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Artists enter competition

Photography like this image from Rhonda Peters titled "In Tune" will be part of the display at this year's Clayton Arts Faire, which also features the work of several eastern Wake County artists.
Photography like this image from Rhonda Peters titled "In Tune" will be part of the display at this year's Clayton Arts Faire, which also features the work of several eastern Wake County artists.

Three Eastern Wake artists have stepped up to show their talent in the 15th annual Art Faire competition in Clayton: Susan Brabeau and Melonie Wood of Wendell and Medrith Nuttle of Zebulon.

Brabeau won one of the major $750 awards presented in the contest last year.

The largest artist contingent, however, comes from Clayton, with 29 entrants.

Art Faire awards will be announced and presented Thursday, Sept. 5 by Clayton Mayor Jody McLeod at a meet-the-artists reception. Everyone is invited – children, too. Dress is casual.

The event is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Clayton Center, and is sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Clayton.

A total of $1,900 will be presented. Two major awards, worth $750 each, are the Margaret Ritchie Award of Excellence in fine art and the Award of Excellence in photography.

Three Judge’s Choice ribbons of $100 each will be given. The Sunnie Chance People’s Choice award of $100 will be voted on by those who attend the reception. The competition is sponsored by Clayton Visual Arts, Inc.

Judges are Judy Crane of Raleigh, fine art, and John Stanton of Cary, photography. All entries will be on exhibit in the Clayton Center during the month of September. Last year there were 63 entries.

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