First Friday

By kristanance | September 4, 2019


First Friday

September 6, 6-10 PM

Check out CAM’s newest exhibition, Rebus + Diversions, Selections from the Series (2016), by Maria Martinez-Cañas. Also on view, Marsha Cottrell: “Black and Light,” Michael Klauke: "In So Many Words," and work by Alan Stewart and Miller Taylor. Experience a new make-and-take art project in the Creation Station, music by kward, food truck, and a few surprises.

Image of Untitled 011 by Maria Martinez-Cañas, 2016, Mixed media, Courtesy of the artist.

CAM Urban Sketching

By kristanance | August 7, 2019

 Join us for another awesome outing of urban sketching with CAM Raleigh this Saturday August 10th at 2 pm

Free to the public! All levels are welcome, so bring a friend if you'd like and we'll sketch this city. We meet at CAM Raleigh on the second Saturday of every month. We'll meet in the lobby and head out at 2pm, so please be prompt. Please bring your portable art supplies and your walking shoes. Explore downtown, have fun with new friends and exercise the artist within.

Participants must be 18+ or with Adult. Event occurs monthly.


CAM Raleigh urban sketching is a group dedicated to sketching from direct observation in the trenches of the warehouse district. With so many changes happening around CAM Raleigh at lightning speed, we have spent the better part of many Saturday afternoons with a sketchbook in hand capturing the stories and beauty of the changing landscape. We are a diverse group of varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds who are truly sketchy at heart. During the sessions we often draw each other in action. Our mediums range from pencil, pen, pastels,watercolor, mud, coffee, or whatever unique medium we can think of. All of these sketches were done on location during the second Saturday of each month with the fantastic support of CAM Raleigh.We are a regional chapter of the international Urban Sketching community.


We draw the world around us. We don't use photographs. We try to be supportive and encourage all people at all skill levels to share our passion. We don't charge money to join the group or to sketch together. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
Our drawings are a record of time and place.
We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
We support each other and draw together.
We share our drawings online.
We show the world, one drawing at a time.
Free Admission

Artist Talk: Ben Owen III

By kristanance | July 26, 2019

Ben Owen III- Tradition and Vision

Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 PM


Ben will talk about his family clay heritage and research into materials that have led to multiple new glazes and surfaces.

Clay Stories - in partnership with the North Carolina Pottery Center and their upcoming Gala & Auction at CAM, Saturday, October 12

Image courtesy of Ben Owen III

Artist Talk: Mark Hewitt

By kristanance | July 17, 2019

Clay Stories - in partnership with the North Carolina Pottery Center and their upcoming Gala & Auction at CAM, Saturday, October 12

 When I Was a Child: From Industry to the Workshop.

Artist Talk with Mark Hewitt

Wednesday, August 14, 6:30 PM


Mark will talk about the industrial pottery tradition of Stoke-on-Trent, England, where he was raised, and the sequence of events that led him to becoming a studio potter.

Image of Mark Hewitt in studio courtesy of Mark Hewitt

Artist Talk: Alan Stewart

By kristanance | July 9, 2019


Join Artist Alan Stewart on Sunday, August 11 at 3 PM for a casual conversation about his current work at CAM, Waft and Wane and hear the stories behind his process and life as a working artist.

Free Admission.

Image: Alan Stewart, "Waft and Wane" Mixed acrylic on panel, 2019, Image courtesy of Raymond Goodman