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311 Gallery 2017 ABSTRACTS MATTER Juried Show
311 West Martin Street, Raleigh NC 27601

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: North Carolina
Entry Deadline: 2/17/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Entry Fee (311 Gallery 2017 ABSTRACTS MATTER Juried Show): $30.00


311 West Martin Street has been bringing color to Raleigh’s Warehouse District since 2007 and is now in the center of the vibrant art hub that grew up around us.

Our Main Gallery hosts monthly shows: either a themed show of juried works or the works of invited artists. In addition, 12 studios exhibit the works of over 30 resident artists. The 311 Gallery Gift Shop offers smaller works by resident and invited artists, including ceramic, glass and wood artists, as well as painters.


{C}·        Deadline for submission: February 17, 2017

{C}·        Notification of acceptance to juried show: March 3, 2017

{C}·        Accepted art may be received: March 30-31, April 1, 2017 between 11 am and 4 pm.

{C}·        Show dates: April 6-29, 2017

{C}·        Opening Reception: April 7, 2017, 6-9 p.m.

{C}·        Pick up from the gallery: April 29, 2017 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Show Dates: April 6-29, 2017

First Friday Opening Reception: April 7, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm


1st Place $250: The winner will be invited to participate in the 311 Gallery 2017 Juried Show Winners Exhibition in February 2018.

2nd Place $150; 3rd Place $100

Two Honorable Mentions and one People’s Choice Award: each will receive a certificate for a free entry into a future 311 Gallery juried show.


Our jurors are working and exhibiting artists. They understand the challenges facing artists while creating their works, and they understand what makes a work of art sing.

Kelly Blackington. Kelly Blackington is a Raleigh artist who grew up north of Boston and moved to North Carolina from California 15 years ago. She attended Syracuse University minoring in Visual Arts. Kelly has a studio at 311 Gallery, where she paints abstract impressions with acrylics.

Don Mertz. Award-winning abstract artist Don Mertz's motto is: Painting is a perfect opportunity to smoke a good cigar, sip a great single malt Scotch, and listen to Willy Nelson. His award-winning abstract art appears in many juried and solo shows.

Mary Storms. Mary is an abstract mixed-media landscape artist noted for her rich, multi-layered textures and intense colors, from bold and vibrant to quiet and subdued.  She is represented by Gallery 444 in San Francisco.  


Submission of entry information and payment of entry fee must be made through CAFÉ (

Number of entries

MAXIMUM of TWO ORIGINAL WORKS OF ART (only 1 photo per 2-D work; 1 or 2 per 3-D work). REMEMBER: ONLY TWO WORKS OF ART MAY BE ENTERED.

Size of artwork

The following size limits include any framing (or base):

{C}·        2-D: 30x30 inches square

{C}·        3-D: maximum base width & depth 16 inches; maximum overall height 28 inches

Deadline for receipt of entry fee, entry form, and photographs of artwork

February 17, 2017.

Entry fee (payable through CAFÉ [preferred] or by check made out to and sent to 311 Gallery)

$30 for up to 2 works of art

Required digital images

One unenhanced digital JPEG image of each 2-D artwork (1 or 2 images for 3-D artwork) MUST be submitted through  REMEMBER: ONLY TWO WORKS OF ART MAY BE ENTERED.

Each JPEG image shall be not less than 1920 pixels on the longest side, not exceed 5 MB in file size, and show the work without mat or frame (unless the framing is an integral artistic feature necessary to complete the piece).


These Terms and Conditions include the submission and application restrictions herein.

Insurance for artwork

311 Gallery will not be responsible for damage or theft of works of art displayed or stored in, or shipped to or from, 311 Gallery. Exhibiting artists must provide their own insurance coverage.

Character of accepted artwork

Art shall conform to the description of the show. 2-D artworks shall be ready for exhibition, appropriately wired with D-rings ready to hang. See handout on properly wiring 2-D art for hanging at the exhibitions page on our website. Single hangers/unprotected pastels not allowed.

Three-dimensional work must sit solidly on a flat surface or be properly wired for hanging on a wall.

If works are not adequately prepared for display, they will be withdrawn from the show.

Acceptance of artwork

REMEMBER: ONLY TWO WORKS OF ART MAY BE ENTERED. 311 Gallery reserves the rights to (1) refuse any entry, (2) limit the number of accepted works per artist, and (3) withdraw any work from the exhibition at its discretion. REMINDER: 311 Gallery is a general audience/family-friendly venue.

Photographs of artwork

311 Gallery reserves the right to photograph submitted artwork and/or use applicant photographs for educational, promotional, or publicity purposes. NOTE: 311 Gallery cannot actively prevent patrons from photographing exhibited art.

Agreement of artists

Submission of an entry constitutes agreement by the artist to all terms and conditions in this prospectus. REMEMBER: ONLY TWO WORKS OF ART MAY BE ENTERED.

Sales from this exhibition

{C}·        Artists will receive 65% on sales by 311 Gallery of artwork in this show.

{C}·        311 Gallery will retain a 35% commission and will pay the sales tax.

{C}·        All sales shall be made by 311 Gallery.

Delivery of accepted artwork

Accepted artwork must be delivered to 311 Gallery between 11:30 am and 4:00 pm on March 30-31, April 1, 2017. NOTE: Items to be shipped to 311 Gallery must be scheduled to arrive on these dates.

Pickup of unsold artwork

At the conclusion of the show, unsold artwork may be picked up on Saturday, November 26 from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm. Artists who wish to have their artwork shipped back to them must provide prepaid return shipping labels, including desired insurance.

Artwork to be shipped back must arrive in reusable packing and containers. 311 Gallery will re-pack each piece in its original packing for return.

{C}1.      {C}Art must be removable without destruction of return packing materials.

{C}2.      {C}DO NOT PACK ART IN FOAM PEANUTS; such packages will be returned unopened.

Artists must arrange return shipping with their local UPS/FedEx/USPS or other shipping office at the close of the exhibition. Shipping insurance each way is the responsibility of the artist. 311 Gallery will not accept monies for shipping and is not responsible for works lost, stolen, or damaged once picked up by the shipper.

{C}§  {C}Check your local shipper for prepaid return labels, call tag systems, and printable internet shipping labels.

{C}§  {C}Artists may include the return label with the shipment of the work to 311 Gallery or provide the gallery with a prepaid label at the close of the exhibition. 

Due to the lack of available storage, unsold artwork(s) not picked up by the deadline become the property of 311 Gallery, unless prior arrangements have been made. We appreciate your understanding of the need for timely pickup of unsold works.


REMEMBER: ONLY TWO WORKS OF ART MAY BE ENTERED. Questions should be directed to or
Juried Show 1, 311 Gallery

311 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

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