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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 [300K 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
  • Binnie Birstein
  • Margot Bittenbender
  • Tina Blackburn
  • Geraldine Boggs
  • Edith Borax-Morrison
  • Paedra Bramhall
  • Michael Brennecke
  • Naya Bricher
  • Scott Bricher
  • Lisa Keats Britton
  • Kerry Brock
  • Cary Thorp Brown
  • Lucienne Buckner
  • Arthur Burke
  • Miggs Burroughs
  • Moshe Bursuker
  • Karen Brussat Butler
  • Nina Buxenbaum
  • Robert Calafiore
  • Susana Canosa
  • Helen Cantrell
  • Leah Caroline
  • Sharon B. Cavagnolo
  • Diana Chamberlain
  • Ann Chernow
  • Eric Chiang
  • Alberta Cifolelli
  • Phyllis Clamage
  • Sharon Clarke-Fodor
  • Marilyn Clements
  • Chris Coffin
  • Heidi Lewis Coleman
  • Carol Cole-Manasevit
  • Sara Conklin
  • Ann Conrad
  • Kathy Conway
  • John Elwood Cook
  • Lauren Cotton
  • Susan Cox
  • Jennifer Coyne Qudeen
  • Adrienne Cullom
  • Dolly Curtis
  • Robert L. Dancik
  • Ken Davies
  • Carlos Davila
  • Tertuliano Delgado
  • Charles DeLong Jr.
  • Peggy Dembicer
  • Liz Dexheimer
  • Loretta Dillman
  • Carol Nipomnich Dixon
  • Kirill Doron
  • Katharine Draper
  • Amanda Duchen
  • Bruce Dunbar
  • David Dunlop
  • 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
  • Rose-Marie Fox
  • Cecilia Moy Fradet
  • Mitchell Friedman
  • Christy Gallagher
  • Sandy Garnett
  • Charles Geiger
  • Nathaniel Gibbons
  • Peter Michael Gish
  • Leslie Giuliani
  • Lori Glavin
  • Hanneke Goedkoop
  • Dorothea Goldys-Bass
  • Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero
  • Sandra Graf
  • James Grashow
  • Mindy Green
  • Robert Gregson
  • Barbara Griffiths
  • Arthur Guagliumi
  • C.J. Guerin
  • Barry Guthertz
  • Sandi Haber Fifield
  • Douglas Haddock
  • John Hafey
  • Shiela Hale
  • Susan Halls
  • Kim Hanna
  • Barbara Harder
  • John Harris
  • Shelby Head
  • Charlotte Hedlund
  • Fran Henry-Meehan
  • Joan Heston
  • Lou Hicks
  • Karin Hillmer
  • Ann Hodgdon-Cyr
  • David Thomas Hodson
  • Patra Holter
  • Mindy Horn
  • Benice Horowitz
  • Heather Houston
  • Nash Hyon
  • Taisha Hutchison
  • Nash Hyon
  • Eve Ingalls
  • Jane Ingram
  • Jana Ireijo
  • Lara Ivanovic
  • Stephanie Joyce
  • Joseph Jurson
  • Karen Kalkstein
  • Helen Kapetan
  • Natasha Karpinskaia
  • Judith Orseck Katz
  • Elisa Keogh
  • Florence Keveson
  • Elisa Khachian
  • Constance Kiermaier
  • Rain Kiernan
  • Drew Klotz
  • Barbara Korman
  • Jak Kovatch
  • Michael David Kozlowski
  • Jean E. Krasno
  • Martin Kremer
  • Lucy Krupenye
  • Linda Kuehne
  • Kristina Kuester-Witt
  • Helen Kunzman
  • Mitche Kunzman
  • Sharon Kurland
  • 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
  • Dan Makara
  • Belle Manes
  • 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
  • Robert Meyer
  • Bob Miranti
  • Jean Montalbano
  • Liana Moonie
  • Nancy Moore
  • Barbara Morse-LuBell
  • Loretta Mossman
  • Roger Mudre
  • Enid Munroe
  • Olivia Munroe
  • Jan Murdock
  • Edhu Nascimento
  • Erin Nazzaro
  • Karen Neems
  • Susan Newbold
  • Nancy Egol Nikkal
  • Perry Obee
  • Angie O'Brien
  • Constance Old
  • Lee Paine
  • Frances Palmer
  • Hank Paper
  • Anca Pedvisocar
  • Mary Elizabeth Peterson
  • Peter Petrochko
  • Connie Pfeiffer
  • Gina Piccirilli-Hayden
  • Suzanne McCullough Plowden
  • Kathryn Poch
  • Barbara Powell
  • David Pressler
  • DeAnn Prosia
  • Charles Ray
  • Aleksandr Razin
  • James Reed
  • Bryan Reedy
  • Charles Reid
  • Dale Reinker
  • Nancy Reinker
  • Maureen Renahan-Krinsley
  • Marilyn Richeda
  • Jens Risom
  • Margaret Roleke
  • Sheila Ross
  • Ronnie Rysz
  • Joseph Saccio
  • Gerald Saladyga
  • Jeremy Saladyga
  • Sara Salant
  • Lucy Sallick
  • Missy Savard
  • Debra Schaffer
  • Gay Schempp
  • Renata Manasse Schwebel
  • Martha Barrett Schwerdtle
  • Lisa Scroggins
  • Susan Sharp
  • Michele Shibley
  • Alan Shulik
  • Marlene Siff
  • Jody Silver
  • Nomi Silverman
  • Arle Sklar-Weinstein
  • Janet Slom
  • Ian Smith
  • Anita Soos
  • Karen Sorensen
  • Russel Spillmann
  • Judith Steinberg
  • Louise Stern
  • Eve Stockton
  • Shaw Stuart
  • Florence Suerig
  • Jane Sutherland
  • Jonathan Talbot
  • Su Tamsett
  • Lisa Thoren
  • Thomas Throop
  • Marjorie Tomchuk
  • Jo Ubogy
  • Derek Uhlman
  • Hazel Usher
  • Mitchell Visoky
  • Karen Vogel
  • Steven Wallerstein
  • Ann Weiner
  • Deborah Weiss
  • Amy West
  • Joan Wheeler
  • Zemma Mastin White
  • Justin Wiest
  • Bonnie Woit
  • Marjorie Wolfe
  • Woodfin Wood
  • Jean Woodham
  • Linda Staphos Wosczyna
  • Cris Xavier
  • Jessica Yankura
  • Torrance York
  • Edmund Yuhas
  • Michael Zack
  • Joan Zagrobelny
  • Marcia Zimmerman
  • Florence Zolan