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.
May 27-29, 2018 Champion Art Academy Annual Arts Contest
311 Gallery is excited to present the 2018 Annual Champion Visual Arts Contest, a juried show of some of the best art from emerging young artists from the Triangle area who are perfecting their craft at Champion Art Academy in Morrisville.
For 2018, each of Champion Art’s students from age 5 to adult was invited to submit their best work to be juried into the annual show. Entries included drawings, paintings in a variety of media, including mixed media, sculpture, etc. Artwork was scored on the basis of quality, intention and creative content, excellence and distinction in the use of art elements, and professional presentation. The preeminent works of art will be displayed at 311 Gallery, 311 West Martin Street, Raleigh NC 27601 during the hours of 1:00 – 5:00 Sunday May 27, 11:00 to 3:00 Monday May 28, and 9:00 to 1:00 Tuesday May 29.
May 2018 Pets and People
May 3-26, 2018: Pets and People National Juried Show; Reception May 4, 2018, from 6 to 9:00 pm.
Artists have long enjoyed the soothing and therapeutic effects of sharing their lives and work with a pet; as more people are working from home, the relationship between man and animal is intensifying. And with that increased bond comes a desire for portraits of pets.
311 Gallery has asked artists to share their love for the animals in their lives. Their work will be on display for the month of May in the main gallery.
Congratulations to the following for the stellar efforts in our Pets and People National Juried Art Show.
First Place: Pink Umbrella, by Irina Ushakova.
Second Place: An Art Muse Named Violet by Beth Barger.
Third Place: 3rd Place: Cup of Joe, by Brenda Wynne.
Honorable Mentions: Sunny Sammy by Gary Nemcosky, and Lee by Kelly Woods.
Scheduled Exhibitions at 311 Gallery:
Note: Information on how to enter our national juried art exhibitions is posted on www.CallForEntry.org.
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