‘City Market’ by Heidi-Lee Peach

Heidi-Lee Peach

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‘Silent Bells” by Harry Vassilion

Harry Vassilion

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CLICK HERE to see a video interview from December with Clayton artist Heidi-Lee Peach and Raleigh artist Harry Vassilion .

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.

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Heidi-Lee Peach (L) is interviewed by Amy Beshgetoorian at Dec. 11 reception

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Harry Vassilion is interviewed by Clayton Visual Arts President Amy Beshgetoorian


Christmas in Clayton wraps up

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A home on Christmas in Clayton Art and Homes Tour
The third annual Christmas in Clayton Art and Home Tour scored a success Dec. 7.

About 150 spectators turned out to tour six homes in Taft Woods West and meet nine local artists.

Each home was decorated for the holidays, and three featured decorations by Clayton florists, Annie V’s, City Florist, and Flowers by the Neuse.

The nine artists were Laura Padilla Bailey, Amy Beshgetoorian, Carolyn Howard, Jill Hunt, Michael Morrison, Kathleen Nobles, Janie Prete, Sharlene Thomas and Kyle Wilson.


Closed – 2015 call for artists

Clayton Visual Arts’ call for artists for the 2015 exhibition season at the Clayton Center ended at 5 p.m. Oct. 31, 2014.

All artists who applied for an exhibition have been informed of the results.

Art Faire winners revealed

6 Art Faire winners in a row--Michael Morrison, Susan Brabeau, Malcolm MacGregor, Katie Probst, Kyle Wilson, Janie Prete
Art Faire winners Michael Morrison (left rear), Susan Brabeau, Malcolm MacGregor, Katie Probst, Kyle Wilson, Janie Prete
Read story. See more photos CLICK HERE to see the 2014 Art Faire program (PDF, 2 pages), which lists everyone who entered.


Officers elected

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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. All were elected in June and took office July 1.

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.