Call for Entry

Madeline Cornell

Gallery Director, Winston Wächter Fine Art, NYC, NY, has years of expertise in 20th-century master photography through emerging and established contemporary artists. Before joining as Director, she was a specialist in the photographs department of Artnet Auctions. She was the Assistant Director at the Robert Mann Gallery with previous experience from James Cohan and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Madeline holds a Master’s Degree from New York University in Visual Arts Administration and a B.A. in Art History from the University of Oregon with minors in Business Administration and Arts Management.


73rd A•ONE – a competition/exhibition highlighting the diversity of work currently being made by established and emerging artists.
Eligibility – Open to all artists, 18 years of age and older. Original artwork in any media will be considered. Giclée reproductions of original works will not be accepted. Eligible artwork must have been completed after January 1, 2021, and fall within the restrictions.
Entry Fee – $50 for up to 5 entries.
Online entry – Complete the 73rd A•ONE entry form on Slideroom APPLY NOW

Important Dates

Entry Deadline Thursday, July 27
Notification of Finalists: Thursday, August 10. Email and Web posting.
Finalists work received by: Saturday, August 26, 3pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 16, 5:30-7:30pm
Exhibit Closes: Thursday, November 2
Artwork pickup: Friday, & Saturday, November 3, 4, 10am-3pm
Return Artwork will be shipped by: Friday, November 10
Final inclusion in 73rd A•ONE is at the discretion of the Juror and Silvermine Galleries


Accepted Artwork – No artwork substitutions are allowed. No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition.
Wall-hung Works – May not exceed 96” in height or width, including frames. All work must be ready for hanging. Work on paper can be installed with magnets. Stretched/works on panel need not be framed. NO sawtoothhangers. Shipped work requiring glazing must use plexiglass.
Sculptures – Should not exceed 8’h x 4’w x 4’d including base. Gallery has standard size pedestals.
Installations – Installations may not stipulate altering the character of the gallery wall or floor. Artists with special installation requirements should be available to assist in the installation of their work.
Shipping– Silvermine Galleries recommends using a commercially manufactured artist's/strong box such as a StrongBox™ by Airfloat Systems, or similar brand, like Masterpak or Uline, or a FedEx Premium Art Box. Proper packaging is imperative to protect your work. Improper packaging may result in damaged, returned or unopened shipments. Strong boxes will be returned to the artists at the conclusion of the show at the artist's expense. Paid return shipping labels must be included. NO Styrofoam PEANUTS

Sales & Liability Insurance

All artwork must be for sale. A standard commission of 50% will be retained on all sales. The gallery reserves the right to negotiate up to 10% discount to secure sale of a piece. Commissions will then be based on discounted price. Price of work may not be changed after it is submitted. Silvermine Arts Center will insure all accepted work to 50% of artist’s stated retail price while in our possession. Artwork will be handled with all possible care. Work that is not picked up by November 4, 2023 is no longer insured and is left at the artist’s own risk.


Ship artwork in time to arrive by August 25, 2023
SHIP VIA UPS OR FEDEX ONLY TO: Silvermine Arts Center/Gallery
1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
203.966.9700 x3
Friday & Saturday, August 25, 26, 10am-3pm


Grand Prize awards an artist a solo exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center with a $1,000 stipend for exhibit-related expenses. The juror has additional awards to give at their discretion, including $500 Carole Eisner Sculpture Award, $500 Mollie & Albert Jacobson Sculpture Award, $500 Patricia Warfield Jinishian Figurative Award.
Benefits – Exposure on the global platform artnet, Artsy, Silvermine Galleries website and relevant social media. Accepted artists will be eligible for membership and representation by Silvermine Galleries.