“I left Zygote thinking, yes!, I am a printmaker.” – Sarah Tabbert, Rasmuson Residency Visiting Artist, 2016


Zygote is Northeast Ohio’s only non-profit fine art print shop and the largest in Ohio. We offer on-going exhibitions, classes, residencies and affordable workspace for print artists. At Zygote artists create new work; audiences explore new ideas, and new collaborations strengthen our community.

Zygote has membership options for artists, general members who would like to support Zygote but do not print, and people who, at the donor level, want to invest in Zygote’s present and future. You select the option best for you.

Zygote members enjoy member-only privileges that connect them to the work of print artists, the mission of Zygote and to the community. There are various levels of membership – read descriptions below for information about each level and to purchase membership online. Memberships are good for one year from day of purchase.

You can also buy membership in person at the shopIf you prefer to pay by check, please send to: Zygote Press. 1410 East 30 Street, Cleveland, OH 44114. If you are already a member, you can also renew your membership below.

Levels of Annual Membership

General (1 person) This is a member level for those who are not located in town, or do not print, but would still like to support Zygote.

$30 – one-year Student membership Purchase
$40 – one-year Individual membership Purchase
$75 – one-year Dual/family membership for two or more residents of same household. Purchase

  • Invitations to events/lectures/artist talks
  • 15% discount classes and workshops
  • 10% discount in Zygote and Ink House stores
  • Member-only demonstrations of new techniques
  • Tour of Zygote to see presses in action
  • New member orientation

Artist (1 person) This is the member level for those who would like to print at Zygote at either open studio sessions or as an artist renter with 24-hour access.

$50 – one-year Artist membership Purchase

  • All benefits of general membership
  • Access Open Studio at $20.00/person per session
  • 5% of any edition-printing services (excluding One on Ones)
  • Opportunity to participate in open portfolios, exhibitions and holiday show
  • Special rate* for 24-hour access to Zygote through artist membership, personal flat file drawer and locker (*$140 per month, artist membership required)

Donor (2 people)
$150 – one-year Arts Advocate Purchase

  • All benefits of general membership
  • Invitation to meet visiting artists at Donor only pre-opening exhibition events
  • Date night at Zygote
  • Collector’s plate with Zygote logo
  • $135 Tax Deductible

$250 – one-year Patron Purchase

  • All benefits above
  • Invitation to Ink House pre-opening reception with exhibiting artist
  • Opportunity to be a Youth Tour Sponsor
  • Printing demonstration with Zygote staff
  • $235 Tax Deductible

$500– one-year Sponsor Purchase

  • All benefits above
  • Opportunity to be an Exhibition Sponsor
  • Attend editioning demonstration with artist Christi Birchfield at Ink House
  • $455 Tax Deductible

$1000 – one-year Collector’s Circle Purchase

  • All benefits of above
  • Special Limited edition Collector’s Print created exclusively for Collectors
  • Lead Sponsorship opportunity for an exhibition
  • $855 Tax Deductible