Blackfish Gallery is owned and operated by local artist members. On a monthly basis, Blackfish artists sit the gallery, attend meetings, and pay dues. Members also sit on internal committees, and participate in the day-to-day problem-solving and policy-making required to carry out gallery operations.
Periodically, we have membership openings. If you live in or near Portland, and you are interested in becoming a member, please download and carefully review our membership application guidelines.
Blackfish has three large, deep window spaces that face onto 9th Ave. Two are reserved for member artists, but the third is available to unrepresented artists who are seeking a venue in which to exhibit installation works. Artists must submit an application, including images of example works. There is a complete overview of application requirements outlined in our fishbowl application guidelines.
Please carefully review guidelines for submitting applications, as incomplete applications will not be considered.