By CAM Raleigh | November 27, 2012

CAM Raleigh offers a unique art experience to mix into your First Friday. MIXTAPE is an hour of Triangle-area artists performing, showing, and talking about their work – all jiving with an ongoing exhibition at CAM Raleigh. Artists in your midst doing world-class work that matters – come get some!

First Friday, December 7, at 8:00pm, in conjunction with the GirlTalk: Women and Text:

-- Multimedia artist STACY LYNN WADDELL (Chapel Hill) creates an impromptu installation with projections and text
-- Singer/songwriter CHRISTY SMITH (Raleigh) of the Tender Fruit croons a set to break your heart
-- Painter HEATHER GORDON (Durham) discusses text, sound and codes in her cryptic work

An unforgettable hour of live performances and presentations curated and hosted by Triangle-based arts writer and Mixtape founder Chris Vitiello.

First Friday admission is $5 and FREE to all members, children 10 and under, and NC State College of Design students, faculty and staff.

More about the artists and performers…

Chapel Hill-based artist STACY LYNN WADDELL creates works that structure sites of intersection between both real and imagined realities of American history and culture. She combines media and methods such as burned and branded paper, watercolor and gold leaf and mines image and text for iconographic meaning. Since finishing her MFA from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2007, Waddell’s work has been in exhibitions at Raleigh’s NCMA, Winston-Salem’s SECCA, Durham’s John Hope Franklin Center and Greensboro’s Weatherspoon Art Museum. She’s also shown at the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Her first solo museum exhibition The Evidence of Things Unseen, began at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC before traveling to the Weatherspoon in January 2011. Check out Stacy Lynn’s work at www.stacylynnwaddell.com.

Raleigh-based singer/songwriter CHRISTY SMITH is the driving creative force behind the country+pop amalgam the Tender Fruit (with Patrick Dyer Wolf and others). She received a 2011-12 music fellowship from the N.C. Arts Council and has rocked familiar festivals such as Hopscotch, Shakori Hills and Troika. She writes songs about dreams, memories, heartache, meditation, space, the ocean—you know, her life and yours too. Smith teases out that kind of melancholy that you want to hold onto. The Tender Fruit’s debut album, “Flotsam & Krill”, came out in 2010. They’re heading into the studio to record a follow-up any day now. Check out Christy’s work with the Tender Fruit at thetenderfruit.tumblr.com.

Durham-based artist HEATHER GORDON combines art and design talents to represent cultural and personal information in fascinating ways. She plots personally important points on a map, and uses the resulting diagram to create a foldable abstract figure. Or she converts the binary code of MP3 recordings of charged cultural moments into black-and-white coded circles. She is the artist liaison at Golden Belt where she keeps her studio and coordinates events and professional development for the 40+ artists there. She had a solo show at the Durham Arts Council early this year and participated in group exhibitions recently at Greensboro’s Green Hill Center, Raleigh’s Flanders and Block galleries. She’s currently working toward a solo show in early 2013 and a collaborative show at Chapel Hill’s Ackland Museum. She received her MFA from New Mexico State in 1995. Check out Heather’s work at www.heather-gordon.com.

Artist Talk with Angel Otero

By CAM Raleigh | July 22, 2012

Emerging artist Angel Otero will speak about his work and lead a tour of his exhibition in the Independent Weekly Gallery to visitors on Saturday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m.

Free with Museum admission, free for CAM Raleigh Members.

Call for Artists: Map-themed exhibition

By CAM Raleigh | July 11, 2012

Call for Artists, Designers and Collectors
Group Exhibition, Working Title: MAP


CAM Raleigh, a new museum of contemporary art and design in Raleigh, North Carolina, is accepting submissions of contemporary artwork to be included in a Map-themed exhibition. CAM Raleigh intends to include a broad range of artistic practices and is particularly interested in proposals that are clear and concise, present innovative and engaging ideas, and intend to draw a diverse group of participants and visitors.

Exhibition summary

MAP (working title) will examine the shifting concepts of maps and mapping through the work of 25+ contemporary artists. The exhibition will move the conversation beyond the traditional application of cartography to explore how the fundamental idea of a ‘map’ is changing- delving into such ideas as mapping the self; capturing analytic snapshots of contemporary life; recording movement across time; and the reciprocal way in which maps affect contemporary language and concepts of space. MAP will explore the way in which artists act as both documentarians and influencers of both our shared and personal landscapes. MAP is being planned for winter of 2013/2014 and will be on display for approximately fifteen weeks.

