I use acrylics and watercolors to reinterpret the native world around me.
-CJC

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BIO

Carla J. Clay is a contemporary figurative painter who lives and works in Austin, Texas. Despite her background in computer engineering and science her first love has always been art. A native of El Paso, Texas she reinterprets native and symbolic elements that inspire her. Clay's artwork has been shown in exhibitions in Texas and the U.S., including The People's Gallery in Austin, Texas. One of her paintings was the winning painting for the 2017 Georgetown Red Poppy Festival. Her influences broadly extend and include Native American symbolism and modern art.

MEDIUMS

Watercolor + Acrylic


PREVIOUS ARTWORK SHOWINGS

Austin Studio Tour 2021- Modern Living Art

West Austin Studio Tour 2018- Blue Genie Exhibition

​The People's Gallery 2018,  Austin TX

Official Artwork of the 2017 Georgetown Poppy Festival

​​​​​​​Treehouse Yoga- ATX 2015-2017

West Austin Studio Tour 2016- Verge Artists Exhibition

​Mexi Arte Museum: Mix N Mash Austin Loteria Exhibition, December 2016

​Kerbey Lane Cafe- NW - Austin, TX (Jan 2016-Mar 2016)

Mexi Arte Museum: Mix N Mash Austin Loteria Exhibition, December 2015

Kerbey Lane Cafe- Round Rock (Nov. 2015- Jan. 2016)

​Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Semi-Finalist- Art on 5th, Austin, TX  2015

Raising Artists WEST Exhibition at AIA Austin

​Kerbey Lane​ Cafe- West University- August/September

Women & their Work: Red Dot Art Spree- through September 2015​

Kerbey Lane Cafe- South Lamar- June/July

Austin Visual Arts Association Summer Show @ Austin ArtSpace- July 2015​