Artists of Golden Belt

The Great Hall

CHELSEA CHICK

Her pieces provide a way to zoom in and out, to puzzle over
the tones, the texture, the details in nature and her day-to-day
experiences. Bringing into focus the fabric that connects us all.
Through exploration she’s come into her voice as an artist.
Each piece a reverberation of the conversation within herself,
with her surroundings, and with the times. Her inner and
outer world reflected back on the canvas.

Durham Art Guild

DAG’s New Gallery is Open!

The Durham Art Guild is a nonprofit member-driven visual arts organization established in 1948. DAG’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 has maintained a presence and partnership at Golden Belt Campus since 2011. Their current space showcases monthly exhibitions by local artists, as well as two studios for their Artist in Residence and Creative Mentorship Programs. Photo shown is from Gymenii’s exhibit in December, 2018 (photo courtesy of Kia Smith).

The gallery is open from 8 AM – 6 PM Monday – Saturday and from noon – 6 PM on Sundays.

For more information please visit https://durhamartguild.org or contact gallerydirector@durhamartguild.org

Warehouse Artists

Gallery and Studios

The heart and soul of the Golden Belt arts program, the Warehouse Studios are home to 25 individual studio artists as well as the Golden Belt Warehouse Artists gallery. The place to be on Third Fridays, these studios are home to a wide variety of styles and mediums, including paint, jewelry, fashion design, photography, and digital arts. The studios are located at 800 Taylor Street, Durham, NC 27701.

[Photo courtesy of Kia Smith]

Scroll down to learn more about the Warehouse Artists.

Building 2 Gallery

SHEMORA SHEIKH

S.M. Sheikh is a Henna Artist based in Durham, NC. She received her B.S. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin. As Curator of the Feminine Arts for Rites of Passage Institute, the focus is on healing through the feminine arts. Raised in the henna culture and having traveled through West Africa and Southeast Asia, for her, being a professional henna artist is one aspect of a larger tradition. The henna designs, which are displayed in the Henna Hands photo series, are a display of the clandestine moments and hidden world of henna. Henna is a temporary herbal tattoo that stains the skin but fades and disappears.
It is her hope that this photography series will help preserve and demystify the art of henna. But moreover, it’s an American story of how a marginalized subculture has thrived, & how pieces of that subculture (Henna) has become part of American mainstream culture.
Currently, she has authored an art book titled “Hennaglyphics: How to Henna,” in which the classical and contemporary African tradition of Henna is highlighted.

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The Great Hall
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Durham Art Guild
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Warehouse Artists
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Building 2 Gallery

We love our artists

Please hover over and click the thumbnails of the images below to find out more about our world class group of fine artists currently working in the Golden Belt Warehouse Studios.

Jason Blyskal

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SeRah Ashwell

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Jillian Guarco

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C. Bay Milin

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Kerry Burch

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CJ Monet

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Nick Dahlstrom

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Revere La Noue

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Elaine Evans

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Soonja Cook

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Maureen Dunlap

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Courtney Potter

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Andrea Carter

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Mar Hester

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Bonnie Wright

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Patricia Pittman

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Carlyn Wright-Eakes

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Adam Narcross

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Tiffany Coley

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Martha Paris

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Kevin Harrell

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James Keul

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Christine Long

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Matt Tomko

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Roxanne Lorch

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Golden Belt's Third Fridays always draw a big crowd.

Third Friday

A Monthly Event

Third Fridays in Durham are an institution – and the Golden Belt Warehouse studios and galleries are the main attraction. Meet and discuss art with the artists themselves. If you love it, buy it – and help our professional artists continue to make Durham a legitimate and noteworthy fine arts location. Events take place at 800 Taylor Street, Durham, NC 27701.

Looking for Studio or Exhibition Space?

We are currently accepting submittals for the Great Hall for 2022. If you are interested in exhibiting your work or your organization’s work in either the Great Hall or the Community Gallery in Building 2, please contact Justin Sacco at justin@lrcprop.com

Submissions are vetted by the Golden Belt Arts Steering Committee.

 

For information about studio availability, please contact Chandler Shouse at chandler@helmprop.com

Please contact Tiffany Coley for more information about our monthly pop-up studio program at: tiffany@tiffanycoley.com