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Debra Kelly wins at the Union County Arts Exhibition

CONGRATULATIONS to Debra Kelly for receiving an award at the Union County Arts Council 2021 Art Exhibition.

Photo of Debi Kelly with her winning piece "Crossing The Causeway"

She is seen here with her award-winning pastel, Crossing The Causeway. One gentleman viewing the piece remarked that this was just like the car that his family had when he was growing up and that he spent many hours in the backseat riding with his father. Debi’s other entry is seen in the background. The juror for the exhibition was Patrick Faile.

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


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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