Monday, January 4, 2016

GALLERY CLOSED UNTIL 2/6

The Gallery will be closed through January. 

We will reopen on 2/6 for the opening of 
The 27th Children's Art Exhibition!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Position Open: Gallery Director


Position Description

Gallery Director
The position of Gallery Director, Hera Gallery/Hera Educational Foundation is a part-time paid position (18 hours per week, $12.10/hour). The Director reports directly to the President of the Board of Directors.

This position, while an administrative position, is a creative springboard allowing a motivated individual the opportunity to contribute to the local arts community by leading a well-regarded institution. Hera encourages the gallery director to pursue his or her professional interests including associate artist membership (free) in the gallery. The gallery director may also work to develop skills in the following areas:
curatorial experience and exhibition design, graphic design, professional level arts writing, website development.

Qualifications:
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Good computer skills—proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, familiarity with
Photoshop, Illustrator, and square space (website template)
• Administrative experience desired
·  Fundraising and event planning experience
• The gallery director must have the ability to work with a diverse audience of local community members as well as artists, arts professionals, funders, and media. Serves as liaison with community
• Background or involvement in the visual arts
·      Knowledge of Social Media, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
·      Mailchimp for email marketing

Responsibilities:
• Administrative: execute the general day-to-day operations of the gallery, supervise interns and volunteers, and maintain exhibition and gallery records. Facilitate communication between artist members, Board of Directors and Friends of Hera. Oversee preparation of bulk mailings.
• Public Relations: includes writing press releases, developing relationships with
journalists; assisting with writing and editing gallery publications such as website,
newsletters, fundraising materials and targeted emails to journalists, supporters, artists.
• Development: Oversees board and artist members to implement annual fundraising initiatives including but not limited to 2 fundraising events per fiscal year, works with board to implement corporate sponsorship, annual appeal and friends of Hera Campaign, and grant writing.
• Assist exhibiting artists and curators with coordination of exhibitions and programs.
• Attend and prepare Director’s report for monthly Board meetings; attend gallery events. 

For more information about Hera Gallery go to www.heragallery.org. Please send a cover letter and resume to Barbara Pagh, Hera Gallery, Box 336, Wakefield, RI 02880 by January 22, 2016    

Friday, November 13, 2015

Curious Surface & November Fall Fundraiser: Sat, 11/21, 5-8pm

Saturday, November 21st, 5-8pm
Curious Surface Opening Reception
 & November Fall Fundraiser

Join us in a night of art, food, and fun with the Hera artists of Curious Surface:
Uli Brahmst, Iris Donnelly, Viera Levitt, Megan McNaught, Barbara Owen, & MJ Yeager

Silent Auction of Crafts, Art, 
& Local Business Goods/Services: 5-7:45
Wine Surprise Gift Bags Available All Night
& The Return of the
ARTIST MADE PIE LIVE AUCTION at 7PM!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Gene Robinson is exhibiting in The World’s Smallest Art Gallery* through November 2, 2015.



                    





Gene Robinson is a retired locksmith who worked at the University of Rhode Island for over 20 years.  Through the years of raising two daughters and now a grandfather of five, Gene always managed to pursue his passion for photography.  Gene began as a film photographer, but tried digital four years ago and was completely hooked.  








Photographing mostly the natural world, Gene has a specific interest in birds.  He attributes this to the moments in his childhood spent with his uncle who raised homing pigeons.  His passion for the natural world shines through every photograph.  He explained that his wish is for others to see the beauty in nature that he sees. He hopes that this inspires them to get out there and experience this beauty themselves, but for those who can’t, he is happy that they can experience some of it through his photographs.

If you are interested in speaking to Gene and finding out more about his work, you can contact him at visionquest21@yahoo.com. 



Monday, October 12, 2015

Broches/Pagh

OPENING SATURDAY FROM 6-8PM!

Alexandra Broches
Letters and Pictures from a Box
While closing her family home after her father died, Broches found a box containing more letters, photographs and documents than she had previously seen. Her father rarely spoke about the loss of his family and what had happened to this Dutch Jewish family during World War II. So began a project that continues today to construct the family narrative and reflect on the process undertaken to understand who she is and where she came from. The mysteries and memories within the box constitute the foundation of the photographs and personal reflections in this exhibition.

