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 2013, representing a variety of media. The new members include: Naya Bricher from South Kent, CT – Painting; Nina Buxenbaum from Bethel, CT – Painting; Amanda Duchen from Woodbridge, CT – Cermanics; Charles Geiger from Poughkeepsie, NY – Painting; Jana Ireijo from Westport, CT – Painting; Cynthia MacCollum from New Canaan, CT – Printmaking; Joe Madrigal from Decorah, IA – Mixed Media; Mitchell Visoky from White Plains, NY – Mixed media/Encaustic; and Karen Vogel from Darien, CT – Printmaking.