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 board members 

nick trainor - executive director

carrie caldwell - visual arts and outreach director

mary verrandeaux - board president

scarlette tapp - treasurer

shannon kemp - secretary

roscoe conn

leslie dingler

dawn templeton

lesa phillips


Started in 1957 by a group of local artists, the Artists' Guild of Spartanburg is a local success story. Through the years the Guild grew from a handful of artists to eventually join in what was then known as the Arts Council in the 1980s to one of the original partners of the Chapman Cultural Center, located in downtown Spartanburg. Our gallery is currently housed in the Chapman Cultural Center and features 12 different shows throughout the year, which highlight the talents of local artists of all ages and backgrounds. 


In following our mission to cultivate, nurture and grow the visual arts in our community by supporting local artists and education; we host an annual juried show for students in March, and facilitate smaller shows at venues throughout the county for local artists. We also support local artists by providing thousands of dollars in prize money each year to the winning submissions in our adult and youth juried shows.


Please help us continue to support the arts in our community by donating today. Thank you!

board members

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” 

Pablo Picasso 
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