Shift is an artist-run gallery that opened in December 2004 in the renovated Tashiro-Kaplan arts complex, an artist live/work building in the Pioneer Square district of Seattle.
The gallery was founded by artists Garth Amundson, Stephen Chalmers, Cara Jaye, Pierre Gour and Joni Papp with the primary goal of creating more freedom for artists to exhibit outside of normal gallery strictures. They aimed to support a cross-section of Northwest-area artists who work in a variety of media and who are dedicated to creating challenging and innovative art.
The founders’ dedication to exploration and rigorous content carries forward today. Shift exists as an exhibition space in which its member artists can test ideas, take risks or refine directions that advance their work.
312 S. Washington Street
Seattle WA 98104
Shift is in the Tashiro Kaplan Arts Complex located at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Washington in the Pioneer Square area of downtown Seattle. The gallery entrance is on Washington, near the east end of the building.