Clayton’s 19th Annual Art Faire competition September 7th 2017…

Clayton Visual Arts announces a call to artists for the First Juried Art Faire, awarding $1,850 in cash prizes!

Prizes include…

  • Margaret Ritchie Award of Excellence: $750
  • 1st Place Fine Art Award: $300
  • 1st Place Photography award: $300
  • 2nd Overall Award: $250
  • 3rd Overall Award: $150
  • Sunnie Chance People’s Choice Award: $100

Additionally, a total of six $25 Honorable Mention Awards will be presented:

  • Three from Jerry’s Artarama for fine art.
  • Three from Peace Camera for photography.
  • Purchase Awards will also be presented thanks to local art patrons.

CVA has hosted Art Faire since the organization’s founding in 1999. As the interest and the quality of art in this event has grown, CVA has recognized the need to make this a Juried Show, cementing Clayton as a Fine Art Community.

Joseph DiGiulio

Joseph DiGiulio is a professional abstract painter and cancer survivor from Raleigh, NC. He works for Jerry’s Artarama.

He works for Jerry’s Artarama. He offers free online art lessons and produced several DVD’s that highlight his teaching skills in abstract painting and product usage. He has traveled abroad to help develop acrylic paint lines from Australia to the South of France.

He attended East Carolina University’s School of Art in the mid 1970’s. Afterwards DiGiulio worked in the textile screen printing industry until the early 1990’s. He is presently on the Merchandising Advisory Board for East Carolina University. His work can be seen at the Raleigh Duke Hospital and PNC Plaza building in downtown Raleigh, NC as well as RDU International airport. His latest works are large abstract paintings that reflect his use of color, line, shape and texture. His art takes on the expression of color and dynamics that capture the success of his cancer recovery and the essence of his travels.

Visit Joseph DiGiulio website here!


Artists may digitally enter up to three (3) entries: $30, or $20 for CVA members. Only works that meet the juror’s criteria for a juried show will be accepted and hung. Award selection will be based on the actual (not digital) pieces of art.

* Entries must be received by 5:00pm Monday, August 21st


All artwork MUST BE FOR SALE. CVA takes a 30% commission on all artwork sold during this exhibit.

All work must be WIRED & ready to hang—NO EXCEPTIONS. Max weight 35 lbs.

* CVA is not responsible for damage to art entries.

  1. Media: Fine art in all 2-D media, graphics, printmaking, mixed media, collage, fiber art; & photography.
  2. Size: 35 lbs. max; 48 in. max. on longest side.
  3. Entries must be original artwork, completed in the last 2 years and not previously entered in this show.
  4. Original art is defined as one-of-a-kind art, created by the artist’s hand, and not to include copied subjects from other artists’ work.
  5. Artists do NOT have to be residents of Clayton.
  6. Artists must be 18 or older.
  7. Clayton Visual Arts, Inc., reserves the right to disqualify any work whose content, in its judgment, does not meet generally accepted community standards of good taste.
  8. Clayton Visual Arts and The Clayton Center are not responsible for loss of or damage to artwork entered in the show. Exhibitors should insure their work if they desire.
  9. Clayton Visual Arts is to receive a 30 percent commission on any 2016 Art Faire sales.
  10. Artists are responsible for sales tax.
  11. All work must be wired and READY TO HANG – NO EXCEPTIONS, & NO sawtooth hangers.

If you have any questions, send email to

Important Dates!

  • August 21st – Entry deadline: 5pm Monday, August 21st
  • August 25th – Acceptance / Rejection from juror sent
  • September 1st – Delivery to The Clayton center, 111 E Second St, Clayton between 11am – 1pm or 4pm – 6pm.
  • September 7th – Free Reception 6pm – 7:30pm to announce winners and honor entrants.
  • October 2nd – Pick up unsold artwork, 11am – 1pm or 4pm – 6pm.

Register Online Here!…

Artists... Online Registration For the Art Faire Here!

Step 1: Tell Us About Yourself, Then Submit Form

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Your "Art Fair" Entry Form Details

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Step 2: After Submitting The Above Form, Pay Though Paypal

Payments can also be mailed to Clayton Visual Arts, PO Box 698, Clayton, NC 27528 and must be received by August 21st.  Please keep in mind, your artwork will not be considered until payment has been received!

2017 Art Faire entry

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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.