Bob Doster is an award-winning, nationally acclaimed artist who has been creating and teaching for more than fifty years. Prestigious awards include SC Governor's highest recognition in the arts, the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award. Doster has been named Keeper of the Culture by York County Heritage & Cultural Commission, Hero of the Child, by SC First Steps, Small Business of the Year by Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, CN2 Hometown Hero, and City of Lancaster Mayoral Proclamation. Doster has been featured in publications and broadcasts including Southern Living Magazine, Sandlapper, SCETV, National Welders Magazine, and a myriad of newspapers. Works by Doster can be found in museums, galleries, public art exhibitions, corporate and private collections worldwide. His work has juried into a myriad of local, statewide and national competitions. Some of these include the Lancaster County SC Council of the Arts Marion Hagins Competition, University of North Georgia Sculpture Exhibition, Jackson County NC Green Energy Park Sculpture Competition, City of North Charleston SC National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Lake City SC ArtFields, City of Burlingon NC Willow Walk, City of Cornelius NC Beyond Walls, City of Anderson SC Public Art Competition, Boone NC Downtown Development Sculpture Competition, Oconee Ga. Cultural Arts Foundation Southworks, Caldwell County NC Arts Council National Outdoor Sculpture Competition, City of Cary NC Sculpture in the Landscape, Clemson University SC Art in the Garden, USC Upstate Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Beaumont TX Art League National Competition, Martinsburg WV Berkley Arts Council Art & Earth Competition, North Charleston SC Palmetto Hands Traveling Exhibition, Rocky Mount, NC Maria V. Howard Arts Center at National Juried Art Show, City of Fayetteville NC Sculpture Exhibition, City of Cary NC Visual Art Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, State Museum SC Art Collection, I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium of SC State University Civil Rights: Then, Now, and When, Raleigh NC Visual Art Exchange Contemporary South, Pitt County NC Art Council Schwa National Competition, Rocky Mount NC Imperial Center for the Arts & Sciences Sculpture Salmungundi. In addition, you can visit almost every school in SC (and many beyond SC) to find works created by students during artist residencies with Doster.