Artist Trust 2015 Benefit Art Auction

Saturday, March 7, 2015 :: Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center


Online Submission Deadline: Monday, November 17, 2014 at 11:59 PM


Our signature fundraising event of the year, the Benefit Art Auction showcases the creativity of Washington state artists of all disciplines. The Auction accounts for approximately one quarter of Artist Trust's annual fundraising, which we invest directly in Washington artists through grants, career training and professional resources. Submitting your work for possible inclusion in the Auction is a wonderful opportunity to support Artist Trust in helping artists, as well as to make your own work visible to new and seasoned art collectors. Our aim is to represent the best work created by Washington's amazing artists. A strong curatorial process will be conducted by our stellar jury, made up of gallerists, collectors and artists functioning independently of the Artist Trust staff.

Click here to submit artwork.

Important Dates

  • November 17, 2014 at 11:59 PM: Online submission deadline
  • December 5, 2014: Artist notifications
  • February 6 & 7, 2015: Artwork drop-off at Artist Trust (arrangements can be made for artists outside of the Seattle area)
  • February 17, 2015: Artists & Auctions workshop presented by Libby Gerber, Creative Career Center Program Manager at Artist Trust
  • March 7, 2015: Auction night!

    Benefits for Donating Artists

  • A free ticket to the Auction: enjoy a marvelous seated dinner with beverages, performances, and art, with the option of purchasing a guest ticket for $100 (a 50% discount of public starting ticket price). OR, receive a 10% commission on sold art, with the option of purchasing one non-transferable ticket for myself for $50 and a guest for $100.
  • A free Artists & Auctions workshop: network with other artists while learning how to market your work to new and experienced collectors during the Auction
  • A one-year membership (or one-year extension if already a member) to Artist Trust: click here to see our membership benefits
  • Exposure to new audiences

    2014 Benefit Art Auction Highlights

  • Fund-the-Artists (our raise the paddle portion) realized over $112,000, exceeding our $100k goal
  • All live auction items sold, averaging 102% of fair market value
  • 65% of live auction items sold at or above fair market value
  • 90% of all auction items sold (3 silent sections + live), averaging 103% of fair market value

    Please contact Sonja Roach, Development Coordinator, with any questions at or 206/467-8734 x16.