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Our New Seattle Art Forums Are LIVE!

by Joe McDonald on January 29, 2012

Art ForumsWe’re excited to announce that our new Art Forums are up and running! We’ve completely rebuilt the art forums and we’d like to invite you to check them out. There’s still work to do and the content is pretty thin right now, but we think they are a huge improvement over the old ones. Most of the forums are open to everyone but you must be registered to post & reply to topics.

Please note, that even if you were a registered user of the old forums, you will still need to re-register in our new system.

Forum Features

  • Community posts – calls for artists, art competitions & contests, our exclusive art & artist requests
  • Classifieds – art space available, help wanted & needed
  • Member Lounge – site feedback, support, and frequently asked questions

And we’re working hard to add more topics & content!

Join the Art Forums

New Seattle Art Forums


A Call for Help for a Precious Artist Friend

by Joe McDonald on January 26, 2012

I received the following email earlier today from Jules Anslow at Lowell Art Works Studios & Gallery and I’m re-posting it here to get the word out to our local art community. If you are able to, please consider making a donation to help out. Events like this in our lives can be devastating but through the help of family, friends, and community there is always hope and healing.

Hello to all of our lovely LAW (Lowell Art Works) supporters.

I usually send out notices only for our LAW shows, but I’m sure you’ll forgive me this digression.  I’m sending this note in support of our precious friends and amazing artists Ursula Stocke and Ron Stocke.  Ursula has just been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. You may remember seeing Ursula’s beautiful solo exhibit this fall just off our main gallery.  If you know Ursula you’re already aware of her sweetness and generosity, and I know you’ll want to shower her with all the love, support and positive healing thoughts you’re able.  A donation site (below) has been set up to help with the inevitable expenses.

"Hi everyone this is Ron, Ursula’s husband. Ursula asked me to share with you news that stunned us this week: Ursula has colon cancer. This is as shocking to us as it is to you. Over the holidays we celebrated Ursula’s 42nd birthday and have planned a jam-packed 2012 as well as the next forty years of our life together. This may postpone some of our plans but it is not going to stop us. We plan to fight this with everything we’ve got and we need your help. First of all – please keep Ursula in your thoughts and prayers. We believe in the power of the mind and positive energy. Secondly – like many Americans these days and most of the artists we know – we are underinsured.

*In the next few days we will be setting up a site with more information on how you can help.

We plan on having regular updates on her progress to keep you all informed.

Bless you and thanks… Ron"

*Here is the link to the donation site:



This Information provided by the Center for Nonprofit Success.

If you are looking for creative new ways to raise more money for your organization, this conference is not to be missed. Sign up for the entire conference, or take advantage of our unique a la carte registration system. But don’t miss this valuable opportunity to learn from the experts in your community. Register today at:

Please see below for information on how to:
A. Attend the Seattle Fundraising Summit
B. Speak at the Seattle Fundraising Summit
C. Volunteer at the Seattle Fundraising Summit
D. Order handouts for any sessions that you cannot attend
E. Visit our Facebook page

Center for Nonprofit Success

A. Attend the Seattle Fundraising Summit
Date: July 27-28, 2010
Location: Seattle University, Student Center Building
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Cost:  There are two registration options:
i. Full two day Pass – $495. This includes
two free 30 minute mentoring sessions valued at
$60 each.
ii. A la Carte registration – $60 per seminar and $60 for each mentoring session.
In addition to the Fundraising Summit, the Center for Nonprofit Success conducts the monthly Seattle Nonprofit Leadership Series. For a list of upcoming sessions, please go to:
B. Speak at the Seattle Fundraising Summit
There are still a few speaking slots available for the upcoming Seattle Summit taking place on July 27-28:
– Capital Campaigns
– Annual Giving Campaigns
– Winning Corporate Partnerships
– Winning Proposals (Proposal Writing)
If you have expertise in any of these areas, please let us know by completing our interested speaker form at:
C. Volunteer at the Seattle Fundraising Summit
The Center for Nonprofit Success is looking for volunteers to help make the Seattle Summit a success. Volunteers can volunteer for one day, both days, or sit in on sessions on one day in exchange for volunteering on the other day. Since volunteer spots get taken very quickly, we suggest that interested volunteers complete the volunteer registration form as soon as
D. Order handouts for any sessions that you cannot attend It is now possible to order handouts for any session that you cannot attend (past or future). To order a handout:
1. Visit our calendar page at
2. Click on "View Past Events" to get to the Past Events Calendar and select an event by city
3. If you want to order handouts for an upcoming event, select an event by city in the Upcoming Events calendar.
4. Select the session you are interested in, and in the Register Now box for that session, click on the link "Order handouts without attending."
5. Please note that if the speakers have not yet uploaded all the handouts for an upcoming session, you will need to return to your handout order on or after the session date to upload the handouts.
6. Handouts cost only $10 per session no matter how many handouts are posted for that session.
E. Visit our Facebook page
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