Hera Gallery Call for Submissions

Where’s Your Privilege, R (ace) I (dentity) ?

The South County, Rhode Island chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is hosting an intersectional and interactive art installation. Where’s Your Privilege, RI? will take place in a pop-up gallery at Hera Gallery in Wakefield, Rhode Island in late January 2018. This is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the work of local artists of color, explore how privilege shapes an individual’s narrative, and communicate the ways in which collective privilege is tied to institutional oppression. The art exhibition will be interactive and work as a dialogue between artists and audience. Visitors will grapple with the layers that make up their own privilege and white people, in particular, may gain a greater understanding of white privilege . We are looking for artwork that explores the effects of race, identity, and intersectional privilege on the lives of
Rhode Islanders. Submissions should explore one/some of the following questions:

What are the layers of privilege someone might hold?
How does privilege (your own or others’) shape your life’s narrative?
When did you come to understand that privilege was being held from you?
Do you hold privilege? If so, what are the layers of privilege you hold and how do they affect who you are in different spaces?
How has your narrative been shaped by living in a state steeped in white privilege?
What do you wish white Rhode Islanders understood about white privilege?
We intend for this art show to be intersectional. We welcome work from artists who face systemic oppression because of race, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity, or disability.
Deadline: Monday, December 11th, 2018


Submission Fee: No Submission Fee
Eligibility: Open to works of any medium excluding performance and installation. Work must be able to fit through a standard doorway, and is limited to 50 lbs.
Guidelines: Please submit work via email to submissions.SURJRISC@gmail.com with “Where’s Your Privilege, RI?” in the subject line. Please include in the body of the email: 1) the title, medium and dimension of the work; 2) your name and a brief explanation of the areas in which you face systemic oppression (i.e., race, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity, or disability). Attached to the email, please include jpeg images of work saved as: FirstInitial_Lastname_TitleofWork
Notification of Acceptance: Artists will be notified early January 2018
Insurance: We will use the utmost care in handling your work; however, SURJ and Hera Gallery assume no responsibility for damage, loss, or theft of artwork. Artists are responsible for their own insurance.
Photography/Publicity: SURJ of South County, RI and Hera Gallery reserve the right to photograph work for publicity.
By entering this art installation, you agree to the use of your name, likeness, certain personal information, and artwork in any publicity material or documentation developed for the exhibition.
Original Work: All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party.
The entrants must be the sole owner of copyright in all photographs entered and must have obtained
written permission of any people featured in the entries or their parents/guardians if children under 18
are featured. Artist is fully responsible to obtain all model or property releases.