Well, I have no idea how I got into that show. I didn't really expect it to be so exclusive. For the amount of entries I saw when I dropped off the work, a pretty select group made it. Mine was one of the only realistic works; the other paintings were largely abstract. So who knows what the juror was seeing, but I guess I can count myself fortunate.
Silvermine was nice enough to send all the artists a video of the juror going over the work, so everyone could hear why their piece was accepted, or why it wasn't. Part 3 of the video includes my work. Skip to 6:20.
I guess the guy didn't like my Home Depot door-moulding-and-gold-spray-paint frame, but whatever. I can't afford to actually frame my work.
Go see the show if you're in the area. Support your local artists.