FEATURED ARTISTS – AugustCLICK HERE to see a video interview from July with Clayton photographer Mike Shield, several members of Clayton Visual Arts and outgoing president Larry Strevig. 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. August reception
Officers electedAmy Beshgetoorian
Jim Hopkins and Tim Johnson, also of Clayton, were tapped for the board of directors.
Returning officers are Kathleen Nobles, vice president; Barbara Nangle,
Officers were elected in June and took office July 1.
Beshgetoorian, a resident of Clayton since 2007, is a watercolorist who returned to art seriously about four or five years ago. Her work was exhibited at the Clayton Center in July 2013.
A native of Virginia, she and her husband have a son and daughter.
She succeeds Larry Strevig of Clayton, who served two different two-year stints.
16th annual ART FAIRE coming in SeptemberAll area artists are invited to enter Clayton’s 16th annual Art Faire competition, coming in September.
Six awards totaling $1,900 will be presented in two categories — fine arts and photography. Only one entry per person will be accepted.
Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. Aug. 26, 2014; art delivery date is Sept. 2. The exhibition of all works entered will run the entire month of September at The Clayton Center.
Entry fee is $35, or $25 for members of Clayton Visual Arts.
A meet-the-artists reception will be held Sept. 4.CLICK HERE for a 2014 ART FAIRE brochure/ entry form.
Click on “Read Story,” just below, for details on the competition, PayPal for the entry fee and a 2nd link to the Art Faire brochure.
MillstockMillstock 2014 brought a cornucopia of art to downtown Clayton and Horne Square June 7.
The main attraction was 36 artists, selling and exhibiting their work, which ranged from paintings and photographs to pottery, jewelry, woodwork and other crafts.
Fresh air and warm temperature (88°) acted as an additional magnet as townspeople took the opportunity to see how another Clayton Visual Arts event “brings art to Clayton.”
Equally compelling for the crowd of about 1,600 was the Sam’s Branch Butterfly booth. There the Clayton Public Art Advisory Board sold wooden butterflies made by Clayton High students in 2013 to decorate the walking trail of Sam’s Branch Greenway.
A lineup of seven local musicians entertained all day, including last year’s Junior Clayton Idol, 10-year-old Abby Branch. The Flipside restaurant, originator of Millstock 14 years ago, also had a music slate that began at noon and lasted into late evening.
The traditional free Children’s Art Booth was a kid-pleaser. Sponsored and run for the third year by the Woman’s Club of Clayton, it was busy the whole day as nearly 100 “Young Picassos” tried their hands at painting.
‘Art After Dark’ draws eager crowdArt after Dark, a new series presented by Clayton Visual Arts, debuted May 28 with an evening program by artist/philosopher DANIEL NIE.
About 60 people attended his program at the Wagner House on Main Street, Clayton.
The evening offered heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and conversation about art, Clayton, and other topics. It was followed by a brief summary of Clayton Visual Arts’ history and goals, Nie’s presentation and a question-and-answer period.
Clayton Visual Arts, Inc., is funded in part by the Town of Clayton Cultural Arts Fund.