thanks to the support of friends like you….
As we reflect on the year behind us and imagine the year ahead…
I am writing you today to tell you about an organization that I am proud to support and ask you to join me. My sister, Victoria Haven, decided on an art career early in life. I have watched her progress from art student to established artist, witnessing the steady increase in recognition for her work – from local support to international opportunities.
We are proud to announce Rafael Soldi as our 2016 Jini Dellaccio GAP awardee. This year also marks the last year that the award will be available, but Jini Dellaccio’s memory lives on in the Jini Dellaccio Project.
It’s safe to say that 2016 will go down in Artist Trust history as the year that it came and conquered to celebrate thirty years’ worth of supporting its roster of incredible Washington State artists.
King Khazm received an Artist Trust Fellowship for his contribution to music this year. His current pursuits in hip hop activism has led him to a more comprehensive perspective of hip hop in the global age and its role in society.
Tyna Ontko is a Seattle-based visual artist who received an Artist Trust GAP in 2014. Her work is primarily based in analogue forms of printmaking and photography, with an emphasis on using the multiple of print in an installation format.
Norie Sato is a Seattle-based artist who’s public art is featured in a spaces such as San Diego International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. In 2013, she received the Twining Humber Award for her lifetime contribution to the arts.
Laura Castellanos is a Cuban-American visual artist residing in Seattle, who works in textiles and fibers to create large soft sculptures. She received an Artist Trust GAP in 2012 to cover the shipment of her work to the Moses Lake Museum for a solo exhibition
Artist Trust wants to thank all who make the GAP grant possible.
Anne Drew Potter is a figurative ceramic artist who received an Artist Trust Fellowship in 2011. Her work deals with questions of identity and it’s relation to the body and the lived experience, reflecting the complex and contradictory nature of the human experience.
Eliaichi Kimaro is an activist, artist, filmmaker, and the Director of 9elephants productions, a company that uses art and video to bring stories of struggle, resistance and survival to a broader audience. She received her 2010 GAP to help finish her documentary film A Lot Like You.
I’m writing to ask the favor of a few minutes of your time to complete Artist Trust’s Annual Artist Survey.
Brett Walker received an Artist Trust GAP to help with the material costs of his sculptural work in 2009. He is currently focusing more on his photography work and residing in San Francisco.
Diem Chau, our 2008 artist, combines common mediums and common means to create delicate vignettes of fleeting memory, gesture and form, resulting in works that combine egalitarian sensibility and minimalist restraint.
Paul Rucker is a visual artist, composer, and musician who often combines media, integrating live performance, sound, original compositions, and visual art. His work is the product of a rich interactive process, through which he investigates community impacts, human rights issues, historical research, and basic human emotions surrounding particular subject matter.
Tivon Rice’s (Seattle) work critically explores representation and communication in the context of digital technologies. He is the recipient of an Artist Trust Fellowship in 2006 and a GAP in 2011.
Miho Takekawa is a Seattle-based percussion musician and composer who performs classical, contemporary, Japanese/Latin traditional music.
We celebrate 2004 with John Grade’s 2004 GAP. His projects are designed to change over time and often involve large groups of people to collaboratively build and install. His newest work Middle Fork will open February 2, 2017 in the Seattle Art Museum’s Brotman Forum.
We celebrate 2003 with the talented Kathleen Flenniken. Her works include the poetry collections Plume and Famous, and she was the Washington State Poet Laureate from 2012 – 2014.
Anna Skibska received an Artist Trust Fellowship in 2002. She is a multimedia artist and creator of the glass flame-working method called the Anna Skibska Technique.
Deb Calletti received an Artist Trust Fellowship in 2001.