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Statewide Arts Events

Events across the state for artists and arts enthusiasts. Click here for upcoming Artist Trust career training events.

March 2017

  1. This all-level poetry workshop for people of color will look at the importance of self-love during neocolonialism. We will read from a wide range of contemporary poets of color, including Safia Elhillo, Michael Wasson, Ocean Vuong and Xandria Phillips, among others. We will look at bilingual text and innovative forms as acts of decolonization. We will write in free verse, generate new work and discuss redrafting techniques.

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  2. Join the Evergreen Longhouse and Artist Trust to learn about applying for an artist grant. Writing a grant can be hard, and we want to help you. Join Evergreen Longhouses Northwest Heritage Director Linley Logan and Artist Trusts Artist Liaison Katy Hannigan for an info session where youll learn about funding opportunities, the ins and outs of applying for grants, and tips that will make your next application stand out. This workshop is appropriate for artists at all stages of their careers. Native artists are especially encouraged to participate. Please RSVP to reserve your spot in this FREE workshop.

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  3. Writing a grant can be hard, and we want to help you. Join Artist Trust grant recipient Nicholas Nyland and AT's artist liaison Katy Hannigan for an info session where youll learn about funding opportunities, the ins and outs of applying for grants, and tips that will make your next application stand out. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Gig Harbor Arts Commission. Please RSVP to reserve your spot in this FREE workshop. Free admission

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April 2017

  1. Make / ART / Work is a day-long professional development conference for Okanogan County artists of all disciplines at a sliding scale participation fee $0-45. Sessions are taught by local and regional art professionals including: Artist Trust, ArtsWA, Methow Arts Alliance, Confluence Gallery, and more at venues in Twisp, WA. Tickets and Registration at BrownPaperTickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2813204

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  2. Pratt Fine Arts Center presents its Spring Open House, Saturday April 1st, from 6 to 9pm. This event is free and open to the public, and will feature live demonstrations of glassblowing, forging, a molten bronze pour and hands-on art making. Food trucks, live music, and youth activities also available. More info at www.pratt.org/openhouse

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  3. Artist Trust’s Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) applications are open and we want to help you submit a competitive application! Join Artist Trust's Grants Coordinator Owen David for a free webinar intended to help you put together your best GAP application. In this live-broadcast webinar, Owen will explain the components of the GAP application and provide tips & best practices for applicants. He'll also take time to answer questions from folks watching at home.

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  4. RARE is a two-day event that serves as a unifying resource and provides a platform for the many green themed artistic endeavors in the area. In addition to a highly entertaining roster of events, RARE will host a strong program of educational workshops, speakers, panel discussions, exhibits and booths.

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  5. PUNCH Projects presents BARNSTOM – a series of pop-up exhibitions activating rural spaces in unexpected ways with art, music and creative installations. The first event in the series, “BARNSTORM at Bluestone Garage,” will be a free two-day art event that transforms the rustic Model KE building in Ellensburg’s SODO district into an exhibition showcasing large format prints, video work, site-specific sculpture and installation, performance art, tasty local beer, a live string band, a DJ battle and neon!

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  6. Office Hours is a free grantwriting support program for artists of all disciplines looking for advice on how to apply for funding from Artist Trust. Artist Trust staff will provide one-on-one consultation where we’ll walk artists through the application process for our grants, provide feedback on their grant applications, and answer any questions they have.

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  7. Join Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas and Artist Trust to learn about applying for an artist grant. Writing a grant can be hard, and we want to help you. Join artist and recent GAP recipient Imani Sims and Artist Trusts Artist Liaison Katy Hannigan for an info session where youll learn about funding opportunities, the ins and outs of applying for grants, and tips that will make your next application stand out. This workshop is appropriate for artists at all stages of their careers. Artists of color are especially encouraged to participate. Please RSVP to reserve your spot in this FREE workshop.

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  8. Want help managing your arts project or creative enterprise? If you're an artist, arts entrepreneur, or member of an independent arts group, and you'd like to chat with supportive arts advisors about your work, join us for Shunpike's Arts Business Clinic!

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  9. Go on social media, and everyday you'll see artists winning awards, receiving big grants, and promoting their latest work. In a culture where likes, comments, and retweets are currency, good news spreads fast, but we rarely hear of the bad, the dark days when an artists project falls apart or their practice bottoms out. In this conversation artists Valerie Curtis-Newton, Sheila Klein, Peter Mountford, and Ahamefule Oluo share their stories of failure, how they coped when they almost lost hope, and what they did to turn the train-wrecks into success. Moderated by Artist Trust Program Director Brian McGuigan.

