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Spotlight Artist November 2021: Alex DiFrancesco

Please join us in congratulating the Spotlight Artist of the Month for November: Alexandra DiFrancesco. In addition to her great photography, Alex does a great job securing grant funding for CCAL. Thanks Alex!

See her beautiful artwork in person at the Chamber if you get a chance!

Congratulations Alex!

Photography "Salt Marsh Trail" by Alexandra DiFrancesco
"Salt Marsh Trail" by Alexandra DiFrancesco

About the Artwork

“Salt Marsh Trail”




Artist Statement

One of my favorite places to photograph is Beaufort, South Carolina which is located on Port Royal Island. The beauty of this gem are the streets framed by live oak trees and how they wind down to the Beaufort River which flows into the Port Royal Sound. This photograph is one of those quaint places where the salt marsh at high tide meanders down to the river.

Photo of Artist: Alexandra DiFrancesco

Artist Bio:

Alex DiFrancesco

A native of Bluefield, West Virginia, Alexandra (Alex) is a retired school guidance counselor. She has had the opportunity to live on both the East and West Coasts before moving to Chapin, South Carolina in 2015.

Alex has enjoyed photography since she was a child, playing with her parents Kodak Brownie camera. She enjoys photographing a variety of subjects which includes nature and architecture.

She has been a member of Crooked Creek Art League for five years and, as a member, she rediscovered her passion of photography. “I am surrounded by so many amazing artists and they inspire me.” Although just an amateur, Alex loves entering gallery shows and exhibits and considers them all a part of the learning experience. She has participated in the USC School of Visual Art and Design’s 64th Annual Art Auction, Crooked Creek Art League Annual Juried Show (2018-2021), Crooked Creek Art League Still Hopes Fall Juried Show 2019-2021, South Carolina State Fair. She was juried into the 2020 Dogwood Festival Art Show in Denmark, SC. She also just completed a one-person exhibit at Chapin Town Hall in 2020. Alex also shows her photography in local galleries. Alexandra is a Juried member of the South Carolina Artisans Center in Walterboro, SC. She currently serves on the board of CCAL as grant writer.

You can see more of Alex's artwork on her gallery page at

Email Alex by clicking HERE.


CCAL Gallery Host:

Chapin Chamber of Commerce Logo

Each month, CCAL shines a spotlight on one of our own. The Chapin Chamber of Commerce graciously features the art of this artist in their lobby in the CCAL Spotlight Artist Gallery.

This exhibit features one piece of wall hanging artwork per month.

The gallery is located in the lobby of the Chapin Chamber of Commerce at 302 Columbia Avenue in Chapin. It hosts a rotating display with a new piece from a Crooked Creek Art League artist featured each month.

For more on our public galleries, click HERE.


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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