Friday, March 26, 2010

Another Paint-By-Number Kit Completed!

Here is another Paint-By-Number Kit, which was done by our wonderful intern, Becky Peabody. The image doesn't really do the work justice, she has painted the image, and introduced other textural medias including glitter, moss, thread and textiles.

You can win this artwork by purchasing a ticket to the Paint-By-Number Fundraiser on April 17th. See our homepage for more details.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2010 ACGOW Regional Art Exhibit

The Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly is looking for work for their 2010 Regional Art Exhibition.

"The Regional Show is a juried exhibit open to local and regional artists. Held annually in the Spring, this exhibit features some of the most diverse artwork seen in the gallery all year. Exceptional work is recognized in various categories and accompanied by cash prizes and gift certificates.

All fine art and craft media eligible. All work must be original, one of a kind, and not previously exhibited at the gallery. Works must be for sale. NFS and POR not accepted. Work to be hung must be suitable framed and finished and ready to hang with screw eyes and wire attached. A 15% Commission will be taken on the sale of work by all non-members & associate members."

You can download the 2010 Regional Show Prospectus HERE:

Artwork must be delivered on Sun, April 25, 12-4pm or Mon April 26, 2-6pm. The show runs from April 29-May 22, 2010.

For more information check out their website: Westerly Arts

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Another completed Paint By Number Kit

This beautiful collage is by Hera Gallery member, Barbara Pagh.
You could win this original artwork simply by purchasing a lottery ticket for our spring fundraiser, The Paint By Numbers Lottery, which will be held on April 17th. More information is available on our homepage.

Friday, March 19, 2010


We have gotten our first completed paint by numbers kit back, and it's amazing! Gallery member, Jeannette Jacobs, transformed her paint by numbers kit into a 8 piece movable sculpture. Each piece is a six-sided block, with an image from the painting on it. The over all piece is very tactile and instantly puts a smile on your face!

Paint By Numbers Lottery
Spring Fundraiser
April 17th

Hera Galleries highly anticipated spring fundraiser, a Paint By Numbers Lottery, is quickly approaching. Hera has invited fifty artists to transform the well-known Paint By Number kits into unique works of. The resulting artwork will then be made available to purchase via a random lottery system, which guarantees every ticket buyer a one of a kind piece of artwork.

This lottery will take place on April 17th at a venue yet to be announced. Every ticket is guaranteed a painting, but there will be a limited number of tickets sold, so it is quite an exclusive opportunity. Tickets to receive a piece of art will cost $50, but all are welcome to attend the event without buying a ticket.

Check back to the Hera homepage for more information as the even approaches.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Returning to MAIN STREET!

We here at Hera Gallery are very excited to share with you the fact that the gallery will be moving back to our main street gallery location this spring! After more than 34 years of bringing art to Southern Rhode Island, Main Street has become our heart and our home.

It has been two years since Hera has left our home on Main Street, and we have appreciated the support that we have received from our community during our time of 'homelessness.' Hera On The Road was a challenging and rewarding endeavour, which enabled us to form bonds with people and organizations that we wouldn't normally have the opportunity to work with. We have viewed this time as two years of being 'out of the box,' every aspect of our operation has had to be adapted to the challenge of being without a tangible gallery.

Now that the date is set for our return to Main Street, May 1st, our plans are underway to get the building ready for exhibitions again. There has been some wear and tear because the building has been vacant for so long, so we are going to need to spend some time cleaning the inside and fixing up any minor issues that have arisen.

Hera Gallery will be sending out a Building Drive letter, asking for donations to help defray the impending costs that will be incurred; so watch your mailboxes! Also, we will be hosting a Gallery clean-up weekend in April for those of you who would be inclined to come sweep, mop, and paint!

Finally, thanks for your support, we have greatly appreciated it! And feel free to help spread the word about our good news.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Photos from Young Artists & Their Mentors Show

The Young Artists and Their Mentors show (part 2 of 3) opened at Bagelz in Wakefield on Friday March 5th, 2010.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the opening! We had a great turn out with lots of great people, great live music, and some really impressive art work.

The show is open until May 5th in the meeting room at Bagelz, Wakefield, so if you haven't checked it out already, go take a look!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Main Street Independent Film Festival Call For Entries

Hera Gallery announces a Call for Entries for films and videos to be submitted to the Main Street Independent Film Festival organized by Historic Wakefield Village Downtown Merchants’ Association, Hera Gallery, South County Players/Children’s Theatre, Independent Newspapers, and South Kingstown Parks and Recreation. The festival will take place in historic Wakefield, Rhode Island. Screenings will take place at Church of the Ascension on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 9, 10 and 11, 2010. Films and videos will be accepted in the following genres: Narrative/Open (ideal run-time of 30 minutes or under); Documentary (ideal run-time of 20 minutes or under); Experimental (ideal run-time of 15 minutes or under); Animation (ideal run-time of 15 minutes or under); News Segment (ideal run-time of 5 minutes or under); and Commercial/ PSA (ideal runtime of 1 minute or under).

Submissions should include: 1) a DVD copy of the film, 2) filmmaker’s contact information: name, address, phone number and email, 3) a short synopsis of the film, title, film length, and writer, director, producer, actor’s names, and 4) a biographical paragraph (or resume) including background and interest in film. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of your materials if desired. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2010.

Application forms and guidelines are available at

Mail submissions to: Hera gallery, PO Box 336, Wakefield, RI 02880, attn: film festival.

For more information: 401-783-7202,, or 401-789-1488,

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Background Information: In a time of increasing financial concern, the creative community is more and more affected by today’s economy. The objective of this show is to open a discourse reflecting the effect that money has on today’s cultural community. Whether reflecting upon your own personal relationship with money, or the ‘Keeping up with the Jones.’ mentality, or reflections upon recent Wall Street debacles, or society as a whole’s attitudes towards wealth, the common denominator for works accepted to this show will be a critical look at MONEY.

Eligibility: This exhibition opportunity is eligible to artists working within any medium.

Juror: Nancy Whipple Grinnell; Curator, Newport Art Museum.

Submission Deadline: April 28th, 2010
Notification: May 12th, 2010
Delivery of Work: May 24th, 2010
Exhibition Dates: June 5th – July 10th, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Guideline For Entries: Each artist may enter up to three works to this exhibition. Please do not exceed three images per applicant.

Digital entries should be standard JPEG format, at 300dpi with the longest dimension being 7inches. Please save files on disk, labeled with applicants last name followed by number (Doe01, Doe02, Doe03, etc.). Please label your CD with your name, and image file names.
Images must be in standard JPEG (.jpg) format. No Power Point presentations will be accepted.

Please also include a complete image list, brief artist statement, and resume. Please include a SASE for the return of any supplemental materials that you need back.

Fees: Include a $20.00 application fee, check or money order only.

Send Application to:
Hera Gallery
PO Box 336
Wakefield, RI 02880

Download prospectus: