New members for 2021 / Calls & Submissions

September 20, 2020

Organization Name: Shift Gallery

Organization Location: Seattle WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


Application Deadline: September 20th 2020

Shift Gallery is looking for new members for 2021. We are seeking innovative, dynamic, active artists/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 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.

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 at

Scholarship and Mentorship Program

We seek to attract membership from a diverse group of artists. Our new Scholarship and Mentorship Program offers a combination of financial support up to $500 towards your membership, and the help and guidance from our members on growing your art practice. Please let us know in your application, if you would like to be considered for this program.

Shift membership provides the opportunity to show your own work and/or curate an exhibition during a one-month period each year. You have the freedom to stage an installation, show challenging or controversial work, stage a performance, or create other collaborative events. 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.

September 20th 2020

Please note that the final decision on new members will not be made until the fall.

For full application information visit

If you have questions, please contact us at

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