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Pirate: Contemporary Art is a member-run Co-operative art space.

Pirate has been showing contemporary, cutting edge art for over 40 years. Membership is offered on two levels: Associate and Full Member.  All applicants must first join Pirate at the Associate level, which entitles the artist a solo show in the Associate space and participation in the annual members group show. Submissions for Associate membership are reviewed on the last Tuesday of each month, providing there are openings available. If there are no openings, submissions will be held on file for future review.  Full members are pulled from the Associates when a slot opens up.

As an affiliate of an artist-run co-operative, there are certain requirements from each member.  Since we have no staff to run things, it is up to all of us to be involved.  As condition of acceptance into Pirate (and continued membership), every member is required to:

  • pay monthly dues fully and on time

  • manage all aspects of your yearly show: install/deinstall, PR, sitting your show, leaving the gallery completely clean and ready for the next artist

  • volunteer for most group signups: sitting the gallery, donating food and/or service for group shows, etc.; and having an assigned job title if you ever promote to Full member

  • attending most monthly meetings (we have a Zoom option)

  • help with maintenance and upkeep of our space

Please do not apply if the above requirements are not a fit for your schedule or situation

Artist interested in applying for membership should submit the following:

1. Digital Images - min 5 / max 10 - Format images as JPEG's only. No psd, tiff, etc. and no pdf's as we project each image. 

Max image size is 1.5mb
2. Image descriptions with title, media and size, on a separate sheet of paper, numbered to coordinate with numbers on slides.
3. Resume / CV
4. Cover letter expressing your interest and intentions if selected for membership.
5. email your images and info to - BUG: 

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