A Letter From The President
Greetings Fellow Artists and Art Lovers!!
Summer is in full swing and there are so many art experience opportunities on the horizon here in Clayton!!
The transition to the new Board of Directors in July went seamlessly and we’ve hit the ground running. We wanted to ensure that there was no delay in continuing the planning for our Signature Events and Community Outreach opportunities. We are looking forward to maintaining and developing new visual art partnerships with the local and outlying schools, organizations and communities.
Aside from our monthly hosting of a “Featured Artist” at the Clayton Center this month; we have a fast approaching “Call for Artists” deadline (August 21st) to enter Art Faire 2017! All the information you need about this “Signature” event can be found right here on the website.
If you are not already a member of Clayton Visual Arts I encourage you to join and help us with our mission!
– Princess Hester
CVA’s 19th annual Clayton Art Faire is 1st Juried Clayton Art Faire
The artist call is now live on CVA’s website, with entry deadline August 21st. Prizes include $1,950 in cash awards, with top prize of $750, in memory of CVA founder Margaret Ritchie. Honorable mentions for fine art and photography will receive gift certificates from Jerry’s Artarama and Peace Camera, respectively. The $100 Sunnie Chance People’s Choice Award as well as the $100 HomeTowne Award from HomeTowne Realty will be awarded. Reception and awards will take place September 7, 6pm-7:30pm. Learn all the details here.
Paintings by Deborah Dawe
Enjoy artwork by Deborah Dawe this month at Skyline’s Café.
Two CVA artists have paintings in this annual Arts Festival
CVA artists, Medrith Nuttle and Amy Beshgetoorian have artwork on display at the historic Campbell House in Southern Pines. The Moore County Fine Arts Festival has been attracting artists and art buyers since 1980. The exhibit will be up until August 25th. Learn more about Campbell House Galleries here.
Mule Team by Amy T Beshgetoorian
Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 2nd!
CVA will be hosting its 6th annual Christmas in Clayton Art & Home Tour at Glen Laurel subdivision. Plan to enjoy beautifully decorated homes and fine art gifts made my local artists. Proceeds from ticket sales go to public school art programs.
Check out the Christmas in Clayton Facebook page for a recap of last year’s event and to see how local art teachers used their Dorothy Demboski Teacher Assistance Grants. “Like” the page in order to keep up to date with this year’s event.
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