Sunday, December 22, 2013

CALL FOR ENTRIES: "Landscape at the Edge: Contemporary Views"


H E R A  G A L L E R Y
Is pleased to announce an open call for…

Landscape At The Edge:
Contemporary Views

Juror: Michele L’Heureux is a working artist, Gallery Director of The Beard and Weil Galleries at Wheaton College, and Curator of the Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University.

Concept: The contemporary viewing of the landscape is pluralistic and reflective of human relationships to the natural and manmade environment.

This national juried show seeks a varied perspective on what contemporary landscape is through the artist’s engagement with the subject. We seek to explore the meaning of place, political or environmental issues related to the landscape, urban and rural landscapes, natural and manmade landscapes, or other points of view.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 7th, 2014. 

Exhibition Dates:  Saturday, April 5th- Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 5th 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Eligibility: Open to works of any medium depicting landscape as the main subject. 3D limited to 100 lbs and must fit through a 5’10” x 6’8” door. 2D must fit through said door.

Entry Fee: Each artist may submit 3 entries for $30. Judging will be done from digital files. Fees are non-refundable.

Work should be submitted either electronically to be sent to info@heragallery.org with “LANDSCAPE” in the subject line or on a CD. Files should contain jpeg images of work; an image list that contains artist name, address, phone numbers, email, title of work, year completed, medium, dimension (h x w x d) and price. Jpegs must be 300 dpi and maximum 1024 pixels on the longest side.

Image Name: TitleofWork_WxHxD (dimensions)

Notification Of Acceptance: Hera Gallery will contact artists by Wednesday, March 5th regarding the inclusion of their artwork into Landscape at the Edge

Insurance: Although the utmost care will be taken in handling your work, Hera Gallery assumes no responsibility for damage, loss, or theft.  Artists are responsible for their own insurance.

Delivery: Pieces can be dropped off at Hera Gallery, 10 High Street, Wakefield, RI on Saturday, March 29th between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Or if mailed, please send to Hera Gallery, 10 High Street, Suite 1B. Piece(s) need to arrive by March 28th. Please ask mailer to deliver piece during gallery hours.

Return Shipping: Artist is responsible for all shipping costs and shipping containers.  Artist must include prepaid return shipping label.
Sales Commission: Hera Gallery retains a 25% sales commission

Photography/Publicity: Hera Gallery reserves the right to photograph work for publicity.  By entering this exhibition, you agree to the use of your name, likeness, certain personal information, and artwork in any publicity material or documentation developed for the exhibition.

Checklist:
c  CD or Email with Digital Images
c  Submission form
c  Image List with Contact Info
c  Check or Online Payment

Send CD Submission to:
Hera Gallery
PO Box 336
Wakefield, RI 02880
Attn: LANDSCAPE

Digital Submission to:
Subject Title: LANDSCAPE

Online Payment: Visit heragallery.org and use the PayPal “Donate” Button

Contact

Address:         10 High Street
                        Wakefield, RI
Email:              info@heragallery.org
Phone:             401-789-1488 
Website:          www.heragallery.org


Gallery Hours: W-F, 1-5pm, Sat 10-4

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Annual Appeal: Week 1

Many, many thanks to our first donors in our Annual Appeal! 
You have helped to kick off this fundraiser to a great start! 


Want more information about our Annual Appeal? Details can be found here.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Small Works

Stop by Hera Gallery today from 1-5pm to view invited artist, Max Van Pelt's "The Night's Monitor" and the work of thirty other local artists. 

"The Night's Monitor" by Max Van Pelt
Small Works is on display until this Saturday, 12/21! 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Small Works

Hera Gallery opens back up tomorrow at 1pm, so come down and view Hera Member Myron Rubenstein's untitled intaglio prints and the works of many other local artist's in our Small Works exhibition!

"Untitled" by Myron Rubenstein
Small Works is on display until this Saturday, December 21st! All works are not only $300 and under, but tax free as well! 

Monday, December 16, 2013

HERA GALLERY'S ANNUAL APPEAL


Dear Friends of Hera,

  Have you visited Hera Gallery in the past year? If so, you have seen that we have settled into our new space at 10 High Street and are currently in our 40th year of programming. We have a full schedule of exhibitions scheduled for the coming year and in May 2014 we will celebrate with a 40th Anniversary Exhibition at the Hoxie Gallery in Westerly.

  In June, I became President and Mara Trachtenberg became Vice President. In August, our Gallery Director, Dora Szekely, left to pursue other opportunities and our intern Abigael McGuire became Interim Director while we conducted a search. We are pleased to announce that Abigael was selected as Director. We have some new members of the gallery whose work you will see in upcoming exhibitions.

