Vita Sorrentino Wins Best of Miniatures at June Members Show

Vita Sorrentino, an artist and resident of Rancho Bernardo, California, has won the Best of Miniatures award in the extremely competitive June 2023 San Diego Watercolor Society (SDWS) Member’s exhibition “Color Scheming”, an in-gallery show of the SDWS at 2825 Dewey Road in Liberty Station, San Diego, CA. Sorrentino’s painting titled “Family Ties” was selected by prominent local artist Stephanie Goldman for this honor, out of over 200 entries. Goldman said of the painting, “I absolutely love how this painting makes the subject come up from the surface. It feels so rich and deep, like looking into a pond of deep water. Painting something like this is not easy, with so many different elements. I am very attracted to what is going on here with the surface and the depth. It is very exciting.”

Vita Sorrentino was born and raised in Italy. She moved to the United States in 1960 and has been a resident of Rancho Bernardo, San Diego since 1979. While residing in New York, Vita attended The New York Fashion Institute. After taking several workshops and being introduced to acrylic and watercolor painting, she adopted watercolor as her passion and medium. Lately, however, she has begun to work with acrylic and gouache to expand her productive creativity. Vita has taken numerous workshops with national and local renowned teachers. Her paintings have been exhibited in many national and local shows and have won numerous awards.  Her paintings are part of many private collections around the country.   More of her work can be found at

The SDWS Gallery Exhibit will run through Saturday July 1, 2023 at the SDWS gallery at 2528 Dewey Road in Liberty Station. Paintings can be viewed and purchased from the gallery as well as on the SDWS website at

“Family Ties” by Vita Sorrentino

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