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Artist Trust Toasts Spokane Grant Awardees

For Immediate Release:


Erika Enomoto

Communications Manager

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October 5, 2017 – Artist Trust will be at Spokane’s Black Label Brewing on Thursday, October 26 to celebrate the region’s 2017 grant awardees and share upcoming programs and opportunities. From 5:00– 6:00 PM, join CEO Shannon Halberstadt, Spokane Program Coordinator Anne-Claire Mitchell, Artist Trust grant awardees, and members of Spokane’s vibrant arts community at Black Label Brewing, W. 19 Main, Spokane, WA. The no-host bar event is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to RSVP on Brown Paper Tickets.

One of the honored artists is 2017 Fellowship recipient Jenny Hyde. A member of Saranac Art Projects, Jenny works with sound, video, digital print, and multimedia installation. In addition to producing and exhibiting her work, she is an active advocate for the arts and takes part in curatorial and community projects in Spokane.

In 2010, Jenny received a Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) award. “With this support I was able to produce and complete an ambitious project that otherwise most likely would not have been made. Because of this experience, my practice changed. Since then I have maintained the confidence in producing works of art that are often challenging, overly ambitious, and never ending,” said Jenny reflecting on her first Artist Trust grant. “I am honored to receive an Artist Trust Fellowship! In all honesty I couldn’t have done it without Artist Trust in the first place.”

Four Spokane artists who are recipients of the 2017 GAP award will also be recognized at the event. Their names will be made public in a forthcoming announcement on October 23, 2017.
Artist Trust thanks the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation for funding our work in Spokane and ArtsWA for their ongoing support of our statewide programming and grants for individual artists. To learn more about grants and programs partnerships, view Corporate Sponsorship opportunities here.

Artist Trust has invested over $10 million in Washington State artists since its founding in 1986, through grant programs and direct support. Artist Trust also provides a comprehensive suite of career training and professional development resources to help artists achieve their career goals.

Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Find out more at

Major supporters of Artist Trust include many individual donors along with: 4Culture, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Amazon, ArtsFund, ArtsWA, The Boeing Company, The Dale & Leslie Chihuly Foundation, The Klorfine Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Raynier Institute & Foundation, Seattle Art Fair, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Jon & Mary Shirley Foundation, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and Vulcan Inc.