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Artist Trust Toasts Spokane Grant Awardees

For Immediate Release:


Erika Enomoto (she/her)

Communications Manager

206.467.8734 x17

1.866.21.TRUST (toll free)

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.

About Artist Trust
Artist Trust is a nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. Since its founding in 1986, Artist Trust has invested over $10 million in individual artists through grant programs, and provides a comprehensive suite of professional development training and resources to help artists achieve their career goals. Learn more at