After nearly 12 weeks on the road, I was packing my bag to fly home to Seattle on the evening of March 29th. In the Fall, my traveling glass cheeseburger had been accepted into the Artist Trust 2019 Benefit Art Auction to take place on March 30th. Artist Trust is a local non-profit that has been close to my heart since we crossed paths in college. The months that Artist Trust hosted me as a volunteer granted me my first year-long membership. It expanded my views of what life could look like as a full-time artist. Essentially, Artist Trust is an organization that supports and encourages artists across mediums to enrich the Washington State community by means of grants and other invaluable resources. It is the lifeblood of many artists. I believe in the mission of Artist Trust, and any revenue my work might generate for their programming would be fuel pumped back into our local creative community. I’m excited about what is happening at Artist Trust right now, and I can’t wait for you to see their Fund the Artists video by Brad Curran, which created a roar the evening of the Auction:
I am incredibly grateful that Artist Trust accepted me in the form of my traveling glass cheeseburger as part of their Benefit Art Auction this year. Walking the perimeter of the pavilion, I peered through the sea of beautiful works of art, wondering where my cheeseburger had landed. When I found it, my heart jumped. I felt instantly held by my community, and validated as a creative simply by the fact that I was being considered. I was surrounded by my true peers, expressing their deepest dreams and mindscapes, and I felt included. Embracing the ambiguity of my own shadows is not easy. This would be the best way to conclude one project and enable me to shift to my next. The Artist Trust Benefit Art Auction is always filled with talented artists, but this year’s Auction will always hold a special place for me. Here is a link to this year’s featured artists:
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