Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, Reframes Holiday Festival and Calls for Artists to Participate in “Art of Illumination” – Deadline Oct. 7, 2015


For the 2015 season the Cameron Art Museum (CAM) in Wilmington, NC, has reframed their holiday festival with a focus that resonates with their mission in the arts. The museum continues with a two-week celebration, now referred to as the “bread & lights gingerbread & lantern festival” at CAM that will showcase the creativity of artists, designers, bakers, and performers. The bread & lights festival begins with the traditional kick-off celebration of Party in the Pines on Fri., Nov. 20 and ends on Dec. 6, 2015. Within the two-week period will be a procession of special events and performances for both families and friends to enjoy.

This community event features a display of gingerbread creations by all ages and artist-made lanterns. It strengthens cultural connections between the community and the arts and hopes to inspire the artist within. bread & lights festival is a CAM fundraiser with all proceeds going to Cameron Art Museum’s educational mission.

“Art of Illumination Artist-Made Lantern Juried Exhibition” as part of CAM’s bread & lights festival is open to all artists residing in the United States, age 18 or older. Details to enter can be found at ( “Art of Illumination” draws inspiration from traditional lantern festivals, marking the transitional moment of season’s change and year’s end, reflecting on the past while garnering energy for the future.

Proposal entry deadline: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 11:59 pm EST with notification of acceptance by e-mail Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, 11:59pm EST. Completed, accepted lanterns to be delivered Friday, Nov. 13, 10am-5pm and Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, from noon-5pm. Application guidelines for “Art of Illumination” require all proposal submissions and payment of entry fees to be conducted via e-mail to ( Personal checks will not be accepted. Prior to submission, please direct any questions to (

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