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Palmetto Fine Arts Gallery: October-November 2022

Palmetto Fine Arts (PFA) has always generously dedicated space for CCAL artists to always be part of the great display of Fine Art in their gallery. You can see the current exhibit through the end of November

One of the artists featured in the current exhibit with multiple pieces is Mary Collette. Mary is an active member of the League and serves as a committee coordinator.

oil painting of a field with a barn and tractor
"A Beautiful Eve" by artist Mary Collette

About the Artwork

"A Beautiful Eve" - a summer sky over Lake Murray - oil on canvas, 24" x 24", $750

"A Marsh" - marshland in Mt. Pleasant, oil on canvas, 20" x 24", $450

"Durango-Silverton" - the Durango-Silverton railroad route - giclee print wrapped, 24" x 30", $95

"St. Phillip's Church, Charleston, SC" - prismacolor on 90 lb. paper, 15-1/2" x 12-1/2", $125

"A Country Field" - oil on canvas 19" x 23", $450

"Savannah Steps" - steps up to a Savannah antique shop - acrylic, 16" x 20", $125

About the Artist

photo of artist Mary Collette

Mary Collette

When I was growing up, my aunt would create paintings and draw beautiful pictures. She recorded memories of the family and places they shared. She passed away earlier this year. We now look back at her paintings and enjoy all the memories. I was always intrigued by the thought of creating paintings. My desire to paint was put on hold for many years as I worked and cared for my family. During those years, I learned to design and create posters, bulletins and art projects for schools and churches, temporarily fulfilling my artistic needs. Recently, painting has become a full-time enjoyment and learning experience.

I am a native of Massachusetts relocating to South Carolina in 2003 following my husband’s military retirement. After years of working for the government, I acquired my position as manager and bookkeeper of the Cathedral in Charleston. During my employment there, I had the unique opportunity to observe students at the Gibbs Museum of Art create paintings using a variety of techniques. I have taken instructions through Barbie Mathis, Dale Bishop, Gretchen Parker and Melony Stuckey. In December 2019, I joined Crooked Creek Art League which has offered me the opportunity as an artist to learn and share art.

In 2020, I won first place at the Still Hopes Exhibit for the painting, “Durango Silverton River” and 2021 receiving first prize for the painting “Waiting” in the Juried Show at Crooked Creek. That same year two of my paintings were entered into the South Carolina Fair.


CCAL Gallery Host:

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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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