Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio is home to award-winning artist Bob Doster, a teaching artist for over forty years whose works are collected worldwide.
Bob Doster is an award-winning, nationally acclaimed artist who has been creating and teaching for more than fifty years. Backstreet Studio is located in the Cultural Arts District of Lancaster, SC - since the 1970's. and the artist welcomes visitors to tour the studio, galleries, and private sculpture garden. 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’s works are in local, regional, and national competitions including 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 Co
Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award; SC Hero of the Children Award; Culture & Heritage Museums of York County Keeper of the Culture Award; Marian Hagins Annual Competition Award; Jackson County Green Energy Park Annual Sculpture Competition; SC Hospitality Employee of the Year Award; Olde English District Hospitality Employee of the Year Award; 107.9 The Link "Link Leading Lady" Award; Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award; Palmetto Hands Award, Lancaster County Thumbs Up Award.
Metal sculpture, artists work from around the world from preschool age -up. Artist residencies for schools and other groups - metal or clay. Commissioned metal work. Public art. Functional artwork furniture. Workshops.