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.

Hiring for Executive Director

Help us move into our next 75 years! DAG is currently seeking to fill the position of Executive Director, a full-time position that will lead the organization in executing all aspects of its mission and operations. The organization requires an experienced non-profit manager with a strong background in development and a strong interest in the arts. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and directly manages one to two part-time employees.

Applications received before August 30, 2022 will be prioritized.

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

      2022-2023 Board of Directors

      Eric Richardson

      Eric Richardson

      Chair

      Jessica Hinkle

      Jessica Hinkle

        Carol Pinkasavage

        Carol Pinkasavage

          William Paul Thomas

          William Paul Thomas

          Vice Chair

            Chris Charles

            Chris Charles

              Dustin Britt

              Dustin Britt

                Christine Heubusch

                Christine Heubusch

                Secretary

                  Craig Cutright

                  Craig Cutright

                    Mary Lee Kerr

                    Mary Lee Kerr

                      Cathy Feiler

                      Cathy Feiler

                       

                        Natasha Young

                        Natasha Young