The Make.Shift Gallery is committed to engaging the community by showcasing artwork that is fresh & innovative. We support local & regional emerging artists by providing a quality space, raising the standards of presentation & encouraging arts patronage in our community.
The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm to 5pm.
Current & Upcoming Exhibits
For the month of August, Make.Shift Gallery is excited to present Narrative Anatomy, a group exhibit featuring works by Kelsey Skordal and Rosie Lockie, two Bellingham-based artists who work in alternative comics and painting. Their practice shares a commonality and a foundation in narrative, which can be both elaborate in construction (comic storytelling) and vague in suggestion (painting). Both artists will show original comic panels, paintings, and drawings that explore narrative on varying scales and scopes.
For September Art Walk Make.Shift Gallery has teamed up with Ketchup + Mustard to host “This Little Piggy…” Ketchup + Mustard is kick ass team of branding, graphic design, and marketing pros who appreciate, encourage, and support art & artists throughout Bellingham. It’s likely you’ve seen some of their work around town and you can learn more about them at ketchup-and-mustard.com.
The wonderful folks at Ketchup + Mustard provided Make.Shift with 40 ceramic piggy banks. We then invited local artists to bring new life to the classic Mother Goose poem about those crazy pigs who went to market and ate roast beef. Art Walk goers will be encouraged to donate money to their favorite pigs. Donations will go towards long overdue upgrades to the Make.Shift space, including a new front door ramp. The pig with the most donations will win a special “Best in Show” prize. The lovely designers at Ketchup + Mustard will be dressing up a big ol’ pig to house large donations.
Want to Show Your Art at Make.Shift?
Sign up for the Bellingham Artist Database
Have you heard of the Bellingham Local Band Database? Well, it’s kinda like that, but for visual artists. Sign up here, and get your name out to local curators, event spaces, and collaborators in the Bellingham area.
Calls for Art
Build a Black Dahlia dollhouse! Or a miniature Manson compound! DEADLINE: SAT SEPT 21 between 12-5pm
Submissions are closed for the “This Little Piggy…” exhibit. If you are an artist who signed up, don’t forget your pig is due August 23rd between 12-5pm.
DEADLINE: OCT 14, 2019