3 horses galloping across a meadow
‘Three Running Horses’ by Barbara Blaisdell

Barbara Blaisdell

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‘Cupcakes’ by Vicki Rees

Vicki Rees

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CLICK HERE to see a video interview with November artists Vicki Rees of Raleigh and Barbara Blaisdell of Wake Forest.

CLICK HERE to see video interviews with artists who have previously exhibited at the Clayton Center.

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Dec. 6 – Christmas in Clayton

The popular CHRISTMAS IN CLAYTON Art and Home Tour, slated Sunday, Dec. 6, comes downtown this fourth year and features six stately homes and 16 local artists.

Tickets are $10, and advance purchase is urged. Tour hours are 3-7 p.m. This is a rain-or-shine event.

CLICK HERE to get tickets on our PAYPAL page.

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2016 Exhibitions; Demboski Teacher Grants

The application periods for both artist exhibitions in 2016 and the new Dorothy Demboski Teacher Assistance Grants have closed.

Next year’s artist slate will be announced in December, and the Demboski grants will be awarded in January.

Art Faire winners named

Susan Brabeau of Wendell (L), Kyle Wilson of Clayton, and Jan Leitschuh of Southern Pines won awards at the 17th annual Art Faire competition. Two other winners could not attend: Ray LaMantia of Siler City and Eric Schreffler of Goldsboro.
A Clayton photographer and a Wendell artist took the two top awards in the 17th annual Clayton Art Faire competition. Winners were announced Sept. 3.

Kyle Wilson won the $750 Award of Excellence in Photography for his photograph, “The Day That Never Comes.”

Susan Brabeau of Wendell won the $750 Margaret Ritchie Award of Excellence for Fine Art for her oil painting, “Sidewalk Checkers.”

Nine other awards also were presented during the meet-the-artists reception at the Clayton Center.

Forty-four artists or photographers entered the 2015 competition, 27 from Clayton.

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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.