Artist Trust Offers Career Training Workshops

Artist Trust announces an array of workshops to help artists of all disciplines boost their arts careers. Workshops range from free one-hour Webinars to weekend-long seminars touching on all aspects of creating and maintaining a successful arts career. Find out more and register at www.artisttrust.org.

September 12, 2012, 5:30-7:00pm
HEALTHCARE FOR ARTISTS
Washington Health Foundation, 600 Stewart St, Suite 205, Seattle
Learn about health care options, what’s coming in 2013/2014 and how to fill the gap between now and when the full features of the health reform law go into effect. In partnership with Washington Health Foundation.

September 22 & 23, 2012; 10am-5pm
I AM AN ARTIST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
Community Library, 901 C St, Vancouver, WA
Say “I Am An Artist!” This intensive symposium enables artists to jumpstart or refresh their creative career with essential resources, funding opportunities, peer-to-peer evaluation, networking and hands-on feedback. In partnership with The Arts of Clark County and The Clark County Arts Commission.
Guest Presenters:
 Beth Harrington, media artist; Jennifer Williams, visual artist; Scott Poole, literary artist; music panelist TBA; Cory Huff, The Abundant Artist
Cost: $75-100; discounts for registering by 9/7

October 6 & 7, 2012, 10am-6pm
THE BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave, Seattle
An intensive, interactive workshop that enables photographers to jumpstart or refresh their career with essential resources, funding opportunities, peer-to-peer evaluation, networking and hands-on feedback. In partnership with Photo Center NW.
Guest Presenters: Alice Wheeler, photographer; Kate Maass, Grand Image

October 2012
PLANNING YOUR LEGACY
(More info TBA)
Artists and their extended networks of professional advisors, significant others and families will benefit from vital legacy and estate-planning information on preparing a secure future for themselves and for the artworks they create.

November 3 & 4, 2012, 10am-5pm
I AM AN ARTIST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
Gallery One, 408 N Pearl St, Ellensburg
Say “I Am An Artist!” This intensive symposium enables artists to jumpstart or refresh their creative career with essential resources, funding opportunities, peer-to-peer evaluation, networking and hands-on feedback.
Cost: $75-100; discounts for registering by 10/20

November 20, 2012, 2-3pm
APPLYING FOR THE TWINING HUMBER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Online Webinar
A free webinar offering information on applying for the 2013 Twining Humber Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award. Learn about work samples and résumés, and get a walk-through of the application.

December 2012
CREATING AN ARTIST STATEMENT
(More info TBA)
Gallery 110, 110 3rd Ave S, Seattle
Don’t have an artist statement? Want to improve the statement you already have? Want to know what gallerists, grant-makers and jury panels are looking for in an artist statement? Attend this workshop to find out!

 

About Artist Trust
Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, Artist Trust has invested over $9 million in Washington State artists since its founding. In 2011, Artist Trust awarded a grand total of $284,000 to 85 artists through five grant programs. Artist Trust also provides a comprehensive suite of career training, professional development resources and counseling 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 www.artisttrust.org.

Art Up Phinneywood + Summer Streets: Fri, August 10 from 6-10pm

SUMMER STREETS: Walk. Bike. Shop. Breathe. Play.
Friday, August 10, 2012
6 pm. – 10 p.m. during the art walk
Greenwood Avenue/Phinney Avenue from N 87th to N 67th Street
In the Phinney and Greenwood Neighborhood

Event Detour Map

Activity Map—So many fun things to do and see!

Tell your neighbors, tell your friends! Friday, August 10 is a party along Greenwood!
This free event opens the city’s largest public space – its streets – so people can walk, bike, roll, run, skip and shop – without having to watch out for cars! Summer Streets is partnering with the Phinney Neighborhood Association for some good old fashioned fun.

We are bringing back Seattle’s Largest Canned Food Pyramid too! Last year we collected over 2,500 cans of healthy food for the Greenwood Food Bank. Plan on bringing your donations to Summer Streets and we’ll build an even bigger pyramid this year. The pyramid is being built in the Ken’s Market parking lot at N 73rd Street and Greenwood.

MONTHLY ARTWALK:
ART UP PHINNEYWOOD

A1 Piano: 7020 Greenwood Ave N
“Max to the Max”…the Lifetime Work (so far) of an 11 year old artist, Max Ayotte Basom. Artist present.

