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Crooked Creek Art League Holds Monthly Meeting in Chapin, SC – Jan. 20, 2014

January 10, 2014

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The Crooked Creek Art League will hold a general membership meeting on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, inside of Crooked Creek Park at 1098 Old Lexington Highway in Chapin, SC.

The meeting begins promptly at 7pm, but please come early to socialize. The guest speaker will be Columbia, SC, area artist and master printmaker, Patrick Parise.

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Learn more about Patrick Parise by visiting his website at (www.patrickparise.com). Learn more about the Crooked Creek Art League by visiting the groups website at (www.crookedcreekart.org). The first meeting is free and annual membership is only $20, if you decide to join.

Crooked Creek Art League in Chapin, SC, Offers Bob Graham for Monthly Meeting – May 20, 2013

April 22, 2013

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Crooked Creek Art League (CCAL) in Chapin, SC, is pleased to announce that Bob Graham of Charleston, SC, will be the May 20, 2013, general meeting presenter. Graham is primarily a watercolorist, most comfortable with western images. He recently completed a showing on Columbia’s Main Street in the Anastasia and Friends Gallery.

Graham graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Newberry College and received his MFA in Illustration from The Savannah College of Art and Design.

Graham’s recent exhibitions include the 20th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition at the South Carolina State Museum, the Carolina and Caribbean Connection with the South Carolina Heritage Corridor. Graham exhibits his work regularly across the United States and abroad and is represented in numerous museums, corporate and private collections. His work also graces the covers of numerous books and he also has several magazine illustrations to his credit.

“I have an insatiable interest in America’s west. It has played a vital role in my development as an artist. Combining my love of western art and horses, my work often portrays the rugged rodeo cowboys who sought to explore, tame and ultimately survive the vast wilderness of America. I enjoy painting people, especially cowboys. I’m intrigued by their love of natural bond with their horses and their cowboy code of ethics. They evoke a spirit of a bygone era.” says Graham.

Graham further states, “I want my work to sing. I want it to capture that unique sense of feeling of that one moment in time. My work reflects a lifelong pursuit of art. My goal is to tell a story and evoke an emotion in the viewer. I feel art is a journey whose elusive goal is to communicate beauty that the creator has placed before us.  Although my paintings exhibit a realistic approach, my primary goal is to give a spirit of life to the subject. I don’t want to take my dreams to the grave.”

The May 20 meeting will be the last meeting until the September meeting. As always the general public is invited to attend the meeting held at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin, SC. Social time begins at 6:30pm followed by a short business meeting and the guest presenter at 7pm.

For further information call Pam Steude at 803/345-1767 or e-mail to (psteude@aol.com).
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Crooked Creek Art League in Chapin, SC, Holds Monthly Meeting with Special Guest Jeff Amberg – Apr. 15, 2013

March 29, 2013

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Crooked Creek Art League is pleased to announce that Award winning professional photographer, Jeff Amberg, will present the program for the April 15, 2013 meeting held at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin, SC. Amberg holds a Bachelors degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina and worked as a photojournalist for ten years, first at the Hilton Head Island Packet and then The State newspaper in Columbia until 1990. At that time he opened his commercial photography business and currently produces commercial, advertising and editorial photography at his studio in Columbia.

Amberg also creates abstract images that he says are, “personal expressions of lens and light and are made from a palette of everyday surroundings. They represent the real world we live in as an abstract. My aim is to create images that transcend the barriers of what is around us in the natural combination of color and motion in our world. The result is an expression limited only by the imagination of the observer. The images are digital photographs of the purest form, not created by any software processing computer program.

The Crooked Creek Art League meets the third Monday of every month, September through May beginning with a social time at 6:30pm followed by the brief business meeting at 7pm and the program. The public is welcome to attend.

For further info call Pam Steude at 803/345-1767 or e-mail to (psteude@aol.com).

Crooked Creek Art League Holds Meeting at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin, SC – Feb. 18, 2013

January 30, 2013

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The Crooked Creek Art League (CCAL) is pleased to announce that Kathy Caudill of Rock Hill, SC, will present the monthly program on Monday, February 18, 2013, at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin, SC.

Several of our members noticed her outstanding work, which won best of show at this year’s South Carolina Watermedia Society show held at City Art in Columbia. Caudill informed us that she made a presentation to CCAL about ten years ago. Her work has changed and improved, and our membership has changed and grown. For many of us, it will be a first show. You can obtain a glimpse of her work, if you google Kathy Caudill, artist.

A third generation self-taught artist, Kathy Caudill began her artistic career in the commercial art field doing freelance work for advertising agencies and corporate clients. She designed the official seal for Raleigh County, West Virginia, in 1980. She also worked for a time as a courtroom sketch artist. In 1980 Caudill switched to full-time painting.
Her subject matter comes from the ordinary people, places, and things that have special meaning to her. She is much more concerned with capturing the emotion or feeling in a piece than in rendering a skillfully painted image.

