About Us

SouthEnd ARTS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit ART AND EDUCATION entity dedicated to building community by:

  • Curating meaningful, monthly two-night juried art exhibitions for local artists and residents.
  • Inviting the community to engage in a safe conversation around the theme of the exhibit.
  • Raising community consciousness about local history/cultures/opportunity/heritage with a monthly Social Justice Speaker/Performance Series
  • Helping artists professionalize their portfolios to prepare for a world that expects corporate-style presentations for funding consideration.

Our Mission

Creating equity art exhibition space, building cultural bridges, empowering artists and their communities in South End, Charlotte, NC.

Meet Our Board and Advisors

K. LILES

Founder, Board President & Executive Director.

Indiana University School of Dentistry. AS, BS Public Health. State/National professional leadership.
Professional exhibiting artist, Former studio renter: Charlotte Art League. Studied under Andy Braitman, Susan Matthews, Anne Harkness. Social Justice Warrior since 1972. Committed to ARTS Equity and creating dialog between cultural communities.

NATALIE LLOYD

Director, Treasurer

Senior Assurance Associate at GreerWalker LLP. BS/Masters of Accountancy, UNCW. Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, NonProfit Board of Directors experience.

TINA RUARK-BAKER

Director

Vice President of Strategic Staffing at The Forum Group – NYC & NC
Marketing/Social Media.

NIKKI EASON

Director

MS, Sports Psychology. SEA Opening Night Host. Inspirational Performance Artist. Creator & producer of daily blog: Mogul Moments. CREATIVE MORNINGS, CLT Founders Matt Olin/Tim Miner identify Nikki as their “Creative Correspondent”.

JERRY MCQUAY

Director

Professional Exhibiting Artist in restaurants around town, Former Studio and Leadership at Charlotte Art League, Commercial Sign Designer and Painter, Co-Facilitator-Separation and divorce recovery support group. Mecklenburg County Jail, art educator.

CHEF SANDRA MALLUT, Culinary Advisor, Gourmet Pastry Chef, Sponsorship Partnership Business Development. Serving the Food Industry since 2002, from Los Angeles. Excited to be in the community of Charlotte. Artist & Art Lover