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Guild

Formed in 1922 and incorporated in 1924, the Guild's history reaches back to the early 1900's. Originating from famed sculptor Solon Borglum's critique group, the Knockers Club, the Silvermine Guild of Artists has been a hub for some of the most talented artists in the Northeast. In that time, guild membership has grown to over 300 artist members, and has included such renowned artists as Abe Ajay, James Daugherty, Carlus Dyer, James Flora, Robert Kaupelis, Alice Neel, Gabor Peterdi, Charles Reiffel and honorary member Faith Ringgold. Since its inception, guild membership has been a selective peer jurying process. As a result, the guild has held its membership to high standards with many members having work represented in permanent collections of some of the world's most prestigious museums, as well as prominent private and corporate collections.

Visit our Online Gallery to search for artwork by Guild artists.

The Knockers Club Critiques

A Brief History of The Knockers
In the early 1900s a colony of artists settled in the Silvermine area, lured by the picturesque countryside. The artists gathered around noted sculptor Solon Borglum, whose barn was the meeting place where the artists, the so-called "Knockers Club" came to socialize, exchange ideas and critique each others' work. When Solon Borglum died in 1922, the artists organized themselves and founded the Silvermine Guild of Artists. In 1924, the artists founded the School of Art, formally incorporated and moved to the present site of the Silvermine Arts Center.

Art Speak Critique

Continuing the tradition of the Knockers Club, Art Speak Critique takes the historic critique model and revamps it for the 21st century artist. This is an informal critique session led by artists for artists which meets monthly at Silvermine Arts Center.

Former Guild Artist Members

View the list of Former Guild Artist Members [148K PDF].

