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

Chellie LaPointe

Chellie LaPointe

Education and Outreach Coordinator

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

    Dara Baldwin

    Dara Baldwin

    Gallery Assistant

    dara@durhamartguild.org

      2019-2020 Board of Directors

      Natasha Walker

      Natasha Walker

      Chair

        Nadjib Assani

        Nadjib Assani

          Jessica Sheppard

          Jessica Sheppard

            Eric Richardson

            Eric Richardson

            Vice-Chair

              Chris Charles

              Chris Charles

                Whitney Stanley

                Whitney Stanley

                  Nelle Dunlap

                  Nelle Dunlap

                  Secretary

                    Craig Cutright

                    Craig Cutright

                      William Paul Thomas

                      William Paul Thomas

                        Cathy Feiler

                        Cathy Feiler

                        Treasurer

                          Christine Heubusch

                          Christine Heubusch

                            Muriel Tissonnier

                            Muriel Tissonnier