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Welcome to CCAL. The purpose of the League is to encourage and stimulate the practice and appreciation of the creative arts. The League was chartered as a tax-exempt organization in 1995 and has approximately 100 members.
A general membership meeting is held at Crooked Creek Park located on 1098 Old Lexington Highway in Chapin, the third Monday of each month at 7:00pm (September thru May). There is a brief business meeting followed by a program with information and demonstrations of techniques and other items of interest to our members. Refreshments are served and door prizes are drawn. If you are interested in learning more about the league, click JOIN CCAL There you will find benefits of membership and a link to a Membership Application. Guests are welcome.
Next Meeting, Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Topic: Will discuss his highly stylized acrylic paintings, as well as etching and printmaking techniques.
Visit his website: http://www.patrickparise.com/
Marcia began life in the low country of South Carolina and grew up in Charleston. After a career with Bell South in Columbia, she retired as manager in 1991. Only then was she able to pursue her love of art full time. She paints exclusively in watercolor and her paintings are driven by curiosity and a desire to create. She is a self-made artist and has studied with many professional artists throughout the U.S. “The nature of watercolor requires that I plan my paintings carefully, however, I paint intuitively knowing that the wonder of the medium itself and that unexpected surprise that always happens will provide interesting challenges.”
Marcia served as president of Crooked Creek Art League and remains active in her community. She belongs to About Face, a group of artists that meet at the Columbia Museum of Art for weekly life drawing sessions. She displays her work in various establishments in the Chapin and Columbia area and on the CCAL website. In 2010 Marcia was awarded signature membership in the S.C. Watermedia Society and was honored to have her paintings included as a part of the Traveling Exhibit. She has received numerous awards and recognition in juried shows and exhibits throughout the state. Her paintings have been published in SC Homes and Gardens and chosen for the front covers of Lake Murray Magazine, Discover Columbia and the Park Seed Catalog. In 2010 she won a first place award in the Union County Exhibit and second place in the Crooked Creek Art League Exhibit. Marcia received the coveted SC Festival of Flowers Floral Purchase Award. She was awarded first place in the annual Crooked Creek Art League Exhibit and was the recipient of the The Member’s Choice Award. This year, she was accepted into the State Artisan’s Center in
And received the “Favorite New Artist” award. She currently facilitates a group of artists each week in Chapin.SC., providing assistance and encouragement.
I believe that continuing to study and explore new techniques keeps my paintings fresh and diverse. My goal is to continue to grow as an artist and to create paintings that portray a subject and capture special feelings and moments. I know that art will always be a big part of my life and that I will continue to learn, grow and share”