Thursday, June 27, 2013

Call for Entries: PAINT

PAINT: A National Juried Exhibition 

Concept: This show seeks works about paint; the physical property of paint has inspired artists for centuries. We seek to present a show that challenges the viewer to ponder the possibilities for creative meanings found in the application of paint.

Juror: Neal Walsh is a working artist who has exhibited nationally and is Gallery Director of AS220 Project Space Gallery in Providence, RI.

Exhibition Dates: October 12th – November 16th, 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 19th 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Eligibility: Open to works about paint with paint as the main medium in the work. 2D limited to a maximum of 4 feet in any direction. 3D limited to 100 lbs and must fit through a 5’10” x 6’8” door.

Entry Fee: Each artist may submit 2 entries for $25. Judging will be done from digital files. For this reason we request two views for each entry: one showing the work as a whole and one detail shot showing an important aspect of material/surface. Fees are non-refundable.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 6th, 2013. 

Work should be submitted either electronically to be sent to with PAINT in the subject line or on a CD. Files should contain jpeg images of work plus a detail shot; an image list that contains artist name, address, phone numbers, email, title of work, year completed, medium, dimension (h x w x d); resume and a MS Word artist statement. Jpegs must be 300 dpi and maximum 1024 pixels on the longest side.

Notification Of Acceptance: Hera Gallery will contact artists by Friday, September 20th regarding the inclusion of their artwork into PAINT. 

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, October 5th 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 October 4th. Please ask mailer to deliver piece during gallery hours.

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.

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

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


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

Find the Application Here

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"Transformed Volumes" Gallery Talk, Thursday 6/20

Tomorrow night, Thursday June 20th at 7:00 pm,  Paul Forte will be hosting a gallery talk to discuss "Transformed Volumes: An Exhibition of Artist's Bookworks".  The gallery will be open from 6:00pm-8:00pm as well in order to view the exhibition beforehand.

"Transformed Volumes attempts to make some distinctions between what are called “artist’s books,” and “artist’s bookworks.”  The interesting thing about both these art forms - something that supports my contention regarding the inverse relationship between “de-mediation” and “de-materialization” - is that both arise from Conceptual art. Transformed Volumes makes a strong case for an emerging aesthetic founded upon what might be considered the remains of the traditional book while also showing that the iconic status of this seminal technology still has the power to engage the imagination."

"Transformed Volumes" is a national exhibition featuring works by Douglas Beube of Brooklyn, NY, Claire Dannenbaum of Eugene, Oregon, Paul Forte of Wakefield, RI, Donna Ruff of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Jacqueline Rush Lee of Kaneohe, Hawaii and Irwin Susskind of Brooklyn, New York.

Paul Forte will speak about his inspiration for this exhibition as well as individual works and why they were chosen. 

Sneak Peak: 

Pieces by Jacqueline Rush Lee

Pieces by Irwin Susskind


"Transformed Volumes" in Numéro Cinq

We are excited to announce that Douglas Glover featured Paul Forte’s “Transformed Volumes: An Exhibition of Artist’s Bookworks” on the international literary journal, Numéro Cinq.  Numéro Cinq is an online publication that publishes new and well-known artists from various mediums and backgrounds.  The article introduces "Transformed Volumes" and explains Paul’s thoughts on artist’s books vs bookworks. 

Forte has assembled a stunning, surprising, witty, gorgeous collection artist’s books by six artists, also provided us with a short essay on the concept of the artist’s bookworks along with mini-essays by each of the artists, a trove of art and information”- Douglas Glover

Read the full article at: