for Site-specific Installation Artists
Submission deadline EXTENDED
to April 30, 2009
Gallery in Wakefield in collaboration with Independent
Curator, Viera Levitt, is preparing the ‘Mobile
Art Project’ as a pilot project for this June
and is currently fundraising for its continuation.
Mobile Art Project will bring contemporary art to
communities in Southern Rhode Island where few or
no formal art institutions currently exist. The
art will be contained in a mobile home, panel truck
or another vehicle. We are looking for artists to
propose group or solo shows in various media, including
video art. We would prefer site-specific installations
created directly for the vehicle. We are considering
organizing our first show around the topic of ‘Goddess’
but we welcome other suggestions. Preference will
be given to local artists, however proposals from
all of New England are also welcome. A small honorarium
and budget will be provided.
The shows will include a leaflet and website with
photographs from the exhibition, curatorial texts
and comments from the public including excerpts
from a questionnaire. At each stop on the truck/mobile
home’s tour, Mobile Art Project staff will
be present to speak with visitors.
of the project:
Selected weekend days in June 2009. Possibility
of organizing additional shows on an ongoing basis.
Mobile Art Project will visit different neighborhoods
in Rhode Island and will be parked outside community
centers, libraries, block parties, ice cream stores,
beaches, summer festivals, art fairs, museums and
other non-profits. Additionally, we will invite
the public to propose sites where they feel that
our presence would be valuable.
Mobile Art Project:
It is our intention to make contemporary art not
only physically accessible to diverse populations
but psychologically as well. Too often contemporary
art has been seen as something that exists outside
the realm of understanding of ‘everyday people’.
Guest Curator Viera Levitt often addresses this
issue in her work, both by curating exhibitions
of European art with universal themes and/or by
creating and giving her multimedia presentation,
“Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art”.
Working with director emeritus Judith Tolnick Champa,
an advisor to the current project, in February 2008
Ms. Levitt curated an acclaimed video program, “Close
Encounters: Central European Video Art” for
combined venues of the former Fine Art Center Galleries,
URI and historic Kingston Train Station.
Gallery, initially intended as a site for woman’s
art, fully understands the need to provide art that
engages the unengaged and that makes art physically
and aesthetically accessible to those who have previously
perhaps perceived only its inaccessibility. The
Hera Educational Foundation promotes an artistic
presence that enhances the community through education,
collaboration and involvement and encourages artists
and their audience to explore contemporary cultural,
social and aesthetic issues
Hera Gallery has received partial funding for this
project from the Rhode Island State Council on the
Funding has been made possible by the Puffin Foundation.
Media partner: South
Please send your proposals by April 15, 2009 and
be sure to include: some visuals of the proposal
(drawings or collage), a complete image list, a
brief artist’s statement, resume, an estimated
budget as well as a short description of the proposed
show and why you think it will fit the ‘Mobile
Art Project’. Digital entries should be standard
JPEG (.jpg) format. The label for each image should
include your name. Please also include links to
your online portfolio or other supporting materials.
For the return of any supplemental materials please
include a SASE. We don’t accept slides.
Send applications by April 30, 2009 to:
Attn: Mobile Art Project
PO Box 336
Wakefield, RI 02880
by e-mail to
additional information please contact us by e-mail
Viera Levitt, independent curator, www.vieralevitt.org
Alexandra Broches, Hera Gallery, www.heragallery.org