Cameron Gallery

Upcoming Show


Unpacking the Past, Designing the Future: The Scrap Exchange and Lakewood in Partnership

Third Friday, December 16 in the Cameron Gallery

Unpacking the Past, Designing the Future explores the layered physical and personal histories of Durham’s Lakewood neighborhood and The Scrap Exchange.  As these two entities intertwine, we ask: how do neighborhoods change, and what effect do the people, businesses, and goals of the community have on this effort?  Using personal narratives collected from a wide range of voices as well as handmade “artifacts” (significant objects interpreted and re-created by Scrap Exchange artists), Unpacking... will examine the past, present, and future of this lively area. This exhibit is co-curated by the Museum of Durham History.

 Unpacking the Past, Designing the Future will be on exhibit from December 16 through February 11. An opening reception will be held on Friday, December 16 from 6-9 PM as part of Scrapiversary, the organization’s 25th anniversary celebration.  Scrapiversary  festivities include opening a 50 year old time capsule, speeches by community partners, as well as food and drink. Art making in the Make N Take Room is always free on Third Fridays. Scrapiversary is free and the public is warmly welcomed.

Current Show


The $25/$50/$100 Art Show opens Third Friday, November 18 in the Cameron Gallery

 In celebration of The Scrap Exchange’s 25th year in operation and 50 years since the Center Theatre opened in Lakewood, The Cameron Gallery presents the $25/$50/$100 Art Show, a community show open to all creative reuse artists. Works in the show will be priced at $25, $50, or $100. Customers may take works with them at the time of purchase to encourage giving local art for the holidays.

 The $25/$50/$100 Art Show will be on exhibit from November 18 through December 10. An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 18 from 6-9 PM.  The evening’s festivities include light snacks and drinks, as well as free art making in the Make N Take Room. This event is free and the public is warmly welcomed.




The Cameron Gallery is our in-house art gallery dedicated to showcasing local artists who are using reclaimed materials in their work.

Gallery openings feature complimentary beverages and snacks and free art-making in the Make-N-Take room. Openings are held on the third Friday of the month, from 6 to 9 pm, in conjunction with Downtown Durham’s Third Friday cultural activities.

 Durham Culture

 2016 Shows

February 19 – March 12  Past Tense/Future Perfect: Group show curated by Maria Britton and April Childers

March 18 – April  Recycling is for the Birds: Birdhouses made from reclaimed wood by Jefferson Garvey

April 15 – May 14  Friends and Family: our annual open-call, non-juried community show

May 20 – June 11  10 Deep 25: Group show curated by Durham artist, Jim Kellough

June 17 – July 9  Mottainai! Waste not Want not: Katherine Soucie and her zero waste artist collective from British Columbia

July 15 – August 13  Something Human: sculpture by Julia Gartrell

September 16 – October 15, 2016  Dissection of Color: paintings by Sara McCreary

October 21 – November 12  Cold Gravy: works by Chance Murray

November 18-December 10 $25/$50/$100 Art Show: an open-call, community show celebrating our 25th anniversary.

December 16-January 14, 2017: Unpacking the Past, Designing the Future: The Scrap Exchange and Lakewood in Partnership

Would you like to submit an exhibition proposal for a show in the Cameron Gallery? Click here for our call for artists for the 2017 calendar year.

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This project was supported by the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.


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