Art Faire 2014

Artists standing in a line are introduced at reception
Many of the 2013 Art Faire entrants are introduced at the awards reception in Clayton last September
CLICK HERE to see and print a PDF copy of the 2014 Art Faire brochure.
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Clayton’s 16th annual Art Faire competition is coming in September, and all area artists are invited to enter.

A total of $1,900 will be awarded in two categories — fine arts and photography.

The top two entries will receive the $750 Margaret Ritchie Award of Excellence in fine art and the $750 Award of Excellence in photography.

Three Judge’s Choice ribbons of $100 each will be chosen by the judges. A sixth honor, the Sunnie Chance People’s Choice award of $100, will be voted on by those attending a reception for the artists who entered. The competition is sponsored by Clayton Visual Arts, Inc.

Entrants must be age 18 or older and do not have to be residents of Clayton.

Fine art entries will be accepted in all 2-D media–painting, graphics, printmaking, mixed media, collage, fiber arts. There will be a separate photography category.

Only one entry per person will be accepted. Total entries will be limited to the first 50 received, due to space considerations at the Clayton Center Gallery.

Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. Aug. 26, 2014; art delivery date is Sept. 2.

Entry fee is $35, or $25 for members of Clayton Visual Arts. Non-members who join Clayton Visual Arts ($20/year) during Art Faire will be charged the member-entry-fee of $25—for a total of $45.

Make checks payable to Clayton Visual Arts, Inc., or go to the bottom of this page and use PayPal. Please do not send cash.

Paper entries and checks should be mailed to Clayton Visual Arts, Art Faire Competition, P.O. Box 698, Clayton, NC 27528.

CLICK HERE for an Art Faire brochure with information and rules. Printed brochures are available at the Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St.; the Hocutt Ellington Library, 100 Church St.; the Coffee Mill, 105 S. Lombard St.; Right Angles Framing Shop, 215 E. Main St.; and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, 301 E. Main St.

Judges for 2014 will be Susan Fecho of Wilson, head of the Department of Art & Design at Barton College, fine art; and Richard Cicone of Cary, a professional photographer and experienced judge, photography.

Art Faire winners will be announced Sept. 4 at a meet-the-artists reception at the Clayton Center from 6-7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited, children especially. The reception is sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Clayton.

All entries will be on exhibit in the Clayton Center during the month of September.

Winners in 2013 were Eric Schreffler of Goldsboro, $750 Margaret Ritchie Award of Excellence for fine art; Jeff Horton of Clayton, $750 Award of Excellence for photography; and Mary Doherty of Raleigh, Carolyn Howard and Janie Prete of Clayton, Judge’s Choice awards of $100 each. Prete was a double winner, as she also received the Sunnie Chance People’s Choice Award of $100.
There were 51 entries.

Clayton Visual Arts, Inc., is a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) corporation dedicated to “bringing art to Clayton.” It was founded in 1999 and is supported in part by the Town of Clayton Cultural Arts Fund.

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2014 Art Faire entry