Art on the Ridge: 8005 Greenwood Ave N
“Small in size, Big in Heart” small works with maximum size of 5” x 5” on display. Artists present.

Assemble Gallery & Studio: 7406 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

Avanti Art & Design: 7317 Greenwood Ave N
1st annual Artstravaganza Studio Sale & Fundraiser, featuring Mixed media, paintings on canvas, sculpture, photography, art accessories & much much more. Artists include: TV Tommy Vision, Aaron Taylor, Cameron Lacombe, Rob A. Johnston, Tasia Bozek, Wendy Keen, Diana Federighi, Bill Cass, Pat Gallagher, Savannah Horrocks, Blake Dennis, Katie Graham, and Emmalee Bozek.

BabaLouise: 616 NW 65th Street
Maestro Colin R Clark esquire is a process oriented printmaker accredited as a maestro stampatore e incisore from Centro Culturale il Bisonte in Florence, Italy and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts with an emphasis in photography from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.  Clark works with the ideas of repetitive acts of choice and rituals of consumption that form one’s personal identity and relationships.  He has shown works in Bellingham, Florence, Bogotá, and Seattle while currently living and working in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.

*Bleacher’s Pub: 8118 Greenwood Ave N
Stop in for a discounted appetizer or entrée during the monthly art walk.

Bherd Studios Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Tacoma artist, Jeremy Gregory, brings his art to life through hand crafted posable puppets and in a short stop motion film during his exhibition “Little Big Deal” opening Friday, August 10th from 6-10pm. Gregory will have his puppets on display along with a continuous looping of his new stop motion film “Welcome to the Neighborhood” at Bherd Studios Gallery located in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood.

Gregory’s passion for turning his edgy and gritty style of art into 3-D posable puppets started when he began tossing the idea around to friends and peers over a year ago. After having enough detractors say it wasn’t advisable, he decided to prove them wrong. He now has over 30 hand crafted puppets in his collection which he describes as his own children with each of them having their own unique back-story. His characters range from loveable street urchins to skater kids and birds. He is already gaining recognition with his puppets locally. Last October his Zombie character puppet was featured on the cover of Tacoma’s Volcano Weekly.

Like Geppetto, he would never think of parting with any of his children. Instead he has started using them to create interesting still shots and a short stop-motion animation. His first film has taken over a year to finish with help from Brian Parker, a professor at Tacoma’s Bates Technical College in the Digital Media department. Gregory created all the puppets and sets for the film, as well as being Art Director, writer and puppeteer, while Parker was the films director, writer and co-creator. Just the filming stage of this project took 8 weeks and also included the help of 4 students from Parker’s Digital Media class. The immense amount of labor and creative planning that went into this short film has produced an oddly dark and tragic story which stays true to the realistic and gritty art that Gregory is known for. Like Geppetto and Pinnochio, his little character, Jimi, learns a tough life lesson hanging out with the wrong crowd.

Gregory’s talent has been recognized by City Arts Magazine as Tacoma’s Top Comic artist. He has had an alt-comic series in the magazine titled True Grit that started in 2008 and the magazine described Gregory as “one of our best Tacoma discoveries”. He’s also participated in many community mural projects and the Tacoma City’s Public Art: In Depth (PA : ID) program. He is a graduate of the Arts Institute of Seattle and currently teaches graphic arts in downtown Tacoma at School of the Arts High School. His artwork has been on exhibit all over the Pacific Northwest including two past exhibits at Bherd Studios Gallery. Artist Present.

*Carmelita’s: 7314 Greenwood Ave N
$5 Happy Hour Menu All Night!

Chocolat Vitale: 6257 3rd Ave NW
Native Seattleite Carl Edwards delves into the Pacific Northwest aesthetic to reveal edge conditions that are unique to this part of the continent. He employs traditional oil painting techniques to evoke and explore aspects of landscape that inform the viewer with simultaneous feelings of the familiar and the unfamiliar. Carl received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts oil painting major through Cornish College of the Arts (Seattle) and the Minneapolis College of Art & Design (Minnesota).  His work has been shown in Seattle, Minneapolis and most recently in Vancouver, BC. Artist Present.

