Artist Trust in Tacoma

4 May

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Artist Trust is coming to Tacoma in May! Artist Trust provides Washington State artists of all creative disciplines the necessary support to launch and sustain successful careers, through financial grants, career training and professional resources. Join us for any or all of these four events:

Artist Trust on Tour: Tacoma

Where: Feast Arts Center, 1402 S. 11th Street
When: Thursday, May 19, 6 – 9 pm
Cost: FREE! Register here.

On Thursday, May 19, we’re hosting Artist Trust on Tour: Tacoma, bringing performance and workshops to Tacoma. It all starts with a multidisciplinary art event celebrating the work of artists across Washington State, showcasing Tacoma artist Chandler O’Leary, Olympia artist Anne de Marcken, and Peninsula artist Matthew Nienow. Come at 6pm for a happy hour, and performances will begin at 7pm. This free event will be held at Feast Arts Center and is open to the public! Your RSVP is requested at

The goal of Artist Trust on Tour is to celebrate the work of the artists from across the state, connect artists from different disciplines and regions, and create community among artists.


Artist Trust, Tacoma – How to Build Your Audience Online

Where: 1120 Creative House, 1120 Pacific Avenue
When: Saturday, May 21, 9 am – 12 pm
Cost: $30 for Artist Trust members/$35 for non-members. Pre-register here.

Looking to expand your audience? Refine your online brand? Tap into new markets for your work? Join Kelsye Nelson as she teaches artists of all disciplines how to effectively navigate the marketing world and optimize your social media presence.

Kelsye Nelson is an author and publishing professional. She teaches the Business of Digital Publishing course at the University of Washington and is the founder of Avasta Press. She’s also the co-founder and former CEO of, an online marketplace that connects writers to publishing professionals. Nelson helps authors across genres publish their books, offering invaluable experience in launch strategy, publishing on various platforms, marketing, and author platform building.

A talented and engaging speaker, Nelson has presented talks and workshops on publishing, marketing, entrepreneurialism, and startups at conferences and events, including Book Expo America, the Whidbey Island Writers’ Conference, Northwest Bookfest, and Book Publishers Northwest. She has a BA in writing and art activism from Evergreen State College and completed graduate coursework in the publishing arts program at Antioch University. When she isn’t helping writers achieve their publishing dreams, Nelson is at work on a new novel, “The Secret Life of Sensei Shi,” and “Book Lush,” the what to drink with what to read guidebook.


Artist Trust, Tacoma – Office Hours

Where: Feast Arts Center, 1402 S. 11th Street
When: Saturday, May 21, 12 – 3 pm
Cost: FREE!

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. Our staff will walk you through the application process, provide feedback on your grant, and answer any questions you have.

Come talk about grants with Artist Trust staff in a free, one-on-one, low pressure environment!


Artist Trust, Tacoma – From the Studio to the Gallery

Where: Feast Arts Center, 1402 S. 11th Street
When: Saturday, May 21, 1 – 5 pm
Cost: $30 for Artist Trust members/$35 for non-members. Pre-register here.

This workshop is designed for visual artists who have been working on developing a body of work and are now interested in taking it to the next level. In this workshop we will look at ways of mounting, hanging, and presenting your work. We will discuss best practices for working with galleries. We will review gallery lighting and also work on tailoring your show statements and artist bios to best fit your work. Students are encouraged to bring in some actual pieces or images of their work. It’s time to get excited about the show you have been working towards!

One Response to “Artist Trust in Tacoma”

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