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.

At 4300 sq. ft., 311 Gallery is one of the largest art galleries in the South. The gallery houses 12 artists’ studios, an exhibition gallery, and a gift shop that feature nothing but art.

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.

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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.

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Scheduled Exhibitions at 311 Gallery:


March 2019 – Abstract Matters  National Juried Art Exhibition

Jack Straton, Phoenix; BF Reed, As It Is; Eldon Case, Reef

“Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes.” – Arshile Gorky

Ask people what sort of art they find the most intimidating and they’ll generally say abstract. This was certainly true for me until I spent some time with it. The term abstract is often applied to art when ‘impossible to understand’ is meant.

So, what is abstract art? The adjective abstract means something that exists in thought or idea rather than the physical or concrete. Applied to art, it describes a visual language of shape, form, color and line that is used to create a composition independent of visual reference; one without the logic of perspective or a visible reality.


Congratulations to the following for the stellar efforts in our Abstract Matters National Juried Art Show.

First Place: Haven, a 3-D sculpture of translucent alabaster and black walnut, by Tricia Ocock of Malden, Massachusetts
Second Place: The Rope That Pulls Me Forward, digital painting, by John Gallagher of Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Third Place: Bass Lake Series No. 2, oil, enamel and aerosol on paper, by Aydin Hamami of Santa Monica, California

Honorable Mentions: Displaced, mixed media, by Lynn Alker of Raleigh, North Carolina;  Brandr, digital print, by Sandra Blake of Raleigh, North Carolina; Otello (2), a 3-D sculpture of black walnut, alabaster, and steel, by Julio deAlberdi of Pittsboro, North Carolina


National Juried Art Shows in 2019:

May–There’s Still Life in Still Lifes
July–Flowers & Gardens
September–Landscapes & Seascapes
November–Black & White

Entry deadlines and other information about entering each show may be found on, and entry must be made through, CAFE (www.CallForEntry.org).



Note: Information on how to enter our national juried art exhibitions is posted on www.CallForEntry.org. Our last 2018 juried show has closed for entry; we are working on next year’s shows, which again will be listed on CAFE.