Happy New Year!! We have an exciting year of exhibits planned for you this year at The Clayton Center.

This month we have the Women’s Club of Clayton presenting some amazing artwork from the children in Johnston County schools. Their artwork is a must see. The Student Arts Festival will be on display through January at The Clayton Center.

Our program committees are gearing up for “Capture the Town” in May and the Mondo Roots Festival in June. Be sure to bookmark our new web address www.claytonvisualarts.org so that you can see all the upcoming Call for Artists!!

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
March 2nd is the deadline to enter this year’s Art & Food Festival

The 9th Annual Johnston County Art and Food Festival is set for Thursday, March 15th from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium located on the campus of Johnston Community College- Smithfield, NC.

Tickets are $40 each or 2 for $75. Artists can enter one piece of 2D or 3D artwork for each ticket purchased. This is the Johnston County Art Council’s yearly fundraiser.

There is also a call for donations for the silent auction. Email info@jcartscouncil.org for more information. Go here for prospectus and entry form.

Catherine Donleycott has an exhibit of her watercolor and oil paintings at the Cary Bond Park Community Center.

Exhibit runs now through February, including the February Final Friday reception on January 26th.

“A significant part of my artistic journey revolves around the study and showing of my artwork in Cary, North Carolina. Now, I have brought my paintings of North Carolina, from the mountains to the shore, back to Cary in honor of my beloved teachers Nell Chadwick and Betty Gallup, as well as to thank all the people who helped me to develop as an artist, a writer, and a community leader.”

Bond Park Community Center is located at 801 High House Road, Cary, NC.

Krissy Crittenden displays her art at Texas Steakhouse

Crittenden has several of her watercolors on display at Texas Steakhouse in Smithfield, now through February. Texas Steakhouse is located at 235 Outlet Center Drive, Smithfield, NC. See her work on her Facebook page: windows n time

Kathy Nobles displays her artwork at Skylines Cafe

See Kathy Noble’s acrylics and watercolors at Skylines through January 16th.

Following Kathy’s exhibit will be an exhibit by the Johnston County Art Co-op, of which she is also a member. Other CVA members are Jo Lee Tucker and Heidi-Lee Peach. JCAC is a group of nine talented artists from Johnston County, working in mixed media, watercolor, acrylic, and photography. The co-op is located in Smithfield at 619 S Brightleaf Blvd, Suite C, Smithfield, NC.

Skylines Cafe is located at 8878 US 70 Business Hwy W, Clayton, NC.

CVA artists Nuttle & Crittenden have are part of Litmus Gallery’s Art to Be Treatured exhibit.

Each artist has three small paintings for sale at Litmus Gallery in Raleigh. The show is through January 25th, and all works by various artists are $99 and under.

Litmus Gallery is located at 312 W Cabarrus Street, Raleigh, NC. Learn more at Litmus Gallery’s website.

Garden of Light

Janie Prete’s painting of Flip Side Restaurant, a past Paint-the-Town award winner, will be featured on tote bags for an upcoming Downtown Main Street Conference in March.

The Town of Cary seeks artists to display in several venues.

The Town of Cary announces solo and group art exhibition opportunities at Page Walker Arts & History Center, Cary Arts Center and other facilities around town. Artists working in any medium are invited to submit an application anytime.

Application deadlines are February 1 and August 1. Go here to access the application.