Mission

The Durham Art 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. The 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.

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

    Chellie LaPointe

    Chellie LaPointe

    Education and Outreach Coordinator

    outreach@durhamartguild.org | (919) 972-8920

      Dara Baldwin

      Dara Baldwin

      Gallery Assistant

      dara@durhamartguild.org

        2018-2019 Board of Directors

        Natasha Walker

        Natasha Walker

        Chair

          Dave Alsobrooks

          Dave Alsobrooks

            Jessica Sheppard

            Jessica Sheppard

              Eric Richardson

              Eric Richardson

              Vice-Chair

                Nadjib Assani

                Nadjib Assani

                  Whitney Stanley

                  Whitney Stanley

                    Nelle Dunlap

                    Nelle Dunlap

                    Secretary

                      Chris Charles

                      Chris Charles

                        William Paul Thomas

                        William Paul Thomas

                          Cathy Feiler

                          Cathy Feiler

                          Treasurer

                            Frank Myers

                            Frank Myers

                              Muriel Tissonnier

                              Muriel Tissonnier