Durham Art Guild Open House + Creative Mixer 2019

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Durham Art Guild, SunTrust Gallery

at Durham Arts Council

120 Morris St.

Durham, NC 27701

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Durham Art Guild Open House + Creative Mixer
Thursday, May 23 from 6:00-8:00pm
DAG's SunTrust Gallery in the Durham Arts Council building
120 Morris St. Durham, NC 27701


Join us at SunTrust Gallery to mix with other artists, art lovers, arts leaders, and creative connectors. Along with having fun connecting with other creatives, this is also an opportunity to see our 2019 Members' Showcase, on exhibit during this event. Free and open to the public.

Please bring a potluck item to share, if possible, along with your business cards. Beer and dessert will be provided. Attendees will also be entered in a drawing for prizes like an art supplies goodie bag, DAG membership, and framing gift card.

We have SO many great ways to plug-in, meet people, expand your skills and advance the arts community through DAG. This event also serves as a drop-in Open House if you'd like to meet our staff, the leaders of our teams, and learn more about the following ways to get involved:

Are you interested in leading and passionate about the arts in our community? The Board of Directors leadership is a fun and dedicated working board responsible for steering the vision, mission, resources, and sustainability of the Durham Art Guild. We are currently seeking new board members for terms beginning on July 1. If you are interested in submitting a Board Member Interest Form for the Board of Directors, please do so ASAP or preferrably before this event and we will be in touch.

The Board of Directors meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm.
CONTACT: Eric Richardson, Vice President and Board Governance Chair,

Interested in or skilled in producing events and programming as well as aspects of hospitality and customer service? We are currently working on some updated professional development programming structure and always working to help bring more benefit to DAG membership from year to year.

This committee meets on the Monday of the second or third week of each month from 6:15-7:15pm.
CONTACT: Jessica Sheppard, Member Services Committee Chair,

Are you interested in or skilled in brand identity and marketing strategy? This committee is in the process of developing a broader strategy for the organization to better engage with new and existing audiences. We are currently seeking a PR/Marketing Intern or Volunteer, a Photography/Videography Intern or Volunteer, and additional committee members.

This committee meets monthly in the second half of the month on a Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm.
CONTACT: Nelle Dunlap, Marketing Committee Chair,

Are you interested in or skilled in building relationships and raising money for a good cause? This committee works year-round to strategize and execute new and existing means of funding the Durham Art Guild's mission and operations. Members of this team aren't tasked with directly asking for money, per se, but work with the team and Executive Director collaboratively on improving or expanding our funding streams. We are currently seeking two additional committee members.

This committee meets in the first half of the month in the late afternoon or evening.
CONTACT: Muriel Tissonnier, Fundraising Committee Chair,

Are you a numbers person or good with financial planning? This committee assists with budgeting and financial strategy for the organization in addition to strengthening reporting and accountability practices. We are currently seeking at least one additional committee member.

This committee meets on the third Thursday of every month in the am. Flexible on schedule to accommodate new team members.
CONTACT: Cathy Feiler, Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair,

Are you interested in or skilled in curating art, sales and cultivating relationships? This committee focuses on advancing DAG’s Art@Work Program aimed at connecting local artists to local businesses. We are currently looking for one additional committee member.

This committee meets on a monthly or as needed basis or works on an independent basis.
CONTACT: Frank Myers, Curatorial Committee Chair,

DAG regularly relies on volunteers from month to month to assist with gallery maintenance and exhibition installations. We also need reception assistance during Third Friday Durham receptions at SunTrust Gallery and the DAG Gallery at Golden Belt.

CONTACT: Katie Seiz, Executive Director,

Please RSVP so we can get a head count and learn a little more about what you are interested in. Can't come, but interested in one or more of these opportunities? Email the contact person(s) above for more info.

The Durham Art Guild is a nonprofit member-driven visual arts organization established in 1948. Our mission is to enrich and connect our communities by creating opportunities and providing leadership for current and future visual artists and art enthusiasts.

In a year we produce:

  • 20+ exhibitions across multiple venues showcasing 300+ regional artists

  • 40+ arts related events including receptions, lectures, community building events and professional development workshops

  • The Creative Mentorship Program, which pairs local high school students and professional artists in creative collaboration and exploration

  • The Artist in Residence Program, which provides an area artist with free studio space and a stipend

  • The Art@Work Program, which connects local artists to local businesses

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Durham, NC 27701

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