Couth Buzzard Books: 8310 Greenwood Ave N
Featured artists include: Ruby Smith. (Deceased daughter of Couth Buzzard Books Owner, Theo Dzielak) ” The Hidden Shadows of Cancer”. B & W Photos. Brian Prosser  Collaborative Leftovers Collages; Teri Thomas  Photos Mixed Media; Chris Rodgers  Animal Sculptures; and Richard Milliken  Altered Photographs.

Echo Echo Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Encore showing of “Villians” as part of the “Superheros” exhibition. Featuring the art of Alexandria Sandlin, Christopher J. Olson, Maxx Follis, Mike Capp, Reed Carpenter, Xavier Lopez and more guest artists.  Artists present.

*Gaspare Ristorante and Bar: 6705 Greenwood Ave N
Artwalk Bellini Cocktails $5. Plus Happy Hour menu from 5-7pm only $4 – $7 items with special cocktail and wine prices.

Gainsbourg: 8550 Greenwood Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

Green Bean Coffeehouse: 8533 Greenwood Ave N
Paintings on canvas with traditional African motif by Aba.

Home Suite Home Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Keep a Breast, breast cancer awareness exhibition. Artists have created works of art on chest casts. Artist present.

In The Red Wine Bar & Cafe: 6510 Phinney Ave N
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

Makeda Coffee: 153 N 78th Street
Monthly rotating artwork by local artists.

Naked City: 8564 Greenwood Ave N
Surreal, intricate watercolors by artist Heidi Elkington. Artist present.

Neptune Coffee: 8415 Greenwood Ave N
Rotating artwork by local artists.

Oliver’s Twist: 6822 Greenwood Ave N
Acrylic and Mixed Media on wood and canvas by artist Todd Karam. Artist Present.

PNA Gallery: 6532 Phinney Ave N
“Ski Jump” by Todd Smith. The Leavenworth Washington Ski Hill has an iconic structure gracing its slope. This structure, a ski jump, is historically very rich. The history has been written elsewhere. The structure itself is now a ghost, falling apart. It sits atop the hill reminding the valley of thrills sought decades ago. The purpose of these photos is to attempt to show the effort put forth and severity of a hand made structure produced for such simple and childlike pursuits: Jumping and flying. A pure thing built by thrill seekers. A reference for the thrills and extremes we all seek today with our own childlike curiosity. Artist present.

The Showroom @Bherd Gallery (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
In The Showroom, Bherd represented artists Siolo Thompson, CASH & John Osgood featuring their recent works. Artists present.

Tasty: 7513 Greenwood Ave N
Encore Opening of “Creatures Featured”, a tribute show in support of the rebuilding efforts in Joplin, MO following its one-year anniversary of surviving a devastating EF-5 tornado. 1/3 of art sales goes directly to charity.

Featuring the art of: Art by E, Jenn Brisson, Justin Hillgrove, Rawkson, Lacey Bryant, Krista Jefferson, Starheadboy , P. Calavara, Krystal Kerr, Siolo Thompson, Mike Capp, LaRu, TV Tommyvision, Jenna Colby, Jesse Link, Joe Vollan, Jenny Dayton, Xavier Lopez, David VonDerLinn, Lizzie Desiree, Christine Malek, Amy Weber, Mike DiPetrillo, narboo, Vern White, Levi Hastings, Phresha and Sean Wilkinson.

Plus Tasty features their 3rd Annual Art Fair out on the streets in front of their shop for Summer Streets. 20 plus local artisans selling directly to the public. AND live music by Cody Wilkinson. Artists present.

*The Olive & Grape: 8516 Greenwood Ave N
Enjoy 10% off all Olive Oils during the artwalk.

Two Birds Tattoo: 7408 Greenwood Ave N
Cyra Jane will be showcasing both her kinesics series, which is a surrealistic study of expression and gesture, and a few of her parahuman stone carvings that meld men with rabbits in a dialogue on desires.

Urban Light Studios (Greenwood Collective)
8537 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 1
Main Level: “Keep A Breast” breast cancer awareness exhibition featuring chest casts that have been painted by urban & contemporary artists. Downstairs: “Between Heaven and Hellboy” Encore group exhibition of underground, alternative and urban artists take on comics, superheroes and super villians. Artists Present.