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What If???
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Entry Deadline: 12/1/22
Days remaining to deadline: 2

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Oregon
Jury Dates: 12/2/22 - 12/4/22

What If?? 

“Last night while I lay thinking here

some What Ifs crawled inside my ear

and pranced and partied all night long

and sang their same What If song” (from a Shel Silverstein poem)


Gallery 114 invites you to submit your work based on “imaginative commitments that did not happen”, “answers to absurd hypothetical questions” or however “what if” strikes you!  Please feel free to interpret this call in a serious or whimsical fashion.  We will be seeking quality artistic expression that embraces this theme with creative integrity. We welcome all forms of painting and drawing, sculpture and photography, plus fiber arts, digital arts and more. We strive to be inclusive and open to seeing what you present for your entries







Our gallery is one of the oldest art collectives on the west coast and is located in the heart of Portland, Oregon’s bustling arts playground, the Pearl District.

At Gallery 114, you can “expect the unexpected” because we are artist owned, artist run and artists unleashed.  We encourage our members as well as jury participants to take risks and explore new and different creative efforts with underlying quality and integrity. We encourage emerging and established artists to apply.

For this show, “What If”, we turn our gallery over to innovative artists who test boundaries and dive into their sense of expressivd freedom.

This exhibit will be opening on First Thursday, January 5,2023, 5-8 pm.  It will be open to the public Thursday-Sunday, 12-5 throughout the month.  It will also be accessible to view on our website-

Deadline for Submission to CAFE:   December 1, 2022

The exhibit will be held from January 5- January 28, 2023

Media: All 2 and 3 dimensional media welcome. Works must be original .

Size: An individual Work should not extend beyond 7 ft in height and 5 feet in width.
Prices for a single piece should not exceed $5000.

Submission Fees: $35 for three submissions.

Deadline: Submissions may be submitted through Dec 1, 2022   11:00 pm Central Time zone.
Early submissions are welcome.

Notification date: December 5, 2022

Fed Ex Shipping  and Delivery: Accepted works must arrive by 5 PM  Thursday, December 29, 2022

Local artists delivery deadline is Saturday, December 30, 2022 by 5pm.

Accepted artists who are interested, can hand deliver work prior to the deadline to Gallery 114 during gallery hours- 12-5pm Thursday- Sunday ( or can request special arrangements).

If shipping your art, please send it Fed Ex and ONLY Fed EX. Exact Fed Ex location will be provided with the acceptance notification email. Artists are responsible for all shipping and return shipping costs, including insurance or any prepaid return shipping costs. Fed Ex has been very cooperative with our artists in the past to provide the return shipping labels at the onset of the shipping negotiations.

Installation-ready: Each accepted entry must be installation-ready, framed or encased, with appropriate hanging hardware and installation instructions, and clearly labeled with artist’s name attached.

Pick-up: All work must be picked up, if local, by 2 pm January 29,2023. Work with prepaid return shipping will be returned during the two weeks following the close of the exhibition.

Insurance: Insurance: Gallery 114 will insure the works while on site for the market value indicated on the entries up to $5000 per piece..

Photography: Gallery 114 may photograph the work for reproduction on gallery website, press releases and in social media.

How to Enter: All materials, including entry fees and images, must be submitted in digital format through CaFÉ™ at CaFÉ™ is a non-profit, online, centralized portfolio manager that can be used for many different calls for entries and grant applications. Artists create an online portfolio, and apply images from it to "Is it done yet?" call entry. For tech assistance, email the CaFÉ Team at, or visit the CaFÉ Help page. You may also contact us at or

Sales: All sales will be handled through Gallery 114. A 35% commission will be charged. All pieces must remain up for the duration of the exhibition. . Gallery 114 will send checks to the artist for the sale of their work - less any shipping and sale related fees - at the end of the exhibition.

 Duration:  Show opens January 5, 2023. Accepted work may not be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition on January 28, 2023.













Please include up to three images of your work as well as title, size, medium and price. Include a brief description about how your work reflects the theme.

Any persons 18 years or older are eligible to apply.