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A Message from Our President

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February 2, 2021

Greetings to CCAL Members:

It is my hope that all of you are still healthy and that we will soon be able to meet in person.

February Meeting

Our presenter for the February 15 meeting will be Ryan Fox, who is also the juror for this year’s 26th Annual Juried Art Exhibit and the March 5-6 workshop presenter. As posted on our website, “During the meeting, Ryan will demonstrate a graphic approach to watercolor using black paint, then covering it to create an atmospheric look unique to watercolor.” He will be using a three-color limited palette. It is always interesting to watch an artist as he/she creates.


Mark your calendars and register now for “Watercolor Loose & Fast: A Workshop with Ryan Fox” on March 5 and 6 at Crooked Creek Park. It has recently been decided to make this a virtual workshop. Ryan is well positioned to do a great job with this as he's already been doing other teaching online. Registration may be completed on our website under Events/Calendar/Workshops. You may also send a check reserving your spot to Carol Blackwood, Workshop Coordinator, 252 Newpark Place, Columbia, SC 29212. Deposit for the workshop is $50, or full payment is $125 for members and $150 for non-members.

Still Hopes Exhibition

A big “Thank You” to Renea Eshelman for coordinating the event, Bobbi Sorensen for preparing the tags, CCAL members who helped with intake and pick-up, and most importantly to all our members who entered.

TAP Gallery

The theme for February is “Brrr, It’s Cold”. If you have a winter painting or photograph that you will share, please drop it by the park and hang it in the TAP Gallery.

Annual Contest

As a reminder, the theme for this year's annual contest is SC Feathered Friends & Wildlife. We will all share our artwork in the contest at our May meeting. Participation is open to all Crooked Creek Art League members. Art work must be original and completed within the last 3 years. Please consider adding a piece of your artwork to this fun competition.

2021 Juried Art Exhibit

Online registration for the 2021 Juried Art Exhibit opened February 1. You should have received information earlier this week about this. The Prospectus is also available on our website under Events/Calendar/Juried Show. Please take time to read it. Each artist may enter one or two works for $25. To enter a 3rd piece: Amateurs, photographers and 3D artists pay $5 extra. Masters pay $10 extra.

If you plan to register online, you will need to gather the following information before you begin.



Size – height and width

For sale or not

Sales value even if not for sale

Inspiration for piece or description (optional)

Image and name of file which can be downloaded

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID limitations on park hours, in-person registration and delivery will only be on Saturday, February 27, from 10:00am - 2:30pm. There will be NO Sunday registration and delivery as the park will be closed. To minimize crowding, we are asking members to please stagger their deliveries as listed below.

Last name A-E 10:00-11:30

Last name F-P 11:30-1:00

Last name Q-Z 1:00-2:30

Zoom information for the February 15 meeting will be provided in the Notes from the Board which will be sent out after the Board Meeting. Donna Reid will also send the link to everyone prior to the meeting on either Sunday, February 14, or Monday, February 15.

I hope to see many of you at the general meeting. Until then, stay safe and healthy!

Sandra Oliver



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