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The Artists Place Gallery - Blue Ribbon Winner!

We have a winner! The Blue Ribbon Winner in The Artist's Place Gallery competition for October is Diane McCavitt with her colorful sunset painting "Ocean Sunset". Our theme this month was "Sunrises and Sunsets". We had a number of lovely entries. This month's competition was judged by the Crooked Creek Park Staff. Please join me in congratulating Diane on her win!! "Ocean Sunset" The name of this piece is "Ocean Sunset". It is acrylic on canvas. About the Artist Initially I painted with oils but got too frustrated with how long it took for the medium to dry and switched to acrylic. I was born and raised in the mountains in Idaho and grew up roaming the hills, swimming in the river and lovi

3rd Annual Chapin Fall Arts Festival

CCAL members enjoyed a brisk morning that morphed into a beautiful fall day this past Sunday with a wonderful exhibit booth at the 3rd Annual Chapin Fall Arts Festival from 9am-3pm on October 27, 2018. Helping to setup, man the booth and breakdown were: Al Leitch, Barbara Teusink, Anne Hightower-Patterson, Karen Larrabee, Sonya and David Diimmler. Also displaying art in their own booths (and helping to promote the league) were: Adriana Vidal, Alex DiFrancesco, and JJ Casey. A special thank you to Al Leitch who did a pastel demo throughout the day. Finally, a great big THANK YOU to everyone for their part in helping the league and to Gerald Caldwell of The Coffee Shelf for hosting and organi

Nov 2018 Presenter: John Temple Ligon

Our Vice President, Alison Klein, has scheduled an interesting speaker for our November Meeting. John Temple Ligon is an art historian, urban planner and self-described “delightful dilettante.” He will be discussing the life and work of Jasper Johns as well as “The Bridge” - a concept for Columbia that he promoted several decades ago that has recently received renewed interest. ​ ABOUT THE SPEAKER JOHN TEMPLE LIGON EDUCATION -M.Arch. (urban design), Rice University B.A. (art history), USC MILITARY -Artillery forward observer, 1969-1971, two tours, South Vietnam -Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star, Cambodia -Five American Bronze Stars, Cambodia and South Vietnam -Combat Infantryma

Photo Gallery of Roy Paschal Workshop: "Sharpen Your Pencil, Let's Draw!"

A full house of 15 artists had a great time laughing and learning in this workshop taught us everything we might ever need to know for great drawing skills. Roy Paschal led a great two day workshop for CCAL covering everything from the basics to detailed drawing. Tons of great instruction and a lot of laughter. Great food too! The following photos are from workshop held Oct 5-6, 2018. (click on any image below to view larger) More great workshops are coming! We have space remaining in our upcoming workshops for this year so secure your spot today on our Workshops Page!

Chapin Library Gallery - October 2018

CCAL is happy to announce that Ginger Robinson has a multi-piece display of her amazing photography in the Chapin Library Artist Gallery. The gallery is located in the Chapin Branch of the Lexington County Library and hosts the artwork of one of Crooked Creek Art League's fine artists each month. Artist Bio My husband Dana and I moved to Chapin August 2016 from Illinois. We have a son, daughter in law and two grandchildren living in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. For the last 25 years I have been a freelance photographer for “Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine” that covers amateur (high school, college and international) wrestling. I also love to travel and take photos of our traveling adventures. You c

CCAL - 2018 Fall Exhibition Winners

A big shout out and congratulations to all our winners in the 2018 CCAL Fall Exhibition! 1st Place: Ann Sweeney 2nd Place: Sonya Diimmler 3rd Place: Tommy Thompson Merit Award: Roger Buenzow Merit Award: Ashley Houston People's Choice: Ron Weathers A big congratulations to ALL the artists that were juried in. This is a great show filled with many wonderful pieces. We thank you for participating in our show! Thank you also to our juror, Anne Hightower-Patterson for her hard work in selecting the winners. A good crowd turned out to enjoy the artwork and cheer on the winners at the opening reception. The show will remain on display until November 30. Please visit if you can and see all the

Fun Workshop - Y'all Come!

Crooked Creek Art League Invites You to a Two-Day, All Media Workshop. Come join us as we have fun exploring our muse! "FINDING YOUR MUSE” Explorations in Representational & Abstract Painting Madeline Dukes and Sheryl Stalnaker, Presenters November 9-10, 2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Lunch Provided $115 ($50 deposit) - members of Crooked Creek Art League $145 ($50 deposit) - non-members Visit our workshop page to see Madeline’s and Sheryl’s bios and websites and register. Or, you may contact our workshop chair, Sandra Oliver, either by phone or email to reserve your seat. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sandra Oliver (workshop chair): home phone - (803) 321-0507 cell

Artistic Prosperity Artist October 2018: Cathy Dubiel

Crooked Creek Art League congratulates one of our newer members, Cathy Dubiel, 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 Cathy Dubiel Artwork Included in the Show: Artist's Statement: As a child I loved to paint anything I could get my hands on. With ten children in our home (8 younger than myself) it was hard to produce anything that didn’t have smears from little hands. My favorite class in school was always Art. When I grew up I had to go to work to help our family. Then there were children to raise and all the activities that comes along with raising children. My children always had uniqu

BB&T Bank on Art - October 2018: Faye Delia Meetze

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 Faye Delia Meetze. "Brass Bowl with Fruit" Artist Statement “Brass Bowl with Fruit" Oil on Canvas Image size 12x16 Framed size 21x25 This painting is all about shapes, light, shadows and color. I love setting up various still life in my studio, and arranging the lights so that I can get the most interesting contrast between darks and lights. While working with this set up the reflection of the fruit in the brass bowl drew my interest. This painting was awarded “Best of Show” in one of the CCAL Exhibitions. [endif] Artist Bio A

Spotlight Artist October 2018: Roberta Sorensen

Congratulations to our Spotlight Artist of the Month for October: Bobbi Sorensen! "Watching for the Winter Birds" About This Piece: Title of Work: “Watching for the Winter Birds” Artist: Roberta Sorensen Size: 24” x 36” Medium: Oil This is a painting of my daughter Terri, first drawn from life more than 40 years ago when she was a child. The drawing was used as a study for a painting this past year. “Terri” had a hand full of birdseed; she would open the sliding window and put seeds out on a deck covered in snow, and watch for the birds to come and – as she said – have lunch. I loved the beautiful folds of her nightgown and the light that came through the window. My having a painting

October 2018 Artists on Display

Check out who's on display in our public galleries this month: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2018 Chamber Spotlight Artist: Bobbi Sorensen Artistic Prosperity Gallery: Cathy Dubiel BB&T Bank on Art Artist: Faye Delia Meetze Chapin Library Featured Artist: Ginger Robinson Oct 15 - Nov 19, 2018 The Artists Place (TAP) Gallery: One Man Show, Tommy Thompson The Artists Place (TAP) Display Case: Barbara Teusink Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2018 Palmetto Fine Arts CCAL Gallery: Maureen Carter, Stephanie Arnold, Ruby DeLoach

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