311 Gallery Raleigh
311 Gallery Gallery
311 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601
311 Gallery is the hub of Raleigh’s Warehouse District Art Row. 311 Gallery brought art to the Warehouse District in 2007 and is now flanked by the Contemporary Art Museum and Visual Art Exchange. 311 Gallery’s monthly exhibits alternate between invited regional/national artists and national juried shows.
Twelve studios exhibit over 35 resident artists; the Gift Shop offers smaller works by over 60 artists. 311 Gallery is a vibrant part of downtown Raleigh’s First Friday Art Walk.
One block from Raleigh’s Union Station and a half block from The Dillon, 311 Gallery is located within easy walking distance of downtown hotels, the Convention Center, and the free R-Line bus service.
311 GALLERY ARTISTS
Image: Tree of Life
Lizzie Bailey is a versatile stained-glass artist and photographer. She finds inspiration as she views traditional and architectural designs through the eye of her lens and world travels. Her latest signature pieces reflect her visits to countries throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Kim has been painting for most of her life. She enjoys painting abstracts, local buildings, and whimsical animals using acrylic and watercolor.
Image: Vintage Ride
Amy is a watercolor artist. She creates space for energy to flow through her paintings by allowing the water to mix and move her pigments. Her colorful paintings often depict animals and landscapes of Johnston County, where she lives. Amy uses a contemporary method of mounting her watercolors without using glass.
Image: Red Sky at Night
Originally trained in landscape painting in the 1950s, Allen fell in love with abstract painting in the early 1960s. He creates complementary contradictions between delicate and riotous colors and smooth and sharp textures to produce harmonious movement in a symphony of color. Movement is the key to life!
Image: Watauga River in the Fog
Paul Cory is a Durham-based photographer specializing in landscapes, cityscapes and heroic portraiture, dance and the circus arts. North Carolina landscapes and cityscapes are a special focus of his work.
Linda Cromwell is an oil painter but occasionally works in other media. Whether painting animals, florals, landscapes, people or still life, her love of color is what links her work together.
Mary Ruth Dana
Image: Bike on Wall
Watercolors are exasperatingly transcendent - the pigments react to and respond with each other in unique ways, sometimes agreeably, sometimes not so much. Mary Ruth enjoys adding a twist, a different perspective, an unusual color, or a pattern in unexpected places - draping it over a well-constructed drawing.
After retirement, Linda returned to her art. She has been jokingly referred to as the “Sybil” of the art community because of her wide variety of styles and use of multiple mediums. While most of her work is realistic, she also has abstracts and textural works to her credit.
Image: Morning Marsh
Rhonda Gardner is an oil painter who moves between representational, impressionistic and abstract subjects. "Painting, for me, is an ongoing experiment with materials, techniques and styles; I have many different looks. That is what makes each day in the studio exciting and challenging. Some days are successful, some are just educational!"
Image: African Elephant
Margaret became so excited using raku firing techniques for her clay sculptures that she retired from computer programming to become a full-time sculptor. Her subjects change but she always brings heart to her work. She isn’t ashamed of realism or shy about political content. Her mantra is Bring It On!
Annette Buckner Hall
Image: Uncommon Blooms Unfurling The Shift in Expectation, a triptych
Annette’s art is a balance of process and the end product. It is not neat, tidy or predictable. By setting an intention and then adding the unpredictable flow of medium, water, or her wandering mind, she allows the image to literally take on another form. The altered form represents an altered life.
Image: Linville Falls Duggers Creek
Jim’s approach in painting is to represent each subject realistically using an impressionistic style to accentuate its bright color and detail. In turn, Jim hopes to communicate something to the viewer, to trigger an emotion, or to spark a memory that resonates on a unique personal level.
Image: Lowland Reflections
Lynda, retired Landscape Architect, spent years rendering landscapes with pen and marker. Her passion for design and gardening has led to a focus on landscapes, many times including architectural elements. Learning how to capture light and mood, not being a slave to photographs, is an ongoing creative challenge she enjoys.
Image: Sunset at Pawley's Island
Bekah loves to celebrate all things outdoors. She paints landscapes and figures en plein air and paints larger abstracted landscapes in the studio.
