The artists of the Silvermine Guild serve up vibrant color and composition in this year’s Summer Salon
July 14, 2023
Artwork-left to right: Marybeth Rothman, Theo Makes the Right Decision, photograph, pigmented beeswax; Erin Nazzaro, Bursting with Color!, acrylic; Lisa Scroggins, Polka Dot Sunshine, ceramic.

NEW CANAAN, CT, July 14, 2023— Silvermine Arts Center devotes its Galleries to Guild members’ work every summer. The annual Summer Salon gives the community a chance to view the artists’ newest works, and the public is invited to the opening reception on July 22 from 2–4 p.m. While most Silvermine artists live and work in the Northeast or the Mid-Atlantic region, the Guild now has an international reach. Summer Salon runs through August 24.

For the seasoned or new collector, Summer Salon features a wide range of price points and styles—from contemporary to traditional, with art for every budget and aesthetic preference. No need to wait for the close of the exhibition to take home your new art, works can be purchased right off the wall.

Among the works featured in Summer Salon are Peter Petrochko’s organic and serene Window Vessel, the cool-jazz formality of Carol Eisner’s Drummer, and Paul Eric Johnson’s angular and evocative Athens Street from the acclaimed Crappy Negatives series. Carol Bouyoucos’s lush digital collages draw inspiration from early American and European landscapes as well as botanical art. Marybeth Rothman’s vintage, orphaned photographs become transcendent and intimate portraits through her layering of drawing and encaustic. Exuberant and lyrical, the works on view also reveal subtle new directions in contemporary art.

Formed in 1922 when sculptor Solon Borglum organized a critique group, the Silvermine Guild has a selective peer-jurying process. Many of its artists have work in permanent collections of some of the world’s most prestigious museums as well as prominent private and corporate collections. Guild membership has grown to over 300 artist members internationally, and has included such renowned artists as Abe Ajay, James Daugherty, Carlus Dyer, James Flora, James Grashow, Robert Kaupelis, Ruben Nakian, Alice Neel, Gabor Peterdi, Jens Risom, John Vassos and honorary member Faith Ringgold.

This exhibition can be viewed online or in person. The Silvermine Galleries are open to visitors 10am to 4pm Tuesday through Saturday. Please visit for more information.


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