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Gather: An Artist Trust Celebration

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Traver Gallery

110 Union Street

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Seattle, WA 98101

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Join the Artist Trust Board of Trustees in celebration of a year of artist support!

Toast this year's grant recipients, help us honor our generous friend Karen Lorene with the 2018 Creative Catalyst Award, and celebrate 10 years of the Conductive Garboil Grant!

As we near the end of another incredible year at Artist Trust, join fellow artists, supporters, and community members at Traver Gallery to raise a glass to Washington State artists! With a live performance by Grace Love, words from Jane Wong, and lots to celebrate, we can't wait to see you there.

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Admission with sliding scale donation of $15 to $250, $10 for members. Proceeds benefit Artist Trust's grants and programs for individual artists across Washington State. Hosted bar and refreshments provided (donations graciously accepted). If you are a current member or 2018 grant recipient, email us for your discount code.

We look forward to celebrating the recipients of the 2017 James W. Ray Venture Project and Distinguished Artist awards, 2017 LaSalle Storyteller Award, and the 2018 Arts Innovator Award, Conductive Garboil Grant, Fellowship, Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) and Twining Humber Award. Keep an eye out for the full list of this year's GAP recipients, announced on October 22nd!

Program begins promptly at 7pm, featuring remarks by Jane Wong, 2017 James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award recipient, Artist Trust Board President Sarah Traver, CEO Shannon Halberstadt, and a performance by Grace Love, 2018 Fellowship recipient.

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Karen Lorene is the owner of Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle. Karen became a Senior Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers in 1995 and served as an appraiser on “Antiques Roadshow” from 1996 to 2002. With over 42 years of retail experience, Karen promotes jewelry arts through numerous exhibitions, publications, lectures, and events. In her free time, Karen has authored and published five books, as well as a yearly literary magazine for the past 11 years. In the rest of her free time, she has served on the boards of Artist Trust, Artists Unlimited, Jewelry Historians, Pratt Fine Arts Center, and The Society of North American Goldsmiths.

Grace Love has a history that is one of a starving artist. In 2006, she started performing professionally with her first musical. As of today, she has performed roughly 1,000 shows. Music is at the center of her abilities, yet there is so much that she wants to offer to the world. She loves cooking and bringing people together. Grace has played alongside Melissa Etheridge, sat in with the California Honeydrops while on tour with Bonnie Raitt, and was humbled by Quincy Jones enjoying her set. She feels most grounded in the Pacific Northwest and has been here a large majority of her life. "I am undertaking as much as the universe is willing to give me," she said.

Jane Wong is a poet, essayist, and professor who grew up in a Chinese American take-out restaurant. Her poems can be found in Best American Poetry 2015, American Poetry Review, jubilat, among others. A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Fine Arts Work Center, Hedgebrook, 4Culture, and Bread Loaf. The author of Overpour (Action Books, 2016), Jane is an assistant professor at Western Washington University. Invested in public scholarship, her project on the poetics of haunting in Asian American poetry has appeared as a TEDx talk and a multimedia website. Jane's writing seeks to name forgotten histories and address the intergenerational impacts of migration and violence. As a writer challenged by language and its innumerable possibilities, she is first and foremost a radical reader. Jane supports and champions writers of color via her communities, classroom, and grateful bookshelf.

Getting to Traver Gallery

Traver Gallery is located downtown, on the second floor at 110 Union St., and parking can be stressful. We recommend using an app-based car service or public transportation. The gallery is accessible from the University Street Light Rail Station, as well as multiple bus lines.

If you do drive, the closest garages are located next door at Target or across Union Street at the Seattle Art Museum.

Image credit: Xavier Roache, 2018 Grant for Artist Projects Recipient, Index (detail), 2017.

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