Information for Artists

About the Gallery

Located within the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Allen Education Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the DeBerry Gallery for Botanical Art & Illustration is approximately 20 feet by 18 feet with 10 foot ceilings and around 60 feet of linear wall space. Natural light as well as customizable track lighting illuminate the space. The Gallery is free and open to the public during normal Garden hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays (closed Mondays and University holidays). A small table provides space for a comment book, price list, artist’s statement, business cards, or other relevant materials.


The DeBerry Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of two-dimensional botanically-inspired art: nature portraits and natural landscape subjects. We accept works in any medium. As a conservation garden, we seek to promote the use of southeastern native plants in gardens and natural areas and discourage the use of invasive plant species. This policy also includes our artistic and cultural displays. Click here for a list of invasive plant species to avoid.


We plan the DeBerry Gallery exhibit schedule on a rolling basis. We are currently accepting proposals for some exhibit slots in 2024. Apply here.


The sale price of the artwork is set by the artist. The North Carolina Botanical Garden retains 30% of that price. Sales of artwork in the DeBerry Gallery take place in the Garden Shop, which adds a 7.5% sales tax to the sale price. Artists will receive payment for all sold pieces collectively after the close of their exhibit. No sold artwork may be removed before the end of the show. Buyers may pick up their purchased piece(s) from the Garden or from the artist after the conclusion of the exhibit.


The North Carolina Botanical Garden, as part of UNC-Chapel Hill, provides insurance that covers up to the value of the artwork.


Receptions typically take place on a Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. and are open to the public. Artists are responsible for bringing any food or non-alcoholic beverages they’d like. The Garden provides a table, tablecloth, compostable cutlery, and compost bins.


The North Carolina Botanical Garden publicizes the exhibit and reception on our website, monthly eNewsletter, events listings, and social media platforms. Artists are responsible for creating, printing, and disseminating any desired printed materials (postcards, flyers, etc).