Current Guild Artist Members

  • Christine Aaron
  • Sophie Acheson
  • Linda Adato
  • June Ahrens
  • Sara Aldouby
  • Thomas Anastasio
  • Anne Anderson
  • Ashley Andrews
  • John Arabolos
  • Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong
  • Keiko Ashida
  • Sally H Aubrey
  • Sara S. Augenbraun
  • Donald Axleroad
  • Elizabeth Back
  • Mary Bailey
  • Janet Baldi
  • Karin Bartimole
  • Nina Bentley
  • Suzanne Benton
  • Rosamond Berg
  • Dan Bergfeld
  • Thomas Berntsen
  • Jeanne Bessett
  • Amy Bilden
  • Binnie Birstein
  • Margot Bittenbender
  • Tina Blackburn
  • Geraldine Boggs
  • Edith Borax-Morrison
  • Paedra Bramhall
  • Naya Bricher
  • Scott Bricher
  • Helene Brier
  • Lisa Keats Britton
  • Kerry Brock
  • Cary Thorp Brown
  • Lucienne Buckner
  • Arthur Burke
  • Miggs Burroughs
  • Nina Buxenbaum
  • Karen Brussat Butler
  • Susana Canosa
  • Helen Cantrell
  • Sharon B. Cavagnolo
  • Valerie Cecire
  • Diana Chamberlain
  • Ann Chernow
  • Alberta Cifolelli
  • Phyllis Clamage
  • Sharon Clarke-Fodor
  • Marilyn Clements
  • Heidi Lewis Coleman
  • Carol Cole-Manasevit
  • Ann Conrad
  • Kathy Conway
  • John Elwood Cook
  • Jennifer Coyne Qudeen
  • Suzanne Crossland
  • Adrienne Cullom
  • Dolly Curtis
  • Robert L. Dancik
  • Lisa Lindsay Daugherty
  • Ken Davies
  • Carlos Davila
  • Tertuliano Delgado
  • Charles DeLong Jr.
  • Peggy Dembicer
  • Liz Dexheimer
  • Loretta Dillman
  • Carol Nipomnich Dixon
  • Kirill Doron
  • Katharine Draper
  • Amanda Duchen
  • Pamela duLong Williams
  • Bruce Dunbar
  • David Dunlop
  • Chris Durante
  • Carlos Dyer
  • Carole Eisner
  • Lois Flint Eldridge
  • Camille Eskell
  • Jeanine Esposito
  • Roxanne Faber Savage
  • Alanna Fagan
  • J. Henry Fair
  • Elaine K. Feiner
  • Cookie Finn
  • Leonard Everett Fisher
  • Norma Flanagan
  • Kevin Ford
  • Cecilia Moy Fradet
  • Mitchell Friedman
  • Christy Gallagher
  • Sandy Garnett
  • Charles Geiger
  • Dalton Ghetti
  • Nathaniel Gibbons
  • Peter Michael Gish
  • Leslie Giuliani
  • Lori Glavin
  • Hanneke Goedkoop
  • Dorothea Goldys-Bass
  • Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero
  • Barbara Goodman
  • Sandra Graf
  • James Grashow
  • Mindy Green
  • Robert Gregson
  • Barbara Griffiths
  • Arthur Guagliumi
  • Mikhail Gubin
  • C.J. Guerin
  • Cynthia Guest
  • Barry Guthertz
  • Sandi Haber Fifield
  • Douglas Haddock
  • Shiela Hale
  • Susan Halls
  • Kim Hanna
  • Barbara Harder
  • John Harris
  • Shelby Head
  • Charlotte Hedlund
  • Judy Henderson
  • Noah Hendler
  • Fran Henry-Meehan
  • Joan Heston
  • Lou Hicks
  • Karin Hillmer
  • Ann Hodgdon-Cyr
  • David Thomas Hodson
  • Patra Holter
  • Mindy Horn
  • Benice Horowitz
  • Heather Houston
  • Taisha Hutchison
  • Nash Hyon
  • Eve Ingalls
  • Jane Ingram
  • Lara Ivanovic
  • Christine W. Jamison
  • Stephanie Joyce
  • Joseph Jurson
  • Karen Kalkstein
  • Helen Kapetan
  • Natasha Karpinskaia
  • Judith Orseck Katz
  • Florence Keveson
  • Elisa Khachian
  • Constance Kiermaier
  • Rain Kiernan
  • Drew Klotz
  • Barbara Korman
  • Jak Kovatch
  • Jean E. Krasno
  • Hilda Kraus
  • Martin Kremer
  • Lucy Krupenye
  • Linda Kuehne
  • Kristina Kuester-Witt
  • Helen Kunzman
  • Mitche Kunzman
  • Colette Laico
  • Peter Lampke
  • Joan LaRocca
  • Nancy Lasar
  • Cate Leach
  • Gail Lee
  • Leigh Leibel
  • Mireille Lemarchand
  • Mimi Korach Lesser
  • Janet Levine
  • Clare Lewis
  • Robert M. Loebell
  • David Lubarsky
  • Jane Lubin
  • Cynthia MacCullum
  • Joseph Madrigal
  • Ruth Madwed
  • Belle Manes
  • Jean Mann
  • Mary Manning
  • Michael Manning
  • Susan Manspeizer
  • Ellen Mason
  • Janice Mauro
  • John McClelland
  • Alex McFarlane
  • Mary Jo McGonagle
  • Nancy McTague-Stock
  • Sandy Meagher
  • Claudia Mengel
  • Linda Merk-Gould
  • Robert Meyer
  • Bob Miranti
  • Jean Montalbano
  • Liana Moonie
  • Diana Moore
  • Nancy Moore
  • Barbara Morse-LuBell
  • Loretta Mossman
  • Roger Mudre
  • Enid Munroe
  • Olivia Munroe
  • Jan Murdock
  • Erin Nazzaro
  • Karen Neems
  • Susan Newbold
  • Nancy Egol Nikkal
  • Peter Nuchims
  • Angie O'Brien
  • Constance Old
  • Lee Paine
  • Frances Palmer
  • Hank Paper
  • Anca Pedvisocar
  • Peter Petrochko
  • Connie Pfeiffer
  • Suzanne McCullough Plowden
  • Kathryn Poch
  • Barbara Powell
  • David Pressler
  • DeAnn Prosia
  • Charles Ray
  • Aleksandr Razin
  • James Reed
  • Robert Reed
  • Charles Reid
  • Dale Reinker
  • Nancy Reinker
  • Maureen Renahan-Krinsley
  • Marilyn Richeda
  • Jens Risom
  • Margaret Roleke
  • Sheila Ross
  • Joseph Saccio
  • Gerald Saladyga
  • Jeremy Saladyga
  • Sara Salant
  • Lucy Sallick
  • Missy Savard
  • Debra Schaffer
  • Gay Schempp
  • Renata Manasse Schwebel
  • Martha Barrett Schwerdtle
  • Lisa Scroggins
  • Grace Shanley
  • Susan Sharp
  • Alan Shulik
  • Jody Silver
  • Nomi Silverman
  • Arle Sklar-Weinstein
  • Janet Slom
  • Anita Soos
  • Karen Sorensen
  • Russel Spillmann
  • Judith Steinberg
  • Louise Stern
  • Eve Stockton
  • Shaw Stuart
  • Florence Suerig
  • Jane Sutherland
  • Jonathan Talbot
  • Su Tamsett
  • Kevin Thomas
  • Thomas Throop
  • Marjorie Tomchuk
  • Jo Ubogy
  • Derek Uhlman
  • Hazel Usher
  • Patricia Van de Graaf
  • Mitchell Visoky
  • Karen Vogel
  • Steven Wallerstein
  • Sharon Opsahl Wandel
  • Ann Weiner
  • Deborah Weiss
  • Amy West
  • Joan Wheeler
  • Zemma Mastin White
  • Justin Wiest
  • Bonnie Woit
  • Marjorie Wolfe
  • Woodfin Wood
  • Jean Woodham
  • Linda Staphos Wosczyna
  • Gusti Wyman
  • Jessica Yankura
  • Torrance York
  • Edmund Yuhas
  • Michael Zack
  • Marcia Zimmerman
  • Florence Zolan