I was an ambitious young artist, fresh
out of WSU. I had to exhibit, but where? Who would exhibit a young
Through Christopher King I heard that the Artists Guild of Detroit
was in crisis and was looking for direction - and for a director.
I went to their stormy - and exciting - meeting and ended up walking
out of the room as the new director, Ed Fella grinning at me like a
badger. At least he knew what I'd let myself in for.
My one year tenure as director was a lot of
fun. It introduced me to the art world and I got to show some
artists I really respected.
The Artist Guild of Detroit - like so many
other buildings - was pulled down around 1981. At least a park was built
on the site. The organization struggled on a couple of more years
out of a shoebox in Marilyn Maday's house (Now Marilyn Tsuchia.)
She was it's last director.