Every year around my birthday, I host a fundraiser at my studio coinciding with April’s First Thursday art walk in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.
After noticing a lack of Latino/a artists included in local exhibits over the years, the reason I was given most was that many of these artists were not professionally ready. So, three years ago I started the Latino/a Artist Scholarship for Career Training. This year, with your help, I’d like to add to it. I will donate 25% of sales from my artwork at my First Thursday studio open house to Artist Trust’s Latino/a Artist Scholarship for Career Training.
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 5-9 pm
Juan Alonso Studio
214 1st Avenue S, Suite B15
Seattle, WA 98104
Enter on 1st Ave, down the stairs marked Lower Arcade Shops, next to Fireworks Gallery
Suggested donation: $25+
Refreshments & light hors d’oeuvres will be served
• From now through April 4, I will donate 50% of sales of existing/printed photographs of Cuba and 25% of sales of other works in my studio towards the scholarship for Latino/a Artist of all disciplines. Please call 206/390-4882 for an appointment to stop by.
• Donate by mail: Send your check, clearly marked “Latino/a Scholarship” in the subject line, and mail to Artist Trust, 1835 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122.
• Donate online: Use Artist Trust’s secure online form, and be sure to write “Latino/a Scholarship” in the comments field.
I hope this inspires some folks to do the same for other under-served groups or geographical regions.