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.

Shift was established as an artist-run space, with the primary goal of supporting Northwest area artists, working in a variety of media, who are dedicated to creating challenging and innovative work.

Shift exists as a venue for its artists to exhibit, develop and advance their work. Shift is committed to celebrating art of diverse media and rigorous content.

Shift’s founders are Garth Amundson, Stephen Chalmers, Cara Jaye, Pierre Gour and Joni Papp.

312 S. Washington Street
Seattle WA 98104

Temporarily Closed


I-5 Southbound
• Take Dearborn exit
• Make a right at light
• Make a right onto 4th Ave S
• And then a left onto S Washington

I-5 Northbound
• Take the 4th Ave S exit
• Make a left onto 4th Ave S
• And then a left onto S Washington

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.