Hera Gallery and Educational Foundation
10 High Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
attn: RIGHT TO VOTE
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Type: Exhibitions
State: Rhode Island
Entry Deadline: 8/1/20
Days remaining to deadline: 116
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Hera Gallery Presents the Exhibition: Right To Vote
Juried by: Lauren Szumita
Concept: Right to Vote examines artists’ perspectives on the continued importance of strengthening voting rights in our democracy. Hera Gallery seeks artwork addressing the multiplicity and diversity with which the democratic process in America is experienced.
Who decides who gets to vote? Why is the concept of one person one vote so important? Why does America have such low voter participation rates compared to other democratic nations? What does disenfranchisement and enfranchisement look like along racial, economic, gender, ethnic, religious, and environmental lines? What types of barriers exist to voting and how do these in turn affect disparate populations differently?
In conjunction with the national juried show Right To Vote, Women’s Fund of Rhode Island will be presenting RADical Women, a collection of banners with a narrative timeline of historically significant women of Rhode Island and contemporary information about wages, women’s rights and advocacy and how these are affected by such factors as race and socioeconomic context.
Juror Bio: Lauren Szumita is the Curatorial Assistant of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Worcester Art Museum. There, she oversees the Central Massachusetts Artists Initiative (CMAI) rotation for contemporary, regional artists. She also currently serves on the Arts and Culture Committee at Anna Maria College. Previously, she was the Koch Curatorial Fellow at the Fitchburg Art Museum. She received her MA in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Oregon.
Application Deadline: March 15th, 2020
Exhibition Dates: May 16th – June 13th, 2020
Opening Reception: May 16th, 2020, 6-8PM
Notification of Acceptance: Hera Gallery will contact artists by April 8th, 2020
regarding their inclusion in: Right To Vote
Eligibility: Hera Gallery seeks work in all media, 2D, 3D, and video for this timely, critical exhibition. 3D limited to 50 lbs and must fit through a 5’10” x 6’8” door. 2D must also fit through said door.
Artwork Delivery: Local delivery instructions will be sent to all accepted artists.
Delivery Due Date: Artwork must be at the Gallery by May 9th, 2020
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 30% sales commission.
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.
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.
About Hera Gallery:
Hera Educational Foundation and Gallery promotes contemporary professional artists through a comprehensive exhibition schedule of member work, curated, and juried intersectional social justice shows. Together with thought-provoking programming our organization encourages dialogue that enriches the cultural life of our non-urban Southern RI community. We provide a venue for young talent to find a public voice, and creative support to local health services. Since its inception in 1974, Hera has been resolutely dedicated to gender equity and feminist discourse to challenge perceptions and inspire social change.
Because of its flexibility and commitment to presenting exhibitions with artistic merit and integrity Hera has been awarded numerous grants for its exhibitions and programs including grants from Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, The Champlin Foundation, Rhode Island Council on the Humanities, Rhode Island Foundation, and the Puffin Foundation.