The mission of the Rockford Art Guild (RAG) is to promote, exhibit, and preserve visual art, focusing on education and creative exploration.
In 1955, a group of 10 area artists formed the Rockford Amateur Artists, whose mission was to hone their expertise and expand community awareness of and exposure to the visual arts.
Rockford Art Guild (RAG), as it is now known, is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, governed by a board of directors selected by vote of the membership each year. The board is comprised of elected officers, including a President, Vice-president, Treasurer, Secretary, and appointed directors for Membership, Special Events, Show Coordinators, and additional directors as needed. Current board members include:
Pam Parkinson, President
John Wemmer, Vice President
Patricia Jeffers, Secretary
Chuck Gregory, Treasurer
Anne Totenhagen-Johnson, Membership Director
John Hantsch, Exhibits Director
Jill Matin-Golden, Workshop and Program Director
Judith Loudin, Community Publicity Director
John Naretta, Winnebago Fair coordinator
RAG membership is $40 per year and open to artists of all levels and to those non-artists with an appreciation for the arts. We welcome student members ($10 per year).
RAG holds public meetings at Womanspace, 3333 Maria Linden Drive at 6:30 pm the first Tuesday of each month from. We do not meet in December (we do have a Christmas party)You are welcome to join us!
7431 E. State St. #309
Rockford, IL 61108