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The Coffee Shelf Artists: Jan-Feb 2020

CCAL, congratulates the spotlight artists in The Coffee Shelf Gallery. The display for January and February features the artwork of two of Crooked Creek Art League's fine artists: Adelia Ruth and Ruby DeLoach.

Stop by and get something tasty to eat and drink while you enjoy the artwork!


Adelia Shirer Ruth

Adelia Ruth display at The Coffee Shelf

Artist Statement

"After painting with Briget O'Conner my floral's started "blooming". Guess we will call this display "Four Floral's and a Dragonfly". Floral's have become a favorite and dragonflies I just like. I enjoy painting and creating in all media's yet seem to use watercolor the most. Painting is my "happy place."

Listing of artwork by Adelia Ruth

Artist Bio:

Photography of Photographer Alex DiFrancesco

Adelia, native of Georgetown SC, worked with Ilona Smithkin of New York, studying impressionistic art. She has also studied with Anna Kay Singley, Nancy Bourne, Wanda Coleman, Pat Weaver, Briget O'Conner, Lee Mont and, more recently, perspective with Anne Hightower-Patterson White. Adelia's watercolor won 3rd Place in the Newberry SC Agricultural Expo Expedition in 2012. Her watercolor was juried into the SC State Fair Exhibit of the Arts. In 2013 she won 2nd Place in the Amateur Division of the SC State Fair and in 2014, 2016 and 2017 was juried into the prestigious Artfields of Lake City SC. In 2015 the 2014 Artfields painting won 1st Place in the North Charleston Arts Festival. In 2016 her entry "Arts My Bag" watercolor won 3rd Place and was purchased by the City of North Charleston. In the last 8 years, Adelia's art has exhibited and sold in many arts and crafts festivals across SC. Her art is currently shown at the Elegant of Lake City SC, The Gallery of Newberry SC, the Added Touch of Saluda SC, and the Newberry Hospital. Adelia and her husband, the Reverend Devon Ruth, now live in Saluda SC.

Adelia"s art is also on display at the Elegant Bee in Lake City, S.C......The Newberry Hospital in Newberry, S.C......The Gallery in Newberry, S.C.and The Added Touch in Saluda, S.C.

You can reach Adelia by clicking HERE.


Ruby DeLoach

Ruby DeLoach display at The Coffee Shelf

Artist Statement

Morning sunlight enters the Art Party Studio in Dutchman Shores in Chapin where painting allows me to fall into the face of a flower, to touch yesterday, to behold a landscape and briefly walk with my Creator.

Photo of artist: Ruby DeLoach

Artist Bio: Ruby DeLoach

Ruby developed a love of nature growing up in a history book on Blackstock Road in Union County. Stories of the Revolutionary War and the Battle of Blackstock where often told. Tales of Old Bloody Bill Cunningham could conjure up nightmares. She, her sister and cousins enjoyed walks along old Indian trails, woodlands and open fields discovering wild flowers and observing landscapes with waves of wheat blowing in the wind, whistling bobwhite bird calls, and viewing the smoky blue mountains horizon sunsets and sunrises at the Appalachian Foothills. Passionate feelings direct her brush in oil, watercolor and acrylic mediums.

After 40 years as an educator, Ruby retired, cleaned out her attic, hired a contractor to add a dormer and created an art studio where she has written and illustrated three children's books (Earth Turns on Its Axis, and..., Growing Little Green Thumbs (SC Book Festival Selection), & Appalachian Mornings). The G.R.O.W! theme of Great Readings Open Worlds echoes through all her books. A forth book, Playing in the Dirt, is in progress. Excerpts can be found in her monthly Growing Little Green Thumbs column at Her books are available at The Coffee Shelf. Ruby's art can be found at Palmetto Fine Arts in Chapin and The Gallery in Newberry. Ruby participates in Columbia Open Studio when her Art Party Press, Studio and Gallery is open to the public in April. She enjoys Author/Illustrator visits to elementary schools.

You can reach Ruby by clicking HERE.


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