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The Coffee Shelf Artist: Adelia Shirer Ruth - October - December 2023

CCAL congratulates Adelia Shirer Ruth, one of the featured artists in The Coffee Shelf Gallery for October through December 2023. Adelia is an active member of CCAL and an award-winning artist.

Come out and help celebrate the new owners of The Coffee Shelf and their dedication to continuing to serve Chapin with good drinks, good food, good art - what could be better?

Congratulations, Adelia!


A collection of watercolors and acrylics by artist Adelia Shirer Ruth

About the Art

"Christmas Tree" - watercolor, 16 x 20, $50

"Poinsettia" - watercolor, 16 x 20, $50

"Night Fishing" - acrylic, 16 x 20, $75

"Mother and Baby Heron" - acrylic, 16 x 20, $75

"Rooster" - watercolor, 16 x 19, $75

"Money Plant" - mixed media, 16 x 20, $75

"Heron Fishing" - oil, 16 x 20, $75

"Flying Heron" - oil, 14 x 17, $75

"Lake View" - mixed media, 11 x 14, $25

"Shells" - acrylic, 11 x 14, $25

"Bee and Carrots" - mixed media, 5 x 7, $30

"Green Leaves" - mixed media, 8 x 10, $30

Artist Bio

Adelia Shirer Ruth

Adelia Shirer Ruth, native of Georgetown, SC, studied with Ilona Smithkin of New York, impressionistic art. She has also studied with Anna Kay Singley, Nancy Bourne, Wanda Coleman, Pat Weaver, Birgit O’Conner, Lee Monts and, more recently, perspective with Anne Hightower Patterson White, oil with Barbara Teusink, and abstract with Ingrid Carson.

Adelia’s watercolor won 3rd Place in the Newberry SC Agricultural Expo Exhibition. In 2012 her watercolor was juried into the SC State Fair Exhibit of the Arts. In 2013 she won 2nd Place in the Amateur Division of the SC State Fair and in 2014, 2016, and 2017 was juried into the prestigious Artfields of Lake City, SC. In 2015 the 2014 Artfields painting won 1st Place in the North Charleston Arts Festival. In 2016 her entry “Arts My Bag” watercolor won 3rd Place and was purchased by the City of North Charleston.

Adelia is a member of the Crooked Creek Art League in Chapin, SC and has exhibited and sold paintings in many arts and crafts festivals across SC. Her art is currently shown at The Gallery in Newberry, SC, and The Added Touch in Saluda, SC. Adelia and her husband, the Reverend E. Devon Ruth, now live in Saluda, SC.

Artist Statement – “enjoying the nature of summer with watercolor, acrylic and yupo”


CCAL Gallery Host:

The Coffee Shelf Logo

The Coffee Shelf has long been a place to enjoy a wonderful brew and tasty sweets in a comfortable environment. What better place to also enjoy art? We are excited to partner with The Coffee Shelf to showcase the artwork of local artists.

Two artists are featured in this gallery with each display. Each artist has a 8x10 wall to display a dozen or more pieces of wall hanging artwork. The displays rotate every two months. The gallery, which is located in the lobby of The Coffee Shelf at 130 Amicks Ferry Road in Chapin, is open to the public during normal business hours.

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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