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The Artists Place Gallery - December Blue Ribbon Winner!

We have a new winner in our December TAP Gallery display!

Pastel Painting: "Little Brown Church in the Vale" by Al Leitch with ribbon

The Blue Ribbon Winner in The Artist's Place Gallery competition for October is Al Leitch with his lovely piece, "Little Brown Church in the Vale". Our theme this month was "Christmas Cards and Holiday Scenes". We had a great variety of beautiful entries. It's great to have so many participating in this fun.

This month's competition was judged by the Crooked Creek Park Staff.

Please join us in congratulating Al on his win!!

Pastel Painting: "Little Brown Church in the Vale" by Al Leitch

"Little Brown Church in the Vale" by Al Leitch

The name of this piece is "Little Brown Church in the Vale". It is done in pastel.

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 International Exhibits in Atlanta; the Southeastern Pastel Society’s Visual Arts Center Exhibition in Roswell, GA; the Appalachian Pastel Society's 2018 Show; and Artfields 2017. I participated in a six-person show at the Center for the Arts at USC Beaufort and in my reunion's 2017 art Exhibit at Cornell University. I’m a member of the Village Artists Gallery in Columbia.

Thank you to everyone that participated!

Join the fun by entering your artwork in the coming months! The next competition theme will be R&R in South Carolina.

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