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Congratulations and special thanks to all that participated at Clayton’s 19th Annual Art Faire Competition ….

Thirteen awards totaling $2,100 were presented in two categories — fine arts (all 2-D media) and photography.

A very special “Thank You” to all that participated at The 19th Annual Clayton Art Faire this past Thursday September 7th.  This wonderful FREE Event  supports our talented local artists!

39 artists showing fine arts in all 2D media plus fine art photography on display through October.

Thirteen artists took home ribbons, cash and awards at Thursday night’s Art Faire awards reception at the Clayton Center.

Fifty-nine artists entered one-hundred and forty-seven pieces into the competition, and 58 were juried into the show. Judging was provided by Joseph DiGiulio  of Jerry’s Artarama in Raleigh, fine art, and photography. Clayton Mayor Jody McLeod presented the awards.

$750 Margaret Ritchie Award of Excellence Prize Winner…

  • Amy Friend–I Plan to be Forgotten When I’m Gone, mixed media.

$300 First Place Fine Arts…

  • Douglas Rowe–NALF Fentress Arrival, oil

$300 First Place Photography…

  • Kyle Wilson–Ford Tough, photography on aluminum

$250 Second Place Fine Arts…

  • Ryan Fox–St. Mark’s Square, poured watercolor

$150 Third Place Fine Arts…

  • Ronald Lunn–Bull Elephant, oil

An inaugural HomeTowne Award of $100…

  • Susan Peters–Owl Be Seeing You, acrylic

The HomeTowne Award celebrates local art talent, and only Clayton residents or members of Clayton Visual Arts were eligible. Twenty-four entrants were eligible.

Six Honorable Mention Awards, each a $25 gift card from either Jerry’s Artarama (3) or Peace Camera (3), were presented. Winners were…

  • Fine Art Honorable Mention–Jeanne Beury Kendall–We Should Find a New Roost, acrylic
  • Fine Art Honorable Mention–Ray LaMantia–School’s Out, oil
  • Fine Art Honorable Mention–Gaylord Picard–Two Koi, watercolor
  • Photography Honorable Mention–Wayne Dockery–Cathedral Awe
  • Photography Honorable Mention–Barbara Blaisdell–Fog
  • Photography Honorable Mention–Rand Wall–Glad I Can Fly

The $100 Sunnie Chance People’s Choice Award, voted on by all those who attended the reception…

  • Gaylord Picard*.*Five works of art each received 5 votes, causing a tie for the People’s Choice Award. However, two of the five works were by artist, Gaylord Picard, making him the winner.

Refreshments were provided by the Woman’s Club of Clayton. About 150 people attended the event.

If you missed the event, artwork will remain on display at The Clayton Center through October!!!

Learn more about the Art Faire here!

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