Clay Ball at the Salem Convention Center includes both silent and live auctions featuring original works of art from some our community’s most talented, and generous, artists. For this year’s Masterpieces theme, guests are encouraged to transform into an iconic work of art, take cues from an artistic movement, channel their favorite artist’s wardrobe, or simply dress to impress. An inspiration list is available online for anyone looking to get ideas, from intricate to simple. Ticket includes appetizers, a catered dinner and dessert, beverages. Date: Feb 25 Time: 5:30-10 pm Cost:  Tickets: $95 February 16-24. Information: 503-581-2228  Online:  www.