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Palmetto Fine Arts Gallery: June and July 2023

Crooked Creek Art League thanks Palmetto Fine Arts (PFA) for generously providing a dedicated space for two of our artists to showcase their art among the great display of Fine Art in their gallery. You can see the current exhibit through the end of July 2023.

Featured in the current exhibit with multiple pieces is CCAL artist Judy Maples.

an abstract acrylic painting by artist Judy Maples

an acrylic abstract painting by artist Judy Maples

an acrylic abstract by artist Judy Maples

About the Art

Run - acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36"

Reflection - acrylic on canvas, 24" x 48"

Neopolitan - acrylic on canvas, 24" x 36"

Artist Bio

Judy Maples

In addition to creating art, Judy Maples has several passions. One of those passions is saving dogs. In fact, she fosters dogs regularly and has pictures of every one of the 85 dogs she’s fostered. She is also a grammar nerd and admits to being a "recovering proofreader.” Judy is a nature lover, too. She prefers being outdoors, as long as it doesn’t involve exercise. And thanks to the music of the Foo Fighters -- and the support of her husband -- Judy’s most recent passion inspired her to take drum lessons.

Her primary passion, though, continues to be the mid-century modern aesthetic, including abstract paintings of that era, especially those of Mark Rothko.

In 2022, Judy took a workshop on the Principles of Abstraction led by Larry Moore, and that’s when she was "bit by the bug.” She now spends most of her free time painting and creating art. "There’s a healing power and a sense of calm that only a brush on canvas can give,” she explains.

Judy was thrilled (and she confesses is still in disbelief) to have won first place in the amateur division at the 2022 South Carolina State Fair for her painting, "Concrete and Gold.” It was the first contest she’s ever entered; she said she just can’t wrap her head around the phrase, "award-winning artist.” She says that she gets giddy every time someone buys one of her paintings! Recently, Judy and her paintings were featured in the Art Issue of Chapin magazine.

Judy’s goal is to improve and grow as an artist creating abstracts that are simple but not basic.

To view more of Judy’s art, follow her on Instagram @JudyMaplesArt or email her directly at

To see more of Judy's art, click HERE.


CCAL Gallery Host:

Palmetto Fine Arts Logo

The gallery is located in the heart of Palmetto Fine Arts at 140 Amicks Ferry Road, Unit E, Chapin.

The CCAL Gallery Display at Palmetto Fine Arts & Custom Frame Gallery is hosted by TC Bowers, owner and league member. Floral, landscape, still life and abstract works by local artists illuminate the gallery and pieces are rotated on a regular basis. The gallery is open to the public during Palmetto Fine Arts normal business hours. Find a print or original piece. You can have TC frame it for you or select a piece that is already framed and purchase it immediately. To find out about special shows held throughout the year visit their web site where information is updated constantly.

Two artists are included in each exhibit, each with an 8'Hx4'W wall to display a number of pieces of wall hanging artwork. The displays rotate every two months.

For more on our public galleries, click HERE.


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