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Flowers & Gardens


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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: North Carolina
Entry Deadline: 5/30/20
Days remaining to deadline: 53
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Flowers & Gardens): $35.00


If flowers are nature’s finery, then gardens are humankind’s attempt at high fashion.

Show us flowers in the sun, sitting in a vase, or carpeting a hillside.  Formal gardens, container gardens, and an octopus’s garden are all welcome.

About 311 Art Gallery

Colorful.  Collectable.  Eclectic.  311 Art Gallery has been in the heART of Raleigh’s Warehouse District since 2007.

The gallery’s new ownership will honor and expand its influence on the Raleigh art scene and continue to offer diverse work produced by contemporary artists.

Our Main Exhibition Gallery hosts monthly shows including national juried works and those of invited guest artists.  In addition, 12 studios exhibit the works of over 30 resident artists throughout the year.  Our retail Gift Shop provides a unique shopping experience for our customers by highlighting and selling quality and affordable artists’ work. 

Juried Show Schedule
  • Submission deadline: May 30, 2020
  • Notification to artists: June 9, 2020
  • Accepted art must be received Wednesday, June 24 – Saturday, June 27, 2020
  • Show dates: July 2 – August 1, 2020
  • First Friday Opening Reception: July 3, 2020
  • Pick up of unsold art from the gallery: Saturday August 1, 2020.  (Shipped works will be packed and returned the following week.)


Dottie Shaftner’s work reflects her love of nature and its beauty. She has worked as a graphic designer, freelance artist and set designer and is comfortable working in various media. Her most recent work is done with colored pencil.

David Spector is an award-winning photographer who loves to shoot many different subjects, including landscapes and fine art portraiture. Abandoned places are his favorite subjects. 

Lori White is a Raleigh-based contemporary realist painter whose work attempts to document our beautiful planet and our rare quiet moments. Lori is an associate member of the Oil Painters of America and a signature member of the Pastel Society of America.


The jurors will judge for awards after the invited artworks are received.

1st Place $400; 2nd Place $275; 3rd Place $150; three Honorable Mention awards $50 each.

  • This is a national juried exhibition, open to all fine art media.  
  • Entries must be accurately represented in jpeg images.  
  • Artwork must be priced for sale and sale prices may not be changed from the original submission.
  • Artwork selected for previous exhibitions at this location are ineligible.
  • Maximum outside dimensions – including any framing – are:
    • 2D artwork: 36 inches wide x 72 inches high
    • 3D artwork: 16 inches width x 16 inches depth x 28 inches height 
  • Artwork must be suitable for a family-friendly audience.


Selected work must be delivered in excellent condition and ready to install.
  • 2D work must be securely wired on D-rings, lay flat when hung, and not mark the wall.
  • Paintings may be framed or have the sides painted and all staples covered.
  • Pastels and other delicate media must be protected.  We recommend acrylic or Plexiglass rather than glass.
  • 3D work must be fully assembled, structurally sound, and sit solidly on a flat surface.
The gallery will not install artwork that does not meet these standards. 

Submission Requirements

All entries and fee payments are through CaFÉ (

Entries will be juried from unenhanced high-resolution (300dpi) jpeg images.  Each image should be at least 1920 pixels on the longest side, not exceed 5MB, and show the work without mat, frame, or glazing.

For 3D work only, a second detail photo may be uploaded.  Video and sound work are not accepted.

Please do not confuse the number of photographs that may be uploaded with the maximum number of entries allowed.
  • Each artist may submit three pieces of artwork
  • Each 2D artwork submitted must be represented by only one image
  • For 3D work only: we allow a second detail image
If an artist enters more artwork than is allowed, only the first three pieces entered will be considered.


All entries must be both available for sale and priced for sale. 
  • Artists will set the price to be charged by 311 Art Gallery for sales of artwork entered in this show. 
  • All sales of works in the exhibition will be made by 311 Art Gallery who will retain a 35% commission and pay the sales tax.
  • Artists will receive 65% on sales by 311 Art Gallery of artwork in this show.

Delivery of Accepted Artwork

Please see Juried Show Schedule above.

Delivery and pick-up of artwork is the responsibility of the artist.  Artists may choose to either personally drop-off or ship the artwork.  

Shipped artwork must arrive in reusable packing and containers made expressly for shipping art on the scheduled arrival dates. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist. 
311 Art Gallery will send detailed shipping instructions to all artists accepted into the show.

Pickup of Unsold Artwork/Return Shipping

At the conclusion of the show, unsold artwork must be picked up on the scheduled pickup date 

The gallery will begin to pack unsold shipped art the day after the exhibition closes, the process will take several days.

Unsold artwork not picked up by the deadline or for which prepaid labels have not been provided by the deadline are subject to a storage fee of $10 per week. 

Further Information

Questions should be directed to or 311 Art Gallery, Attention: Flowers & Gardens, 311 West Martin Street, Raleigh NC 27601.
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