Featured Programs and Events


19th Amendment Project

Community Art For All

Project Packets: $15

Deadline to return completed title to CAM: Friday, September 25, 2020 by noon

August of this year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. Cameron Art Museum is commemorating this important milestone with a community project to celebrate women’s right to vote and to invite the discussion about the long-running battle for suffrage. Artists, quilters, and all are invited to become a part of this oversized document by helping create the actual words and letters of the 19th Amendment that will eventually be displayed at CAM in the time leading up to this year’s presidential election.

The 12’ wide by 16’ tall document will be made up of over 180 "tiles" of material. Participants choose to create a letter (while they last) or to write a short message. Letters (will be assigned) may be painted or quilted on the material. Messages will be short expressions proclaiming what the 19th Amendment or voting means to each participant. Packets are $15. Each packet contains a single tile, full instructions for the project, a copy of the 19th Amendment, and a “Votes for Women” button. Also included is information about the 19th Amendment with links to some of the women who played key roles in the movement leading up to ratification and those who continued fighting for suffrage following ratification. To connect with art inside our museum building, there will also be a brochure for our exhibition She Persists which features 100 works by women artists.

All proposal submissions and payment of entry fees are conducted via application form. Prior to submission, please direct questions to September Krueger at lifelonglearning@cameronartmuseum.org

Social Justice

Art Sale

Clyde's Critters on the Loose

RESCHEDULED: Saturday, September 26

Member Preview 9-10 AM; Open to the Public 10 AM-4 PM

North Carolina folk artist Clyde Jones is recognized across the world for his playful wooden critters. Come to CAM for a rare opportunity to purchase his work. Over 200 works for sale. All proceeds benefit CAM.

Masks and social distancing required.

Art and Social Justice

Art & Social Justice

Beverly McIver

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 6 PM

Join us for a conversation with artist Beverly McIver. McIver is widely acknowledged as a significant presence in contemporary American art and has charted a new direction as an African American female artist. She is committed to producing art that examines racial, gender, social identity, and occupational identity.

McIver, born in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1962, is the youngest of three sisters. McIver is now the legal guardian of her oldest sister, Renee, who is mentally disabled, with the mindset of a third grader. Renee is a frequent subject of the artist's work, as are other family members.

McIver's work has been reviewed in The New York Times, and was named one of the “Top Ten in Painting” in Art in America in 2011. “Raising Renee,” a feature-length documentary film, produced in association with HBO by Academy Award-nominated and award-winning filmmakers Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan, tells the story of the impact of McIver’s promise to care for her sister when their mother dies. The film played in festivals around the country, was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming, and is now streaming on Amazon Prime.

McIver’s work is in the permanent collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the NCCU Museum of Art , the Asheville Museum of Art, The Crocker Art Museum, the Nelson Fine Arts Center Art Museum at Arizona State University, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, and the Mint Museum as well as significant corporate and private collections.


Come Hear NC

Shana Tucker

Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 6 PM

Join us for Shana Tucker, live and in-person at the CAM Cafe or live-streaming on CAM's Facebook page and YouTube Channel, as part of the Come Hear NC music series. To see Shana perform in-person, make a reservation for dinner at CAM Cafe. This performance is funded in part by North Carolina Arts Council and AARP.

Of her work, Shana says, “I’m intrinsically drawn to acoustic instruments because of their resonance, warmth, and intimacy. ChamberSoul brings the musicians and their audience close, and makes the music tangible, no matter how large or small the room is."

Thanks to Wilmington photographer Curtis Krueger for the photograph of Shana


Spooky Stories

Night at the Haunted Art Museum

Spooky Stories from the CAM Community

Deadline for Submissions: Monday, October 12, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT

Do you enjoy scary stories? Celebrate this Halloween season by submitting your own spooky short story or poem to CAM and see it in print and read aloud. All approved entries will be printed in the resulting book Night at the Haunted Art Museum: Spooky Stories from the CAM Community. Enter the drawing to be selected and read loud during our October Family Saturday on Saturday, October 24 and our virtual reading on Friday, October 30.

Youth and adults ages 8 and up can submit a short story or poem with a word count of 30-2,300 words. Intended to be read by audiences ages 8-12. Non-refundable entry fee of $15 required upon submission. Please follow writing guidelines when submitting a story or poem – entries that do not follow guidelines will not be published in the book nor will they qualify to be read at the October Family Saturday and Virtual Reading.



Wilmington United States Colored Troops Sculpture Project

Postponed - Please Stay Tuned

You're invited to Cameron Art Museum to enjoy refreshments and cash bar, listen to the sounds of Mangroove, and raise funds for the Wilmington USCT Public Sculpture Project, scheduled to unveil in Novemeber 2020. Meet Project sculptor Stephen Hayes, Brock Family Visiting Instructor in Studio Arts in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University

For more information, please contact Heather Wilson at deputydirector@cameronartmuseum.org or John McDonnell at development@cameronartmuseum.org or call (910) 395-5999 ext. 1003

Design NC

The Language of Design:

Translating Tradition 2020

Rescheduled for Spring 2021: Date TBA

Design NC grows to a two-day fundraising event, kicking off on Thursday, March 26 with an afternoon plaster class and evening VIP cocktail party. The VIP Cocktail provides guests an opportunity to mingle with the speakers while enjoying an evening of high-end design and refreshments. Tickets are still available to this luxurious event.

Friday, March 27 will feature keynote talks by celebrated architect Peter Pennoyer, and designer, Katie Ridder. Their talks will be followed by Foster Reeve, the founder of Foster Reeve & Associates, Inc., a manufacturing company specializing in architectural and ornamental plaster products. A beautiful luncheon will provide the opportunity for mingling and refreshment with recipes inspired by the final speaker of the day, Frances Schultz: writer, television personality, taste-maker and enthusiast on decoration and design. Though tickets are waitlisted for the Friday forum and luncheon, please join us for Thursday’s VIP cocktail.

Presenting Sponsor



Design NC 2020

Plaster Class

Rescheduled for Spring 2021: Date TBA

7 LUs of continuing education credit by the American Institute of Architects

Join Emily Bedard, Studio Director at Foster Reeve Plaster, for a presentation reviewing the use of ornamental plasterwork in classical design and the hands-on processes associated with the craft. Volunteers will be taken from the audience to actively participate during the presentation – these participants will be invited to pick up the tools and perform the demonstrated exercises along with the instructor. Whether getting your hands dirty or remaining a spectator, this presentation offers a fun and educational experience on the uses and techniques of contemporary plasterwork.

Upcoming Programs

Guided Meditation on Facebook Live

Monday, 9/21/2020

Art and Social Justice: Beverly McIver

Wednesday, 9/23/2020

Art Explorer Thursdays

Thursday, 9/24/2020

Live@CAM: Emily Burdette

Thursday, 9/24/2020

Clyde's Critters on the Loose Art Sale

Saturday, 9/26/2020

Saturday Sampler: Family Day w/Music Bird Studios

Saturday, 9/26/2020