Not For Profit Shows

Part of A/NT Artist Cooperative's mission is to support underserved regional art groups or service agencies by showing their art or art related to their causes at our gallery at no cost.

To accomplish this, interested groups or individuals need to link up with recognized local non-profit organizations who are interested in hosting art exhibits at A/NT Gallery.

Once you have non-profit backing, send us a proposal. We will give you feed back on the merits or limitations of your exhibit concept and suggest edits to improve your chances of success with Seattle Center. They have the final say on whether or not a project has “public benefit” and therefore not-for-profit status. 

We want your show to be approved, by Seattle Center as “Public Benefit”. in this way we would be allowed to give you the space for a one month show at NO cost. In this spirit, we have put together some talking points you will want to make sure you cover in your proposal for Seattle Center.

Seattle Center

Proposal Prompts


What is your organizations mission?
How does it relate to underserved artists, and or the public?
Include non-profit status or501(c)(3), if applicable.

Who are the artists that would show? 
What community of “underserved” artists are they from?
Seattle Center likes to see that an organization is serving
the local Seattle community in some aspect.

What is the public benefit?
Why is it important that these people are
represented to the community at large?

Show details 

When do you want to exhibit at A/NT?

How many pieces will you show and how big are they?

• Will you need any special additions?
  like a separate opening night, performance art space,
  special AV equipment etc. 

Add anything else that you think will help define your proposal.


We Are Non-juried 
There is no need to submit artwork images or descriptions.


Hanging space
 Our Center Gallery has 45 feet of linear wall space available. The walls have an installed hanging system (Walker). A larger number of pieces can be accommodated by hanging salon style (multiple pieces hung vertically, i.e., over and under).

Repeat show policy
To keep our shows interesting and dynamic, we like to keep repeats down to a maximum of 3 per year. This does not mean that because you showed last year, you cannot repeat this year. Space is given on a first come first serve basis. If we reach the three repeat show limit, we will ask the organization who has shown most often and most recently to retract their show for that year. This will give an organization who has not had so much opportunity to for exposure to show. Again, this does not mean that an organization that was asked to table there show for one year, could not still submit for the following year.

A/NT Gallery
Public Benefit Report
March 2018 through
February 28, 2019

Report Synopsis:

As part of our agreement with Seattle Center, A/NT Gallery hosts, through the year, various Public Benefit programing.  Most of which consists of monthly gallery shows in a reserved section of our gallery hosting Seattle based non-profit arts organizations that benefit underserved and/or marginalized communities.  These shows are always free and open to the public, through the dedication of our volunteer artist membership.  This report will list out, in order from the beginning of the year, all the programs we proposed and executed in our facility for “Public Benefit” from March 2018 through February 2019.

March 2018: FASD Art Awareness Through Art.  Art show in our “Center Gallery”, of artwork by artists who live with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder).  This show was a collaboration between the UW medical Research team and FAS Washington, a local nonprofit that promotes awareness and prevention of FASD.  The gallery also hosted a musical performance by a local musician living with FASD.

Public Benefit:  $1,500.00

April 2018: EarthWise Art Show. Art show in our “Center Gallery”, featuring recycled artwork in celebration of Earth Month.  This show was a collaboration between Seattle Recreative and the Seattle Recycled Art Festival.  Seattle Recreative is a local nonprofit that encourages artist to use recycled art materials, through store front sales of such items, and artwork programing.  The Seattle Recycled art Festival coordinates getting artists from around Seattle who work in recycled mediums for art showings and festival activities in the Seattle Area.

Public Benefit: $1,500.00

May 2018: Psychosomatic - Where your Soul Hides its Suffering:  Art show in our “Center Gallery”, an interactive show utilizing canvas and paint enabling the public to study how their emotional states effect their physical health and wellbeing.  Artists Hiba Jameel painted a series of large human forms for the public to paint on and to indicate where on their bodies they feel stress and pain.  Show was sponsored by The Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and was in celebration of National Mental Health Awareness Month.


Public Benefit: 1,500.00

June 2018: ARTvocacy Refugee Art show:  Art show in our “Center Gallery”, of artwork created by local refugees.  This show was a collaboration with The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and KEXP.  During the month of June KEXP host the IRC for World Refugee Day and as neighbors we hosted the art show while KEXP hosted the ceremony for Naturalization for local refugees.  This show also hosted a Sip and Paint night with IRC in the gallery.

Public Benefit: $1,500.00

July 2018: Please Touch A Tactile Art Show.  Art show in our “Center Gallery”, of artwork created by local Blind and Visually impaired artists, FOR blind and visually impaired patrons to experience.  This show was put on by the Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts.  During the opening the director of the MBNCA blind folded willing sighted patrons and guided them through the show to give them a better understanding of how the show is meant to be experienced.

Public Benefit: $1,500.00

August 2018: Art From the Streets.  Art show in our “Center Gallery”, of local artists who are either currently homeless or transitioning into housing.  This show was in collaboration with the Union Gospel Mission.  The Union Gospel Mission provides free programing for local homeless individuals to exercise creativity with art demonstrations and materials.  These types of programs are important because the human spirt needs more then food and shelter to thrive.  

Public Benefit: $1,500.00

September 2018: Emergencia Artistica Seattle.  Art show in our “Center Gallery” of local emerging artist who have relocated to Seattle from Mexico.  This show was in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate and was part of the festival they organize around the City of Seattle Metro area called MexAm Festival.  This festival celebrates Mexican American Culture and Heritage in Seattle.


Public Benefit: $1,500.00

October 2018:  No Public Benefit show in the “Center Gallery”

Public Benefit: $0.00

November 2018: Where Eagles Dare.  A collaboration of Veteran and Civilian Captive Artists.  Art show in our “Center Gallery”, of local veterans and civilians who are currently incarcerated.  This show was in collaboration with the local non-profit, A Touch of Light, who’s mission is to help incarcerated artists to feel like they can be a positive contribution to their community and the families of incarcerated artists.  

December 2018: Closed for Construction 

January 2019: Closed for Construction

February 2019: Closed for half of the month, no public benefit show in the Center gallery

Other Public Benefit 2018

Three artwork spaces reserved each month for Center School student work, valued at 150 dollars per month, (9 months, total).

Public Benefit total: $1,350.00


This concludes our report for March 2018 through February 2019 Public Benefit programs at A/NT Gallery. 

Michelle Ishimitsu
Board Co-Vice President
A/NT Gallery