2017 Art Ball




Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
at the North Carolina Museum of Art




ArtsNow captured this long-standing and outstanding elegant art affair here!





All were invited to join friends of Cary Visual Art for an artful evening on February 11, 2017!

We celebrated 20 years of promoting, inspiring, encouraging, and supporting visual arts for the uplifting of the human spirit in the Cary community.

Cary Visual Art organizes permanent and temporary placement of visual art in Cary, develops and educates young and emerging visual artists, and provides unique exhibition opportunities for experienced visual artists.

Learn more about the extraordinary 20 year history of Cary Visual Art here!



The 20th Annual Art Ball featured:

- Champagne reception -

- Delicious culinary works of art by the chefs of Iris -

- Dancing to live music by Johnny White and The Elite Band -

- Beautiful artwork by talented regional artists -

- Exclusive after-hours access to the Contemporary American Art Wing of the North Carolina Museum of Art -

- Premiere of a short film celebrating CVA's 20 year history -

- Announcement and unveiling of winning design of the Mercedes-Benz of Cary Car Wrap Competition by local Cary high school student -

- Complimentary valet parking -

- Formal attire -

- Online art auction Jan 31 to Feb 12 -




And to continue Cary Visual Art's tradition of placing permanent public art ... proceeds from this year's Art Ball will go toward commissioning beautiful swan benches at Carpenter Park!




Art Ball 20 Event Sponsors

Mercedes-Benz of Cary

MacGregor Park Property Owners Association 

Ashworth Drugs

Preston Development Company

Westbrook & Associates

Karl & Linda Blackley

Victoria Kelly Photography

KB Home


Art Ball 20 Donors

JP & Kimmie Kenney

Kelly Cobb & The Kelly Cobb Home Team, Inc

Allan M. Acton, DDS

Luther & Symera Cherry

Bradley & Deanna King



Thank you to our Sustainers and Event sponsors who have made 2016 a year to remember. We could not have done any of these wonderful things without your support. All sponsors receive a level of recognition in the Art Ball invitation and event materials, and throughout the year on our website and at other events.



2016 Young Cary Artists Scholarship Sponsors 

Mercedes-Benz of Cary, Wells-Fargo


Atlantic Tire & Service, WakeMed Cary Hospital


Wells Fargo, Dick Ladd, Hendrick Cary Auto Mall, Paragon Bank


Ralph and Daphne Ashworth, Rob and Susan Alexander, Donald and June Finkbeiner, Dr. and Mrs. Michael Anthony, Apollo Medical Center, Sally Cox State Farm Insurance, Duke Energy, JM Edwards Fine Jewelry, Fidelity Bank, George and Melba Jordan, Karen and David Lamar, Smith and Smith CPA, CMC Hotels, BlueCross BlueShield NC


2016 Art Ball Chairs

Becca Smith, Dan Campbell


2016 Art Ball Committee

Karen Lamar, Susan Alexander, Geraud Staton, Claire Smith, Deanna Zolfo


Cary Visual Art Board of Directors

Karen Lamar (President), Susan Alexander (Vice President), Walt Parker (Treasurer), Dani Devinney (Secretary), Michael Kelly, Claire Smith, Chris Ashworth, Paul Sausman, Geraud Staton, Deanna Zolfo, Dan Campbell


CVA 2016-2017 Sustainers Circle

 Atlantic Tire & Service | WakeMed Cary Hospital

Wells Fargo | Dick Ladd | Hendrick Cary Auto Mall | Paragon Bank

Alan Copland | Apollo Medical Center | Blue Cross Blue Shield NC | CMC Hotels/SpringHill Suites by Marriott | Fidelity Bank | JM Edwards Fine Jewelry | Don & June Finkbeiner | Dr. and Mrs. Michael Anthony | George and Melba Jordan | Duke Energy | Smith & Smith, CPA | Rob and Susan Alexander | Sally Cox State Farm Insurance | Ralph and Daphne Ashworth | Karen and David Lamar