CVA staff members are professional, diverse and work hard to bring the vision of the entire CVA family to the community. Our team has experience in art and project management, gallery and exhibition procurement, gallery coordination, community planning and administration. A passion for public art, fundraising events and community programs are what bring our staff together to continue to make CVA a better organization with a bright future. 

Catherine Howard


Catherine Howard proudly graduated from Barnard College in New York City with a BA in Art History and a specialization in Contemporary African Art.

In less than ten years, Catherine has launched five successful arts businesses. From curating for renowned behavioral economist Dan Ariely to managing large-scale arts festivals to designing individualized art education programs for children with disabilities, she adores concocting fresh platforms for artists, educators, children, and local businesses to meaningfully engage with each other.

As the Executive Director of Cary Visual Art, she looks forward to hearing from you about how our programs can better reflect your love for the arts AND your love of Cary!

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