The Contemporary Art Museum (CAM Raleigh) Advisory Board and the Contemporary Art Foundation (CAF) Board of Directors, in consultation with Marvin J. Malecha, Dean, College of Design at NC State University decided to move into new areas of development requiring new leadership. Elysia Borowy-Reeder has left the position of director and Kate Thompson Shafer will serve as Interim Director of CAM Raleigh. During this interim period CAM Raleigh is fully committed to the continued excellence of its education and exhibition programs.
CAM Raleigh is also pleased to announce two new development team members who have joined the organization in the last few weeks. Marjorie Hodges has joined CAM Raleigh as Director of the Contemporary Art Foundation and Gab Smith has joined the museum as Director of Advancement and Membership Engagement for the Contemporary Art Foundation. CAM Raleigh is a collaboration between the NC State University College of Design and the Contemporary Art Foundation (CAF), a private 501(c)(3) organization. The two organizations work together to form CAM Raleigh.
About the Interim Director of CAM Raleigh
Kate Thompson Shafer has been named the Interim Director of CAM Raleigh. Shafer has held a leadership position at CAM Raleigh since 2009 most recently as Gallery and Exhibitions Manager. Kate managed the award-winning renovations that turned a historic downtown warehouse into CAM Raleigh and developed the operational procedures and exhibition plans that opened the museum. At CAM Raleigh, Shafer has produced 16 major exhibitions with nationally recognized artists and curated the museum’s inaugural exhibitions in 2011. She received the Award of Excellence from NC State University’s College of Design in April 2012 for her exemplary work at the museum. Shafer has also held leadership and management positions at contemporary art galleries in Denver and San Francisco. Shafer holds a B.F.A from the University of Denver. To contact Kate Thompson Shafer, Interim Director of CAM Raleigh, please call 919.513.8154 or email at email@example.com.
About the new Development Team at CAM Raleigh
Marjorie Hodges (left) and Gab Smith (right)
Marjorie Hodges has been named the new Director of the Contemporary Art Foundation of CAM Raleigh. She is a prominent arts advocate and a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. Hodges will focus on fundraising and donor relations for CAM Raleigh. She has worked in the contemporary art field for six years at Flanders Gallery and is a member of the Raleigh Fine Arts Society. Hodges is an arts contributor for Raleigh’s WALTER magazine and believes strongly in the power of art to drive economic growth. Further, she is dedicated to making CAM Raleigh one of the nation’s premier museums to visit and a cultural center for our community. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and two children. To contact Marjorie Hodges, Director of the Contemporary Art Foundation, please call 919.513.8176 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gab Smith has been named the new Director of Advancement and Membership Engagement of CAM Raleigh. Smith has worked in the architecture and museum field for more than a decade. She is a graduate of NC State University and is a Masters in Liberal Studies candidate at Duke University. Smith also holds a certificate in Non-Profit management from Duke University. Smith plans to strengthen the relationship between the Museum and its members and the larger community with dynamic and innovative programs. Smith will also head up grants and foundations. To contact Gab Smith, Director of Advancement and Membership Engagement, please call 919.513.8099 or email at email@example.com.
About Arthouse 2013 / 2nd Anniversary Party / Art + Culture Auction
CAM Raleigh is fast approaching its anniversary, to be celebrated at Arthouse 2013 on May 10, 2013. After another year of groundbreaking exhibitions, expansive educational programs, community events and all around hard work, the Contemporary Art Museum is proud to celebrate its second year in Raleigh’s warehouse district. Arthouse 2013 is CAM Raleigh’s largest fundraising event and one of the highlights of the Triangle social calendar. Each year more than 500 museum friends and art lovers celebrate everything that is CAM Raleigh—Life, Art, and Culture. Arthouse 2013 will be a spectacular celebration worthy of the museum’s many successes. Visit camraleigh.org/arthouse2013 to purchase tickets to the event.
Hours and Admission
CAM Raleigh hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., and first and third Fridays of the month open late. The museum is closed on Tuesday. General admission to the museum is $5. CAM Raleigh members, children 10 and under, members of NARM outside of the City of Raleigh and Mod/Co, and NC State College of Design students, staff, and faculty are admitted free.
CAM Raleigh is a non-collecting museum that explores what’s now and presents an always-changing museum experience. CAM Raleigh is collaboration between the Contemporary Art Foundation, the community of Raleigh and North Carolina State University’s College of Design. CAM Raleigh is generously supported by the Contemporary Art Foundation, North Carolina State University, individual and corporate members, private and corporate foundations, and government agencies. CAM Raleigh is located at 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603, between Harrington and West streets and in the heart of Raleigh’s Depot National Register Historic District and Warehouse District. CAM Raleigh has a parking lot; additional parking is available at metered spots on the street or at the Davie Street Parking Lot located at 201 W. Davie Street. Information about CAM Raleigh’s exhibitions, programs, and special events is available on the CAM Raleigh website at camraleigh.org or by phone at 919.513.0946. Follow @camraleigh on twitter.