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An Outstanding Reception

A great time was had by all at this year's Juried Show Reception. Our co-chairs, Ann Peake and Kay Young, really outdid themselves and oh, did Melinda Smith arrange to feed us well with a beautiful spread. So many were involved in making this a fabulous show and we thank them all!! You can now enjoy all the photos from the reception including the award presentations and the awarded artwork with their ribbons at

April 2019 Presenter: Lee Monts

Please join us at our April 15, 2019 meeting for food, fun and fellowship! Our presenter this month will be Lee Monts. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Lee Monts Lee creates contemporary abstracted landscape paintings on canvas, paper and board. His primary medium is acrylic, but he also works with watercolor, ink, oil and mixed media. A native of Chapin, South Carolina, his formal education is in geology, having a B.S. degree from the College of Charleston and a M.S. degree from the University of South Carolina. He has been a resident of Columbia, South Carolina since 1987 and retired as a Program Manager from the Underground Storage Tank Management Division of the South Carolina Department of Health an

Congratulations to The Winners!!!

2019 Best in Show "Somewhere in Sudan" by Ann Sweeney See photos of all the winners at This was our biggest show ever this year with a total of 128 works of art across 4 categories, and a total of 58 artists participating for awards totaling $3,975! The exhibit is rich in talent and diversity and ALL the artists deserve congratulations for their pieces. In addition, it takes many hours to plan and hold the show each year. Many volunteers donated many hours to make it possible and they all deserve our thanks and congratulations as well. Juried Show Co-Chairs Ann Peake and Kay Young have done a fantastic job bringing all the details together for this year'

(Palmetto) Fine Art on Display

We are so fortunate to have a long time partner in Palmetto Fine Arts. With a dedicated space, CCAL artists are always part of the great displays of Fine Art in the gallery at Palmetto Fine Arts. Until April 30, 2019 you can see the artwork of three great CCAL artists: Barbara Teusink, Tommy Thompson and Olga Yukhno. About the Artists: Barbara Teusink - Barbara Teusink is an award winning artist whose work is represented in private collections across the USA and in Canada. A contemporary realist, Barbara’s subjects include still life, floral, portrait, figure and landscape. Barbara began her artistic studies in November 2012 after retiring from a professional career in educational technolog

2019 Annual Juried Show & Sale Awards Reception

CCAL's premier event of the year! Monday March 18 Refreshments and People's Choice Voting: 6 - 7pm Awards Ceremony: 7 - 8pm StartFragmentCome join us for our 24th Annual Juried Show and Sale Awards Reception. This is a great chance to showcase and celebrate the many fine artists in the Crooked Creek Art League and view a sampling of their finest works. We have 58 artists with 128 pieces entered this year. There will be 39 prizes worth over $4000 awarded. Come and help congratulate and cheer for your favorite artwork and artists! Click on the icon above to learn more show details. EndFragment

Spotlight Artist March 2019: Al Leitch

Congratulations to our Spotlight Artist of the Month for March: Al Leitch! "Marsh Beauty" Artist Bio: With engineering and business degrees, I pursued an academic career where: I held endowed professorships, taught thousands of students, published over 60 articles, and coauthored three books. I renewed my love of art upon retirement from USC by taking numerous workshops. I have been active in the Columbia art community serving as workshop coordinator, Vice President and President of the Crooked Creek Art League. In addition to showing my work in numerous shows in Columbia, where I won several awards, and in Charleston; I was juried into the Southeastern Pastel Society's 17th and 18th Interna

Chapin Library Gallery - March 2019

CCAL congratulates longtime member, Ruth DiMirra, for her wonderful display this month at 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. (click any image to view larger) From the Artist I was born and raised in one of the art capitals, Greenwich Village, New York. My journey started at a young age but I did not pursue watercolor until I retired. I am a member of the Crooked Creek Art League, Chaplin, SC and have won several awards including Fine Art Purchase Patron Award at the State Fair. Trust in the Lord with all Your heart and lean not on

March 2019 Artists on Display

Check out who's on display in our public galleries this month: Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2019 Chamber Spotlight Artist: Al Leitch Artistic Prosperity Gallery: Carol Blackwood BB&T Bank on Art Artist: Alex DiFrancesco Chapin Library Featured Artist: Ruth DiMirra The Artists Place (TAP) Display Case: Juried Show Feb 18 - Mar 30, 2019 The Artists Place (TAP) Gallery: "Houses and Architecture" Mar 31 - Apr 15, 2019 The Artists Place (TAP) Gallery: Juried Show Award Winners Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2019 Palmetto Fine Arts CCAL Gallery: Barbara Teusink, Tommy Thompson, Olga Yukhno

BB&T Bank on Art - March 2019: Alexandra DiFrancesco

Check out this month's featured artist on display in the "BB&T Bank on Art Gallery": Alex DiFrancesco. "Roots" Photograph by Alexandra DiFrancesco About the Artwork Title: "Roots" Media: Photography Size: 16x20 Price: $150 October 8, 2016, Hurricane Matthew slammed into South Carolina. The storm made landfall 30 miles north of Charleston wreaking havoc on everything in its path. One of the hardest hit areas was Hunting Island State Park. This pristine park was almost destroyed. Trees were toppled and thrown against others. Buildings and other trees were obliterated by the storm surge. Where people once picnicked, there was nothing but devastation. On June 2, 2017, Hunting Isla

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