CCAL, congratulates Karen Larrabee, one of the featured artists in The Coffee Shelf Gallery for October through December 2022. Karen is a valued member of CCAL who has served in many capacities. She is currently the Mentor Coordinator, pairing new members with veteran members.
Good drinks, good food, good art - what could be better?
About the Artwork:
Row 1: Imperfection Reflection II: Autumn - fluid acrylic
Soothing Sunshine - mixed media - Not for Sale
Essence of Petunia - enamel
Row 2: MY Sister! - mixed media - Not for Sale
Windblown - mixed media
Science Class: Quarantine Style - mixed media - Not for Sale
Row 3: Serenity Cove - acrylic
Besties - mixed media - Not for Sale
Splendor in Blues - mixed media
If one is interested in any of the paintings that are for sale, more information may be found at The Coffee Shelf or by contacting the artist firstname.lastname@example.org
304 Little Gap Court
Chapin, SC 29036
A past-president and member of the Crooked Creek Art League, Karen Larrabee moved to Chapin, SC, 16 years ago and feels blessed by the move.
Karen was born and raised in northern NJ and loved to draw and paint since “forever, it seems”. Her awards began in high school where she had a wonderful and encouraging art program. Marietta College, a small, liberal arts school in Marietta, Ohio, lured her to the Midwest. She received a B.A. in art and education and eventually a Master’s of Liberal Learning, (yes, a Ma.L.L. degree) with concentrations in studio art, art history and art education, where her awards continued. While in Ohio, she married, raised a family and taught art for 30 years until her retirement in 2004, continuing to grow her resume. After her daughter transferred to USC in Columbia, Karen and her husband fell in love with the Midlands. The rest, as they say, “is history”. So far in SC she has become a Member of Excellence in the South Carolina Watermedia Society, winning an award in 2016 and juried into the traveling show in 2021 and 2022. She has been juried into the Greenwood Arts Festival, the Union Exhibit and the State Fair competition every year she has entered, receiving Patron Purchase Awards at the fair in 2009, 2011 and 2014 and a Merit award in 2017. She has also won 13 awards from the Crooked Creek Art League’s Juried Exhibitions including the Member's Choice Award in 2014 and First Place Master's in 2019.
Karen says, “I like to define myself as a free-style artist as I love all things creative. Because of my educational and teaching backgrounds I have continuously been exposed to, and love to engage in, many media and styles of art and especially enjoy the freedom to be creative and experiment artistically. Lately I've also been experimenting with liquid watercolor and high flow acrylics, while pushing the boundaries of mixed media. I also enjoy drawing, scratchboard and using pastels and creating recycled fashion. For me, art and life just naturally go hand in hand and SC is giving me a whole new palette to explore and enjoy."
My current display at The Coffee Shelf shows my diversity as well as my love of painting my great granddaughter!
For more Information: Email Karen by clicking HERE.
CCAL Gallery Host:
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.