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A Message from Our President

Crooked Creek Art League Logo

April 1, 2021

Greetings to CCAL Members:

Spring has officially arrived, and trees and flowers are budding and blooming. Hopefully, many

of you have been able to get out to enjoy them and perhaps capture their beauty on canvas or


Congratulations again to all the award winners in the 2021 Juried Art Exhibit. It was so nice to

be able to meet in person to present the awards. I am also pleased that so many of you did

attend the awards ceremony virtually. Thank you also to all who entered and helped in any

way with the event.

April Meeting

The presenter for the April 19 meeting will be Dru Blair, internationally known South Carolina

airbrush artist and instructor. If you have not seen his work, you are in for a real treat.

Members may begin logging on to Zoom at 6:45pm, and the meeting will begin at 7:00pm.

Donna Reid will be sending Zoom login information to all members on Monday, April 19.

New Members

Please join me in welcoming the new members who joined since the last President’s Letter –

Laurette Kirkland and Amy Kuenzie.


There are still only a few spaces available for Russell Jewell’s "Plein Air: Plain and Simple"

workshop scheduled for April 16-17 workshop. Please register online under

Events/Calendar/Workshops or contact Carol Blackwood, Workshop Coordinator at or (803) 603-8634.

Member of the Year Nominations

Nominations for Member of the Year are now being accepted online (go to News on our

website and scroll down to Member of the Year Nominations) or by printing the form and

mailing to Kay Fox. (433 Holly Berry Circle, Blythewood, SC 29016 or

Nominations must be received by the April meeting.

Koger Center Exhibit “Field Trip”

Members of the League are invited to the Koger Center on Thursday, April 22, at 11:00am to

view the art in the 1593 Project. Our own Kimberly Case was named the featured exhibitor.

Please let me know by Friday, April 16, if you will be attending. (864) 325-2066 or

Teaching Opportunity

One of our League members received a telephone call from a parent of a high school son. She

was inquiring about any summer art activities that the League would be providing. Her son is

interested in pursuing his talent in art during the summer. If any of you are interested in

teaching this young man during the summer, please let me know. I can then give you the

parent’s email address so you can contact her.

May Member Annual Contest – SC Feathered Friends and Wildlife

I have heard from many of you who are hard at work on your 2D or 3D art for the May Member

Annual Contest. The completed pieces will be presented and voted on at the May general

meeting. Ribbons will be awarded, and all pieces will be displayed in the TAP Gallery through

the summer. The prospectus is online under Events/Annual Contest.

I hope to see you at the April 19 meeting in your “little Zoom box.” Please stay safe.

Sandra Oliver



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