Posted on February 26, 2021
The Durham Art Guild is continuing exciting new ways to keep our annual programs in support of the local art community going. And so, the MEMBERS’ EXTRAVAGANZA is born! Our goal? A safe online means for supporting local artists into this new year.
Need to upgrade what is on the wall in your Zoom background? Have you been wanting to fill any blank walls in your home that have annoyed you during the pandemic? Want to directly support local artists and DAG’s arts programming? BROWSE THIS EXHIBIT!There is an interesting mix of over 130 works of art from $35 to $3,000+. There is a gallery for artwork under $250 and a gallery for artwork over $250. You can purchase directly from the site and DAG will safely coordinate getting the piece from the artist to you via no contact curbside delivery and pick up. Need something shipped? We can coordinate that too. DAG members also get 10% savings from our galleries so email us before you purchase to ensure you get the discount.
TO VIEW THE ONLINE EXHIBITION: LINK HERE.
About the MEMBERS’ EXTRAVANGANZA:
The Durham Art Guild typically offers two free, non-juried member-centered exhibits each year in SunTrust Gallery, which are the Members’ Showcase in the spring (which couldn’t happen earlier in 2020 due to the pandemic) and the Members’ Holiday Market during the holiday season featuring more affordably priced art (again, couldn’t happen in 2020 due to pandemic concerns while local cases were increasing). Each exhibit typically features 75-115 artists. To help keep our community safe during the pandemic and to focus our energies on executing sales of local artwork, we are combining both exhibits into ONE centralized ONLINE exhibition extravaganza. It is important to note that these two member exhibits are also typically DAG’s best selling exhibitions, so we want to help ensure that artists and DAG can help regain some of that important lost/delayed revenue to help us keep doing what we all love and need. Artists were given the option to select their commission rate for this exhibit depending on their current circumstances. They could request 50% (a little extra for DAG), 70% (the typical rate), or 80% (a little extra to the artist).
Want to participate?
If you are a local artist or DAG member and you missed the previous call for art, please stay tuned for later in April when we evaluate an update or round two of submissions for this exhibition to help keep it fresh and help support more local artists!