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

Carlyn Wright-Eakes

Carlyn Wright-Eakes

Interim Executive Director

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

Dara Baldwin

Dara Baldwin

Gallery Assistant

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

    2021-2022 Board of Directors

    Natasha Walker

    Natasha Walker

    Recent Past Chair

      Nadjib Assani

      Nadjib Assani

        Jessica Hinkle

        Jessica Hinkle

          Carol Pinkasavage

          Carol Pinkasavage

            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

                            Natasha Young

                            Natasha Young