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A Letter From The President

Changes are happening in Clayton. . . .

The level of quality artwork on display at The Clayton Center continues to amaze me. The big difference is that lately more and more sales are being made from these exhibits as Clayton citizens realize the wealth of talent right here in our little corner of the world.

As you drive down Main Street, you can’t help but notice old buildings undergoing renovation and new businesses popping up. Pretty soon, all that will be missing is that CVA Art Gallery, a dream that has been around as long as the organization itself. With Clayton’s momentum growing, I feel a growing urgency for CVA make sure it catches this wave.

Be on the lookout for a survey to gauge interest in being part of a cooperative art gallery in Clayton. In addition to our 2D artists, we have a growing number of 3D artists (sculpture and wearable art) who would benefit from a place to display and sell their artwork.

Other cooperative galleries run by non-profit organizations such as ours require a leg up at the beginning until they become self-sustaining. CVA will be much more likely to be offered such assistance if we iron out a firm business plan now. We will also be prepared to decide which options would be a best fit for this dream to become a reality.

Get ready to dream big!

-Amy Beshgetoorian

Member Happenings

Art Faire 2016

Six awards totaling $1,900 will be presented in Fine Arts and Photography. Enter now–Only the first fifty entries will be accepted. Learn more here.

Art Faire reception will be held at The Clayton Center, Thursday, September 8th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Amy Beshgetoorian has solo show at Tipping Paint Gallery

faces-wall3-400x400Faces-title-396x400Watercolor artist, Amy Beshgetoorian, has several portraits on display at Tipping Paint Gallery, 311 W Martin St, Raleigh. See her News & Observer article here.

Nuttle at Moore County Fine Arts Festival

m-nuttleNuttle1-682x400Impressionist painter, Medrith Nuttle has two of her pieces on display at the Moore County Fine Arts Festival in Southern Pines. Her paintings will be on display through August 26th at the Campbell House Gallery.

Sugar Rose Boutique seeks artists

Sugar-RoseLooking for a place to display and sell your artwork? Contact Sugar Rose Boutique about renting space within their shop.

Portofino Christmas Tour

portofino-equestrian centerPortofino Equestrian Center is the location for the 2016 Christmas in Clayton Art & Home Tour. Tour date is Sunday, December 3rd. Please contact Dianne Carroll (919-553-8818) if you would like to help with this, CVA’s 5th annual, event. Funds raised from ticket sales go toward public school art programs through the Dorothy Demboski Teacher Assistance Grants.

Janie Prete juried into National Show at Imperial Centre


Artist Calls for 311Gallery in Raleigh

311-Gallery-giftshop-533x400311Gallery in Raleigh has two juried shows coming up this fall. A photography show in October, and another in November that accepts nearly all types of media. Get all the details through this link. 311Gallery is located at 311 W Martin St, in Raleigh’s Warehouse District.

New artist opportunity at Harvest Festival

Wagner House will host “Arts at the Wagner” on Saturday, September 17th as part of this year’s Harvest Festival. If you would like to paint or sketch “live” on the Wagner House lawn for a couple of hours during this event, please email Amy Beshgetoorian at


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