The Friends Guild of LMFA

Mission  Statement: The Friends Guild of the Longview Museum of Fine Arts provides members with special art-focused programming throughout the year along with a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.


Proceeds raised by the Friends enable LMFA to purchase much needed equipment for the Museum and to acquire new works of art for the Permanent Collection.

Get Involved - Join The LMFA Friends!

The Guild meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, January - December at 5:30 pm.


OPENING NIGHT RECEPTIONS: Volunteers provide hors d'oeuvres and other foods for sampling during our opening night receptions. They may also serve beverages, replenish the food table and help set up and clean up. These opening receptions are held for the benefit of the members before the exhibit is opened to the public and most openings feature a chance to meet the artist and entertainment.


GREETERS: Volunteers serve as greeters during the Museum’s regular business hours. As greeters, they answer phones, direct visitors and art students and assist with Museum mailings and other miscellaneous office needs.


MUSEUM SPRING CLEANING DAY: Twice a year, guild members gather to sort through and reorganize the Museum’s various areas: classrooms, kitchen & workrooms.


ANNUAL FUNDRAISERS: Bunny Brunch, Holiday Tea Room & Christmas Wreath Raffle

2013-2014 Officers


President: Tom Coker


First Vice-President: Ira Sheek


Second Vice-President: Barbara Duchene


Recording Secretary: Phyllis Skolnick


Treasurer: Caryn Pepper


Corresponding Secretary: Barbara Hawkins

Chairman for 2014 Tea Room: Nancy Chapmon - "Twelve Days of Christmas"

BACK ROW: Phyllis Skolnick, Recording Secretary - Peggy Duvall, 2nd Vice-President - Nancy Peralta Chapmon, Chairman for 2014 Tea Room, Noble Roberts, Caryn Pepper, Treasurer - Barbara Hawkins, Corresponding Secretary and Simone Kibbe

MIDDLE ROW:  Diana Mears, Isabelle Seeger, Ira Sheek, Margaret Partin, Barbara Duchene and Cindy Lavine, 1st Vice-President

FRONT ROW: Brad Sheek and Tom Coker, President

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