A Message from our President

Ready, Set, Zoom!! I hope you have marked your calendar for our first CCAL meeting of the 2020-21 year. You are invited to join us on Zoom.

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CCAL Artist Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society

A huge congratulations to CCAL member, Al Leitch who recently juried into the Pastel Society of America as an Associate Member and also became a Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society by getting juried into his third International Southeastern Pastel Exhibition with his painting “Dawn’s Early Light.” "I feel blessed to have so many good friends in the Crooked Creek Art League and In the greater Columbia art community, who have encouraged me along the way. Thank you." "Dawn’s Early Light" Pastel artwork by Al Leitch 16 x 12 - Giclee Print $75 Al Leitch Having always been interested in art I was fortunate enough to have been selected to participate in art programs for high sch

CCAL Artist Receives Merit Award at Southeastern Pastel Society 19th International Juried Exhibition

A huge congratulations to CCAL member, Debra Kelly (Debi) who received the Merit Award at the Southeastern Pastel Society's 19th International Juried Exhibition 2020 in Atlanta, GA! "Engine 44" Original pastel artwork by Debra Kelly 18 inches x 24 inches, NFS Capturing a bit of the past in pastel, Engine 44 is located at the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro, SC. Debra Kelly (Debi) Debra is currently a “Member of Excellence” of the Southeastern Pastel Society in Atlanta and an Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America in New York. She is also a member of the Crooked Creek Art League in Chapin. She has been accepted into and received numerous awards in international, region

September 2020 Presenter: Tommy Thompson

We invite you to join us at our meeting on Monday September 21, 2020 for fun and fellowship! This is our monthly members meeting. Hope to see you there - members and guests welcome! Due to COVID and in light of increased safety and social distancing guidelines, we are (for now) going digital. So, we're bringing this meeting to you online - straight to your home studio or sofa, so we can stay connected during these unprecedented times. Our online presenter for this meeting will be our very own multiple Best in Show winner, Tommy Thompson. This will be a chance to meet Tommy for those who haven't yet had that pleasure, get a personally guided tour of his wonderful studio and be treated to a p

2019-20 Member of the Year - We need your vote!

Each year, CCAL recognizes a special member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to benefit the league. They are recognized for the important work they have done in addition to any assigned duties. Sometimes those efforts are very obvious and sometimes it's for a myriad of behind the scenes efforts that have helped to move the league forward. ​ We are a bit late completing the process this year due to COVID closures but we definitely want to recognize our hardworking members for all their efforts this past year! To each of the candidates, we owe a debt of gratitude! Fellow members have nominated the following individuals as deserving of recognition as the 2019-2020 CCAL Member of t

A Fresh New Year

Background Painting "Heading Home" by Ann Sweeney We are all looking forward to the days when COVID is fully behind us and we can safely resume 'normal' life filled with friends and in-person events again. Just because we're not quite there yet, doesn't mean we don't have exciting things for our members and continued support for the arts in our community though! Introducing #VirtualCCAL! We are excited as we move forward in our arts mission in spite of the pandemic. Your board has been meeting online and planning a lot of great things to share with you this year! In light of increased safety and social distancing guidelines, we are (for now) going digital. We're bringing online meetings wi

Sozo Fitness Gallery Art - September 2020!

Please join us in congratulating Roberta (Bobbi) Sorensen, the Sozo Fitness Gallery artist for September 2020. "Tranquility" Original Oil Painting by Bobbi Sorensen 16 x 20 inches, $850 Artist Bio: Roberta Sorensen Roberta (Bobbi) Sorensen is a member artist of the Crooked Creek Art League. She is retired from a career in Washington DC. Tranquility is a painting of her friend’s boat, docked in Annapolis, MD. She was drawn to it because of its calming influence. You can see more of Bobbi's work on this website. CCAL Gallery Host: Sozo Family Fitness The gallery is located in the front lobby at Sozo Fitness at 510 Columbia Avenue. It hosts a piece of art by one of Crooked Creek Art League's ar

Blue Lavender Gallery - Sept 2020: Sonya Diimmler

Please join us in congratulating this month's featured artist at the Blue Lavender Gallery: Sonya Diimmler. "David & Mattie" Oil Painting by Sonya Diimmler 20 x 24 inches, Not For Sale (Note: Canine commissions start at $295) About the Artist Award winning artist Sonya Diimmler paints colorful South Carolina lake and landscapes along with her favorite subject and muse her bulldog Smedley and her Boston Terrier Mattie. Sonya’s work has earned awards at the SC State Fair, Union County Arts Council and Crooked Creek Art League. Her painting “David & Mattie” won the City Art Award at Crooked Creek’s Annual Juried Show in 2019. The colorful canine and feline portraits on the fence outside Chapin

September 2020 Artists on Display

We are thrilled to be able to once again share the artwork of CCAL member artists with the public. We hope you enjoy seeing the artwork as much as we enjoy sharing it! Check out who's on display in our public galleries this month: Sept 1 - 30, 2020 Chamber Spotlight Artist: <still closed> BB&T Bank on Art Artist: <still closed> Chapin Library Artist: <still closed> Blue Lavender Spa: Sonya Diimmler Sozo Fitness: Bobbi Sorensen Aug 1 - Sept 30, 2020 The Artist's Place (TAP) Display Case: Nancy Mandish The Coffee Shelf: Nancy Mandish, Barbara Teusink Artistic Prosperity Gallery: <still closed> Chapin Town Hall Gallery: Alex DiFrancesco June 1 - Aug 31, 2020 Palmetto Fine Arts CCAL Gallery: <

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