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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

61st annual "Art of the Northeast" opens Friday evening at Silvermine Guild Art Center

Silvermine Guild Art Center
1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, (203) 966-9700
61st Annual Art of the Northeast
Apr. 30—June 11, 2010
Opening Reception: Fri., Apr. 30, 6 p.m.

Press release

Art of the Northeast (AoNE) is one of the most anticipated regional juried shows of the year at the Silvermine Guild Arts Center located in New Canaan, Connecticut. Traditionally drawing over 1200 entries, AoNE is open to all media and artists throughout New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Celebrating its 61st anniversary, this year's event will be juried by Katie Rashid, Director of the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City. The juried competition/exhibition opens on Friday, April 30th with an awards ceremony from 6pm to pm, open to the public, and will run through June 11th, 2010.

"Over the 61 years Silvermine Guild Arts Center has been organizing the annual Art of the Northeast Exhibition, the galleries have show hundreds of dynamic works of art that reflect the changing aesthetics and ideas of contemporary art produced in the region," stated Gallery Director Jeffrey Mueller. "In many ways, the juried competition has continued to serve as the first, if not only, opportunity many young artists have had to present their work to some of the art world's most prestigious and national/international known curators, gallerists, and critics."

Begun in 1949 as the New England Exhibition, the competition was founded by Guild members Miriam Broudy and Revington Arthur to showcase art from the region. Over the years, this distinguished exhibition has presented over 6,000 works of art. Throughout its history, Art of the Northeast has been a platform for both established and emerging artist, many who have gone on to receive national acclaim. Jurors have included major critics, curators and directors from some of the most influential contemporary art institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum.



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