Board of Directors

The Art Guild of the Purple Isles (AGPI) is a non-profit 501(c)7 that has been promoting art in the Upper Keys for over 50 years. Our 100+ members include both Keys locals and snowbirds.

Our activities focus on themed members exhibitions in local galleries, and development and hosting of workshops by local and national artists. Members of the Board of Directors (all volunteers and active AGPI members) are integrally involved in the functioning of all aspects of the guild.

Our motto, “Explore. Educate. Exhibit”, says it all – we strive to continually explore creativity within our own and other’s art, educate the community about art by actively engaging with students in our local schools, and maintaining yearly exhibitions at galleries and museums in the Upper Keys.

We are truly fortunate in that we have a wonderful membership and an engaged and dedicated Board of Directors.

Laurie Richardson
AGPI President

Executive Board

President: Laurie Richardson
Vice President/Membership: Dailey Grainger
Treasurer: Michael Mayer
Secretary: Lonell Rice
Past President: Jeannine Berscheid

Chairs of Standing Committees on Board:

Annual Show Chair: Paula Friedman
Hospitality: Kelly Walkotten
Plein Air: Jean Frey
Publicity: Ingrid Brooks
Student Education: Diane Smith/ Co Chair Mary Ellen Holler
Invited Instructor Workshops: Gisela Llorens

Special Committee Appointees

Show Chairs: Dive Museum Diane Smith
Show Chair: Birds of the Keys Charlene Shedd and Shirley Abraham
Show Chair: Garden Walk David Bader
Creative Tuesdays: Jacqueline Campa
Photography Coordinator: Kelly Walkotten
Facebook: Gloria Avner

Become a Member

You are welcome to join the Art Guild of the Purple Isles!

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