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Reasons to support Artist Trust

Katie Haven

Artist Trust Donor

Victoria Haven, Blue Sun, 14' x 57', acrylic and flashe on wall, 2016. Commissioned by Seattle Art Museum for Olympic Sculpture Park Paccar Pavilion, on view through March 2017. Photo: Mark Woods.

Dear Arts Supporter,

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.

I have seen first-hand that a career in the arts involves so much more than creating the work.  I remember the excitement in Victoria’s voice early on when she told me about an organization called Artist Trust, that had resources and information that would help working artists with real-life issues.  Simply put, Artist Trust treats working artists as professionals, which is priceless.

I have been a monthly donor to Artist Trust for over 10 years, and find it the easiest and best way to contribute.  It also increases the impact of my gift. Each December, I look at my donation summary for the year and get a lot of satisfaction, seeing that my total has added up to more than I would have been able to give had I made a single contribution.

Having witnessed the immense benefits of this organization to an artist and loved one, I ask you to please join me in supporting individual artists through Artist Trust.

Artist Trust can count on me for many, many years to come.

Katie Haven

P.S. Follow Katie’s lead and make your one-time or monthly donation today! Your gift will help Artist Trust impact the lives of hundreds of artists each year – the artists who create the paintings and sculptures, plays and dances, music, films, and novels that enrich our lives.

“Essential to an artist’s survival is consistent support. In my case, no one has been more reliable or generous than my sister Katie. From walking me into my first day of school, to bailing me out when I couldn’t pay rent or healthcare bills, to providing me with studio space and time to work, she has always had my back.
Artist Trust is the professional equivalent. They’ve been there with me – not quite as long, but almost! My first grant in 1992 was the most significant one of my career – it made me believe in my future as an artist.”
– Victoria Haven

Victoria Haven’s abstracted drawings and installations, hovering between two and three dimensions, center on an interest in the tension between natural landscapes and built space. Haven has received a Betty Bowen Award, a Stranger Genius Award, two Pollock-Krasner Fellowships, a Neddy at Cornish Award, and a CityArtist Project Award from Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture. She has received three Grants for Artist Projects as well as a Fellowship from Artist Trust.