$10 off if you join or renew by June 23!
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We would love for you to enjoy the benefits of DAG membership, so much so, we're taking a little bit off the top June 9 - June 23 for some extra encouragement. Your membership will help us continue to fulfill our mission while giving you exclusive opportunities to be seen, get connected, and learn creatively. 
 The Durham Art Guild enriches and connects our communities by creating opportunities and providing leadership for current and future visual artists and art enthusiasts.
You can email membership@durhamartguild.org to check on your membership status.
Better yet...anyone who joins or renews during this drive will be entered in a drawing to win a free one-year membership extension!
By purchasing your membership before June 23, you will receive $10 off the membership price. That’s $10 you can keep for other things like art supplies, submission fees, classes or maybe purchasing art by other local artists. The discount is deducted at check-out and all the levels and benefits of membership are listed at the base of this email for your review. Here are some noteworthy opportunities you will want to take advantage of as a DAG member in the coming weeks and months:
  • The 62nd Annual Juried Exhibition call for art will go out yet this June. Members will receive $10 off the submission fee. Already another $10 savings! This fall exhibition is the largest and most competitive of the year. Do not miss the announcement for this exceptional opportunity and who this year's juror will be.
  • Submit your work to be featured in smaller venues and local businesses around Durham with the help of DAG’s curatorial and programming services. These continued and new community partnerships create additional unique opportunities for local artists from year to year. We are pleased to continue our partnerships with Castalia at Meadowmont (2nd cycle call for art in June) and the Triangle Community Artists Gallery at the Triangle Community Foundation. Stay tuned as we are working to create new partnerships and strengthen the monetary benefit for our artists in these arrangements.
  • Be a part of SunTrust Gallery and Room 100 Gallery, solo and group exhibition opportunities exclusive to members of DAG. The call for solo and group show proposals for 2017 will be sent out early this fall.
  • WE ARE UPDATING! The DAG Member Services Committee is working to plot our additional programming (lectures, workshops, and other gatherings) in this next year. We will be seeking member feedback to help guide these events. We will also be seeking member feedback for a website overhaul in the near future so our primary online outlet can better serve our organization and our communities.
Please note that the database we initiated last year will make it easier for you to navigate your membership. If you create a LOGIN, or already have one, then all your information will be stored for a more efficient future renewal process. Once you login you will be able to:
  • review or make changes to your membership and stored information
  • make and track donations
  • receive automatic reminders for future membership renewals
If you forget your login or password, you can click "forgot password" and reset information will be sent to your email on file.  We ask for your patience as we are entering a new phase with this database, but we believe you will enjoy this convenient feature that will also allow us to better understand our membership base and meet your needs. If you have specific questions about your membership status or membership benefits at this time, please don't hesitate to email membership@durhamartguild.org with your inquiry.

If you still aren’t convinced that DAG membership is worthwhile to you as an artist or art enthusiast, consider what our members Kathryn and Natasha have to say:
I am an artist who has been living and working in Durham, NC since 1993.  I discovered the Guild soon after and was pleased to have an art community that is supportive and encouraging of artists of all levels.  Every time I walk into the Durham Art Guild I meet other artists and art lovers.   The shows are inspiring!

I will renew my membership to keep up with art events in Durham and the Triangle.   It is great to have the perks of membership like reduced commissions on art sales and art show entries.  
-Kathryn Demarco
"I originally became involved with the Durham Art Guild as a way to connect with other artists and art enthusiasts in my new community of Durham, NC. Joining the Guild is a great way to gain exposure in the Durham arts scene through community shows and juried exhibitions. Often as artists we have a tendency to work in silo, however, the best inspiration tends to lend itself when we’re in a creative space surrounded with like-minded individuals."
- Natasha Powell Walker
aka "Edith Grey" www.edithgreydesigns.com
Durham Art Guild Membership Levels and Benefits

Basic Art Loving Membership- $40 ($30 through June 23)
  • 10% off artwork purchases from the DAG galleries
  • Free or reduced member pricing for lectures, workshops and special events
  • Discounts to select local businesses for framing, art supplies and more
  • E-newsletters featuring events, exhibitions and opportunities
Exhibiting Artist Membership- $50 ($40 through June 23)
  • All benefits of Basic Art Loving Membership
  • Apply for solo exhibitions, Creative Mentorship and Artist-In-Residency opportunities
  • Discounted submission fees for juried exhibitions with cash prizes
  • 2 free member-only, non-juried exhibitions
  • Up to 5 images of your artwork in the DAG online gallery
  • Low 30% commission taken from gallery art sales (40% taken from non-member art sales)
Full Time Student Membership- $30 ($20 through June 23)
  • All benefits of Basic Art Loving Membership and Exhibiting Artist Membership at a discounted rate for students enrolled full-time in school
Supporter Membership- $100 ($90 through June 23)
  • All benefits of Basic Art Loving Membership and Exhibiting Artist Membership
  • Name recognition in the supporters section of our website
  • Special perks related to the Durham Art Guild's major annual fundraising event
Patron Membership- $250 ($240 through June 23)
  • All benefits of Supporter Membership
  • Name recognition on a display panel in SunTrust Gallery and Room 100 Gallery
  • Name recognition at the base of our monthly newsletters
  • Bi-annual Durham Art Guild printed newsletter
Sustainer Membership- $500 ($490 through June 23)
  • All benefits of Patron Membership
  • Name recognition in the Annual Members’ Showcase and Annual Juried Exhibition brochures
  • Name recognition in the annual fundraising event program
  • Limited edition Edith London commemorative serigraph print
Director's Circle Membership- $1,000 ($990 through June 23)
  • All benefits of Sustainer Membership
  • Private tour of the DAG galleries and the Durham visual arts scene led by the DAG Executive Director for up to 10 people with light refreshments provided

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.

Durham Art Guild • 120 Morris Street • Durham, NC 27701 • 919-560-2713

www.durhamartguild.org  • gallerydirector@durhamartguild.org
Thank you to our supporting community partners:
  Durham Arts Council   NC Arts Council    
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SunTrust Gallery at Durham Arts Council
Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Room 100 Gallery at Golden Belt
Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Triangle Community Artists Gallery at Triangle Community Foundation
Exhibitions are viewable by appointment.
To make an appointment call 919-474-8370.

Main Lobby of Castalia at Meadowmont

Monday - Friday 7:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
Saturday 8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

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