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Anna Kay Singley wins at the Union County Arts Exhibition

CONGRATULATIONS to Anna Kay Singley for receiving an award at the Union County Arts Council 2021 Art Exhibition.

Painting: "Serenity" by Anna Kay Singley
"Serenity" by Anna Kay Singley

CONGRATULATIONS to Crooked Creek Art League’s Anna Kay Singley for receiving an award at the Union County Arts Council 2021 Art Exhibition.The juror, Patrick Faile, said that he particularly liked the depth of her painting and the clouds in her award-winning oil on canvas, Serenity.

The exhibition will run through November 7 at USC-Union.

See more about the Union County Arts Council at


Artist Bio:

Photo of artist: Anna Kay Singley

Anna Kay Singley

Anna Kathryn (A.K.) Singley was a very active sports person, but her favorites of all in life are horses and making “art.” She has had solo shows in small museums throughout South Carolina as well as the South Carolina State Museum and McKissick Museum at USC which attained much success. Anna Kay was an instructor at the Columbia Museum of Arts, USC, Midlands Technical College, and an Artist in Education (A.I.E.) with the South Carolina Arts Commission.

She is a competent juror and popular Springmaid workshop teacher. She has served as president of the South Carolina Watercolor Society and received a Member with Excellence status.

Anna Kay loves the art processes of watercolor, oil, pastel, pencil, gouache, casein, weaving and gourds. She believes the quote by Ed Whitney, “The discipline endured is the mastery achieved.” She loves to learn and has studied with 38 well-known teachers at Springmaid workshops as assistant to them.

Email Anna Kay by clicking HERE.


About the Author

Photo of author: Sandra Oliver

A native of North Carolina, Sandra Oliver has called South Carolina home since moving here in 1976. She retired from the South Carolina public schools after teaching both business and mathematics.

Sandra first developed an interest in art after moving to Newberry, SC, in 1993 when she briefly studied pastel and oil painting. Devoting her time to her family and teaching, Sandra did not resume her art studies until mid-2011 when she began watercolor lesson classes with Anna Kay Singley. She has also participated in numerous painting workshops since then. Sandra’s primary medium is watercolor, although she occasionally has worked in acrylics, oils, pastels, and mixed media.

She has been juried into the South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Amateur Division every year since 2011. She has also exhibited paintings in the Crooked Creek Juried Art Show, Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show, the North Charleston Juried Art Show, Old Santee Canal Juried Art Show (Moncks Corner), and Art Flow (Allendale). The Gallery in Newberry and Handcrafted Artists Emporium in Newberry display some of Sandra’s paintings.

Sandra is 2020-21 President of Crooked Creek Art League and has previously served as workshop coordinator and as co-chair of the Annual Juried Art Exhibit. Her collage and watercolor work, “Orchid,” received the Post Card Award in the 2017 juried exhibit.

You can contact Sandra by clicking HERE.


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