Folk artist donates paintings to raise funds for the Cameron Art Museum

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Clyde Jones is an internationally recognized artist known for his whimsical wooden critters which surround his home in Bynum, North Carolina.

When the folk artist took a fall at his home recently, he was forced to move to an assisted living facility.

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Faced with critical decisions about what to do with his home and his beloved artwork collection, he decided to give 200 paintings from his personal collection to the Cameron Art Museum (CAM) in Wilmington to sell as a fundraiser.

Due to the pandemic, the CAM has been closed for months and that’s resulted in an average monthly loss of $50,000.

Jones’ paintings will be sold at the museum on Saturday, September 19. Prices start at $35. Hours for the sale will be 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. for CAM members and 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for the public.