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, culture, opportunity and 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

Providing an ARTS platform for local artists by 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

Co-Founder, Board President & Executive Director.

Indiana University School of Dentistry. AS, BS Public Health. State/National professional leadership.
Professional exhibiting artist. Studied under Andy Braitman, Susan Matthews, Anne Harkness.
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.

RANDY PENDER

Director.

Randy Pender is a creative visionary with more than 35 years experience developing visual merchandising strategies and compelling branded environments.
A sought-after senior creative executive, Randy most recently brought his expertise and passion to Belk Department Stores, translating marketing initiatives and merchandising strategies into tangible brand experiences

Specialties: Product Design, Visual Merchandising Systems, Strategic Planning, Creative Services, Brand Development, Project Management.

DANIEL BROWN

Director.

Bank of America
Highly motivated Relationship Manager experienced with developing relationships with small business and individual clients for the purpose of meeting their financial needs. Applies knowledge of financial products effectively by tailoring it to the priorities of current and potential clients.

UNC-Chapel Hill political science graduate, 2016

The Fund for Public Interest (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Organizing Manager​​​​​​​, May 2016-Aug. 2016

SANDRA ABRAHAM, J.D.

Director, Secretary-Elect

Wells Fargo Bank
VP — Senior Compliance Officer.   Specializing in Policy Implementation and Communication in Enterprise Functions Compliance, diversity and inclusion through education in the arts.

Over ten years Non-Profit experience; including grant writing, community outreach and public speaking, deconstructing institutionalized and systemic oppression.

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BOARD ADVISORS

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. Artists & Art Lover

SHARON FRAZIER

Grant Writing Advisor

Retired CMS EthnoMusic Educator

BRANDI LAUGHY

Event Marketing Advisor

Develop and implement major marketing campaigns, lead team meetings, set & execute schedules, maintain cost control and reduction

BRENDA LEONARD

Data Assessment Advisor

Retired CPCC Compliance Officer