Who We Are

GuildFor over 40 years, the Women’s Guild has been a valuable resource for the Huntsville Community and a proud supporter of the Huntsville Museum of Art. The Women’s Guild was established to enrich, to stimulate, and to advance awareness, appreciation and knowledge of the visual arts. The organization promotes education, supports exhibitions and acquires art objects for the Huntsville Museum of Art.

Through the Women’s Guild, the Huntsville community has the opportunity to participate in an array of cultural and fund-raising events, such as the Annual Wine Weekend, which includes a Wine Dinner and Live Auction, as well as a Wine Tasting and Silent Auction.

As of June 1, 2013, The Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art has provided approximately $2,376,756 in direct funding support for the Museum since 1975.

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President……………….Carole Anne Ellers
President-Elect…………..Suzanne Barnes
Secretary…………………….Kathy McCool
Treasurer……………………Ellie Sternberg
Assistant Treasurer…………….Michele Rife
Past President……………….Kristen Bodeker
Parliamentarian………………….Mabry Miler

AWARDS

Doris Darling Memorial Award

Doris Mitman Darling, a many faceted person who had contributed in many ways to Huntsville organizations, was a charter member of the Women’s Guild of the Huntsville Museum of Art. The Huntsville Museum of Art and our city owe much to Doris Darling whose generous volunteer contributions continue to benefit the Huntsville community. The award is presented annually to The Women’s Guild member who has made the greatest contribution, on a volunteer basis, to the Huntsville Museum of Art. Contributions should be a combination of time, labor, talents, knowledge, influence, and dedication sustained over a period of many years, which have significantly advanced the progress of Museum endeavors. As of the 1989-1990 Guild year, the award is sponsored and administered by The Women’s Guild.
Recipients of the award are as follows:
2009: Sally Barnett
2010: Yvonne Hawkins
2011: Billie Grosser
2012: Dee Kowallik
2013: Virginia Thacker 

Rising Star Award

The new Rising Star award has been invented in 2012 to honor a member in the two to ten year category of membership. The recipient will be experienced and very giving in her time and talent. The Women’s Guild member will have skills in some of the the following: organizing, managing, inventing new ideas, bringing people together, showing skills as a leader.
Recipients of the award are as follows:
2012: Cheryl Mathews
2013: Suzy Naumann 

To become a member of the Guild, you must be nominated by an existing member. For more information on becoming a member, please contact the Huntsville Museum of Art at 256-535-4350 ext. 217.

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