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The Coffee Shelf Artist: Apr - Jun 2022

CCAL, congratulates Alexandra (Alex) DiFrancesco, who is a featured artist in The Coffee Shelf Gallery for the next quarter.

Good drinks, good food, good art - what could be better?


Alexandra "Alex" DiFrancesco

About the Artwork:

Fawn - 12.5x14.5, Photography, $75

First Snowfall - 14.5x16.5, Photography, $50

Looking for Lunch - 12x14, Photography, $75

Maui Sunset - 14X17, Photography, $65

Racing on Lake Murray - 14 x 17, Photography, $65

Sailor Skies - 14.5x16.5, Photography, $65

Salt Marsh Trail - 14x17, Photography, $65

Tracy Arm Fjord - 8x14, Photography, $40

View from Buschart Gardens - 10x12, Photography, $45

Artist Statement:

I am captivated by the beauty in architecture and nature. Many of my photographs are a blending of my passions. My work is a constant search for the best ways to interpret an idea for each piece of art. I never want to limit myself when taking a photograph.

Artist Bio:

Artist Photo: Alex DiFrancesco

Alexandra "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 and currently serves on the board of CCAL as grant writer. While enjoying her membership 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 in 2019. Alex has participated in The Crooked Creek Art League Annual Juried Show (2018-2021), and the Crooked Creek Art League Still Hopes Fall Juried Show 2019-2021. In 2019 and 2021, Alex, was juried into the South Carolina State Fair. She was juried into the 2020 Dogwood Festival Art Show in Denmark, SC. Alex currently has a one-person exhibit at Chapin Town Hall. Alex also shows her photography in local galleries. Alexandra is also a Juried member of the South Carolina Artisans Center in Walterboro, SC.

You can reach Alex by clicking HERE.


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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