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.

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!


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! 

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:

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:

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
Intaglio, 2010

"PAINT!" Featured in Artscope Magazine

Hera would like to thank Artscope Magazine for featuring our "PAINT!" Exhibition in their latest issue . The issue discusses individual pieces and artists from the exhibition. Be sure to pick up a copy and stop by the gallery to see the work for yourself!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Silent Auction

On Saturday, November 23rd, Hera Gallery will be having a silent auction at the opening reception of the Small Works Exhibition from 6-8 pm. This fundraiser and exhibition are perfect for those looking for artistic holiday gifts to give this season. We would like to give a special thanks to South County Art Supply for donating this lovely basket of supplies. All this and more can become yours! 
This basket has everything the practicing or inspired artist needs to be inspired and make art! 

“Paint Lab”, a signed book by the  Rhode Island artist, teacher and author, Deborah Foreman  

“Wool Felt Wearables”  Jewelry Kit 

Mark’s Notebooks  (2) 

Golden High Flow Acrylics (3) 

Visual Edge Stretched Canvas (11x14 in) 

Fluid Watercolor Paper and Brush Set 

Leuchtturm Acid-free Artist sketchbook  

Gift Certificate for in store purchases