Clayton art show accepting entries

From News ReleaseJune 8, 2014 

The 16th annual Clayton Art Faire is seeking entries.

The juried art show will award a total of $1,900 in two categories – fine arts and photography. The top entry in fine arts will receive the $750 Margaret Ritchie Award of Excellence. The top photograph will also receive $750.

Also, the judges will award three Judge’s Choice ribbons of $100. The final cash prize is $100 for the Sunnie Chance People’s Choice Award.

The show is open to artists 18 and older. The fine arts category will accept entries in painting, graphics, printmaking, mixed media, collage and fiber arts.

Artists may submit just one entry, and the show is limited to 50 entries. The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. Aug. 26; art delivery date is Sept. 2.

The entry fee is $25 for members of Clayton Visual Arts and $35 for all others. Make checks payable to Clayton Visual Arts Inc. or pay at

For a brochure with information and rules, email a request to Also, brochures are available at The Clayton Center 111 E. Second St.; the Coffee Mill, 105 S. Lombard St.; Right Angles Framing Shop, 215 E. Main St.; and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, 301 E. Main St.

Mail paper entries and checks to Clayton Visual Arts, Art Faire Competition, P.O. Box 698, Clayton, N.C. 27528.

This year’s judges are Susan Fecho of Wilson, fine art, and Richard Cicone of Cary, photography. The Art Faire will announce its winners during a reception at 6 p.m. Sept. 4 at The Clayton Center. All entries will be on display in The Clayton Center in September.

Last year’s winners were Eric Schreffler of Goldsboro, Margaret Ritchie Award of Excellence for fine art; Jeff Horton of Clayton, Award of Excellence for photography; Mary Doherty of Raleigh, Carolyn Howard and Janie Prete of Clayton, Judge’s Choice awards; and Prete, Sunnie Chance People’s Choice Award.

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