South Carolina Arts Commission

Arts Directory

Robert Doster



Certified Teaching Artist



  • Visual Art
  • Crafts

Geographical Availability

  • Upstate
  • Midlands
  • PeeDee
  • Low Country


2016-2020 board of South Carolina Artisan Center; 1977-Present Sculptor, Owner Bob Doster’s Backstreet Studio ltd.; visiting teaching artist with SC Arts Commission. Has worked with over 150,000 students k-12; first residency 1975; 1977 MFA Clemson University 1975 BFA University of South Carolina 1969-1973 owner Doster’s Grocery 1967 Lancaster High. Awards – South Carolina Arts Commission Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award Cultural & Heritage Commission of York County “Keeper of the Culture” Award First Steps of South Carolina “Hero of the Child” Award SC Main Street Inspiration Award. Public Art Commissions – Anderson SC, Cheraw SC, Columbia SC, Chesterfield SC, Chester SC, Clinton SC, Laurens SC, Lancaster SC, Pageland SC, Florence SC, Greenville SC, Spartanburg SC, Orangeburg,SC Gaffney SC, Walterboro SC, Lenior NC, Cary NC, Chapel Hill NC, Albemarle NC, Charlotte NC, Marvin NC, Raleigh NC, Rocky Mount NC, Atlanta Ga. This list doesn’t include the 100’s of sculptures created as legacy gifts for schools in North and South Carolina.
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