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The Coffee Shelf Artists: Jun - July 2021

CCAL, congratulates the featured artists in The Coffee Shelf Gallery. The display for June and July includes the artwork of two of Crooked Creek Art League's artists: Joyce Oates and Bebe Way.

Stop by and get something tasty to eat and drink while you enjoy the artwork!


Joyce Oates

Display at the Coffee Shelf by Joyce Oates

Artist Bio:

Joyce Oates

Artist Photo: Joyce Oates

As the retired postmaster of USPS in Prosperity, SC, Joyce now has the time to pursue her passion for painting. She paints mainly in oil, but also uses acrylics and watercolors when needed. She has been commissioned to paint portraits, murals, and landscapes. She enjoys painting Lake Murray water birds (ducks, Canadian geese, egrets, and blue herons). She has entered and sold paintings in the S.C. State Fair Art Exhibit. As a member of Chapin Crooked Creek Art League, she was an award winner several years in their Annual Art Exhibits & Juried Shows. She has painted murals in homes and in her church. She paints on commission for portraits of children, pets, bridal couples, and portraits from photos of old homes and family members. Her work is hanging locally in Newberry, Prosperity, Chapin, and Little Mountain galleries.

Check out Joyce's online gallery on this webpage HERE.

You can reach Joyce by clicking HERE.


Bebe Way

Display at the Coffee Shelf by Bebe Way

Photo of artist: Bebe Way

Artist Bio

Bebe Way

I studied art at Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) in Wilson N.C. After teaching art to junior high students for five years in Kinston N.C., I married and moved to S.C. Eventually, I went to Piedmont Tech and obtained a degree in computer science. This degree along with my art background led me to become a computer graphic artist for Weisz Graphics which later became the Fred B. Johnston Company in Chapin S.C. After working there for 25 years, I retired.

After retirement, I rediscovered the joy of oil and acrylic painting. Being a member of Crooked Creek Art League has been very rewarding and has provided the opportunity for me to grow in this medium. I enter paintings in the Juried Crooked Creek Art League Show each year. I have entered the S.C. State Fair Art Exhibit where I have sold several paintings.

I like to mix and push paint around until an image emerges that is pleasing to me. Landscapes, animals, and flowers put me at peace. I pair finished with unfinished, detailed against no detail, strong color against soft color. Although I don't paint many abstracts, I really enjoy painting on the basis of the elements alone, not expecting something recognizable.

You can reach Bebe 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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