Executive Director – Gale Doggette

Gale M. Doggette has served as Executive Director of the South Carolina Artisan Center since 2008.  Prior to working with the Artisan Center, Gale worked as Executive Director of the Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society.  In addition to her work with the SC Artisan Center, Gale continues her work with the Walterboro Board of Realtors.  Gale is a resident of Walterboro, SC. 

SC Artisans Center Gale Dogged

Gale Doggette


University of South Carolina 1975-1977, 1984-1986
Studied: Major, Criminal Law
Minor, Political Science


Executive Director, South Carolina Artisan Center (2008 – Current)
Executive Director, Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society (2004 – 2008)
Associate Executive, Walterboro Board of Realtors (1999 – Current)

 Community Service

Co-chair/founder of (14th) annual Thanksgiving Feast at St. Jude’s

(Serves 900+ people)

Election Poll worker – 9 years
Election Poll manager – 4 years
Co-chair “Enough Rally Against Crime in Colleton County”
(Court House, March 18, 2010)
Co-founder, Walterboro Antique, History & Arts Festival
Free art programs for Colleton County children through out the year and the summer.


Colleton County Accommodation Tax Commission
USC Salk Arts Institute
Past member, Colleton County Historical & Preservation Society (Finance)
Walterboro/Colleton Tourism Board
Walterboro Antiques, History & Arts Festival
Ace Basin Association for Volunteer Administration
Living Waters Charitable Trust – Youth Ministry (Senior Advisor)
Eat Smart Move More Advisory Board
Local Foods Local Places- Econmic growth through Local grown products and the Arts.
(Partners DHEC,AHEC, USDA, Dept of Commerence)

Rotary – 2012-2013 President
Leadership Alumni = Leadership Colleton, 2008
Colleton Women for Change
Mayfield Garden Club
Bay Blossom


2007 SC House of Representative’s “Outstanding Community Leader Award”
2008 Walterboro/ Colleton Chamber of Commerce “Community Service Award”
2012& 2017 Paul Harris Fellow