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Hera Gallery Presents the Exhibition:
In God We Trust: Reflections on Religion in America
Juried by: Nezka Pfeifer
The exhibition, In God We Trust: Reflections on Religion in America, is an exploration of both the diversity and ubiquity of faith in America, and the complex ways in which religion intersects with American culture.
At the junction of religion and culture in America, contemporary and historical issues of race, gender, politics, economics, law, medicine and science have been informed by faith. Religion has been used to justify cultural phenomena whose impacts have had both positive and negative consequences. Religion has been used to justify oppression, xenophobia, racism, sexism, and classism; yet it has also been a force of social good through community building, offering hope in dark times and providing a counterpoint to oppression.
In collaboration with the 2019 Honors Colloquium at The University of Rhode Island, Religion in America, Hera Gallery seeks artwork in all media that reflects the diversity of all religions (both mainstream and alternative), its adherents and its effects on American culture.
Juror Bio: Nezka Pfeifer is a developer of multi-disciplinary exhibitions and has curated diverse collections of natural history, science, and art to interpret a wide variety of subjects and to present narratives that resonate with audiences of all ages. Some past exhibition topics include: the Days of the Dead, skateboarding, fairy tales, comics, folk art, landscape art, plants, and birds. She has worked for museums in the Northeast and the Midwest including the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art in Scranton, PA, the Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St Louis, MO and the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA. She has an MA in Museum Studies, Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies, New York State Historical Association and SUNY College at Oneonta.
Application Deadline: August 1st, 2019
Exhibition Dates: October 12th – Nov 16th, 2019
Opening Reception: October 12th, 2019, 6-8PM
Click HERE to Apply
Notification of Acceptance: Hera Gallery will contact artists by September 5th, 2019
regarding their inclusion in: In God We Trust.
Eligibility: Open to works of any medium including performance and installation. 3D limited to 100 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 October 5th, 2019
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 :
Founded in Wakefield, Rhode Island in 1974, Hera Gallery and Educational Foundation was a pioneer in the development of alternative exhibition spaces across the country in the 70s. The gallery was one of the earliest women’s cooperative galleries in the US, and remains the fifth oldest. Originally conceptualized as a venue for women artists, under-represented at the time in commercial galleries and museum collections, Hera has broadened its mission to include the work of regionally and nationally recognized visual artists of both genders who are at all stages of their careers.
Today, Hera Gallery is a vital setting in which to view innovative contemporary art in Rhode Island. Hera features year round programming, including gallery artist exhibitions as well as curated, thematic exhibitions featuring regional and national artists.
Over the years, Hera has designed its programs to reflect the cultural climate. 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.