SHIFT GALLERY 2021 CALL FOR NEW ARTIST MEMBERS
Application Deadline: September 3rd, 2020
Shift Gallery is looking for new members for 2021. We are seeking innovative, dynamic, active artists and curators who can contribute to maintaining Shift as a vibrant and relevant Seattle art space.
During these uncertain times, we understand that it is hard to make plans for the future.We encourage you to apply to become a member, and as things unfold we will continue to update our website on how we’re adapting our Shift Gallery model. While we hope to return to a normal gallery year in 2021 it is always possible that we will have a largely virtual presence.
Shift is located in Seattle’s art district in Pioneer Square in the Tashiro-Kaplan arts complex at 312 S. Washington.
PURPOSE AND COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
Shift was established as an artist-run space with the primary goal of supporting practicing Northwest area artists. At Shift, artists can make decisions about how their work is shown and promoted. Shift has created an atmosphere that is welcoming to the public to see the art and meet the artists who create it
Shift Gallery does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or military status, or in any other way, in any of its activities or operations.
The artist members of Shift Gallery strive to cultivate a roster that reflects the diversity of the community we live and work in. We encourage applications from candidates of color and other underrepresented groups such as Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities.
To read our recent statements in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and our acknowledgment of operating on Indigenous ancestral land, please visit our website click here.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Shift membership provides the opportunity to show your own work and/or curate an exhibition during a one-month period each year. Full-share Members have the entire gallery for their show and Half-share Members split the exhibit space with another Half-share Member. You have the freedom to stage an installation, show challenging or controversial work, stage a performance, or create other collaborative events. You may also participate in group exhibition opportunities and sales events that arise, for example, pop-up shows. Membership provides an opportunity to be involved in a community of artists who are dedicated to supporting each other and bringing new and engaging art to the community.
Art sales are currently transacted directly by the artist (no commissions are collected by Shift). All members are responsible for their own taxes and accounting.