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Chapin Library Gallery - April - May 2021

Please join us in congratulating Mary Collette for her brightly colored and lively collection of paintings currently on display in the Chapin Library Artist Gallery.

Artwork Display by Mary Collette

About the Artwork


"Hiking" - 28 ½” x 16 ½” (with frame), Acrylic, $350

"Sailboat" - 12”x24”, Acrylic, $65

"Mandarin Ducks" - 16”x24”, Acrylic, $250

"Blue Heron" - 16”x20”, Acrylic, $125

"Tulips" - 8”x10”, Acrylic, $60

"Pears" - 8”x10”, Acrylic, $60

Artist Bio

Photo of artist Mary Collette

Mary Collette

My husband and I have spent over 23 years travelling with three children to different countries. During our travels, I have (as many other moms) created works of art for schools, churches and social events.

I have always loved to paint and draw. While working in Charleston, I had the unique opportunity to spend my lunches watching the students at Gibbs Art School. Observing the art teachers’ instructions, had helped to further my understand and appreciation of art.

About two years ago, I attended an evening class on acrylic art. I had dabbled in oil but preferred how quickly acrylic dries. The instructor was Barbie Mathis at City Art and a member of TAP. Through her encouragement, I have continued to paint. I also had the chance to meet Melony Stuckey (a member of the South Carolina Water Media Society) who provided instruction on improving my artwork. I continue to experiment and grow as an artist. I love to paint realism of things that inspire me such as places we have been, events in our lives or just something that catches my eye.

I am a native of Massachusetts. We settled in Summerville in 2003, where my husband and I worked in Charleston for a number of years. Following our retirements, we settled in Lexington in 2015. I joined CCAL in 2019 after attending Still Hopes Art exhibit

You can reach Mary by clicking HERE.

CCAL Gallery Host:

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Each month, the Chapin Library Gallery located in the Chapin Public Library at 129 N. W. Columbia Avenue

features a monthly art exhibit by a different featured CCAL artist. The gallery can be viewed during regular Chapin Library hours.


This exhibit space allows for expanded displays with series or mixed multiple pieces by the artist. It hosts a minimum of 6-8 pieces but can accommodate as many as 12 pieces per month. Wall hanging and 3D artwork may be included in this exhibit.


For more on our public galleries, click HERE.