From the Pastoral to the Political

Local Food Production, Land Use, & Communities

Food production, land use, and the building of community are interconnected themes. What is the relationship between the local food movement and farming and how we look at issues such as agribusiness, GMOs, and man-made chemicals? How has the preservation of land and natural resources become vital to future generations? The various local food movements found across the country are helping to build their communities and create new economies.

Surrounded by a strong local food movement within our own Rhode Island community, Hera Gallery seeks to explore the potential of what artists can bring to the table. What do artists have to say about localism, how are they responding to these issues in their work, and what can contemporary art add to this discussion?

For this exhibition we are looking for work that ranges from the pastoral to the political in all media including 2d, 3d, video, and conceptual pieces.

Juror TBA

Open for Submission May 1st, 2016

Submission Deadline August 5th, 2016

Exhibition Dates October 15th - November 12th, 2016