Artworks chosen for the exhibition will:
• Explore ideas of ‘maps’ as described above, either through traditional media or new media
• Engage our visitors physically as well as intellectually through interactive design
• Vary in scale, from room sized projected environments to smaller more intimate objects
• Be available for display between late 2013 and early 2014.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions accepted no later than August 15, 2012. Interested Artists, Designers or Collectors should submit the following for initial review:

• Artistic statement with a title and description of proposed artwork. Please note if the artwork exists or is a proposed site-specific commission
• Examples of artworks that demonstrate the artistic concept (digital images) and a coordinating list including titles, dates, media, dimensions
• Technical and installation requirements for the proposed artwork (be specific and realistic about what you need and what you will provide)
• Preliminary budget for proposed artwork (creation, shipping, etc)
• Artist’s CV or Resume with current contact information for the owner of the proposed work
• List of potential sponsors or partners for the exhibition

Mail proposal packets to:

Gallery and Exhibitions Manager
CAM Raleigh
409 W. Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Please do not mail original art/documents as materials will not be returned. Proposals may also be sent via email by August 15, 2012 to: kate_shafer@camraleigh.ncsu.edu with the subject header “Call for Artists: MAP”. In order to ensure delivery, email messages should be no larger than 5 MB. No phone calls please. By submitting an entry, artists agree to allow CAM Raleigh and/or its sponsoring partners the unrestricted right to use submitted artwork, in part or in whole, for promotional purposes. Please visit our website at camraleigh.org/join/submissions/ for more information and floor plans.

The museum will contact artists of interest to schedule a secondary review with staff and the program committee to determine the project’s feasibility. If selected for secondary review, artists will be expected to provide a budget and proposed timeline for project related benchmarks. The museum will be responsible for the administration of the project in terms of contracts, payments and overall coordination of the project. Details will be listed in a formal contract between the museum and the artist.

Download MAP Call for Artists pdf

About CAM Raleigh
CAM Raleigh seeks to curate the most contemporary works of art and design possible—those still emerging, growing, and living. We hope to spark new thinking by creating ever-changing experiences that explore what’s now and nearing. CAM Raleigh is a non-collecting museum of contemporary art and design. The museum facility is located in Raleigh’s historic Warehouse District.

CAM Raleigh aims to enrich our community by supporting a culture of creativity, appreciating art’s capacity to enlighten the human experience. The museum has a commitment to living artists and designers working in the “now” and helps to connect the immediacy of new art, design and ideas to Raleigh, the Triangle and beyond. CAM Raleigh’s exhibitions play a vital role in this vision, filling a cultural gap by showcasing art and design by emerging, mid-career, established, local, national, and international artists and designers working in a variety of media.

GirlTalk, Jonathan Horowitz – Public Opening Day

By CAM Raleigh | July 1, 2012


Your Land/My Land: Election ’12 Party!

By CAM Raleigh | July 1, 2012

Visit CAM Raleigh on November 6 and watch live as the results roll in!
This election night celebration is in conjunction with:

Get in on the election night action and help activate your museum as a place for open discourse and political engagement.

Relax on the exhibition's contrasting red and blue carpets as live feeds of Fox News and MSNBC cover election night events. Connect with museum visitors across the country as they do the same simultaneously at CAM St. Louis, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CAM Houston, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Telfair Museums in Savannah, and the New Museum in NYC.

The museum will open for the event at 5:00 p.m. and will remain open until final results are in. Stay refreshed with drinks from the cash bar and enjoy all-american food from Klausie's Pizza, Olde North State BBQ, and Humble Pig food trucks.

CAM Raleigh Members can bring one free guest. Not yet a member? Join during Your Land/My Land debate events and get 10% off your annual membership! Learn more about CAM Raleigh memberships and benefits here.

Stay informed on this important election by watching the presidential debates CAM Raleigh on Tuesday, October 16 and Monday, October 22.

Your Land/My Land: Election '12 is generously sponsored by Poole's Diner with additional support from Aaron's. CAM Raleigh is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.