Who We Are
The East End Art Guild was founded in January 1999 by Diane Cutter and Jaymee Weinreich. Artists and art supporters from Caguas, Humacao, Luquillo, Ceiba and Fajardo in eastern Puerto Rico joined in an inspiring gathering to partake in the initial planning stages of the new art organization. Now the Guild boasts over 70 members, including supporters in the San Juan area, the United States mainland, and Canada.
The purpose of the East End Art Guild is to cater to the community on the East end of the island through exhibition opportunities, networking, exchange of ideas and information, sponsorship of art and art related workshops and support of general artistic growth. The Guild has organized a number of exhibitions, both juried and non-juried, on the east end of the island, as well as in Caguas and San Juan.
The Guild mails out a monthly newsletter with information about exhibitions, announcements of art workshops, local art services, and other relevant information.
Monthly meetings are held the third Saturday of every month. The meetings begin with a half hour for socializing, and after a discussion of Guild business and future plans, participants are invited to show their work. Paintings, drawings and other media are shown, both finished and in-progress. There may be discussions or demonstrations of skills and techniques that are important to artists.
The East End Art Guild's strongest asset is the diversity of its members. These include beginners, professionals, Spanish and non-Spanish speakers, artists of all types of medium, in addition to those who wish to get involved in promoting the arts.
Year 2014 officers:
President - Beverly Marshall
Vice-President of Exhibitions - Vacant
Vice-President of Membership - Denise Susalka
Vice-President of Workshops - Vacant
Secretary - Audrey Lynch
Treasurer - Eddy McDonald
Newsletter Editor - Beth McDonald