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A Letter From The President

Greetings Fellow Artists and Art Lovers!!

After such a wonderful Art Faire in September, we are gearing up for our next signature event to be held in December; “Christmas in Clayton”!

This is such a wonderful and popular event. We are finalizing the homes and artists that will be participating this year. Be sure to keep checking the website for information.

Meanwhile, this month we are hosting a reception for the Colored Pencil Society of America from Raleigh/Durham. Be sure to join us for the reception and come check out the art exhibit at The Clayton Center during this month.
As always, if you are not already a member of Clayton Visual Arts I encourage you to join and help us with our mission! – “Bringing Art to Clayton”
–Princess Hester

Member Happenings

Artist Call for 2018 Exhibition

Apply to show your artwork at The Clayton Center in 2018.

Now is your chance to apply to be part of the 2018 exhibit line-up. Interested artists or artist-groups are invited to apply for a show by sending a resume, a portfolio of 4-6 images and a non-refundable application fee of $10 to the Exhibits Committee. Submissions may be photographs, preferably submitted in .jpg format by email, .jpgs on a CD, or images on a specified website. Each image should show a single piece of art with minimal background. We recommend images be taken with a high quality camera with the longest side of about 2000 pixels. The images must be representative of the type of work the artist plans to exhibit.
All items (resume, portfolio of images, application, and fee) must reach the committee no later than 5 p.m. Monday, October 30th, 2017. Learn more here.

November Exhibit at The Clayton Center

Next month’s exhibit will feature artwork by Lisa Bailey and Jo Lee Tucker.

CVA artists Lisa Bailey and Jo Lee Tucker will have their lively mixed media artwork on display at The Clayton Center in November. Meet-the-Artists Reception will be held on Thursday, November 2nd, 6-7:30pm. The show will run November 1st through 30th.

Jo Lee Tucker will display original artwork from her children’s book, Imagine. Jo Lee will also be selling and signing her books at the reception.

Jo Lee book

Art of the Carolinas

The 17th Annual Art of the Carolinas tradeshow and workshops are set for November 10th-12th at the Raleigh Hilton

This huge sale is where artists get the best deals on art supplies. Come on Friday for best selection (and longest lines). Sunday will have less selection, but even better deals on what remains. Learn more here.

CVA member Jill Hunt's Silk Exhibit

Silk Road: Hand-paint silk artwork by Jill Hunt

Jill Hunt has taken her silk scarves to the next level by wrapping her hand-painted silk creations onto canvas. Her show, Silk Road, features several pieces of wall art plus wearable scarves. Located at Tipping Paint Gallery, 311 W Martin St, Raleigh, the show runs through October 31st.

CVA member, Don Stephenson, at Frank Creech Gallery

Don Stephenson and Kelly Sutton to exhibit at Frank Creech Gallery in November

The opening reception for this exhibit–Colors of Nature and More–will be Thursday, November 2nd, 5:30-7pm. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Reception is free and open to the public. Show runs until December 3rd.

Frank Creech Gallery is located at Johnston Community College and is only open on Saturdays and Sundays. For hours and more information, visit the website.

CVA member, Catherine Donleycott is Featured Artist in Fuquay-Varina

See Catherine’s artwork on display at Magnolia House of Custom Framing.

Donleycott will be the Featured Artist for October and November. Magnolia is located at 218 S. Main St, Fuquay-Varina.

Call to Artists: Litmus Gallery

Anything Goes 2017 at Litmus Gallery

In this juried-entry show, artists may enter up to three works, 2D and 3D. Litmus Gallery is located in Raleigh’s Warehouse District. Deadline to enter is October 16th. Best in Show Award: $100, plus three $50 Merit Awards. Deadline to enter is October 16th. Learn more here.

Call to Artists: NC Artists Exhibition

Raleigh Fine Arts Society is now taking submissions

The North Carolina Artists Exhibition is an annual statewide event that offers artists an opportunity to present their work and be juried by a renowned art professional.

This 2018 show marks the Artists Exhibition’s 40th anniversary since becoming first a regional and ultimately a statewide juried show. The NC Artists Exhibition is open to all North Carolina resident artists and all media. 2018 marks the second year that a four color printed catalog of the juried art will be published. Entry deadline is January 5, 2018. Learn more here.


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