Mission

The Durham Art Guild’s mission is to enrich and connect our communities by creating opportunities and providing leadership for current and future visual artists and art enthusiasts. The Guild is a nonprofit member-driven visual arts organization established in 1948. For over seven decades we have supported local artists and advocated for the arts in our region.

History

The Durham Art Guild is one of the oldest visual arts organizations in North Carolina and among the five oldest in the entire country. It was from the strength of the Guild's original organization that the Durham Arts Council (DAC) was created 7 years later. DAC expanded its focus to include performing arts as well. The two organizations function separately but have maintained a cooperative relationship that has encouraged citizens, businesses and artists to develop and support a major arts center in the city of Durham.

leadership

Katie Seiz

Katie Seiz

Executive Director

gallerydirector@durhamartguild.org | (919) 560-2713 | Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Anthony Patterson

    Anthony Patterson

    Education and Outreach Coordinator

    New email coming soon! | Pronouns: he/him/his

      Dara Baldwin

      Dara Baldwin

      Gallery Assistant

      dara@durhamartguild.org | Pronouns: she/her/hers

        2020-2021 Board of Directors

        Natasha Walker

        Natasha Walker

        Recent Past Chair

          Nadjib Assani

          Nadjib Assani

            Jessica Sheppard

            Jessica Sheppard

              Eric Richardson

              Eric Richardson

              Chair

                Chris Charles

                Chris Charles

                  Whitney Stanley

                  Whitney Stanley

                  Vice-Chair


                    Nelle Dunlap

                    Nelle Dunlap


                      Craig Cutright

                      Craig Cutright

                      Treasurer


                        William Paul Thomas

                        William Paul Thomas

                          Cathy Feiler

                          Cathy Feiler


                            Christine Heubusch

                            Christine Heubusch

                            Secretary

                              Muriel Tissonnier

                              Muriel Tissonnier