Design NC: Classicism Reimagined – Design Without Expiration
May 4th and 5th, 2023

Fundraising event for The Cameron Art Museum

The Cameron Art Museum’s springtime fundraiser is back! In May 2023, join us at the CAM as Design NC celebrates classicism reimagined. Enjoy engaging presentations from James Carter, Corey Damen Jenkins and Margot Shaw. A beautiful luncheon will also take place in the CAM courtyard along with book signings by all three authors throughout the day.

Keynote Speakers

Design NC:

Classicism Reimagined – Design Without Expiration

James F. Carter

Known for his unique approach to beautiful, confident, and visionary residential architecture, James Carter epitomizes the grace and generosity that comes, in part, from living in the American south. The work of his firm, James F. Carter, Architect, is nationally recognized…

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Corey Damen Jenkins

Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates is an interior design firm based in New York City. The company was founded by its principal and nationally acclaimed designer Corey Damen Jenkins, who is celebrated for his mixing of vivid colors with layered patterns to create inspired, inventive, and unexpected spaces…

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Margot Shaw

Margot Shaw, the editor in chief of Flower Magazine has loved flowers since she could “pick a pocketful of posies” but didn’t realize her true passion for them until just a few years ago. A self-named “flower girl,” Margot attributes her knowledge and appreciation of floral design …

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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.


Sponsorship Opportunities: Sponsorship Documents

Design NC:

Classicism Reimagined – Design Without Expiration

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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