Thursday, August 29, 2013

Jeannette Jacobs "Haiku" Opening This Week


Hera Gallery is pleased to feature the exhibition "Haiku", by Jeannette Jacobs on view from August 31 to October 5, 2013.
Opening reception: Saturday, Sept 7th, 6 to 8pm

Jeannette Jacobs has made over 100 originally designed quilts and enjoys the process immensely. As Jacobs states, “When I work on a quilt, I put away all thoughts that are not helpful and direct my energies towards relaxing and focusing. I work intuitively. I begin to see shapes in my head and think about how to cut them out of the huge palette of colors and patterns that I have in my fabrics. I have learned not to think about what others expect or what will sell, but rather I look at my time in my studio as a process of discovery. I love being inside my brain and pushing myself to think in ever more varied ways because I know the ideas are there for the taking. It’s all about being focused and disciplined. Being alone, in my studio allows me to, what I call, be in the zone.”

Roberta Richman "Imagined Landscapes" Opening This Week


Hera Gallery is pleased to feature the exhibition “Imagined Landscapes” by Roberta Richman on view from August 31 to October 5, 2013. Opening reception: Saturday, Sept 7th, 6 to 8pm
As Richman states, “Landscape has inspired my work for as long as I can remember. Looking at horizons, fields, marshland, dunes and beginning new work with a particular place in mind is how I have always moved from a white sheet of paper to the first of many stages of the original image. My affinity to natural landscape has not changed but over time my expression of it has. This show includes two distinct groups of work that are obviously different.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Myron Rubenstein Exhibiting at the Newport Art Museum on Aug 31

Hera Gallery member Myron Rubenstein will be exhibiting his work in the Ilgenfritz Gallery at the Newport Art Museum from August 31st to December 29th. This exhibition celebrates the 25 years since collaborative group "19 on Paper" was founded in 1986. They have been providing a "cohesive structure for the presentation of works on paper by Rhode Island artists." The group consists of 19 members- painters, collage artists, printmakers, photographers, bookmakers and sculptors- all contributing pieces that celebrate the diversity of works on paper.

Hera Gallery Boardmember Babs Owen Exhibiting at Craftland

Presented by Yellow Peril at Craftland Gallery

August 17 – October 19, 2013

Curated by Robert P. Stack

Opening Reception:
Saturday, August 17, 6PM – 9PM
at Craftland, 235 Westminster St, Providence, RI

Craftland Gallery Hours:
Monday – Saturday, 10AM – 6PM
Sunday, 11AM – 5PM

Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present “Locally Sourced”, a group exhibition at Craftland Gallery featuring artists living in Rhode Island who intimately connect with their surroundings and create works of art using materials that are native to the Ocean State.

Curated by Robert P. Stack from Yellow Peril, “Locally Sourced” is a sort of pun, lovingly poking fun not only at shows like the current one at the RISD Museum, but also restaurants that use the farm-to-table movement almost to overkill in their PR. This group exhibition will showcase works by local artists, promoting an “art-to-wall” movement, including a “menu” that acts as a guide, revealing the local or regional source of the materials used to create the art and where it was created within a 100-mile radius from Craftland.

“‘Locally Sourced’ features art locavores,” proclaims Stack. “By creating locally, these local artists create a greater connection between themselves and the community that inspires them by sourcing materials from either Mother Nature or Mom and Pop shops.”

From the shores of Aquidneck Island to the banks of the rivers meandering through the Blackstone Valley and the discarded remnants documenting someone else’s history, local artists depend on the world that surrounds them and the people that support them – in the museums, galleries, the street fairs, bars and restaurants – anyplace locally that they can share their works of art with a diverse audience. “Through their actions, these artists further strengthen the contemporary art landscape by supporting the local economy and establishing pride in the ‘Made in Rhode Island’ brand,” notes Stack.

Artists featured in ‘Locally Sourced’ include: Johnny Adimando, Brooke Goldstein, Flynn Grinnan, Emma Hogarth, Jon Laustsen, Philippe Lejeune, Lisa Maloney, Mara Metcalf, Maria Napolitano, Babs Owen, Masha Ryskin, Mel St. Laurent and Tom West.

“Locally Sourced” will be on display at Craftland Gallery from August 17 until October 19, 2013. This is Yellow Peril Gallery’s first collaboration with Craftland.

Thursday, August 8, 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 10-4

Find the Application Here

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Introducing our New Summer Intern: Jordan Collette

Hello, my name is Jordan Collette. I'm an art student at the Newport MET and I have been making art for as long as I can remember. I draw cartoons, and I've also done a bit of costume design, animation and sculpture.

I get a lot of my inspiration from animated films, video games, cartoons... etc. I'd like to work on something like that one day. Whether that means making concept art, story boarding, animating... anything! I'm hoping this internship will guide me in that direction.

As far as hobbies go... I enjoy Renaissance Fairs and movies. 

This is a work-in-progress of my fully wearable "mascot" head, before the fur has been applied. 

Here is my first stop-motion film, which was a collaborative piece between me and two other students. The wolf was made by me. I was also the chief art director.