In celebration of Pride month, Silvermine presents QUEERwerks-

an  international exhibition that reflects the wide range of LGBTQIA+ artistic expression.


Curated by Stamatina Gregory. They have taught art history, critical theory, and writing at the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Parsons/The New School, the School of Visual Arts, and Sotheby’s Institute, and have organized exhibitions for institutions including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, the Santa Monica Museum of Art/ICA LA, The Cooper Union, Austrian Cultural Forum, and the 55th Venice Biennale. They are the Head Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, NYC.


Call for Entry


QUEERwerks – an international exhibition reflecting the wide range of LGBTQIA+ artistic expression.
Eligibility – Open to all LGBTQIA+ artists internationally, 18 years of age and older. Original artwork in any media will be considered. Eligible artwork must have been completed after January 1, 2020, and fall within the restrictions.
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.
Entry Fee – $50 for up to 5 entries.
Online entry – Complete the QUEERwerks entry form on Slideroom APPLY NOW

Important Dates

Entry Deadline: Thursday, April 13
Notification of Finalists: Monday, May 1. Email and Web posting
Finalists work received by: Saturday, May 20, 3pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3, 6-8pm
Exhibit Closes: Thursday, July 13
Artwork pickup: Friday, July 14 – Saturday, July 15, 11am - 3pm
Return Artwork will be shipped by: Friday, July 21
Final inclusion in QUEERwerks 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 No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition.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. NO sawtoothhangers. Stretched/works on panel need not be framed. 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 July 15, 2023 is no longer insured and is left at the artist’s own risk.


Ship artwork in time to arrive by May 19, 2023
SHIP VIA UPS OR FEDEX ONLY TO: Silvermine Arts Center/Gallery
1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
203.966.9700 x3
Friday, May 19 – Saturday, May 20, 11am-3pm.


$1,000 Grand Prize awards an artist a solo Viewing Room on Artsy and artnet with Silvermine Galleries, and a 1-year Guild membership. The Juror has additional awards to give at their discretion.
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.

Prospectus PDF