Contemporary Intercultural Art
ArtXchange Gallery is a contemporary intercultural art gallery that inspires cultural exploration, the expansion of global community and the exchange of ideas through art. We exhibit art from around the world that reflects the diversity of influences shaping the Seattle community and contemporary global culture.
Celebrating 20 Years
ArtXchange has evolved from online gallery to private showroom and finally to our current 2000+ square foot gallery space in Pioneer Square. The gallery features rotating solo and group exhibitions, as well as events including artmaking workshops, poetry readings and dance performances.
Cora Edmonds, Gallery Director
Born in Asia and raised in the United States, gallery director Cora Edmonds’ international background, combined with her love of art, travel, and photography, influenced her to establish ArtXchange Gallery as a way to raise cultural awareness, exhibit artists from around the world and promote global understanding through art. Cora is co-founder of Namaste Children’s Fund, a non-profit organization that supports education for girls in rural Nepal.
Lauren Davis, Assistant Director
Lauren studied photography at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and received her Master’s degree in Arts Leadership from Seattle University. In addition to 10+ years with ArtXchange, other projects include exhibitions and events with Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Arts & Social Change Partnership (4Culture, ArtsWA, and SAC), Seattle University, Bellevue Arts Museum and Columbia City Gallery. She is on the board of La Sala Latino/a Artist Network and Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts.
Clarissa Gines, Exhibitions Manager
Born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Clarissa is a first-generation Filipina-American who is driven to promote and support working artists of color who share their diverse experiences through various artistic disciplines and ideas. She has her BA in Art History from PLU, and will be attending Seattle University in the fall for her MFA in Arts Leadership. Aside from working at ArtXchange Gallery, she is a co-founder of The CultureShock Collective, which is a platform to help revitalize and diversify Tacoma’s artistic landscape, and is a participant of Spaceworks Tacoma’s Creative Enterprise Program.
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ArtXchange Gallery has partnered with and supported a wide variety of organizations including:
- Legacies of War
- Northwest Folklife Festival
- Whim W’Him
- Seattle Art Museum
- Tacoma Art Museum
- Namaste Children’s Fund
- Arts & Social Change Partnership
- Artists Up
- La Sala Latino/a Artist Network
- Seattle People of Color Salon
- National Centre for Ceramics (Wales)
- Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)
- Seeds of Compassion
- Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
- Crooked Trails
- Women’s Funding Alliance
- Seattle Friends of Asian Art
- Refugee Women’s Alliance
- El Centro de la Raza
- Seattle Arts & Cultural Events