4 May 2017

Competitions 67th Art of the Northeast

Silvermine Arts CenterNew Canaan, Connecticut, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S. Multi-State Deadline: May 27, 2017 – Art of the Northeast is a competition/exhibition highlighting the diversity of work that is currently being created in the Northeast by emerging and established artists. The exhibition is a tightly curated show, where the curator/juror has, at their discretion, the ability to select a suite of three to five works by an individual artist.

Open to all artists, 17 years of age and older, residing in CT, DE, MA, MD(D.C.), ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT. Original artwork in any media will be accepted. Giclée reproductions of original works will not be accepted. Eligible artwork must have been completed after January 1, 2015.

CURATOR – David Kiehl, Whitney Museum of American Art
David Kiehl is currently the Nancy and Fred Poses Curator at the Whitney. Previously, he was associate curator of prints and illustrated books at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a consultant curator at the Wolfsonian Foundation in Miami Beach. While at the Whitney, Kiehl has organized such shows as Edward Hopper: Printmaker, Charles Burchfield: Works on Paper, Memorials of War, Political Natur, Ellen Gallagher: DeLuxe, Christian Marclay: FESTIVAL, and I, You, We.

Wall-hung Works: May not exceed 96” in height or width, including frames. All work must be ready for hanging. Shipped work requiring glazing must use Plexiglas.

Indoor or Outdoor Sculptures: Should not exceed 12’h x 4’w x 4’d including base. Outdoor sculpture will be placed in the Garden Gallery – just outside the main gallery.

Installations: Installations may not stipulate altering the character of the gallery wall or floor. Site-specific installations outside of the building will be considered with proper diagrams and a paragraph describing the project.

Motion Media: Artist must provide and deliver all components required for viewing artwork.

Best in Show Prize is a solo exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center with a $3,000 stipend for show related expenses. To be considered for the Best in Show Prize, artists are required to enter a minimum of three works. The juror has, at his discretion, an additional $4,000+ in cash awards.

Entry fee is a flat $40 for up to 10 entries. To be considered for the Best in Show Prize, artists are required to enter a minimum of three works. Please do not include additional information, such as bios, resumes, etc. in your entry submission

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There will be a two-step process for acceptance into AoNE:

1. Semifinalists will be selected and notified on Friday, June 9 via email. A list will also be posted on the SAC website. Semifinalists will be asked to ship or bring actual work to SAC on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, from 10 am to 5 pm. The curator will make final selections and curate the show based on actual work. Artist is responsible for all shipping costs.

2.  Final exhibitors will be notified by e-mail on Tuesday, June 27 after 6pm. A final list of accepted artists will then be posted on the SAC Website. No artwork substitutions are allowed. No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition. Artists with special installation requirements should be available to assist in the installation of their work.

All artwork must be for sale. A commission of 50% will be charged on all sales. Price of work may not be changed after it is submitted. SAC will insure all accepted work to 50% of artist’s stated retail price. Artwork will be handled with all possible care. Work that is not picked up by August 21, 2017, is no longer insured and is left at the artist’s own risk.


  • Entry deadline: Saturday, May 27
  • Notification of semifinalists: Friday, June 9, E-mail and web posting
  • Receive semifinalists’ artwork: Saturday, June 24 – Sunday, June 25, 10am-5pm
  • Notification of finalists: Tuesday, June 27, E-mail and web posting after 6pm
  • Opening reception: Saturday, July 8, 6pm
  • Exhibition closes: Saturday, August 19

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The Silvermine Galleries are recognized as one of New England’s most respected showcases for established and emerging artists. Frequently changing exhibitions include one-person shows by Guild Artists, national and regional juried competitions, and curated shows including prominent artists such as Christo and Jeanne Claude, Faith Ringgold, Brent Green, Robert Gober, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Kiki Smith, and Jasper Johns.

Silvermine Arts Center
1037 Silvermine Rd
New Canaan, CT 06840
t: (203) 966-9700

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June, Open to U.S. Multi-State, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Sales.

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