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Palmetto Fine Arts Gallery: Apr - May 2022

Palmetto Fine Arts (PFA) has always generously dedicated space for CCAL artists to always be part of the great display of Fine Art in their gallery. You can see the current exhibit through the end of May.


Featured in the current exhibit with multiple pieces is CCAL artist:

Bobbi Sorensen


About the Artwork

Schooner II, 18” x 24”, Oil, $850

Rainy Day Shopping on Carnaby Street, 18” x 24”, oil, $850

A Walk in the Woods, 19” x 22” framed Giclee Print of original painting, $450

Street Band Trio, 18” x 24”, oil, $1,800

Tranquility, 16” x 20”, oil, $450.

Photo of the artist: Bobbi Sorensen

Artist Bio

Roberta (Bobbi) Sorensen


Roberta (Bobbi) Sorensen began studying art in College in Los Angeles in the late 1960s, and because her goal was to teach art, she earned an undergraduate degree in Art Education from the University of Maryland. She was honored when asked to donate one of her works to the University for its permanent collection.


After graduation, Bobbi was disappointed to learn there were too many art teachers, and she had to join the job market in an area different from that which she planned. Bobbi ultimately earned a master’s degree in Political Science from the George Washington University, Washington, DC. and worked for five years on the US Senate Labor Committee, as a registered lobbyist for the College of American Pathologists, and as Executive Director of the Westchester (NY) Academy of Medicine and the Medical Society of Northern Virginia, and finally as Executive Director of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, a training institute affiliated with George Washington University. During these years she artistically limited herself to doing occasional charcoal portraits and designing and illustrating the association’s brochures, flyers, and banners.


Bobbi has served on several boards of directors, including the Northern Virginia Area Health Education Center, and Women in Government Relations. She earned a Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential which has helped her with her association work, and ultimately her art league volunteer efforts.


Bobbi semi-retired in 2014, moved to SC, and joined the Crooked Creek Art League, which she credits for stimulating her interrupted creative growth. She has served as Secretary of the Board, Chair of the Bylaws Committee, Chair of the Fall Juried Show at Still Hopes in 2019 and 2021 and is chairing the first CCAL exhibit sponsored by Friends of the Irmo Library. After finally setting up a home studio and picking up a brush, Bobbi has entered and won awards in each of the CCAL annual juried shows since she joined in 2017, including a first-place win in 2020 for the featured painting, “Street Band”.


Bobbi’s philosophy is that it is never too late, and she is making up for those years when a career interfered with her growth as an artist. She spent the first couple years in SC experimenting with different media but ultimately settled on oil and now focuses entirely on its endless possibilities. Participation in selected local shows, commissions, and volunteering with the Art League now consume Bobbi’s time. Other work can be viewed at www.bobbisorensenart.com.


You can also see more of Bobbi's artwork on her page on this website at crookedcreekart.org/gallery/roberta-"bobbi"-sorensen.


Email Bobbi by clicking HERE.


 

CCAL Gallery Host:

Palmetto Fine Arts Logo

The gallery is located in the heart of Palmetto Fine Arts at 140 Amicks Ferry Road, Unit E, Chapin.


The CCAL Gallery Display at Palmetto Fine Arts & Custom Frame Gallery is hosted by TC Bowers, owner and league member. Floral, landscape, still life and abstract works by local artists illuminate the gallery and pieces are rotated on a regular basis. The gallery is open to the public during Palmetto Fine Arts normal business hours. Find a print or original piece. You can have TC frame it for you or select a piece that is already framed and purchase it immediately. To find out about special shows held throughout the year visit their web site where information is updated constantly.

Two artists are included in each exhibit, each with an 8'Hx4'W wall to display a number of pieces of wall hanging artwork. The displays rotate every two months.

For more on our public galleries, click HERE.

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