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Sozo Fitness Gallery Art - July 2023

Congratulations to featured artist, Bobbi Sorensen, for displaying her painting in Sozo Fitness Gallery during July 2023. Bobbi has won numerous awards and is an active member of Crooked Creek Art League. She has served as chair or co-chair of several juried exhibitions for the League.

an oil painting of the sun setting reflecting in a body of water
"Evening Sky II"

About the Art

Media: oil on linen panel

Size: 24" x 30"

Sale Price: $750

Artist Bio

artist Bobbi Sorensen

Bobbi Sorensen began studying art in College in Los Angeles in the 1960s, earned an undergraduate degree in Art Education from the University of Maryland, and a master’s degree in Political Science from George Washington University, Washington, DC. One of the works created at the U of M was purchased by the University for its permanent collection.

Bobbi graduated when schools were not hiring art teachers, and had to join the job market in an area different from that which she planned. Bobbi worked for five years on the US Senate Labor Committee, and after earning a CAE (Certified Association Executive certificate) as a registered lobbyist for the College of American Pathologists, and as Executive Director of the Westchester (NY) Academy of Medicine, 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 limited her art endeavors to producing occasional charcoal portraits.

Bobbi retired, 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, as Chair of the Fall Juried Show at Still Hopes in 2019, 2021 and 2022, Chair of the exhibition at the Irmo Library three times, as a member of the Audit Committee, the Nominating Committee, and as Chair of the Bylaws Committee. Bobbi regularly displays at area galleries and businesses and takes advantage of the League’s diverse workshops. After finally setting up a home studio and picking up a brush, Bobbi has entered and won numerous awards in CCAL Juried Shows, including First Place Amateur and Third Place Master’s in the Spring Juried Shows in 2020 and 2021, and the Anne Sweeny Memorial Award in 2023, in addition to Merit and Patron Awards.

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. Participation in selected local shows, and commission sales, now consume Bobbi’s time. Other work can be viewed at and on her Crooked Creek Art League Gallery by clicking HERE.


CCAL Gallery Host:

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Sozo Family Fitness

Sozo Family Fitness is proud to host a guest artist display each month in the "Sozo Family Fitness Gallery". In addition to helping Chapin get fit, Kara is an enthusiastic supporter of the arts in Chapin. We are thrilled to be working with Sozo to showcase more art in town.

The gallery is located in the front lobby at Sozo Fitness at 510 Columbia Avenue. It hosts a piece of art by one of Crooked Creek Art League's artists on a monthly rotation.

For more on our public galleries, click HERE.


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