From Top L-R: Gina Piccirilli-Hayden, Dora Tomulic, Michele Shibley, Moshe Bursuker, Susan Cox, Joan Zagrobelny, Edhu Nascimento & Cris Xavier, Kiyoshi Otsuka, Robert Calafiore, Ronnie Rysz

Each year in the spring and fall, artists are selected, through a jurying process to become new members of the Silvermine Guild of Artists. The Silvermine Guild of Artists is a distinguished group of professional artists comprised of over 300 members who work in a wide array of media and are represented in museums, and prestigious private and corporate collections. Selection into the guild is based on several criteria such as creativity, uniqueness or timeliness, excellence of technique, compelling notion or idea, cultural or social relevance, professional presentation of work, clarity and continuity of style, and professional accomplishment. The New Members Exhibition will showcase the works of five new Guild Artist members inducted in the spring and fall of 2014, representing a variety of media. The new members include:Moshe Bursuker from Purdys, NY – Glass; Robert Calafiore from West Hartford, CT – Photography; Susan Cox from Pound Ridge, NY – Glass; Edhu Nascimento & Cris Xavier from Norwalk, CT (via Brazil) – Photography; Kiyoshi Otsuka from Bronxville, NY – Painting; Gina Piccirilli-Hayden from Cold Spring Harbor, NY – Ceramics; Ronnie Rysz from New Haven, CT – Mixed Media; Michele Shibley from West Springfield, MA – Mixed media/Installation; Dora Tomulic from Stamford, CT – Painting; and Joan Zagrobelny from Newtown, CT – Ceramics.