New Canaan, CT
The twelve new members of the Silvermine Guild of Artists excel in a wide range of artistic media, and this year's New Members show will be an abundant and varied exhibition of sculpture, printmaking, painting, drawing, and book art. Frances B. Ashforth's prints and paintings are serene meditations on the horizon line and the possibilities of immense open space. Chris Perry's deft and astonishing book-art sculptures channel the whimsical and the architectural, while sometimes having an almost animal presence. American Impressionist Dmitri Wright, a long-time master teacher both at Weir Farm and Silvermine School of Art, brings his light-drenched colors to Impressionism's cerebral tradition. These three join the Silvermine Guild this year along with Pam Ackley, Jennifer Cadoff, Cynthia Davis, Carolina Guimarey, Caroline Harman, Barbara Marks, Zeb Mayer, Ben Rosencrans, and Priya Tambe.
Criteria for new members of the Silvermine Guild of Artists include excellence of technique; cultural or social relevance, clarity and continuity of style, and professional accomplishment. These artists have exhibited their work regionally and nationally, some internationally. All are exploring new territory in their particular disciplines or media. They join a distinguished group of professional artists comprised of over 300 members who work in a wide array of media and are represented in prestigious museums and private and corporate collections.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.