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CCAL - 2019 Fall Exhibition Winners

A nice crowd turned out to enjoy the artwork and cheer on the winners at the opening reception of the 2019 CCAL Fall Exhibition at Still Hopes last night, December 10 . A big shout out and congratulations to all our winners in the 2019 CCAL Fall Exhibition! 1st Place: Erdal Caba 2nd Place: Dale Bishop 3rd Place: Tommy Thompson Merit Award: Al Leitch Merit Award: Erdal Caba People's Choice: Brian Fox <click on the images below to see a larger view> 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, Claire K. Farrell for her hard work in selecting the

Blue Lavender Gallery - December 2019: Sandra Oliver

Please join us in congratulating this month's featured artist at the Blue Lavender Gallery: our current President, Sandra Oliver. "The Old Mill" Mixed Media Painting by Sandra Oliver About the Artwork Title: "The Old Mill" Media: Mixed Media Size: 14.5”x20” Price: $170 I enjoy painting old barns and snowy scenes, not necessarily together; and usually my paintings are more controlled and tighter. This is only the second mixed media painting that I have completed, and it pushed me a little out of my comfort zone. Having started with just a pencil drawing of an old mill, the remainder of the piece almost fell into place once I got started using a watercolor background, torn pap

Chapin Library Gallery - December 2019

CCAL congratulates Maureen Carter, our current treasurer and member, for her beautiful artwork displayed 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. About the Artwork Artist Bio I will forever consider myself a student of Art. I love the infinite variety there is to learn about creating images – I’ll try almost anything! In order to keep my creative juices flowing I have taken workshops with some inspiring and highly successful artists like Rose Edin, Fabio Cembranelli, Ted Nuttall, Judy Morris and Gerald Brommer – to name only a

BB&T Bank on Art - December 2019: Mary Williams

Please join us in congratulating this month's featured artist in the "BB&T Bank on Art Gallery", Mary Williams, with her serene painting. Seal Swimming Original Oil Painting by Mary Williams About the Artwork Title: Seal Swimming Media: Oil Size: 18" x 24" Price: Giclee prints on Canvas $130, original oil painting $1000 When we were travelling to the North Coast of Ireland, we took a ferry from Bally Castle over to Rathlin Island. The wind was fierce that day but some of the wildlife there included seals. Then when our Columbia Zoo opened a Sea lion exhibit, my heart was captured. Perhaps it’s because I love to swim too, but seeing these creatures slip and move effortlessly in t

BB&T Bank on Art - November 2019: Betty Schneider

Please join us in congratulating the featured artist in the "BB&T Bank on Art Gallery" for November, Betty Schneider, with her lovely painting. Timber Wolf Original Painting by Betty Schneider About the Artwork Title: Timber Wolf Media: Oil Size: 18" x 24" Price: $195 Artist Bio Betty Schneider I'm 82 years old, I took lessons in oil from different teachers, I did many seminars, with Dorthy Dent and I do use her technique in my paintings. You can reach Betty by clicking HERE.

Spotlight Artist December 2019: Sonya Diimmler

Our Spotlight Artist of the Month in the Chapin Chamber of Commerce this month is: Sonya Diimmler! Let's all congratulate Sonya on her great artwork! "Four Feet" Oil Painting, 40"w x 30"h NFS About the Artwork: “Four Feet” Original oil painting 30" x 40" $NFS Artist Bio: Award winning artist Sonya Diimmler paints colorful South Carolina lake and landscapes along with her favorite subject and muse her bulldog General Smedley. Sonya’s work has earned awards at the SC State Fair, Union County Arts Council and Crooked Creek Art League. Her painting “Four Feet,” which is featured at the Chamber this month, won first place in the Amateur Division at Crooked Creek’s Annual Juried Show in 2019. Sony

2019 Annual CCAL Christmas Party

Our annual Christmas party will be held at Ron and Carol Weathers' beautiful home once again. A huge thank you to them both for once more welcoming us so graciously into their home. Come join in the fun as we spend a wonderful evening of fun and fellowship. Always a popular event, everyone is welcome to attend and bring a guest. Please plan to bring finger food (e.g., an appetizer or dessert) to share. Meat entrees will be provided. Soft drinks will be provided, please bring any other beverages you may wish to consume. The party will be the same night as our regularly scheduled meeting: Monday, December 16. Attendance at this event counts as one of the required three meetings toward entry in

December 2019 Artists on Display

Check out who's on display in our public galleries this month: Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2019 Chamber Spotlight Artist: Sonya Diimmler BB&T Bank on Art Artist: Mary Williams Chapin Library Artist: Maureen Carter Blue Lavender Spa: Sandra Oliver Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2019 The Artist's Place (TAP) Display Case: Alex DiFrancesco Palmetto Fine Arts CCAL Gallery: Bobbi Sorensen, Julie Larkin, Adelia Ruth The Coffee Shelf: Alex DiFrancesco, Bebe Way Artistic Prosperity Gallery: Karen Larrabee Nov 18 - Jan 20, 2019 The Artists Place (TAP) Gallery theme: “Your Best Friend” Contest Art Jan 20 - Feb 17, 2020 The Artists Place (TAP) Gallery theme: "Let it Snow" NOTE: Artists please be sure to send the following inform

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