Design NC Book Series
with Garden Historian and Author Linda Jane Holden
Friday, September 8, 2023
10:30 AM-12 PM
CAM Members: $20 Not-Yet Members: $25

Linda is a garden historian and the author behind the books Presidents’ Gardens and The Gardens of Bunny Mellon. Linda grew up in Northern Virginia spending happy youthful hours at the gardens in Mount Vernon, Colonial Williamsburg and Washington, DC.
A gardener in her own right, Linda enjoys any opportunity to create gardens that allow people to experience beauty effortlessly.

Fundraising event for The Cameron Art Museum

Save the date! Cameron Art Museum’s springtime fundraiser returns May 2 & 3, 2024. Enjoy engaging presentations from Elizabeth Graziolo, Susanna Paisley and a third speaker to be announced. A beautiful luncheon will also take place in the CAM courtyard along with book signings by the authors throughout the day.

CAM Members find out first. Become a member and get early access to DesignNC tickets along with FREE admission to the museum, invites to exclusive member-only previews of upcoming exhibitions along with discounts at CAM Café and the Museum Shop. CAM is not supported by an umbrella institution and relies on the generosity of donors and our members to sustain its mission of enhancing the lives of children and adults throughout our community.

Elizabeth Graziolo

Elizabeth Graziolo, award-winning founder and principal of Yellow House Architects in New York City


Susanna Paisley

Susanna Paisley, biologist and botanical fabric & wallpaper designer in Whitstable, Kent UK

Past Design NC Keynote Speakers

Vision of Design NC

The Vision of Design NC is to elevate support and awareness for Cameron Art Museum through an annual forum that celebrates the craft of design and provides regional outreach to design professionals, students and arts enthusiasts.

Past Events

2021 Dialogues on Modernism and Maximalism

In the spring of 2021, Design NC embraced the conveniences of modern-day technology and conducted its program virtually! The audience and presenters gathered in an online forum to share enthusiasm about a beautiful range of design styles. Thom Filicia entertained us from his New York apartment as he shared his projects, philosophies and product development. Modernist architect Robert Gurney signed on afterward to offer us a fascinating perspective on his new constructions and historic renovations in the DC area. On Day two, master plaster craftsman Foster Reeve ushered us into the world of maximalism as he discussed opulent interior flourishes such as custom ceiling medallions, curved crown moldings and historical restorations. Last but not least, Celerie Kemble took us on a virtual tropical vacation to her Dominican passion project, Playa Grande, while offering us the inside scoop on her new book, Island Whimsy. While an in-person gathering was not permitted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we greatly appreciated everyone's participation and enjoyed learning from these wonderful designers and craftsmen.

2019 The Language of Design: Inside and Out

Design NC’s inaugural fundraising event for CAM, The Language of Design: Inside and Out, took place in May of 2019. Celebrated New York interior designer Alexa Hampton presented her keynote address followed by Greensboro-based landscape architect Chip Callaway. Honorary Chair and renowned interior designer Marshall Watson led a panel discussion about designing a seamless flow from the indoors to exteriors. Attendees gained a bountiful amount of inspiration and enjoyed many laughs. We look forward to when we can gather in person again at CAM and thank everyone for their support along the way.

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