CELEBRATING 25+ YEARS
ArtX Contemporary (formerly ArtXchange Gallery) is a Seattle-based gallery at the intersection of contemporary art and global culture. The gallery aims to reflect the diverse influences shaping our region to inspire conversation and connection in our community.
Founded in 1995, ArtX Contemporary began when Gallery Director, Cora Edmonds, dreamed of creating a space in the Seattle gallery community dedicated to international art and cultural exchange. Over the years, the gallery has evolved from an online gallery to a pop-up showroom and now to our current 2000+ square foot gallery in Pioneer Square where we have been located since 2006.
As the gallery evolved, our mission expanded to include contemporary artists recognized regionally and nationally in the US, alongside international artists. Every artist we work with and exhibition we present has a story to tell that can inspire cultural exploration, encourage global perspectives, and create an exchange of ideas through art.
ArtX Contemporary showcases rotating exhibitions, as well as creative events including artist talks, literary readings, and dance performances. We are a member of the Seattle Art Dealers Association (SADA) and participate in Pioneer Square’s historic First Thursday Artwalk. Join us on the first Thursday of every month from 5-8pm!
MEET THE TEAM
CORA EDMONDS, Gallery Director
Gallery founder Cora Edmonds’ international background, combined with her love of art, travel, people and photography, influenced her to establish ArtX Contemporary in 1995 to raise cultural awareness, exhibit artists from around the world and promote global understanding through art. Cora is the co-founder of Namaste Children’s Fund, a non-profit organization that supports education for girls in remote Himalayan regions in Nepal.
LAUREN DAVIS, Associate Director
Lauren received her Master’s degree in Arts Leadership from Seattle University. In addition to 16+ years with ArtX Contemporary, other projects include exhibitions and events with Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Arts & Social Change Partnership, Bellevue Arts Museum and Columbia City Gallery. To support her passion for community-based arts, she does a variety of administrative support and volunteer work for non-profit organizations, particularly La Sala: A Latine/x Artists Network and Washington State Teaching Artists Training Lab.
SUMMER VENTIMIGLIA, Associate Director
Born and raised in Seattle, Summer is deeply connected to the regions creative community having spent 10+ years working in the arts. With a passion for social issues, Summer combines her love for art with her desire to make a positive impact by supporting working artists and fostering an inclusive gallery environment where all feel welcome.
LAUREN BROWN, Gallery Assistant and Graphic Designer
In her work at ArtX Contemporary, Lauren Brown brings together her background in visual marketing and graphic design with her love of international travel and art.
WE ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT A WIDE VARIETY OF ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING:
- The Antipodes Collective
- Arts & Social Change Partnership
- Artist Trust
- Artists Up
- Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)
- BALORICO Dance
- Bellevue Arts Museum
- Bo M. Karlsson Foundation
- Centrum Arts Residency
- Coyote Central
- Crooked Trails
- Denise Louie Education Center
- El Centro de la Raza
- Forest Ridge School
- Legacies of War
- La Sala: Latino/a/x Artist Network
- Namaste Children’s Fund
- National Centre for Ceramics (Wales)
- Northwest Folklife Festival
- Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)
- Refugee Women’s Alliance
- Seattle Art Museum
- Seattle Office of Arts and Culture
- Seattle Arts & Cultural Events
- Seattle Friends of Asian Art
- Seattle People of Color Salon (SPoCS)
- Seattle Public Theater
- Seattle University
- Seeds of Compassion
- University Child Development School
- Whim W’Him
- Wing Luke Museum
- Women’s Funding Alliance
If you would like to show us your work, the gallery asks for digital submissions to be sent to email@example.com. Please send 5-8 digital images of recent work or a link to your website. Additionally, please send your artist bio/cv and a statement about why ArtX Contemporary is a fit for your work. We cannot accept mailed materials or walk-in submissions.
Our exhibition schedule is usually set up to 2 years ahead of time. While all submissions will be viewed, only artists being considered for future opportunities will be contacted.