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Chamber Spotlight Artist October 2023: Sandra Oliver

Every month the Chapin Chamber of Commerce recognizes one of Crooked Creek Art League's artists as the Chamber Spotlight Artist of the Month. Congratulations to Sandra Oliver as the October Spotlight Artist. Sandra has served as president, workshop co-chair, juried exhibit co-chair, and parliamentarian. She currently is the publicity coordinator.

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

Congratulations Sandra!

a watercolor painting of lobster buoys by artist Sandr Oliver
"Oh, Buoy! Lobster Time"

About the Artwork

As a young teen, my husband spent summers with an aunt and uncle in Maine. One of the last trips we took was to Maine to try to find his relatives' home. Traveled along the coast, we saw many docks with lobster buoys ready to be loaded on the boats. The variety of colors, sizes, and shapes were eye-catching.

"Oh, Buoy! Lobster Time" - watercolor, 18-1/4" x 19-1/2" framed, $120

Artist Bio

Sandra Oliver

Sandra Oliver, a native of North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNC-G), has called South Carolina home for more than half her life. 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, 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 2011 when she began taking watercolor lessons from Anna Kay Singley

Although her primary medium is watercolor, she occasionally works in other media. She has been juried into the South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Amateur Division, every year since 2011 and in 2022 received a merit award for her watercolor, “Mommy’s Graduation.” She has exhibited paintings in Crooked Creek Juried Art Exhibition, Union County Arts Council Juried Art Show, Still Hopes Exhibit, and Irmo Library Exhibit. Her collage and watercolor painting, “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 Exhibit co-chair, workshop coordinator, and is currently publicity coordinator.

To see more of Sandra's art click HERE


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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