Caudill has won numerous awards for her work including top merit awards with both the South Carolina and West Virginia Watercolor Societies. She was awarded Best of Show in 2012 and 2010 in the South Carolina Watermedia Society 35th and 33rd Annual Exhibitions and was featured in the article, “The Year’s Best Paintings”, in the February 2011 edition of “Watercolor Artist Magazine”. She will also be featured in the upcoming February 2013 edition of “Watercolor Artist Magazine” as well. Caudill was awarded  the Dr. PH Martin- Salis International Award #3 in the Southern Watercolor Society 35th Annual Exhibition in 2012. She has also won first and second place awards in “North Light Magazine’s” cover competitions and was selected as cover artist for the South Carolina Art and Agriculture Calendar in 2001. Her work was also selected for the “Artist’s Magazine’s” 2005 Limited Edition Art Calendar. She was featured in the book, “Splash 8:  Watercolor Discoveries”, and the “Artist’s Magazine” in 2004, and her studio was featured in “American Artist Studios Magazine” in 2009.

Caudill was invited to exhibit her work at the Vero Beach Museum of Art in Vero Beach, FL, from October 1, 2011, through January 15, 2012.  The exhibition titled, “In the Tradition of Wyeth—Contemporary Watercolor Masters”, was built around two Andrew Wyeth paintings from the museum’s permanent collection and three additional Wyeth paintings from private collections. The remaining paintings in the show featured Caudill’s work and the work of nine other contemporary watercolorists selected from around the country including Stephen Scott Young, Ray Ellis, Dean Mitchell, Hubert Shuptrine, and Alan Shuptrine.

Caudill is the author of “Landscapes in Watercolor,” Walter Foster Publishing, Laguna Hills, CA, and has published several limited edition prints of her paintings. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including “Wonderful West Virginia Magazine”, “Creative Loafing Magazine”, “YC Magazine”, and on the covers of three Dick Blick art catalogs. Her credits also include three murals painted for the US Postal Service and NBC Television. Her work is widely collected both nationally and internationally, and is included in the collections of actor James Earl Jones, Union Carbide, CSX Corporation, and Bank of America to name a few. Caudill has served as juror in numerous art competitions as well as teaching local and regional painting classes and workshops for twenty-five years.

Caudill is a signature member of the West Virginia Watercolor Society and Member with Excellence of the South Carolina Watermedia Society. She is also a member of the Southern Watercolor Society and Allied Artists of America.  Kathy is currently represented by the Providence Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina.

CCAL meets the 3rd Monday of the month at Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Highway in Chapin, SC.  Meetings start at 6:30pm with light foods, followed by the program. Visitors interested in the arts are welcome.  We ask members to bring a potential member interested in the arts.

For further info call Pam Steude at 803/345-1767 or e-mail to (psteude@aol.com).

Crooked Creek Art League’s Next Meeting Tales Place in Chapin, SC – Jan. 21, 2013

January 1, 2013

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Crooked Creek Art League (CCAL) is pleased to announce that Marianne Barnes of Greenville, SC, will present the monthly program on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. CCAL noticed her outstanding work at this years’ SC State Fair where she won a fine arts award. Barnes has been working with gourds for the last 21 years and is known in the market as “Maribasket”. Now retired she was a teacher of art for 38 years in Columbia, SC, and Greenville.

Barnes has taken gourd and basket art to a new and higher level. In the process she has written and published a book, “Weaving on Gourds, New and Different Materials for Weaving and Coiling”, and a second book “Creative Rims and Embellishments for Creative Gourds” which is to be published shortly. She combines baskets and gourd art by using texture as the core of her art. Barnes works with natural and textural materials such as cedar, birch bark, sea grass, mohair and knobby yarns, pods, philodendron sheath, leather, etc. Included in the many awards she has received is “Best of Show” for a large gourd basket at Greenville’s Art in the Park at the SC Governors School for the Arts. On the 21st she will display some of her work, also her books, include a demonstration along with her verbal presentation, and be available for questions.

CCAL meets the third Monday of the month at Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Hwy., Chapin, SC. The meetings start at 6:30pm with light foods followed by the program. Visitors interested in the arts are welcome and there are no fees until you join.

For further info contact Pam Steude by calling 803/345-1767 or e-mail to (psteude@aol.com).

Crooked Creek Art League in Chapin, SC, Presents Diane Gilbert of Next Meeting – Nov. 19, 2012

October 22, 2012

The Crooked Creek Art League in Chapin, SC, is pleased to announce that Diane Gilbert of Columbia, SC, will be the program presenter for its membership meeting Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.  The meeting will be held at the Crooked Creek Park at 6:30pm and is located at 1098 Old Lexington Hwy., Chapin, SC.