  Once again we have received operational support from RISCA for the coming year and received positive remarks from the panel. However since RISCA’s budget was decreased by 8%, so was our grant and we have been told that we can expect another cut next year. Community support becomes more important as grants and governmental funding have continued to decrease.

Hera Gallery's 2013-2014 Income
 We know that these are difficult economic times, but it’s important to remember that we are a small organization and every donation will make a real difference. Our income comes from Friends of Hera, artist members’ dues, the RISCA grant, sales of artwork, and fundraising events such as our Having a Wonderful Time postcard sale and our November Small Works exhibition and Silent Auction. The attached graph shows you our FY 2013-2014 goal of $8500 that includes the Friends of Hera membership drive, the Annual Appeal and cash box donations. This amount is consistent with our FY 2012-2013 budget figures.




  For this Annual Appeal we have set a goal of $3500. It is only through your generosity that Hera will be able to maintain our local presence and our excellent programming in the arts.

Yours truly, 
Barbara Pagh
President

View the Year End Report here.

How to Donate to Hera:

Want to contribute to The Friends of Hera? We have 6 donor levels that include the following:

  • Student/Senior ($20)
  • Individual ($30)
  • Family ($40)
  • Donor ($50)
  • Sponsor ($100)
  • Patron ($500+)
Checks can be made payable to Hera Educational Foundation and all donations are tax deductible.
Mailing: PO Box 336, Wakefield, RI 02880

Can't mail a check? Hera offers a PayPal "Donate" button located on our website.






Sunday, December 15, 2013

SMALL WORKS

Hera Gallery is closed today, but you can come visit Hera Member Jill McLaughlin's collage "C Tab" and a wide array of media from local artists on Wednesday from 1-5pm.

"C Tab" by Jill McLaughlin

Small Works will be on display until this Saturday, December 21st. All works are not only $300 and under, but tax free as well! 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Small Works

Come view Hera Gallery President Barbara Pagh's untitled piece made of her own handmade paper, as well as the artwork of over 30 local artists, today from 10am-4pm!


"Untitled" by Barbara Pagh

All exhibiting work is $300 and under as well as tax free! Small Works will be on display until Saturday 12/21.

Friday, December 13, 2013

SMALL WORKS

Come see Hera Vice President, Mara Tractenberg's untitled sugar sculpture and many more intricate pieces at our Small Works exhibition! Gallery open today 1-5 and Saturday 10-4! 

"Untitled" by Mara Tractenberg
All works are $300 and under as well as TAX FREE! Exhibition will be on display until 12/21.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Welcoming MJ Yeager

We are pleased to welcome one of our new members MJ Yeager  to the Hera community. MJ is a local artist and designer. She worked in the design field from 1974 in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington DC and Maine until 1994 shortly after the birth of her daughter is when she and her family moved to Maine. It was then that she retired from the graphic design field and began teaching art to children and adults. She moved here to Rhode Island in 2003 and taught art locally at Quest Montessori School. Teaching provided her an opportunity to fine-tune her own expressive art forms including painting and blended media collage.

Her 20-plus year career as a graphic designer may explain her passion for the process of collage. As a designer/art director in the 70s, 80s and early 90s prior to the onset of digital technologies, all of the design and production was prepared in cut-and-paste format and sent to print houses for reproduction. By 1992 all design projects were completed on computers but her passion on to trim and paste imagery continued.  Two of her works below, Contemplation and Elimination are both currently in the gallery as part of our Small Works exhibition. 


Contemplation

Elimination

One of her artistic postcards.

Artist Statement
I have been involved in art and design longer than I can remember. Before the word "design" entered my vocabulary I recall driving with my family and pointing out signs that I was sure I could improve. My lengthy career in graphic design started long before computers claimed the field. I loved the process of sketching, drawing, cutting and pasting images and type to produce a project. Once I crossed over to the digital age I still had the deep urge to juxtapose imagery and language to a surface. My work has evolved dramatically from literal surrealist vignettes to fully emotive abstract expressionism. I make collage as a means of channeling a thought or feeling that I can't arrive at through my thinking.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Rhode Island Tax Free Artwork Policy

Artists and Patrons!

Have questions about Rhode Island's new policies on tax free artwork? Visit the Rhode Island Division of Taxation's Q&A page for more information and links to important documents!

