About Us

Our Mission

To provide a welcoming and nurturing environment for the visual and performing arts in Portsmouth and the surrounding area; to celebrate, share and promote the talents and skills of artists of all ages and abilities, and contribute to the cultural enrichment of the community through exhibitions, performances and education.


The Portsmouth Arts Guild was founded in January 2003 to provide an opportunity for Portsmouth artists, and those of surrounding towns, to exhibit their work and to learn from one another. Its members are painters and printmakers, photographers and sculptors, fiber artists and wood carvers, jewelers and craftspeople. Membership is open to all artists of any medium and to all supporters of the arts.

In 2006, the Arts Guild formed a partnership with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth for the use of its parish hall as a gallery, meeting place and arts classroom. Currently, the Guild offers monthly exhibitions of work from both members and non-members, March through December, as well as a varying number of art classes and workshops.

 Our 2018 Executive Team

Wayne Quackenbush, President

                                         Debra Duggan, Treasurer

                                         Sarah Oesting, Secretary

Board of Directors

Wayne Quackenbush, Debra Duggan, Sarah Oesting, Wendy Davis, Suzi Graham, Casey Weilbust