The Society of Feline Artists (S.O.F.A) was founded in 1994 with the aim of promoting excellence in and an appreciation of feline art in all its forms.
The society has had an annual exhibition of cat paintings in London for 25 years, featuring over 100 artists, some of whom exhibit internationally and showing more than 300 paintings in a range of media, making it the largest exhibition of cat art in the country.
The inaugural meeting of the Society of Feline Artists was held on the 25th September 1994 at the Post House in Leicester, where a small and enthusiastic group of artists met together to discuss the form the Society should take. The aims of the Society were set out as follows:-
- To provide encouragement and fellowship between feline artists. To promote excellence in and appreciation of feline art in its forms
- and to actively aid growth to this aim wherever possible.
The S.O.F.A Online Gallery
The online gallery is a showcase of our members work from around the world, bringing together some of the best feline art of cats both big and small. Subjects range from the humble moggy and the friendly domestic tabby to the more exotic breeds like Siamese, Burmese and Bengals and of course the big cats. From the nobility and drama of the wild cat to the playful kitten – all are painted with the mastery of artists who know and understand their subject.
The S.O.F.A. gallery connects you directly to our members worldwide, when you buy through the gallery you are buying direct from the artist's studio, they set their prices and they pack and ship your purchase to you.
The Society produces a biannual newsletter, organises an annual exhibition in London, UK regional shows and online shows.
Exhibitions are open to society members only.
The Society is open to all feline artists working in any media or style worldwide. Eligible work may depict any members of the cat family from the largest wild cats to the smallest domestic cat.
The Society consists of Full Members, Associate Members and Friends. Full and associate membership is awarded on merit of work submitted to the selection committee. Friends membership is for non-artists or anyone interested in the activities of the Society.
Friends will receive private view invitations for all exhibitions.