Alexandra Broches is a fine art photographer. She lives and maintains her studio in Wakefield, Rhode Island and has been a member of Hera Gallery since 1975.

 Barbara Pagh
Intervals
Barbara Pagh will be exhibiting a new series of prints, “Intervals”. Each one-of-a-kind print takes a traditional landscape view with a horizon and combines it with details of the same site in a panorama format. Using Photoshop to alter the images she prints on various Asian papers from photolithographic plates. The images are then cut and collaged onto a 10”x28” piece of handmade paper in a composition of vertical slices. The landscape images are from Rhode Island, Maine, Oregon, South Carolina and Brittany (France).

She will also be exhibiting a series of prints and collages on 12”x12” paper, displayed in a grid format. Many of them are pure collages of handmade papers with no printing, harking back to her minimalist roots. These evoke seascapes, without being literal. Interspersed are square details of landscape and a close-up image of water printed in varied colors.

Barbara Pagh is a printmaker and papermaker who is a Full Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at URI.
Can't Make the Opening? 
Join us for the ARTIST TALK on Thursday, November 5th at 7pm.

Friday, August 28, 2015

UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

heragallery.org has been undergoing a major remodel 
and is now currently down as we change hosting. 

STAY TUNED for the BIG REVEAL!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Artist Talk POSTPONED!

Due to a combination of illness and scheduling conflict, 
we have to postpone tonight's artist talk.

Join us NEXT THURSDAY at 7pm!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Relay Week 3: David Namhon Kim




Hera Gallery is pleased host Relay, a five-week intensive installation exhibition featuring a different artist EVERY WEEK. We invite the public to join us EACH SATURDAY during the exhibition for a reception to celebrate each artist.

Week 3: David Namhon Kim, July 7-11
Reception July 11, 6-8pm

Installation Hours: Wed 7/8 6-9pm & Thurs 7/9 6-9pm


A California native, DAVID NAMHON KIM had brief stints on the east coast for work and education before fully relocating to Providence, RI in 2012. With backgrounds in biochemistry, new media, and fine art, he has worked as a research scientist, high school teacher, and adjunct faculty at RISD and Brown University. A graduate of the RISD Digital+Media MFA program, Kim currently manages the RISD Co-Works fabrication lab while also evolving his personal creative practice.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Relay Week 2: Mary Kudlak

We've begun Relay Week 2 here at Hera! Mary Kudlak is in town from LA working hard on her installation The Party's Over!


Installation Hours
Monday: Until 7
Tuesday: 10-7
Wednesday: 10-7
Thursday: 10-7
Friday: 10-6

With the holiday weekend coinciding with the exhibition, we will be hosting TWO receptions for Mary. 

Friday, July 3 6-8pm & Saturday, July 4, 12-3 pm (BBQ!)
  MARY KUDLAK is a Los Angeles based visual artist. Her work ranges from 2D prints and paintings to 3D objects and installation work. Focusing mainly on domestic spaces, her work presents the viewer with scenes of everydayness. Sometimes ironic, often comical imagery along with multiple perspectives combine to create playful visuals that the artist carries throughout all mediums. She received her BFA in studio art from the University of Rhode Island and her MFA in printmaking with a thesis in sculpture from Pratt Institute. Her exhibition venues include kunsthalle Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, NY; Lot 53 Art Space in Los Angeles, CA; Cabarrus Art Center in concord, NC; Feinstein Gallery in Providence, RI; and Cushing Gallery in Newport, RI.



Monday, June 22, 2015

RELAY Begins TODAY!

Relay kicks off this afternoon with Abigael McGuire starting the work on her jungle of e-waste. She'll be in the gallery from 1-6pm finalizing her prep work tackling most of the physical work Tues-Friday. 


Gallery Expanded Installation Hours
Mon 1-6pm
Tues Collecting Materials in the AM, 1-6pm
Wed 9am-12pm, 1-6pm
Thurs Collecting Materials in the AM, 1-9pm
Fri 9am-12pm, 1-6pm


The finished piece will be fully installed and on view Saturday 6/27 10-4 with a reception from 6-8pm. Come stop by anytime she's at work and see this first transformation of the gallery.