CALL FOR ART – 2019 Members’ Showcase

This annual opportunity is a submission-free non-juried exhibition to showcase the work of our talented and valued member artists. All current members of the Durham Art Guild are able to display one original work of art during this exhibition. Artwork must be recent, no larger than 40 inches in any direction, and cannot have previously been exhibited in a DAG-sponsored exhibit. If you are not yet a member and are interested in participating in the 2019 Members’ Showcase, CLICK HERE to learn more about the levels and benefits of membership. DAG membership is open to all artists and art enthusiasts (not just Durham residents) and we strive to make membership accessible and inclusive by providing discounted student level memberships and membership scholarship options.

Delivery of Work: Sun. March 31 and Mon. April 1, 2019 between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: April 5 – June 8, 2019
Public Receptions during 3rd Friday: April 19 and May 17, 2019 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Pick up of work: June 9 and June 10, 2019 between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Peoples’ Choice Award: All gallery attendees throughout the duration of the exhibition will be voting for their favorite work of art in the 2019 Members’ Showcase. These ballots will be tallied and the winning member announced after the close of the exhibition for a special Durham Art Guild prize.
Merit Awards: Our guest judge, Marcella D. Camara, Founding Curator of Young Gifted & Broke Durham, will select five artists for Merit Awards who will receive special prizes from DAG.

For the full call for art and delivery form CLICK HERE.

Marcella D. Camara is a Liberian-American creative, curator, health educator, cultural alchemist, and story teller, among other things. With a background in cultural organizing and public health, her work centers using art, culture, and afro-futurism as a praxis for social justice and community wellness. As a Durham native and first generation American southern girl, Marcella attributes her creative ingenuity and passion for community, to the city’s dynamic art and social justice landscapes. She is currently in residence at NorthStar Church of the Arts.

She launched Young, Gifted, & Broke in 2017 to create innovative art spaces that center people of color and combat the erasure of the marginalized in a rapidly gentrifying Durham. Young, Gifted, & Broke is a pop-up art gallery & creative consultancy highlighting artists of color at the intersection of culture & wellness. We build spaces for art exploration and community wellness on a foundation of futurism, public health, and equity. YGB’s goal is to reframe how and where we view art, as well as build the social and creative spaces we want to see. In addition to our eponymous pop up art show, we have hosted multiple social gatherings, conversations, and collaborated with other brands and organizations to curate art and experiences.