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A Letter From The President

CVA has plenty in store for 2017!

Clayton Visual Arts has quite a line up in store for the new year, with each event getting bigger and better.

Exhibits at The Clayton Center will feature three artists each for February through April. This is a change from the usual 2-artist shows, bringing greater variety and attendance to these receptions.

  • CVA’s biannual Paint the Town competition returns this year and will be presented in May. Look for the soon-to-be-released call to artists with April deadline.
  • June 3rd’s Mondo Roots Cultural Arts & Music Festival is rapidly taking shape. The Mondo Roots committee is working on improvements to make the second year of this festival the biggest and best Clayton has to offer.
  • September is such a long way in the future, yet planning for this year’s Art Faire is already in the works. For the first time in CVA’s history, Art Faire will be a juried show, allowing artists to submit two works for approval. This change will further increase the quality of Art Faire, which has already improved by leaps and bounds through the years.

I know you don’t even want to think about December as we look forward to spring’s arrival, but December will not only bring another great Christmas Tour, but also a themed show at The Clayton Center called “Pathways”.

There’s so much to look forward to; I hope it helps keep you inspired, creating, and enjoying all the great local art Clayton has to offer.

-Amy Beshgetoorian

Member Happenings

CVA 2017 Capture The Town Calendar

It’s not too late to get your first ever calendar containing iconic images captured by some of Clayton’s top photographers: Kyle Wilson, Niada Cradle, Deborah Coates, Lizzie Branch and Heidi Wood. Calendars are on sale for $10 at Right Angles Framing & Art, 215 E Main Street.

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Skyline's Cafe Features Artwork By David Lennon

Enjoy artwork by David Lennon while you dine at Skyline’s Cafe.

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Call To Artists: 8th Annual Art & Food Festival

Call to Artists for an Upcoming Art Show

Eighth Annual Johnston County Arts Council Art and Food Festival

When: Thursday, March 16, 2017—6:00-8:00pm

The Johnston County Arts Council announces a Call to Artists for the Eighth Annual Johnston County Art and Food Festival scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium in Smithfield, NC. The exhibit is open to all artists (18 years or older) residing in North Carolina.

Cash prizes will be awarded to juried winners in painting, mixed media, photography, and pottery:

1st /$200, 2nd /$100, 3rd /Ribbon in each category. One prize of $300 will be awarded to Best of Show.

See prospectus for additional details.

For more information, please contact Darlene Williford at 919-938-0306 or Judy Boyette at 919-255-0944.

Call To Artists: Town of Cary

Call for Artists

Town of Cary is now accepting applications for exhibitions in late 2017-2018 solo and group art exhibition opportunities at six Town venues.

Cary Arts Center, Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Cary Senior Center, Herb Young Community Center, Bond Park Community Center, and Cary Town Hall. Artists working in any medium are invited to submit an application.

Deadline: Application deadlines are August 1 and February 1.

Download Application: Exhibition Application

Or search: Exhibition Application

Denise Dickens
Public Art & Exhibition Supervisor
Town of Cary – Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
PO Box 8005
Cary, NC 27512-8005
Direct #: 919-465-4791

Call To Artists: Fuquay En Plein Air Paint-Off

 Fuquay’s annual en plein air competition.

This year’s Paint-Off will take place Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd. Paintings are auctioned off in a live auction that Saturday evening. Half the selling price goes to the artist. Deadline to submit 3 images is March 20th. Prospectus here.


Clayton Steakhouse Features Andrew Levengood

Photography by Andrew Levengood

See photography by Andrew Levengood while enjoying a meal at Clayton Steakhouse. More of Andrew’s work can be seen at his website.





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