Thursday, July 26, 2012

Kickstarter Campaign!

We've moved to 10 High St, Wakefield, RI! The space was originally an office and is still in the process of being renovated to become a gallery space. In order to present our exhibitions properly we needed to install LED track lighting, signage and other improvements to make the space Hera Gallery. To help with these costs, Hera has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to best showcase our summer exhibitions in our new space!
With your help, this one time cost will not only allow these exhibitions to take place but will help us continue to bring challenging artwork, exhibitions, and events to southern Rhode Island.
Our new home! 10 High Street, Wakefield, RI

Here is the link to our project, Hera Gallery Heats Up with Summer Art:

Not familiar with Kickstarter?

It is a place where creative projects get funded. It works on the idea that many people contributing small (or large) amounts of money can help creators fund their work. The  minimum amount of money someone can donate is $1.00,  there is no  maximum. Funders receive rewards for donations.

A project only receives its funding if the project reaches its goal amount (ours is $3,000) in the time frame that we have specified (30 days). Funders only pay if the project meets its goal. If a project exceeds its goal then it keeps whatever money is raised.

Please visit our project and consider donating, not only will you be allowing Hera Gallery to continue its mission in southern Rhode Island, but will also receive great incentives (party, artwork, magnets)!

Thank you.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Portfolio Box Raffle

Tickets are still available! Back by popular demand, the Portfolio Box Raffle offers contestants an opportunity to win 15 original artworks; including paintings, photographs, prints, jewelry, and mixed media art. Tickets are available until July 28th, 2012.
This suite of work consists of a unique handmade portfolio box created locally. This custom box opens to reveal fourteen 11" by 14" pieces of artwork made by members of Hera Gallery. You will be able to view the portfolio box at the gallery, as well as on our website. Raffle tickets for this opportunity are only $50.00, and will be available to purchase from Hera Gallery by downloading the form on our homepage or contacting the gallery. There are a limited number of tickets, and only 200 will be available; however, you may purchase more than one ticket. The winners will be announced during our next opening on July 28th, from 6-8pm.

The First Prize Winner will win the pieces below: 

The Second Prize winner will receive an Untitled Collage by Bob Dilworth:

The Third Prize will be a piece entitled "Layered Blooms", 2012, ink on silkscreen on paper by Barbara Owen:

Owen, Barbara. Layered Blooms, Ink on Silkscreen on Paper

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Gallery Member, Michael Yefko receives Award at Attleboro Arts Museum

Hera Gallery member, Michael Yefko, will be exhibiting in the Attleboro Arts Museum's On the Threshold show. Curator Michele L’Heureux has selected his piece Under A Knotted Sky- A Tea Party to win a juror's award for this national juried exhibition. 

The opening awards reception will be on Wednesday, July 18th from 7:00 - 9:00. The exhibition will run from July 14th to August 10, 2012. The Attleboro Arts Museum gallery hours for "On the Threshold" are Tuesday- Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Find out more here.

Artist Statement

Threshold is the transition between one idea, space, or experience. My work often deals with the place of suburbia a kind of threshold in it’s own right between urban and rural or wild places. As you go through life you find yourself on all sorts of thresholds in political thinking, environmental awareness and soulful experiences like gardening or art making. You often pause on that threshold with reflection at both sides of where you are in place and time before you step away from the rain or toward a new open path of thought.  

Michael Yefko, Under A Knotted Sky- A Tea Party