Jay Leno
Jay Leno

Jay Leno

A thumbs up from Jay Leno.  In the “Green Room” in the Alabama Theater in Myrtle Beach, Cal and Julie presented him with an Original Calmetto Painting that he’ll take to either his $13.5 million dollar Rhode Island home or his Beverly Hills home.

Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley

Popular former South Carolina Governor and US Ambassador, the Honorable Nikki Haley, with a Calmetto painting at her Original Six Foundation fundraiser silent auction.

Photo by Nicki Hood

Lee Greenwood
Lee Greenwood

Lee Greenwood

Singer Lee Greenwood gets an Original Calmetto, as Cal and his wife, Julie, made the presentation at the Alabama Theater in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Cal heard him sing for the first time, “God Bless the USA”, to President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan at the 1984 Republican National Convention. Greenwood agreed with Cal that there was not a dry eye in the Convention Center!  He was very humble and very appreciative.  

Thanks to Theater owner, Charlie Bradshaw, for making this possible. 

Jim Cantore

Jim Cantore

Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel visits the South Carolina Coast on a pretty day.  As Cal presented Cantore with an Original Calmetto, he thanked him for looking out for us along the Coast, and added, “Please stay away during hurricane season, because when we see you, we run.

Cal's Family

Clemson football Coach Dabo Swinney has his Original Calmetto too. He’s pictured here with Cal and his wife Julie and son, Julian Calhoun.

Cal’s Cousin

Former University of South Carolina Tennis team Captain and Cal’s cousin, is excited about his Original "USC Calmetto".

Rutledge “Rut” LeLand, III

Rutledge “Rut” LeLand, III, Mayor of Historic McClellanville, South Carolina, longest serving Mayor in the United States and proud of his new Original Calmetto painting.

Governor Henry McMaster

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, “I’ll take this one” picking out an Original Calmetto painting in his State House office.

Goudelock & Co

Original Calmettos in Goudelock & Co before being destroyed in the historic Geogetown, SC fire of 2013.

South Carolina State House Gift Shop

Calmettos proudly displayed and sold in the South Carolina State House Gift Shop.

Pawleys Island Mercantile

Cal in Pawleys Island Mercantile in The Hammock Shops with Calmettos stuff.

Nikki Haley

Governor, Ambassador and who knows what next, Nikki Haley, with her very own Calmettos tee.

The Chicken Man

Cal and “The Chicken Man”, Earnest Lee.

The Crescent Olive

Julie and Julian in front of the largest Original Calmetto in The Crescent Olive.

Dr. Ben Carson

Cal and Julie and Julian with Dr. Ben Carson in Collector’s Café.

Diane DeVaughn Stokes

Lights, Camera, Action… Cal with TV personality Diane DeVaughn Stokes for a segment on Calmettos.

Original Calmetto

Original Calmetto painting hanging in the Governor’s Mansion Pool Room.

Former Miss South Carolina

A former Miss South Carolina is excited about her Original “Clemson Calmetto.”

Laura Crowther

Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors CEO, Laura Crowther, receives and Original Calmetto for display in the Association office.

US Congressman Joe Wilson

US Congressman Joe Wilson displays his Original Calmetto painting that is proudly displayed in his Washington, DC office. Top lobbyist and friend, Bob Knight (right) is pictured with Joe and others.

State Senator Jim Coy

Arkansas State Senator, Jim Coy, has his State colors Original Calmetto!

Melissa Rawl

Presentation to Lexington High School Principal, Melissa Rawl.

Jack Nicklaus

“The Golden Bear” and worlds best golfer, Jack Nicklaus, gets his Original Calmetto at a course he developed 30 years ago, Pawleys Plantation.

Photos by award winning photo journalist, Taya Ackerman

Beach Boys Bruce Johnston

The Beach Boys original keyboardist, Bruce Johnston with his Calmetto hat that he says he will wear proudly in California! His music can be heard on hits such as “Good Virbrations”, “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”, “I get Around”, Sloop John B”, “Kokomo”, ”Barbara Ann”, “Help Me Rhonda”, “Fun, Fun, Fun”, “California Girls” and all the rest.

The President get a calmettos T-Shirt! the First Lady, Barron, and the Secret Service, look on.

Meeting Trump!

Even “The Donald” needs his very own Original Calmetto painting. As he signed one, he looked up and asked, “How much is this worth?” Before Cal could answer, he finished autographing it, handed it to Cal and said, “It’s worth a million dollars now.” Soon after, Mr. Trumps wife, Melania stated, “It’s going home with us on the plane!”

Meeting Trump!

Cal with Melania Trump and children Barron and Tiffany. Ivanka and her husband are just outside the photo.

United States Senator Tim Scott

United States Senator Tim Scott with his very own Original calmettos painting as presented by calmettos’ founder and artist, Calhoun Harrelson. Senator Scott commented, “I will hang it in my office.”

Photo by Julian Calhoun Harrelson

South Strand News

Local artist once again painting for Governor Haley

Lt. Col. Ollie North

“After presenting Lt. Col. Ollie North with an Original calmetto painting, North remarked, “I will put it in my beach house.”

Grand Strand Magazine

Greenville Talk Magazine

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Georgetown Times

Murrells Inlet Artist Commissioned to Design Calmetto for Boat Parade

Cal Delivers Paintings To Governor

Calmettos founder and artist, Calhoun Harrelson, delivers original calmettos paintings to South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. Governor Haley stated, “I’m so excited about doing these commemorative gifts for my team for Christmas.”

Governor/US Ambassador Nikki Haley

Presenting SC Governor Nikki Haley with her Original Clemson Calmetto painting

Governor/US Ambassador Nikki Haley

Another Original Calmetto painting that she hung in the Governor's Mansion.

Quote from Governor Haley’s Facebook page:

“Thank you to Cal Harrelson for this great painting. He does all colors and sizes! They make great Christmas gifts!”