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  10. Bremerton Symphony Association presents Love is in the Air on Saturday, April 22, at 7:30PM, at Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center (1500 13th St, Bremerton). Tickets are $10-$28, available online at bremertonsymphony.org, by calling (360) 373-1722, and at the door. Discounts are available for active military and groups of eight or more. The concert is sponsored by the Hrissikopoulos Family. The symphony season is sponsored by Kitsap Bank.

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  11. Led by artist Rachel Smith, this workshop will cover essential skills you'll need to find and develop audiences for your work, including elevator speeches, networking, and effective communications strategies for approaching gallerists, curators, and other art-world gatekeepers. Join us after for a free public happy hour (7-7:30pm) and panel discussion (7:30-8:30pm) that follows the workshop where artists will discuss how they've built audience for their own work and give you the chance to put your own networking skills to use. Need-based, Latinx, and Filipinx scholarships available by request.

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May 2017

  1. The 2017 Nordic Culinary Conference, May 5-7, will bring internationally renowned chefs to Seattle to discuss and demonstrate Nordic cuisine and cooking philosophy for local audiences. This conference, hosted by Nordic Heritage Museum, offers an immersive program featuring live culinary demonstrations and tastings that explore both traditional and contemporary Nordic cuisine. Featured guest and keynote speaker is Danish culinary entrepreneur, Claus Meyer.

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  2. Fading stars George and Charlotte Hay are stuck in Buffalo, New York performing for small audiences with an even smaller company of actors. But when word arrives that film director Frank Capra is coming to see their matinee, George and Charlotte do what they must to leave the small time for the big time. A madcap farce that will keep you laughing well after the final curtain!

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  3. Fading stars George and Charlotte Hay are stuck in Buffalo, New York performing for small audiences with an even smaller company of actors. But when word arrives that film director Frank Capra is coming to see their matinee, George and Charlotte do what they must to leave the small time for the big time. A madcap farce that will keep you laughing well after the final curtain!

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  4. ARTundressed celebrates the artistic, humorous, and sensual aspects of creative nude art; both in visual and performance arts. Since its inception, this event has toured many different countries and numerous cities from all over the world, including Miami, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Berlin (Germany), as well as Montreal and Toronto (Canada). The collection of exhibited artworks is always top-notch showcasing some of today most talented, creative, renowned artists and photographers. To differentiate our event, we go through a very extensive and selective process to feature top local, national and international artists, exhibiting some of the best nude art with the highest level of creativity.

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  5. Fading stars George and Charlotte Hay are stuck in Buffalo, New York performing for small audiences with an even smaller company of actors. But when word arrives that film director Frank Capra is coming to see their matinee, George and Charlotte do what they must to leave the small time for the big time. A madcap farce that will keep you laughing well after the final curtain!

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  6. Fading stars George and Charlotte Hay are stuck in Buffalo, New York performing for small audiences with an even smaller company of actors. But when word arrives that film director Frank Capra is coming to see their matinee, George and Charlotte do what they must to leave the small time for the big time. A madcap farce that will keep you laughing well after the final curtain!

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  7. Fading stars George and Charlotte Hay are stuck in Buffalo, New York performing for small audiences with an even smaller company of actors. But when word arrives that film director Frank Capra is coming to see their matinee, George and Charlotte do what they must to leave the small time for the big time. A madcap farce that will keep you laughing well after the final curtain!

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  8. The interpretation of the 2nd Amendment has changed over time, creating confusion and division between families and friends. We’ll discuss Michael Waldman’s book, “The Second Amendment: A Biography”

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  9. Art! Vancouver is a first-class international art fair that features some of the finest artwork from artists and galleries across Canada, and around the world. The exhibition provides local, national, and international artists and galleries with the opportunity to gain critical visibility on a prestigious platform, while exposing attendees to a collection of original and diverse artwork that will inspire and awe.

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June 2017

  1. Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s 2017 Gallery Series welcomes back the WACK (Whatcom Artists of Clay and Kiln) Group Show. WACK is a non-profit organization for potters from all around Whatcom County with a passion for clay and they’ve partnered with the Allied Arts Gallery to put on this exciting exhibit. The opening reception will be held on June 3, at Allied Art Gallery from 6pm.

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July 2017

  1. The Northwest Stone Sculptors Association invites you to join us Camp Pilgrim Firs for up to eight days of stone carving, communing with nature, and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow stone enthusiasts. Bring yourself, your creative energy, your humor, tools, and a favorite piece of stone. If you don’t have stone or tools, we have an entire tent set up for beginners with tools and instructors. Guest artists Joanne Duby, Stephen Murenza and Deborah Wilson will share their experiences with carving granite, limestone, marble, basalt and jade. Tamara Buchanan & Ruth Mueseler will mentor beginning sculptors with an introduction to safety and tools.

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August 2017