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

    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