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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!!

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

"Study of an Old Man"

by Faye Meetze

11x14 Oil on Canvas

Photo of artist Faye Meetze

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 her art studies twenty-four years ago. She is a founding member of the Crooked Creek Art League and has participated in numerous statewide competitions and received awards for her work in colored pencil, pastel and oil. She was named the League’s Outstanding Member in 1999 and awarded the CCAL Best in Show in 2004. Faye prefers the forgiving nature of oil, enjoys creating both still life and landscapes, and occasionally does figurative works and portraits. She attributes her love of oil painting to impressionist painter, Ilona Royce-Smithkin, and nationally known portrait artist Craig Carlson. Her favorite modern day painter is Richard Schmid, author of “Alla Prima: All I Know About Painting”.​Faye's art is currently on display at Palmetto Fine Arts in Chapin, The Blend in Prosperity and The Gallery in Newberry.

You can see more of Faye's work on her page on this website HERE.


Thank you to everyone that participated!

The artwork from our annual contest, "Angels Among Us" move to the TAP Gallery on May 15 so we will not have a contest next month. That artwork will remain on display throughout the summer so our next contest will begin with the September meeting. The theme for it will be announced soon.

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