2024 Call for New Members / Calls & Submissions
February 19, 2024
Organization Name: SOIL Artist-Run Gallery
Organization Location: Seattle, WA
Type: Calls & Submissions
Founded in 1995, SOIL is a not-for-profit cooperative space established, supported and operated by local artists. SOIL exists as an alternative venue for artists to exhibit,
develop, and advance their work, and is committed to exhibiting and celebrating art of diverse artists’ backgrounds, media and content.
The last four (pandemic) years have been tough on all of us. SOIL is grateful to have
been able to keep our doors open throughout this time to continue to be a hub for the creative community in Seattle. In 2022 SOIL showed the work of 61 artists in 17 shows: music, video, painting photography, sculpture, painting, collaborative installations.
Now, we are looking forward to welcoming new folks into our membership. We’ve
revised our membership process to acknowledge inequities from previous calls for entry and in the spirit of removing barriers, we are waiving membership dues for incoming BIPOC members.
Meeting in person again, we look forward to growing as a more inclusive version of
SOIL. We look forward to the influx of energy that always comes with welcoming new
members. BIPOC and LGBTQ2+ artists are strongly encouraged to apply. Unfortunately, our membership cannot accommodate currently enrolled students.
The responsibilities of membership:
• Gallery sitting once per month
• In-person meetings every two weeks
• Job to help run the gallery
• Shepherding exhibitions
• Donate to annual auction
• $35/mo Dues (waived for BIPOC members)
The perks of membership:
• Participate in an artist run co-op style gallery whose mission is to support and uplift other artists and creatives alike
• Solo exhibition in the Backspace Gallery once every 2 years
• Occasionally participate in traveling exhibitions with the SOIL membership
• Build community
The best way to learn what being a SOIL member is like is to connect with the
membership. Reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org for conversation and questions.
Please keep in mind…
Our review process has two parts: 1. we hold an in-person meeting with our current membership to review applications 2. The select artists/curators who make it through the first round will participate in an in-person group interview after which acceptance of membership will be announced.
Accepted members will be notified no later than early April 2024.