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2018-2019 Outstanding Member of the Year: Sonya Diimmler

The award was presented this year by Kay Fox. Kay said: We had 4 excellent candidates for Member of the Year: Sonya, Sandra, Ann and Barbara. This led to a very close decision. Any of these would be a great choice. I feel that the recipient is passionate, committed and enthusiastic about CCAL. She has a positive attitude that is contagious. She has performed her duties to the League in a professional manner at all times. Most people are not aware of how much of an ambassador she is for our League whether it is giving physically, financially, seeking new members and funds for the CCAL or the Juried Art Show. This could describe any of the ladies; however, this best describes this year’s r

2019 Contest: "Angels Among Us"

This year's annual contest "It's Your Choice" was presented on Monday May 20. We had a great crowd for our May Meeting and End of Year Party. As usual, we had a fabulous spread of food and a lot of laughter and fellowship. It was a lovely evening with delicious food, exciting ART and lots of fun mingling among the members, friends and spouses. We had 47 members and 6 guests in attendance. There were 16 wonderful paintings entered with the common theme of "Angels Among Us". The paintings are now hanging in the Tap Gallery of the Crooked Creek Rec Center. It is a wonderfully diverse exploration of this theme. When in the area during the remainder of May, June and July please drop in and view t

Photo Gallery of Laurie Meyer Workshop: "Painting beautiful color, shadow, & the magic of c

We closed out the year with yet another great workshop with Laurie Meyer. She's a real master on using light and shadow in your paintings and we all learned so very much! We had a full house once again. Laurie has a great teaching style and so much knowledge to share. We had many comments on just how much we all learned. Thank you Laurie for all you taught us! The following photos are from the workshop held May 3-4, 2019. (click on any image below to view larger) A great big shout out - THANK YOU to our workshop coordinator this year, Sandra Oliver, for a job well done! We have a whole new batch of great workshops coming up next year. Stay up to date on our workshop options on our Workshops

BB&T Bank on Art - May 2019: Sandra Oliver

Check out this month's featured artist on display in the "BB&T Bank on Art Gallery": Sandra Oliver. "A Feast of Mussels" Watercolor Painting by Sandra Oliver About the Artwork Title: "A Feast of Mussels" Media: Watercolor Painting Size: 12x16 Price: $200 Artist Bio A native of North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNC-G), Sandra Oliver has called South Carolina home since moving here in 1976. She retired from the South Carolina public schools after teaching both business and mathematics. Sandra first developed an interest in art after moving to Newberry, SC, in 1993 when she studied pastel and oil painting for a brief period. Devoting

The Artists Place Gallery - April Blue Ribbon Winner!

We have a new winner in our April/May TAP Gallery display! The Blue Ribbon Winner in The Artist's Place Gallery competition for this month is Faye Meetze with her lovely painting, "Study of an Old Man". Our theme this month was "People: Faces & Figures". We had a great selection with many wonderful artwork this month! This month's competition was judged by the Crooked Creek Park Staff. Please join us in congratulating Faye on her win!! "Study of an Old Man" by Faye Meetze 11x14 Oil on Canvas Artist Bio Faye Delia Meetze, a native of Lexington County, resides with her husband on Lake Murray near Chapin. After raising three children and working as an insurance company secretary, she started he

Spotlight Artist May 2019: Ingrid Carson

Congratulations to our May Spotlight Artist of the Month: Ingrid Carson! "Mountain Escape" 12” x 16” Oil on Canvas $250.00 Artist Bio: Ingrid Carson has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art from Columbia College. Her double major was in drawing and photography, but she has since been recognized for her realistic oil paintings and abstract mixed media work.A founder in the Crooked Creek Art League, she remains active in the league and is currently a member of the Seven Oaks Art League, the Trenholm Artist Guild, About Face, and the South Carolina Watermedia Society. She has served as Exhibit Chairperson for the Crooked Creek Art League and worked for the State Fair Fine Art Department. She

May 2019 Artists on Display

Check out who's on display in our public galleries this month: May 1 - May 31, 2019 Chamber Spotlight Artist: Ingrid Carson Artistic Prosperity Gallery: tbd BB&T Bank on Art Artist: Sandra Oliver Chapin Library Featured Artist: tbd The Artists Place (TAP) Display Case: Carol Blackwood Apr 15 - May 16, 2019 The Artists Place (TAP) Gallery: Juried Art Show Award Winners May 16 - Sept 16, 2019 The Artists Place (TAP) Gallery: "Angels Among Us" Contest Artwork May 1 - June 30, 2019 Palmetto Fine Arts CCAL Gallery: Ann Peake, Ruby DeLoach, Nancy Mandish

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