Posted on June 21, 2019
We would love for you to enjoy the benefits of Durham Art Guild membership if you aren’t already connected!
To sweeten the deal, we’re running a membership discount special June 21 –
June 27, 2019 (NOW EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 28 AT 11:59pm!) . Your membership will help us continue to fulfill our important mission while providing you with a variety of exclusive opportunities to be seen, get connected, and learn creatively. Already involved? This is also a great time to renew!
The Durham Art Guild enriches and connects our communities by creating opportunities and providing leadership for current and future visual artists and art enthusiasts.
VISIT OUR MEMBERSHIP TAB TO SELECT YOUR MEMBERSHIP AND SAVE $ TODAY!
Anyone who joins or renews during this drive will also be entered in a drawing to win a free one-year membership extension OR a $25 gift certificate to ArtPost in Durham for art supplies!
By locking in a membership before June 27 at 11:59pm, you will receive $10 off the membership price. The discount is deducted at check-out and all the levels and benefits of membership are listed at the base of this email for your review.
Here are some noteworthy opportunities you might want to take advantage of as a DAG member in the coming weeks and months:
- ART@WORK PROGRAM
Your work could be featured in smaller venues and local businesses through DAG’s Art@Work Program. New partnerships are underway and we have strengthened the monetary benefit for artists in these arrangements through purchase projects (100% commission), leasing projects (% of art value displayed), or stipend projects ($ stipend for artist). Submit work examples today for the Art@Work Artist Database so our new partners can see and select from your work.
We will share information about two partnerships with stipends during this drive! They both will be searching for artists from the Art@Work Artist Database.
- 65TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION
This annual exhibition call for art will go live very soon. Members receive $10 off the submission fee. This is our largest and most competitive exhibit of the year and it includes cash prizes. Don’t miss the upcoming announcement for this opportunity and who this year’s distinguished guest juror will be.
- APPLY FOR SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Be a part of SunTrust Gallery or the updated DAG Gallery at Golden Belt Campus, solo and group exhibition opportunities exclusive to members of DAG. The call for solo and group show proposals for 2020 will be sent out early this fall.
- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
DAG is considering a NEW professional development programming structure. Our hope is to build upon what we’ve already been offering and to make it more efficient and beneficial. These events are free or discounted for members. As of right now, we are referring to this new structure as “DAG University”.
Each year, we are considering offering 4 “CORE” annual staple courses AND 4 interchangeable “ELECTIVES” that differ from year to year depending on local artist feedback and interest. Help weigh-in on what you’d like to learn more about through our brief SURVEY.
- WEBSITE PHASE II – MEMBER GALLERY
DAG launched an updated website last year that better showcases our organization and mission with much more flexibility and ability to highlight our programs, exhibits, and other info. With some grant funding in place, we are now in conversations with a local creative agency to build out a searchable Member Gallery (mini portfolio/profile sites) that will be public and updatable by our members themselves. More details in the pipeline!
- MEMBERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP FUND CONTINUES
This fund provides memberships throughout the year for those who face financial challenges but still want to be actively involved at DAG. If you would like to contribute to this fund you can join or renew at the $100 Supporter Membership level. If you are seeking a scholarship or know someone who could utilize a scholarship, please complete or share the Membership Scholarship Interest Form. There are also scholarship options for all fee-based opportunities at DAG.
- AND MORE!