Gilbert was born and grew up in Canada’s French speaking province of Quebec. She has an extensive art education and worked for several years as a designer creating costumes, mascots, movie props, and items for museums and other organizations. She now works almost exclusively in clay creating wonderful animals, natures large and small creatures.

Gilbert uses several types of clay, from earthenware to porcelain. She uses a full range of finishes from glazes, underglazes, stains, oxides, lusters and paints. Individual pieces may be fired as many a six times.

Gilbert will display some of her recent works and provide us with a live demonstration supported by some DVD slide materials. Please take time to look up  her website at (www.dianegilbert.com) for a preview of her wonderful work.

For further information contact Pam Steude by calling 803/345-1767 or e-mail to (psteude@aol.com).

Crooked Creek Art League Holds Meeting at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin, SC – Oct. 15, 2012

October 2, 2012

Charlynn J. M. Knight will be the Crooked Creek Art League presenter for the Oct. 15, 2012, meeting at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin, SC. After attending the College of Charleston where she majored in Studio Art, Knight has continued her education with workshops by national and international artists.

Knight has been a watercolorist for the past 24 years and her work is displayed in several private as well as corporate collections. This award- winning artist has also been published in “International Artist Magazine”. Her work can be viewed at her website (http://charlynnknight.com/).

Crooked Creek Art League meets every third Monday of the month at Crooked Creek Park on Old Lexington Highway in Chapin, SC. Social time is at 6:30pm followed by a business meeting and program at 7pm. Anyone interested in art is welcome.

Additional information may be found on the website at (www.crookedcreekart.org).

Crooked Creek Art League in Chapin, SC, Hold Meeting – Sept. 17, 2012

September 6, 2012

The Crooked Creek Art League (CCAL) is bringing one of Columbia, SC’s great but hidden artists to Crooked Creek on Sept. 17, 2012. Alexander Wilds is a native of New Orleans and is presently Associate Professor of Fine Art at Benedict College in Columbia. He studied at Rhodes College, San Francisco Art Institute (BFA), Tulane University (MFA), and University of Minnesota (Phd.). He moved to Japan, living there from 1985 to 2007, where he worked as a sculptor and architectural designer.

Wilds sculpts in wood, metal, fabric, hides, etc. He has made several homemade foundry, casting and metal processing systems. He creates all molds, selects metals and pours his own work. He has one wonderful website. Check out his work at (www.alexanderwilds-art.blogspot.com). At his site you will find such things as “How to Build a Classical Japanese House.” Something he has done and documented for us.  A section of his painting is worth the visit to his website.

New officers are as follows:

President
Richard A. Robertson

V P/Programs
Mike Loy

Secretary
Sallie Baker

Treasurer
Mary Monroe

Parliamentarian
Karen Larrabee

The Crooked Creek Art League meets every third Monday of the month at Crooked Creek Park on Old Lexington Highway in Chapin, SC. Social time is at 6:30pm followed by a business meeting and program at 7pm. Anyone interested in art is welcome.

Additional information may be found on the website at (http://www.crookedcreekart.org/).

Crooked Creek Art League Holds Monthly Meeting at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin, SC – May 21, 2012

May 6, 2012

The May meeting of the Crooked Creek Art League on May 21, 2012, will feature Columbia, SC, artist, Christian Thee, who was recently spotlighted in The State newspaper.

Thee is nationally recognized for his “art of trompe l’oeil” or literally, of deceiving the eye. With clients like Joan Rivers and Donald Trump, for whom he painted a 46-foot long mural (in Trump’s Atlantic City Casino) his talents go far beyond local and regional interests. He has extensive training in architecture and art at USC, studied stage design in New York City, and has worked on some of the more famous set designs in American history. His backdrops have been utilized in musical & theater performances in our own Spoleto Festival USA. Thee is also an accomplished master magician.

The meeting, held at Crooked Creek Park on Old Lexington Highway in Chapin, SC, begins with refreshments at 6:30pm followed by a short business meeting and the program at 7pm. All are welcome.

For further info e-mail to (CrookedCreekArt@yahoo.com) or visit (http://www.crookedcreekart.org).

The Crooked Creek Art League will meet at the Crooked Creek Park in Chapin, SC – Jan. 16, 2012

January 9, 2012

The Jan. 16, 2012, general meeting program of the Crooked Creek Art League will feature Tish Lowe, with a power point presentation on Italian art history and will include a technique demo. Lowe lived in and studied art in Florence, Italy for several years, where she is still in high demand for portrait work done in the old style oils. She will also do a technique demonstration Her website (www.tishlowe.com) may be viewed for a sampling of her work.  Please bring a prospective new member, and plan to attend this fabulous program.

Monday, January 16, 2012 – 6:30pm Social – 7pm Meeting

For further info call Pam Steude at 803/345-1767, e-mail at (psteude@aol.com) or visit (http://www.crookedcreekart.org/).


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