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Chamber Spotlight Artist August 2022: Sandra Oliver

Congratulations to Sandra Oliver for being the Chapin Chamber of Commerce's Spotlight Artist for August 2022. Sandra has been an active member of Crooked Creek Art League since 2014.

See her beautiful artwork in person at the Chamber if you get a chance!

Congratulations Sandra!

pulled print of a Texas Bluebonnet on a dark background
"Texas Bluebonnet" by Sandra Oliver

About the Artwork

This is a pulled print of a Texas bluebonnet. The image was first painted on a piece of plexiglass. Then the plexiglass was pressed using a print-making roller onto a previously prepared damp special print paper. The image transfers to the paper and is allowed to dry completely. If the original plexiglass painting is strong enough, one can often get a second print, called a ghost print, although the second print is usually lighter than the original print.

""Texas Bluebonnet"

Pulled print from acrylic

Size: 16-1/4" x 19-3/4" framed

Price: $126

smaller and lighter version of original painting
ghost print of Texas Bluebonnet

Artist Bio

Sandra Oliver

Photo of artist Carol Hartman

A native of North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNC-G), Sandra Oliver has called South Carolina home since moving here in 1976. She retired from the South Carolina public schools after teaching business, mathematics, and adult education.

She first developed an interest in art after moving to Newberry, SC, in 1993 when she studied pastel and oil painting for a brief period. Devoting her time to her family and teaching, Sandra did not resume her art studies until mid-2011.

Sandra’s primary medium is watercolor, although she occasionally works in acrylics. 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 Crooked Creek Juried Art Exhibition, Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show, Still Hopes Exhibit, Irmo Library Exhibit, North Charleston Juried Art Show, Old Santee Canal Juried Art Show (Moncks Corner), and Art Flow (Allendale). She has paintings in The Gallery in Newberry. Her collage and watercolor work, “Orchid,” won the Post Card Award in the Crooked Creek Juried Art Exhibition in 2017.

An active member of Crooked Creek Art League since 2014, Sandra has served as president, Juried Art Exhibition co-chair, workshop coordinator, and is currently publicity chair.


CCAL Gallery Host:

Chapin Chamber of Commerce Logo

Each month, CCAL shines a spotlight on one of our own. The Chapin Chamber of Commerce graciously features the art of this artist in their lobby in the CCAL Spotlight Artist Gallery.

This exhibit features one piece of wall hanging artwork per month.

The gallery is located in the lobby of the Chapin Chamber of Commerce at 302 Columbia Avenue in Chapin. It hosts a rotating display with a new piece from a Crooked Creek Art League artist featured each month.

For more on our public galleries, click HERE.


Interested in becoming a gallery display artist? For more information or to be selected as an exhibit artist, contact our Public Gallery Coordinator.


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