Chapin Town Hall Featured Artist Feb - Mar 2021: Kimberly Case

Please join us in congratulating Kimberly Case for being the newest featured artist in the Chapin Town Hall Gallery. Her beautiful and unique photography will be on display until the end of March.

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The Artwork

(select artwork, visit in person to see the full display)

"Girl with Blue Pitcher"

16x20 gallery stretched canvas


"Round Three"

16x20 gallery stretched canvas



16x20 gallery stretched canvas


"The Basket Collector"

16x20 gallery stretched canvas


Artist Statement

“I am visual artist, focusing on fine art portrait photography. Hallmarks of my work are richness and whimsy. My photographs are often mistaken at first for paintings, due to their tones and aura. I incorporate sometimes humble, sometimes fantastical themes, wardrobe and props.

Primarily a portrait (and self-portrait) artist, in my works I seek to capture a moment in time, revealing an intimate aspect of the subject. I want people to feel something familiar when they see my portraits.

I have a general background in the arts from my emphasis in my high school education. Beginning with a foundation of basic studio lighting, camera settings and classic posing, I then began on a path towards the more personalized images I find myself creating now.

The colors and lighting of classical painters Vermeer, Caravaggio and Rembrandt fill my eyes. In my art, I portray themes of quiet strength. The images have a peaceful calmness to them. I love the rich textures of velvet and linen. I seek out clothing, housewares and tools that are old, worn and real. Warmth and richness permeate my works; so do shadows created by a strong and directional source of light.

A recent series I created is my Homespun series, showing children and young adults in rustic and wholesome tableaux. Captured in mundane tasks, the subjects are graced with strength and dignity.”

Artist Bio

Kimberly Case

Kimberly Case is a visual artist focusing on fine art portrait photography.

Her work in many media has been exhibited around the Greater Columbia area, including at the SC State Fair where in 2018 her portrait creation Girl with Sword won Best of Show in the professional category In 2019 The Laborer won the blue ribbon for photography, while Girl with Wheat won a merit award for photography.

Her first solo art exhibition was held at Ramco Framing and Design in the summer of 2019, and showcased over 70 fine art portraits and still life photographs. In the Fall of 2019, she was part of a multi-artist show “Collections” at Rob Shaw Gallery on State Street, Cayce, SC.

Recently, works by Kimberly have been exhibited at the Spartanburg Fringe Festival (2019), and the 701 Center for Contemporary Art’s “Columbia Open Studios City Hall Exhibition” (2020).

In September 2020, her two entries into the Advanced Fine Art category were selected as finalists in the Augusta Photo Festival: A Pause Before Resuming and The Bell. Honorable Mention was awarded for The Bell. In December 2020, her two entries were juried into the Crooked Creek Art League's “Still Hopes Exhibition”: Airborne was awarded the People's Choice ribbon and High Tea was awarded First Place for Photography.

Also, in 2020, her series In the Time of COVID was selected for display at The Koger Center for the Arts, the winner of their “1593 Project” call for art (TBD – Spring 2021).

In Spring 2021, her studio will be among the workspaces featured on the 701 Center for Contemporary Art “Open Studios” art tour (2021).

Kimberly's art pieces are in private collections across the midlands.

Incorporating sometimes fantastical themes, wardrobe and props, her photographs are often mistaken at first for oil paintings, due to their tones and aura. Hallmarks of her work are richness and whimsy. “For me, storytelling is key; it’s what makes the art relevant. I seek to transport the viewer to another place and time. In my art, I portray themes of quiet strength. The images have a peaceful calmness to them.”

Kimberly is a photographer with Studio 3P, LLC in Irmo, SC.”



CCAL Gallery Host:

The gallery is located in the Community Room in the Chapin Town Hall at 157 NW Columbia Avenue. It hosts the artwork of one of Crooked Creek Art League's finest artists on a two month rotation.

The Town is a big supporter of the arts in Chapin and we are thrilled to be working with them to showcase more art in town.

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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