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‘The Last Painting of Erth Year 2015′ by Elisabeth Flock

Elisabeth Flock

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‘To Bee or Not to Bee’ by Michael Morrison

Michael Morrison

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Artist Elisabeth Flock describes her paintings at the February reception in the Clayton Center

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Artist Michael Morrison talks about his photography at the February reception in the Clayton Center


CLICK HERE to see a video featuring Clayton-area student art, from both high schools and middle schools, which was on display at the Clayton Center during January. Two young art students are interviewed as well as an art teacher and an artist-member of the Woman’s Club.

CLICK HERE to see a video interview with December artists Phyllis Harvey and Lori Ann Martin, both of Clayton.

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

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



Mondo Roots = Art & Music, coming June 4

Clayton Visual Arts and EarthPlow Productions of Clayton have joined forces to produce Mondo Roots on the first Saturday in June.

This family friendly event will be held in downtown Clayton June 4 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Dorothy Demboski Art Teacher Assistance Grants

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Recipients of the first Dorothy Demboski Art Teacher Assistance Grants are (from left) Mary Catherine Foust of Powhatan Elementary, Suzan Fontaine of Cooper Elementary, and Abby Boykin of Corinth Holders High School. Not pictured is the fourth recipient, Charlene Bowling of Cleveland High.
Two high school and two elementary school teachers received inaugural Dorothy Demboski Art Teacher Assistance Grants of $300 each Jan. 7, presented by Clayton Visual Arts.

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Christmas in Clayton

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The Woman’s Club, headquarters for 2015 Christmas in Clayton Art & Home Tour, offered a cornucopia of local artists’ work.

The popular CHRISTMAS IN CLAYTON Art and Home Tour, was held in downtown Clayton this year (Dec. 6) and drew a crowd of nearly 300 visitors to the six stately homes and 16 local artists.

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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.

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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 and private donations.