Reminder that all artwork in our current exhibition, Small Works, is not only $300 or under, but tax free as well! Just in time for the holiday season.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

CALL FOR ENTRIES: "Landscape at the Edge: Contemporary Views"


H E R A  G A L L E R Y
Is pleased to announce an open call for…

Landscape At The Edge:
Contemporary Views

Juror: Michele L’Heureux is a working artist, Gallery Director of The Beard and Weil Galleries at Wheaton College, and Curator of the Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University.

Concept: The contemporary viewing of the landscape is pluralistic and reflective of human relationships to the natural and manmade environment.

This national juried show seeks a varied perspective on what contemporary landscape is through the artist’s engagement with the subject. We seek to explore the meaning of place, political or environmental issues related to the landscape, urban and rural landscapes, natural and manmade landscapes, or other points of view.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 7th, 2014. 

Exhibition Dates:  Saturday, April 5th- Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 5th 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Eligibility: Open to works of any medium depicting landscape as the main subject. 3D limited to 100 lbs and must fit through a 5’10” x 6’8” door. 2D must fit through said door.

Entry Fee: Each artist may submit 3 entries for $30. Judging will be done from digital files. Fees are non-refundable.

Work should be submitted either electronically to be sent to info@heragallery.org with “LANDSCAPE” in the subject line or on a CD. Files should contain jpeg images of work; an image list that contains artist name, address, phone numbers, email, title of work, year completed, medium, dimension (h x w x d) and price. Jpegs must be 300 dpi and maximum 1024 pixels on the longest side.

Image Name: TitleofWork_WxHxD (dimensions)

Notification Of Acceptance: Hera Gallery will contact artists by Wednesday, March 5th regarding the inclusion of their artwork into Landscape at the Edge. 

Insurance: Although the utmost care will be taken in handling your work, Hera Gallery assumes no responsibility for damage, loss, or theft.  Artists are responsible for their own insurance.

Delivery: Pieces can be dropped off at Hera Gallery, 10 High Street, Wakefield, RI on Saturday, March 29th between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Or if mailed, please send to Hera Gallery, 10 High Street, Suite 1B. Piece(s) need to arrive by March 28th. Please ask mailer to deliver piece during gallery hours.

Return Shipping: Artist is responsible for all shipping costs and shipping containers.  Artist must include prepaid return shipping label.
Sales Commission: Hera Gallery retains a 25% sales commission

Photography/Publicity: Hera Gallery reserves the right to photograph work for publicity.  By entering this exhibition, you agree to the use of your name, likeness, certain personal information, and artwork in any publicity material or documentation developed for the exhibition.

Checklist:
c  CD or Email with Digital Images
c  Submission form
c  Image List with Contact Info
c  Check or Online Payment

Send CD Submission to:
Hera Gallery
PO Box 336
Wakefield, RI 02880
Attn: LANDSCAPE

Digital Submission to:
Subject Title: LANDSCAPE

Online Payment: Visit heragallery.org and use the PayPal “Donate” Button

Contact

Address:         10 High Street
                        Wakefield, RI
Email:              info@heragallery.org
Phone:             401-789-1488 
Website:          www.heragallery.org


Gallery Hours: W-F, 1-5pm, Sat 10-4

Paul Forte featured in Numéro Cinq Magazine

Congratulations to one of our artists Paul Forte for being featured in Numéro Cinq  Magazine! Numéro Cinq is an online international journal of arts and letters founded in 2010. It publishes a wide variety of new and established artists and writers with a bent toward the experimental, hybrid works, and work in translation as well as essays on the craft and art of writing.  The article features his wonderful essay “Visual Thinking and Cognitive Exploration” which discusses the theory and practice of Conceptual Art.  Read the essay here Numéro Cinq's site:  http://numerocinqmagazine.com/2013/12/01/visual-thinking-and-cognitive-exploration-essay-images-paul-forte/

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Paper Nautilus Books

Paper Nautilus Books in Providence will be donating a lovely tote bag as well as other merchandise at the Silent Auction! With its close proximity to  Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design this store has many books on the arts and scholarly editions, both in print and out of print. Emphasis is on art, architecture, photography, film theory, cultural studies, philosophy, history, fiction, poetry, Rhode Island, gardening, and cooking. 

The Silent Auction and opening reception of the Small Works exhibition will be Saturday November 23rd from 6-8 p.m.

Bike Stop Cafe

Win a chance to have dinner for two at the Bike Stop Cafe at the Silent Auction! Also being auctioned is a $25.00 gift certificate. The  fundraising Silent Auction & Small Works Opening Reception is Saturday, November 23rd from 6-8 pm. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Up for Bid! Artwork Documentation by Mara Trachtenberg.


