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FEATURED ARTISTS

Student and Clubwomen’s Arts & Crafts Competition
presented by the Woman’s Club of Clayton


Watercolor from a Woman’s Club member

 

Examples of student work

Read about the competition

 

CLICK HERE to see your invitation to the Jan. 15 meet-the-artists reception.

CLICK HERE to see Clayton Mayor Jody McLeod interview several residents about the Town’s Sculpture Trail on the inaugural “Spotlight on Clayton,” produced Nov. 24, 2014.

CLICK HERE to see a video interview from November with Clayton artist Lisa Tillson Bailey and Wendell artist Martha Connolly.

CLICK HERE to see video interviews with other artists who have exhibited at the Clayton Center since February 2012.

CLICK HERE if you are new to Clayton and want to learn about our town.

Photos from January reception

student artists with awards
Woman’s Club student art winners
Some of the first-place student winners in the annual Woman’s Club of Clayton Student and Clubwomen’s Art Competition are shown above. Bottom row, Sienna Hocutt, fabric, homeschooled; Olivia White, paper craft, Riverwood Middle; Morgan Moser, acrylic, Riverwood Middle; second row, Marcy Creech, color photography, homeschooled; Kelsey Hawkins, solo piano, homeschooled; Hannah Gray, pastel, Riverwood Middle; third row, Lauren Treible, acrylic, Corinth Holders High; Jessica Kronz, mixed media, Corinth Holders High; Montana Hocutt, fabric and drama, homeschooled.

 
art teachers received grants
Art teachers receive $75 gifts
Clayton-area art teachers received funds from Clayton Visual Arts’ Christmas in Clayton Art and Homes Tour to use for art supplies. Bottom row, Karin Chmelo, East Clayton Elementary; Emily Parks, West Clayton Elementary; Ashley Blevins, Riverwood Elementary; second row, Ashley Sparks, Archer Lodge Middle; Abby Boykin, Corinth Holders High; Charlene Bowling, Cleveland High; Sharon Durr-Anayiotos, River Dell Elementary; third row, Suzan Fontaine, Cooper Elementary; Mary Foust, Powhatan Elementary; Duane Brown, Corinth Holders High; Tracey Comerford, Clayton High; fourth row, Frank Kreacic, West Johnston High; Joel Fitzgerald, Clayton Middle.

Photos from December reception


artist answers interviewer's questions
Heidi-Lee Peach (L) is interviewed by Amy Beshgetoorian at Dec. 11 reception

male artist interviewed
Harry Vassilion is interviewed by Clayton Visual Arts President Amy Beshgetoorian at Dec. 11 reception

2014-15 officers

seven new officers of Clayton Visual Arts standing on stairs
New Clayton Visual Arts officers for 2014-15 are (from left) Larry Strevig, past president; Tim Johnson, director; Barbara Nangle, secretary; Jim Hopkins, Don Stephenson, and Jo Lee Tucker, directors; and Amy Beshgetoorian, president; missing are Kathleen Nobles, vice president; and Frank Dziepak, treasurer
Amy Beshgetoorian of Clayton has been elected president of Clayton Visual Arts, Inc., for 2014-2015.

Jim Hopkins and Tim Johnson, also of Clayton, were tapped for the board of directors.

Returning officers are Kathleen Nobles, vice president; Barbara Nangle,secretary; Frank Dziepak,treasurer; Larry Strevig,past president; and board members, Don Stephenson and Jo Lee Tucker. All are from Clayton except Tucker, who lives in Four Oaks.

Clayton Visual Arts is a nonprofit, 501-c-3 corporation dedicated to bringing art to Clayton. It is supported in part by the Town of Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.