Silvermine director to judge annual Darien Arts Center Art Show and Sale
Published 2:06 pm, Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Jeffrey Mueller, gallery director at Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, will judge the 57th annual Art Show and Sale at the Darien Arts Center (darienarts.org), which will take place May 30 to June 6 at the DAC Weatherstone Studio. In addition to his extensive work at Silvermine, Mueller is an adjunct art history professor at the State University of New York at Purchase, Sacred Heart University and Western Connecticut State University.
Mueller has worked one-on-one with many artists, including those at Silvermine, where there is a membership of nearly 300 artists, many of whom have worked in major museum collections throughout the country. He has 20 years of experience as an art curator, curating more than 200 exhibitions at institutions throughout Connecticut and New York. He has worked with Christie's Auction House, George Eastman House, the Hyde Collection, DC Moore Gallery, Jack Shainman Gallery, Pace Prints and GLE editions.
The Art Show and Sale offers cash awards and is open to DAC students and children and adults who live or work in Darien. Nonresidents may also enter the show with a donation to the organization. Entries are welcome in a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing/pastel, mixed media/printmaking, sculpture, color photography and black-and-white photography. The winner of Best in Show will be given a solo exhibit in the Town Hall in spring 2016.
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Register at darienarts.org through May 26 at 7 p.m. Artists may enter up to two pieces of artwork, with an entry fee of $20 per submission for adults and $10 per piece for children. Adults submitting two pieces must designate at least one for sale. A 25 percent commission on each sale will benefit the DAC.
Artists may bring their work to the DAC Weatherstone Studio, behind Town Hall at 2 Renshaw Road in Darien, on May 26 from 2 to 8 p.m. only. All pieces must be ready to hang with a wire on the back, or, if needed, the DAC will provide assistance with wiring at the drop-off site for a small fee.
The awards reception will be May 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. The show will be open every day from May 30 through June 6, from noon to 5 p.m.