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CCAL in the 2018 Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show

Congratulations to CCAL artists Sonya Diimmler and Tommy Thompson for winning awards at this year's Union County Arts Council Juried Show. CCAL was well represented this year with wonderful entries juried in for seven of our artists: Maureen Carter, Sandra Oliver, Anna Kay Singley, Barbara Teusink, Sonya Diimmler, Tommy Thompson and Ingrid Carson. Congratulations to all! "Magenta Earth" by Sonya Diimmler Frank Hart Allstate Insurance Company Award Winner "Rift #3" by Tommy Thompson Family of Mrs. Nancy Wilburn Award Winner See more about the Union County Arts Council HERE.

Article: Painting the Town Red

Check out the great article about CCAL in the premier issue of the new Chapin Magazine!! This is a great new publication and Chapin is lucky to have it. We look forward to reading about many more artists in the issues to come. #ChapinMagazine

Back by Popular Demand! Watercolor Class Now Available

Thinking of learning watercolor painting from one of the best? Here's your chance! Due to popular demand, CCAL and Crooked Creek Park are teaming up to offer a repeat session with CCAL's very own award winning artist, Tommy D. Thompson. Tommy will be conducting this watercolor class at Crooked Creek Park. This class is suited to beginners as well as those wanting to hone their watercolor skills. Contact Crooked Creek Park directly to get registered so you don't miss this great opportunity. Please share to help us get the word out.

A Successful Summer for Al Leitch!

"Saluda Shoals" by Al Leitch Al Leitch shared his good news from a successful summer with us! He was: First Place Winner at the TAG Still Hopes Show with "Saluda Shoals" Juried into the Appalachian Pastel Society Show Received first place at the TAG-Still-Hopes Show A participant in the Pastel Society of South Carolina's show at the Old Santee Canal Museum These as well as many of his other paintings may be viewed in his CCAL Online Gallery and at his website EndFragment

Oct 2018 Presenter: Eileen Waddell

Ever wondered about how galleries work? Want to learn more about what gallery representation means for artists? Want to learn more about galleries in Columbia? Eileen Waddell of if ART Gallery will be our featured presented for October 15th monthly member meeting. Eileen will be talking about how to get exposure for your art, including how to get into a gallery and into regional shows. Are you ready for a group studio and the exposure that might provide? Or are you even ready to have others see your work? ​ ABOUT THE SPEAKER Eileen is director of if ART Gallery in downtown Columbia. She will share insights into gallery representation for artists. The gallery was begun by her husband in 2006

CCAL at the Chapin Farmers Market

CCAL put on a lovely display in their booth at the Chapin Farmers Market on Saturday September 1. A broad array of member art was on display and good discussions were held with market attendees. Several potential new members expressed interest in joining the league and learning more about art lessons. We were welcomed by the Town Mayor and had a great time. We even made the cover of the Chapin Times! Several of our members had neighboring booths as well: Adriana Vidal and Alex DiFrancesco. We had a great time hanging out and helping each other out at the event. A big thank you to the members who helped make this event possible: Barbara Teusink, Sonya Diimmler, Bobbi Sorensen and JJ Casey for

"With a little help from my friends"

Our Chapin Library art exhibit for September is a special treat to kick off the new year! "With a little help from my friends" Actually a lot of help! 😍 Under the direction of artist Karen Larrabee, The Real Housewives of Crystal Pines created the recycled materials sculpture, "FANCY FISH", and a recycled convertible ball gown/cocktail dress, "BUBBLE COUTURE" to create a trifecta installation with Karen's painting, water flow/bubble dance, an abstract liquid watercolor on yupo, a plastic paper. The large fish is mostly woven strips of mylar balloons on a plastic netting, and flower pot covers. The dress is made from an old solar pool cover and the fluffy bottom lifts right off! Next stop i

Artistic Prosperity Artist September 2018: Maureen Carter

Crooked Creek Art League congratulates Maureen Carter for her one man exhibit at the Prosperity Town Hall. Her artwork will be on display now through the end of the month. One Man Art Show for Maureen Carter Artist's Statement: I will forever consider myself a student of Art. I am in awe of the range and variety there is to learn about creating images. I’ve been very fortunate to be able to take workshops with some inspiring and highly successful artists like Rose Edin, Fabio Cembretti, Ted Nuttall, Judy Morris and Gerald Brommer – to name only a few. I’m a “workshop junkie” and have taken classes in Montana, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, Ireland, Switzerland and many local workshops. I try

BB&T Bank on Art - September 2018: Sonya Diimmler

CCAL, in conjunction with the BB&T, is proud to announce this month's artist on display in the "BB&T Bank on Art Gallery". This month, the display showcases artwork by Sonya Diimmler. "Happy Dam World" Artist Statement “Happy Dam World” is the first original oil in a series of six on the Lake Murray Dam Towers. [endif] Artist Bio Award winning artist Sonya Diimmler paints colorful South Carolina lake and landscapes along with her favorite subject and muse her bulldog Smedley. Having just started painting in 2015, Sonya fell in love with the process and quickly began a daily painting practice in the studio she shares with her artist mother teacher Ann Sweeney. She continually seeks to impro

Spotlight Artist September 2018: Adriana Vidal

Congratulations to our Spotlight Artist of the Month for September: Adriana Vidal! "Champion Trees" About This Piece: “Champion Trees” is an 11”x14” piece using a combination of watercolors, watercolor pencils, and sepia ink. My inspiration was a photo I took during a visit to Congaree Park. The trees are just amazing and the interplay of the vine on the tree with the shadows created by the vine’s leaves just made me want to paint it. Artist Bio Art and animals have always been part of my life but for years I only had time for the occasional doodle or commission. Currently I am working predominantly with watercolor and ink to create mixed media pieces focused on my love of nature with an

September 2018 Artists on Display

Check out who's on display in our public galleries this month: Chamber Spotlight Artist: Adriana Vidal Artistic Prosperity Gallery: Maureen Carter BB&T Bank on Art Artist: Sonya Diimmler Chapin Library Featured Artist: Karen Larrabee Palmetto Fine Arts CCAL Gallery: Maureen Carter, Stephanie Arnold, Ruby DeLoach The Artists Place (TAP) Gallery: One Man Show, Tommy Thompson The Artists Place (TAP) Display Case: Barbara Teusink

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