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Come see us at the Festival!

Please visit our Booth at the 2019 Chapin Labor Day Festival! The Arts Sail into Chapin is a collaboration between the Crooked Creek Art League (CCAL) and the Town of Chapin. The project has been a year in the making. The concept for the project transformed the Town’s emblematic logo into 13 free standing aluminum sailboats artistically painted and embellished by CCAL artists. Local businesses were invited to serve as Host Sponsors. This highly visible public art display will be on exhibit throughout the months of August and September and will be featured in the 2019 Chapin Labor Day Festival. With over 20,000 visitors each year to this Festival, the project is a wonderful opportunity to

September 2019 Presenter: Angel Allen

Please join us at our kick off meeting for this year on September 16, 2019 meeting for food, fun and fellowship! Our presenter this month will be Angel Allen. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Angel Allen Mosaic and ceramic artist, Columbia, SC “We are mosaics. Pieces of light, love, history, stars… glued together with magic and music and words.” -- Anita Krizzan, poet As a mosaic artist, I am always in awe of seeing broken fragments before me, and then watching them, through my hands and heart, come together into something beautiful and whole. Clay is no different. I start with a lump of mud and transform it into an object that can be both beautifully utilitarian and sculptural. That’s magic to me. Eac

Spotlight Artist August-September 2019: Alex DiFrancesco

Our Spotlight Artist of the Month is the newly renovated Chapin Chamber of Commerce is: Alex DiFrancesco! Because her art couldn't go in until mid-month, it will remain through all of September to give everyone a chance to see it and congratulate Alex on her beautiful photograph. "Sunrise on Lake Murray" 16x20 Photograph on Canvas Artist Bio: A native of Bluefield, West Virginia, Alexandra (Alex) is a retired school guidance counselor. She has had the opportunity to live on both the East and West Coasts before moving to Chapin, South Carolina in 2016.Alex has enjoyed photography since she was a child, playing with her parents Kodak Brownie camera. She enjoys photographing a variety of subjec

Want to be Pampered? You can WIN!

Ready to Win? One more reason to visit the CCAL Labor Day #SailintoChapin booth during the Labor Day Festival!! As a special fund raiser for the Sail into Chapin Community Art Project one of our wonderful sponsors, Endless Vitality, has generously donated an ah-MAZing gift basket. We will be holding a special cash raffle for the basket in our booth on Labor Day. Visit us to get tickets and win this great prize which will help raise funds to cover the cost of this and future community art projects. The gift basket, valued at over $2100, will be award by a drawing of all raffle tickets purchased. Tickets will be offered for sale at $5 each or five tickets for $20. The Crooked Creek Art League

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.

National Recognition for Our Members

"Won't You Be My Neighbor" by Anne Hightower-Patterson White "MY Sister!" by Karen Larrabee "Bending Space" by Ingrid Carson Congratulations to three of our wonderful artists for having their outstanding artwork selected for this year's SC Watermedia National Exhibition. Seventy-four paintings were selected out of 211 entries by juror Ryan Fox. The University Place Gallery at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC, will host the show from November 2 - December 20. The opening reception and awards ceremony is 4:30 - 6:30 pm, November 9. Other who were selected are: Lynda English, Carolyn Epperly, Renea Eshleman, Jim Finch, Russell Jewell, Alexis Lavine, Monique Wolfe, Jaclyn Wukela and Nit

Can you say SCAVENGER HUNT?!?!

Ready, Set, GO!!!!! The Arts Sail into Chapin Scavenger Hunt is now live and you are invited to play along! Brochures will be available at all host locations starting tomorrow and are available now online on our website at So come find some #ArtinChapin! Visit each of our sponsor sites to match the hidden snippet within each boat to its host. (Be sure to say hello and share some love by saying THANK YOU for helping making this all possible to our sponsors when you stop by!) Complete the form on the brochure and drop it by our booth at the Chapin Labor Day Festival to be entered into a drawing for prizes. You do not have to be present to win. Winners will

The Arts "Sail into Chapin"!

Sailboats began to set sail in Chapin last week in the All New Community Art Project Eighteen artists have been working hard to lovingly craft sailboats to enrich the art scene in and around Chapin. The Crooked Creek Art League wants to shine a light on the vibrant arts community in Chapin and surrounding areas. Toward that end, CCAL has partnered with the Town of Chapin to promote the arts and the town. We have been an active part of the community since we were established in 1995 and hope to have the chance to give back to the town. The mayor's office agrees, saying "The Town of Chapin is delighted to have partnered with the Cooked Creek Art League on the exciting #SailintoChapin project.

Artistic Prosperity Artist Aug - Sept 2019: Debi Kelly

Please join us in congratulating Debi Kelly for her exhibit at the Prosperity Town Hall! Her artwork will be on display now through the end of September. One Man Art Show for Debi Kelly ​​​​Artist's Bio: Debra K. Kelly, a native of South Carolina, is inspired by the culture, wildlife and scenery of the South. She incorporates liberal touches of color and texture, unusual angles and detailed drawing to capture movement and life in her paintings. Pastel remains her medium of choice, but she also uses acrylics and oil and has recently included photography in some of her displays. She is a “Member of Excellence” in the Southeastern Pastel Society, Atlanta, GA and an “Associate Member” of the Pas

Blue Lavender Gallery - August - September 2019: Barbara Teusink

Please join us in congratulating this month's featured artist at the Blue Lavender Gallery: Barbara Teusink. "Heart of Fire" Oil Painting by Barbara Teusink An intense closeup of a red - orange dahlia.I love Dahlias. There is so very much variety in how they can look. The warmth, brilliant color and light in this one caught my eye. I just knew I wanted to paint it. Original Oil on 16x16 flat gessobord panel. Presented in a flat black frame. ******************************** Winner of the 2020 Invitation Postcard Award at the 2019 Crooked Creek Art League Annual Juried Show, March 2019 About the Artwork Title: "Heart of Fire" Media: Oil Painting Price: $285 About the Artist Barbara Te

BB&T Bank on Art - August 2019: Karen Larrabee

Please join us in congratulating this month's featured artists in the "BB&T Bank on Art Gallery", Karen Larrabee, with her fun rendition of her great granddaughters. "MY Sister!" Original Mixed Media Painting by Karen Larrabee About the Artwork Title: "MY Sister!" Description: "Great granddaughter Neriah, whose braids were just brushed out, showing her love for her baby sister, Serenity, as she exclaims, "MY sister!" Her expression captured my heart." Media: Mixed media (papers, high-flow acrylic, colored pencil) Size: 27" x 24" Price: NFS Artist Bio A past-president and board member of the Crooked Creek Art League, Karen Larrabee moved to Chapin, SC, 13 years ago and feels bles

August 2019 Artists on Display

Check out who's on display in our public galleries this month: Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2019 Chamber Spotlight Artist: Alex DiFrancesco Artistic Prosperity Gallery: Debi Kelly BB&T Bank on Art Artist: Karen Larrabee Chapin Library Featured Artist: n/a (summer break) Blue Lavender Spa: Barbara Teusink The Artist's Place (TAP) Display Case: Karen Larrabee May 16 - Sept 16, 2019 The Artists Place (TAP) Gallery: "Angels Among Us" Contest Art July 1 - Aug 31, 2019 Palmetto Fine Arts CCAL Gallery: Sonya Diimmler, Carol Blackwood, Sandra Oliver

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