Cameron Gallery

Upcoming Show


The Community Weed Wacker Hour opens Third Friday, October 21 in the Cameron Gallery

 The Cameron Gallery presents the work of mixed-media artist Chance Murray, whose paintings depict a dark, strange, and often humorous side of the rural south.

Murray’s work and work process derives from his life on a southern farm.  Paintings incorporate found objects that are rough, rusted, and beaten and works are constructed using traditional farming skills, like woodworking, welding, and wiring. Like farm structures, objects are pieced together, and when necessary, broken apart and salvaged for parts. Chance Murray is a 2011-2012 Durham Arts Council Emerging Arts Grant recipient.

 The Community Weed Wacker Hour will be on exhibit from October 21 through November 12. An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 21 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.

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 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. Click here for the call for artists

December 16-January 14, 2017:

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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