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Local artist has won many awards for her works

Posted: January 10, 2018 - 12:57am
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Artist Doris Sofge with one of her works.
Artist Doris Sofge with one of her works.

Doris M. Sofge is a realistic-abstract multimedia artist who has won many awards in local, regional and national exhibitions.

She is a Member of Excellence of the South Carolina Watermedia Society (SCWS) and her painting titled "Nestle in the Rocks" was selected by internationally known artist Carol Carter to be part of the 2012 SCWS statewide traveling show.

She was selected out of 15,000 entries to be a finalist in "The Artist Magazine National Painting Competition," was the commissioned artist for the Thermal Ceramics International Conference in Augusta and was featured in Easy Street magazine and on the cover of the Bell South phonebook.

Not only are her paintings in private and corporate collections in the United States, Canada, and Japan, but they can be found in the collection of other artists.

She enjoys the freedom of painting in numerous media and styles. Currently she has taken her art to a higher level bridging the conceptual and the physical in an experimental fashion creating the essence of a personal vision.

She lived her childhood years in Jacksonville, and after her marriage lived in West Palm Beach, Miami and Cincinnati before coming to North Augusta.

Her formal art education began at Florida State University and continued at the University of South Carolina. She also attended numerous workshops taught by nationally known artists.

She was one of the original members of the North Augusta Artist Guild and is still a member. She is also a member of the Aiken Artist Guild, and served for nine years on the Board of Directors of the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council.

She enters competitive shows at the local, regional and national levels, and has won numerous awards. Her "Best in Show" awards were given at the McCormick Art Council at the Katurah, Fall Into Art Show at the Arts and Heritage in North Augusta, Yellow Jessamine Festival at the Arts and Heritage Center in North Augusta, Festival of Flowers Juried show, Greenville, Art of Chocolate Art Show, Augusta, Eyes for Art Exhibition, Augusta and the Gertrude Herbert, Augusta.

In addition she has also won six Best of Show awards over the years with the Aiken Artist Guild. She was involved in both banner projects for the Cultural Arts Council for the city and the art project of the North Augusta Artist Guild, where members provided original paintings of historic North Augusta for the Municipal Building.

 

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