Image: Rise Up
Jill Hunt creates in oil, watercolor, silk painting, and more. She changes media and techniques to stay creatively fresh and makes choices based on what she feels will best communicate what she wants to share. Her work is linked in its emotive and symbolic imagery, captured in luminous color.
Image: Into the Light
Janie is a talented watercolorist and art teacher. She receives great pleasure from sharing her passion with others and opening their world to living in the moment and creating art.
Susan K. Jones
Susan loves to use photography to tell stories inspired by the things she sees and experiences every day. She uses colored pencils to colorize her black and white images, drawing attention to the parts that are important to her narrative.
Image: All Gingered Up
As a practicing veterinarian, Rob has always been drawn to and fascinated by animals. Painting has allowed him to merge his passions for animals and art. He paints with acrylics on everything from canvas to found materials. His inspirations are diverse—the only requirement: it must be fun in some way.
Cheryl Michaela McCardle
Cheryl has been painting and sculpting since 1990. Her art is expressionistic and inspired by nature. She works intuitively and uses many layers of paint to achieve rich textures.
Image: Seeing in the Dark
Susan is a mixed media artist, expressive arts therapist, creativity coach, and artist muse who is passionate about combining art and healing. She uses an intuitive painting layering process which uses the power of color, nature and symbolic images to create paintings full of whimsy, magic, and joy.
Image: Hide and Peep
Adrien’s love of figurative themes, intense colors and unusual textures are integral to her style. The assortment of media Adrien has explored: photo transfers, mixed media, acrylic, water color, wax and more; are a testament to her energy and commitment.
Mary Beth Owen
Mary Beth has been working in clay for 37 years producing functional and decorative pottery in her home studio. Much of her work is carved and she chooses glazes that accentuate her intricate carving.
Image: Crowded Curiousity
Susan enjoys experimenting with her art. She feels that the failures are just as important as the successes; that both are liberating and mirror the human experience.
Image: No Title
Melissa teaches art in Wake County and loves all the media she shares with her students. Her art encompasses watercolor, mixed media, pen and ink, and Caran d'ache on masonite boards.
Mary Louise Ravese
Image: Mystical Sunrise
Mary Louise is a fine art photographer whose work ranges from bold and striking to mellow and contemplative. Favorite subjects are landscapes, close-ups, architectural details and abstracts. Inspired by various visual arts, she creates "painterly" images. She works in color and black and white, making archival prints in limited editions.
V L Rees
Image: Morning, Sunshine
Vicki specializes in contemporary realism executed in colorful oils, often with unusual angles and dramatic lighting. Others may see an ordinary tomato, but she sees a star ready for its close-up. Her work has been exhibited throughout the state and is in collections in the South and Midwest.
Debbie’s background in interior design gives her art a strong sense of design and color. She feels most comfortable with acrylics, her primary medium. The quick drying time of acrylics allows Debbie to experiment with layers and textures, using various gel mediums in her work.
Image: Backyard Bandits
Dottie has worked as a graphic designer, freelance artist, set designer, and art instructor. Her passion is using colored pencil, watercolor, and pastel to portray the beautiful creatures in her back yard as the imps they truly are.
David is an Urbex photographer and filmmaker. Urbex is urban exploration of man-made structures, abandoned ruins or hidden components of the man-made environment. David loves shooting the decay he finds in abandoned buildings and homes sometimes incorporating models into the landscape to show the contrast of the decay.
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Ophelia is an abstract painter. She feels that her paintings are simple conversations between her medium and the canvas.
Jane D. Steelman
Jane works in pastel, oil, acrylic, watercolor and stained glass. Every place, person, and animal have a story and Jane feels lucky to be able to tell their stories in paintings. For her, the media and subject are intertwined in a dance that brings them both to life.
Jeannette (Jnet) Stevenson
Image: Hosta Relief
Jeannette has always been inspired by nature; working with clay feels like a natural extension of her passion. She uses nature’s textures and images in her clay work to add an element of beauty and joy to someone's life.
Image: Historic Wake Forest
Judy works in soft pastel, oil pastel and acrylic. She loves combining texture and motion with the layering of color to become one with her art. Her palette is drawn from the colors of her adventures which are the inspirations for her art.
Image: Foxy Lady
Lori is a contemporary realist painter and environmentalist. She hopes her work will encourage viewers to be good stewards, protecting the beauty of our world. Lori is an Associate Member OPA and a Signature Member PSA.