ARTWORK DOCUMENTATION
Offered by Mara Trachtenberg

15 pieces of your artwork documented by a professional photographer. You will have a CD of high quality, well lit images that are portfolio ready.  All images will be in JPEG format.
   
Valued at $200, this service and many more will be up for bid at the
Fundraising Silent Auction & Small Works Opening Reception
Saturday, November 23rd at 6pm.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Up for Bid! Paper Making Workshop with Barbara Pagh!


PAPER MAKING WORKSHOP FOR TWO 
WITH BARBARA PAGH

Have you ever seen beautiful handmade papers at a store and wondered how they were made.  Well, you can find out in a workshop with Barbara Pagh, who will not only teach you about the process of making paper but will also help you make your very own paper!  You will be doing the work shop at Barbaras home studio, and leave with a folio of handmade paper.

Top two bidders will win a spot in this workshop.

Valued at $100.00, this and many more items will be up for bid at the
Fundraising Silent Auction
Saturday, November 23rd at 6pm 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Up For Bid! Portrait by John Kotula.


This is an amazing opportunity to capture a moment and have it turned into a beautiful work of art.  Hera Gallery member, John Kotula will photograph the winning bidder and create a mixed medium portrait on paper.  The size will be approximately 24” by 36”.  The turn around time is six weeks.  Sorry, no redos.

John has been drawing continuously, at times obsessively, for more than forty years.  His choice of materials comes and goes and comes back again: pencils, charcoal, conte, ink, crayons, china markers, pastels, chalk.  Over his long and variegated artistic career, what has always been true is that John loves making marks and seeing them accumulate to reveal an image. 

Valued at $500. Up for bid at the Silent Auction on Saturday, November 23rd at 6pm!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Willywaw Gift Certificate for the Silent Auction

Many thanks to Ashley Van Etten of Narragansett's Willywaw for donating a $100 gift certificate for the Silent Auction to be held next Saturday, November 23rd! 

Willywaw~
The studio and workshop specialize in hand-printed serigraphs (screenprints) and a produce a range of goods, from hand-printed textiles to note cards and t-shirts. Her work is inspired by nature, through close observations and organic interpretations of color, shape and texture. 

Ashley's original paintings, illustrations and serigraphs influence her collections. T-shirts are sourced for their quality and fit as well as the range of colors. Note cards are printed on beautiful mould-made paper from Italy. The textile range is handmade by Ashley, start to finish. Her goods are constructed with care and attention to detail, from choosing natural materials to screen printing designs, every item is sewn and finished to high standards.

To learn more about this local business, check out their website at: http://www.willywaw.com/

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Finishing Touches Gift Certificate at the Silent Auction 11/23

Finishing Touches here in Wakefield will be featured in our silent auction! There is an opportunity to bid on a $50 gift certificate which can be used towards a custom framing job. 

The silent auction as well as the opening reception for our new Small Works exhibition. is November 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Hera Gallery. 

Take a look at Finish Touches website to see the great things you can purchase with the certificate: http://finishingtouchesri.com.

Friday, November 8, 2013

RISD Continuing Education Gift Certificate Silent Auction 11/23/13


On Saturday, November 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Hera Gallery will be hosting a silent auction as well as the opening reception for our new Small Works exhibition. There is a wonderful gift of a $200 gift certificate towards Continuing Education classes at RISD. 

 The mission of Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education (RISD/CE) is to educate students of all ages in art and design with high quality, accessible programs. Year-round, hundreds of non-credit RISD/CE courses, workshops and lectures are offered in all aspects of art and design for adults, teens and children. 

Come to our silent auction to bid a chance of getting this gift certificate among other gifts!

Take a look at the RISD website to see what great opportunities are offered!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Spotlight on: Myron Rubenstein

Hera Gallery would like to spotlight one of our associate members Myron Rubenstein.  

Myron’s world full of strange images of another world is brought into the visual world through the use of 17th century intaglio printmaking and digital technology. His horizons are constantly expanded with drawing, research, and experimenting with new technology, in both forms of his printmaking; intaglio and digital. The art created in these processes is both non-traditional and well as thought provoking. The visualization of mankind in all of his and her darkness and light can be seen though Myron's work.

Artist Statement:

All of my art work relates to a mind-blending
              and intertwining of fragmented synapses. 
Flashing thoughts of fantasy unknown 
              but revealed in my artwork.

It is a reality that exists only in our subconscious
             that drives us forward.
People in a transformation of many faces
             sliding into various places
Confined in questions with no answers.
Seeing infinite human traces.

Detecting human sounds and constant rants
            directing art to make sense of my senses.
And a sense of my time.


Myron Rubenstein
Head
Intaglio, 2010