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/