Clayton News-Star

Four artists help ‘Paint the Town’

From left are Ian Parekh, accepting an award for his father, Tesh Parekh of Raleigh; Amy Beshgetoorian of Clayton; and Lisa T. Bailey, also of Clayton. The fourth winner, Ryan Fox of Raleigh, was unable to attend.
From left are Ian Parekh, accepting an award for his father, Tesh Parekh of Raleigh; Amy Beshgetoorian of Clayton; and Lisa T. Bailey, also of Clayton. The fourth winner, Ryan Fox of Raleigh, was unable to attend. PHOTO COURTESY OF JUNE LIORET

Two artists from Clayton and two from Raleigh have won the biennial Paint the Town competition in Clayton.

Here are the prize winners:

First place and $700 – “Fiddler Friends” by Amy T. Beshgetoorian of Clayton, watercolor.

Second place and $150 – “Clayton Main Street” by Tesh Parekh of Raleigh, watercolor.

Third place and $100 – “Main Street USA” by Ryan Fox of Raleigh, poured watercolor.

Honorable mention and $50 – “Sundown Time” by Lisa T. Bailey of Clayton, mixed media/collage.

This year’s theme was “Clayton – People, Places, Things.” In all, 13 artists submitted 20 paintings.

Judges Mayor Jody McLeod; Council Michael Grannis, Art Holder, Butch Lawter, Bob Satterfield and Jason Thompson; Town Manager Steve Biggs; Clayton Center Executive Director Scotty Henley; and Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation Chairman Lyn Austin.

Grannis said “Fiddler Friends,” the painting he chose for first place, “captures the family environment of our town and community.”

Paint the Town entries will be on display until July 1 at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St. Also on display are collages done by a class at the Clayton Center for Active Aging.

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