Number of Applications Allowed: 3
Entry Fee (Your Call - Solo Exhibition Opportunity): $20.00
Images | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 5, Maximum:Max. 10
State: North Carolina
Location: 311 Gallery; 311 W Martin St. Raleigh, NC
Please do not call with questions about submitting. Send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Deadline to enter: December 31, 2021*
Exhibit run: Depends on month selected, but runs from First Friday of the month to the last Friday of the month.
Opening Reception: First Friday of exhibit month
Are you a visual artist looking to expand your portfolio by having a solo exhibit of your work? This call for art is for you! We are looking for artists with a sizeable body of work to feature them for a solo show. This call will be open through 2021, and we will select artists on a rolling basis. We are open to artists at all stages of their career - including emerging artists. The months we plan to host these solo shows are still to be determined, however, June - October 2021 are the current possibilities. You may apply up to 3 times. Please keep in mind that this call has a rolling deadline*. This means that the earlier you apply, the more likely it is that you may be chosen for a 2021 show.
--- To be considered for the September show apply by July 16
--- For the month of October apply by August 31
If you apply after September 1, you will be considered for shows going into the 2022 months.
PLEASE NOTE: Please read this call entirely. By applying for this exhibit, you agree to the terms detailed within this call.
This exhibition is for visual artists looking to expand their portfolio or reach with a solo exhibit at 311 Gallery. Works must be for sale and be able to fit through the door (approx. 36 x 80”), otherwise there are no restrictions to dimensions. All mediums (painting, photography, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, etc) will be considered. If you are accepted for a solo show, we will reach out to you to schedule a month that works for you.
The gallery has approximately 140 ft. of linear wall space to hang work. This means, depending on spacing, anywhere from 20-40 works will fit neatly into the space. More for small works, less for larger ones. As a general rule, we suggest applying so long as you have at least 15 works available.
Given the size of the space, if an applicant is interested in applying but can’t fill the whole space, your work may be paired with another artist in order to make the show more fulfilled. For example, if you are a sculpture artist with 10 available works, that won’t be enough to fill the gallery. We would then select a 2D artist whose work compliments yours for the month. This will be handled on a case by case basis. As such, don’t hesitate to fill out this application if you are worried you don’t have enough work to fill the entire gallery. Please keep in mind that It may be a few months or up to a year or so after you fill out the application that your exhibit could happen. As such, your entries are samples of your work and should represent the type of work you expect to show, but the actual inventory for the month of exhibit may be different. Applications will be reviewed regularly.
This is not a digital exhibition, if your work is accepted, it will need to be shipped/hand delivered to the gallery.
- Entries must be received by 11:59 pm CST December 31, 2021
- Entries must be able to fit through the door (approx. 36 x 80”)
- Entries must be for sale.
- Up to 10 entries per artist. Your entries are samples of your work and should represent the type of work you expect to show, but the actual inventory for the month of exhibit may be different.
- Juried with JPEGs, one per work.
- All mediums will be considered so long as they are for sale.
- Commission rate is 60% artist, 40% Gallery.
- Open to all artists in the United States
- If accepted, 2D artworks must hang by wire or other acceptable means. 3D works must be able to stand with no or minimal assistance, or come with necessary display items i.e. hangars, hooks, stands, etc. The gallery has pedestals.
- Accepted artists will be notified on a rolling basis as we extend invitations.
- If works are accepted, artists will be notified of the available month(s) that is open in order to schedule and discuss further details.
ENTRY FEE: All entry fees are non-refundable and go toward making 311 a sustainable, family-owned small business. These fees cover various costs including but not limited to: staff labor, marketing, print materials and more.
Fee is $20 regardless of how many works are submitted, not a price per piece.
To submit images of your work, please review these instructions:
Images should be sent as jpegs should be at least 1000px at their widest dimension, up to 2000px, and are not to exceed 4MB per image. Images should be cropped to only show the artwork and nothing else, and with proper lighting. A huge part of the jurying process is how well your photos are presented.
For 2D Work (exhibit): Artists may submit one JPEG per entry. Maximum of 10 images per artist.
For 3D Work (exhibit): 3D artists may submit TWO JPEGS (one full shot and one detail/additional perspective) per entry.
No video or audio works are eligible for submission. If you need an audio or video component to complement your show, we will address that after having extended an invitation and will work with you.
This solo exhibition opportunity is open to any living artist in the United States. Entries must be either hand delivered to the gallery or mailed in a returnable container.
At 311 we strive to make our space completely accessible,and this includes the submission process. We encourage anyone to enter our open call exhibitions. If you need any additional information or accommodations in order to enter this exhibition please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ship artwork using a sturdy, reusable packing materials clearly labeled with your name and telephone number. Do not include return postage in case the artwork sells during the run of the exhibition. Following the exhibition each artist who shipped their work should generate a FedEx/UPS label or USPS postage and email it to email@example.com so the piece may be returned. Do not use styrofoam packing peanuts.
If you live within driving distance of the gallery, we encourage you to deliver your work by hand. If accepted, artists will be notified of solidified delivery dates and information after the call has been closed.
ATTN: Lakeshia Reid
311 W. Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
311 Gallery will retain a commission of 40% for all work sold during the exhibit. Commission checks will be cut and mailed approximately 30 days after the time of sale.
All entries will be handled with the utmost care while in our possession. As a policy, works are kept in their packaging until they are hung to ensure minimal contact and opportunities for damage. 311 Gallery has a blanket insurance policy for works while they are on the premise, but we are not liable for damages that are out of our control.
311 Gallery is not liable for artwork during transportation to or from the gallery. As such, we highly recommend you insure your artwork to and from the gallery, as we cannot assure safe transport to or from the gallery without damages. 311 Gallery reserves the right to refuse coverage to artwork with inherent vices, high values or that is deemed unstable. By entering into this show, the artist agrees to abide by all rules and regulations as set by exhibition guidelines.
311 Gallery will take all due care in the handling of entries but cannot accept any financial liability for loss or damage of any works not picked up within the work return period. If an artist fails to pick up work or provide a return shipping label during the work return period, after 30 days, the gallery shall have the right at its discretion to dispose of the work as they see fit. Artists not wishing to pay for return shipping may request the work to be destroyed or allow the gallery to sell the work to support the organization's mission.