311 Gallery is in the heart of the Downtown Raleigh’s Warehouse District; rated in the top Ten Best Art Districts for cities by USA Today in 2014.
The gallery houses 12 artists’ studios (half of which are working studios), an exhibition gallery, and an artful gift shop.
The studios are home to over 35 Resident Artists; their work ranges from Abstract to Traditional 2-D works or art, including photography, and 3-D sculptural art, in a wide range of mediums.
The gift shop contains art from the gallery’s Resident Artists and other exceptional regional artists.
The exhibition gallery changes each month, with the Opening Reception on the First Friday of each month. The exhibitions rotate between national juried art shows and exhibitions of the works of invited artists. Exhibitions open on the Thursday before each First Friday and end on the Saturday before the next First Friday.
311 Gallery is a member of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and participates in Raleigh’s Art Walk on the First Friday of every month. We have a stellar list of exhibitions and juried shows set for 2018 with an Opening Reception every First Friday from 6-9 pm.
April 2018 Exhibition
April 5-28, 2018: Moving On…To Watercolor Heaven; Reception April 6, 2018, from 6 to 9:00 pm.
April is a double show: Moving On features the incredible kinetic wall sculptures of Kevin Duval; To Watercolor Heaven features four of North Carolina’s best watercolor artists: Rick Bennett, Amy Beshgetoorian, Janie Johnson, and Patricia Williams.
Moving On brings back one of our favorite artists, Kevin Duval, with four of his incredible kinetic wall sculptures. Each of the pieces is so incredibly balanced that, once you start it moving, it seems to go on forever.
To Watercolor Heaven features the return of four of our favorite watercolorists. Their work runs the gamut from truly realistic to abstract. Rick Bennett and Amy Beshgetoorian primarily produce realistic or somewhat abstracted realistic works. Janie Johnson produces realistic or purely abstracted works. Patricia Williams works more on the abstract side, but each is based upon something she dissects with invention. Some of the works are funny and others are poignant; all will leave you in awe of the ability of these four artists to portray the world in which we live.
Scheduled Exhibitions at 311 Gallery:
Note: Information on how to enter our national juried art exhibitions is posted on www.CallForEntry.org.
May 2018 – Portraying Pets & People, a national juried exhibition featuring 2-D and 3-D art from across the nation
June 2018 – Sweet Sixteen, celebrating the 16th Anniversary of Local Color, one of North Carolina’s oldest all-female art collectives
July 2018 – Flowers & Gardens, a national juried exhibition featuring 2-D and 3-D art from across the nation (entry deadline May 18)
August 2018 – Summer Small Works Show, an exhibition of small works by over 35 Resident Artists of 311 Gallery
September 2018 – Landscapes & Seascapes, a national juried exhibition featuring 2-D and 3-D art from across the nation (entry deadline July 20)
October 2018 – Photographic Memories, an Exhibition by The Focus, a regional photographic art collective
November 2018 – Black & White, a national juried exhibition featuring 2-D and 3-D art from across the nation (entry deadline September 21)
December 2018 & January 2019 – Winter Small Works Show, an exhibition of small works by over 35 Resident Artists of 311 Gallery
February 2019 – Winners Circle, an exhibition of works by each of the First Place Winners in 311 Gallery’s five 2018 national juried art exhibitions