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Beneath the Surface
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Entry Deadline: 5/3/24
Days remaining to deadline: 16

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $30.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Oregon
Event Dates: 6/6/24 - 6/29/24

It is what is behind the surface of a piece of artwork that is the most fascinating.  Although the surface is the star of the show, the storytelling of the artists’ creativity is beneath the surface:  the layers of paint, textile, texture, text; the complex and chaotic thinking out loud of tangled threads and brush strokes. What if you shared it? What would it expose? How willing would you be to reveal it? Be brave.

 Imagine your dreams, memories and aspirations. How do you disclose those parts of life in your work? What is exposed as you examine the recesses of your mind? “Beneath the Surface” could be an exploration of what is not yet revealed.

Gallery 114 invites you to share your  “hidden” layers- both in process and/or content.  What is clearly revealed  and what is implied ,assumed or guessed in your work??

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.

This exhibit will be opening on First Thursday, June 6, 2024, 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-

The exhibit will be held from June 6- June 29, 2024

Media: All 2 and 3 dimensional media welcome. 
Deadline for Submission to CAFE:  May 3, 2024

All work 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: $30 for three submissions.

Deadline: Submissions may be submitted through May 3, 2024   11:00 pm Central Time zone.
Early submissions are welcome.

Notification date: May 6, 2024

 All work must be HAND DELIVERED- NO WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED IF SENT VIA MAILING SERVICES. Artists delivery deadline is Saturday, June  1 between 12- 5pm.  Individual accomodations may be made prior to this date if requested

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).

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 between 4-5pm June 29, 2024 or between 10-12 on June 30, 2024

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.

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.

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


Application Requirements

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.

Eligibility Criteria

Any persons within the Portland Metropolitan area and region, 18 years or older are eligible to apply. All artwork needs to be hand delivered