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70th A-ONE Exhibition

September 5 – October 16, 2020

70th A-ONE is a national competition/exhibition highlighting the diversity of work that is currently being made by established and emerging artists.

Established in 1949 as the New England Exhibition, a regional exhibit, it later became known as Art of the Northeast and is now a national exhibition. It features a wide range of collectible contemporary artwork that is both vibrant and surprising. Throughout its history, Silvermine’s signature exhibition has featured the work of many prominent artists including Louise Nevelson, Elaine de Kooning, and Milton Avery, and jurors have included major critics, curators, and directors from influential art institutions.

 

Juried by Barbara O’Brien, INDEPENDENT CURATOR AND CRITIC.

For nearly three decades O’Brien’s curatorial practice have focused on the art and artists of our time. She was Executive Director of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri from 2012 – 2017, after serving as chief curator and director of exhibitions since 2009. In 2018 and 2019, she was a consulting curator for the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport, CT. From 2003-2006 O’Brien was editor-in-chief of Art New England magazine. She earned an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and in 2006 was awarded the RISD national alumni award for professional achievement. O’Brien is an elected member of AICA-USA, the international organization of art critics.

 

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Prospectus

Exhibition

70th A-ONE -a national competition/exhibition highlighting the diversity of work that is currently being made by established and emerging artists.
Eligibility – Open to all artists, 18 years of age and older, residing in the United States. 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, 2018, and fall within the restrictions.
Entry Fee – $45 for up to 5 entries. To be considered for the Best in Show Award, artists are required to enter a minimum of three works.

How to Apply

Complete the 70th A-ONE entry form on Slideroom – https://silvermineart.slideroom.com

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Important Dates

Entry Deadline:....................................................................................................................................Wednesday, July 15
Notification of Finalists:.............................................................................Monday, August 3. Email and Web posting.
Finalists work received by:........................................................................................................Sunday, August 23, 4pm
Final inclusion in 70th A-ONE is at the discretion of the Curator and Silvermine Galleries
OpeningReception:..........................................................................................................Sunday, September 13, 2-4pm
Exhibit closes:........................................................................................................................................Friday, October 16
Artwork pickup:..........................................................................................Saturday, October 17 – Sunday, October 18
Return Artwork will be shipped by:...........................................................................................Wednesday, October 21

Restrictions

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. Shipped work requiring glazing must use plexiglass. Paid return shipping labels must be included.
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.
Handling Fee – Artists who ship their work must pay a $25.00 fee prior to their artwork being hung. This fee covers the expense of uncrating, storage of crates, re-crating and contacting shipper for return. Silvermine Galleries will waive the uncrating fee for artists who use 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 (not a FedEx Large Frame 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. 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 October 18, 2020, is no longer insured and is left at the artist’s own risk.

Shipping

Ship artwork in time to arrive between August 19 – August 21, 2020
SHIP VIA UPS OR FEDEX ONLY TO: Silvermine Arts Center/Gallery
1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
203.966.9700 x3
HAND DELIVERY - Friday, August 21 through Sunday, August 23, 10am-4pm.

Awards

Grand Prize, awards an artist a solo exhibition at Silvermine Arts Center with a $1,000 stipend for show related expenses. The Juror has additional awards to give at their discretion.

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