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Serena Bates

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Life's stories plant seeds in my mind, take shape in my soul, and are born through my sculptures.

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Recent Exhibitions

Exhibitions from 2013-2017

109th Annual Thumb-Box Exhibition
Dec 4 - Dec 31, 2017
SALMAGUNDI CLUB 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

GIVE ART THAT GIVES BACK
Nov 25 - Dec 30, 2017
GALLERY 12, 121 Water St, Stonington, CT

MARITIME MINIATURES BY MARITIME MASTERS
Nov 18, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018
MARITIME GALLERY AT MYSTIC SEAPORT, Mystic, CT

HOLIDAY SMALL WORKS 2017
Nov 9 - Dec 24, 2017
COPLEY SOCIETY OF ART, Boston, MA

AMERICAN ARTISTS PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE 89th ANNUAL GRAND NATIONAL EXHIBITION
Oct 20 - Dec 29, 2017
Online Exhibition NEW YORK, NY
Jurors David A. Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, Jacqueline Kamin
"Survivor" Helen G. Oehler Memorial Award

SOUTH COUNTY ART ASSOCIATIONS ALL MEDIA II EXHIBITION
Oct 19 - Nov 11, 2017
SOUTH COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION
Juror Debra Lee Valeri
"Amun Ra" Honorable Mention

EXALTED REALITIES
Sep 30 - Nov 1, 2017
GALLERY 121, Stonington, CT

38th INTERNATIONAL MARINE ART EXHIBITION
Sep 23 - Dec 31,2017
MARITIME GALLERY AT MYSTIC SEAPORT, Mystic, CT

CREATURE FEATURE II
Sep 16 - Nov 19, 2017
COURTYARD GALLERY, Mystic, CT

SOCIETY OF CT SCULPTORS MEMBERS EXHIBITION
Sep 1 - Nov 3, 2017
LYME ART ASSOCIATION, Old Lyme, CT

ACGOW 20th YEAR REUNION EXHIBITION
Sep 1 - 30, 2017
ARTISTS COOPERATIVE GALLERY OF WESTERLY, WESTERLY, RI

ALLIED ARTISTS OF AMERICA 104TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION
Aug 31 - Sep 17 2017
SALMAGUNDI CLUB, NEW YORK, NY
Juror: Lisa Chalif, Curator, Heckscher Museum of Art
"The Game of Cat and Mouse" The Lindsey Morris Memorial Award

SAIL AWAY
Jul 22 - Sep 3, 2017
COURTYARD GALLERY, Mystic, CT

90th MEMBERS EXHIBITION
Jul 20 - Aug 12,2017
SOUTH COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION, N. Kingston, RI

SCNY NAUTICAL SHOW
Jul 10 - Jul 27, 2017
SALMAGUNDI CLUB, New York, NY

AMERICAN WATERS
Jun 23 - Aug 25, 2017
LYME ART ASSOCIATION, 90 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT

CT ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS 106th JURIED SHOW
Jun 16 - Jul 29, 2017
MYSTIC MUSEUM OF ART, Mystic, CT
Jurors Deborah Quin-Munson, Emilia Dubik

ALL MEDIA JURIED I EXHIBIT, 2017
Jun 8 - Jul 8, 2017
SOUTH COUNTY ART ASSOC., N. Kingston, RI
Juror: Kathy Hodge
"Gaia" 2nd Place

2017 ANNUAL CATHERINE LORILLARD WOLFE ART CLUB MEMBERS SHOW
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
(ON-LINE EXHIBITION) WWW.CLWAC.ORG

INSPIRATIONS FROM LAND AND SEA
May 20 - Jul 20, 2017
COURTYARD GALLERY, Mystic, CT

REGIONAL
96th ANNUAL ELECTED ARTIST SHOW
May 5 - Jun 16, 2017
LYME ART ASSOC., Old Lyme, CT
Juror, Jeff Anderson, Director of the Florence Griswold Museum

67th NATIONAL EXHIBIT OF CONTEMPORARY REALISM IN ART
96th ANNUAL ELECTED ARTIST EXHIBITION
May 5 - Jun 16, 2017
LYME ART ASSOC. Old Lyme, CT

May 3 - May 28, 2017
ARTISTS COOPERATIVE GALLERY OF WESTERLY, Westerly, RI
Juror: Julia Pavone, Curator/Director, The Alexey von Schlippee Gallery of Art, UCONN

May 1 - 19, 2016
ACADEMIC ARTISTS ASSOC. VERNON COMMUNITY ART CENTER, VERNON, CT
JUROR: ROBERT J OBRIEN AWS, NWS; JOHN C. TRAYNOR
"AMUN RA" HONORABLE MENTION

A FRESH START
Mar 18 - May 7,2017
COURTYARD GALLERY, Mystic, CT

WHAT SCARES YOU MOST
Mar 4-26, 2017
DEBLOIS GALLERY, Newport, RI
"Gaia" Peoples' Choice Award

HYGIENIC SALON DES INDEPENDANTS
Jan 28 - Feb 11, 2017
HYGIENIC GALLERIES, New London, CT

73nd CONNECTICUT JURIED EXHIBITION
Jan 22 - Mar 17, 2017
SLATER MEMORIAL MUSEUM, Norwich, CT
Juror: Patricia Hickson, Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art

CLWAC 120th ANNUAL OPEN EXHIBITION
CATHERINE LORILLARD WOLFE ART CLUB
Nov 29 - Dec 16, 2016
NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 Gramercy Park So., NY, NY
Jurors: Marilyn J. Friedman, Sculptor and Instructor, Art Students League, NY; Gwen Pier, Executive Director of National Sculpture Society.

ON THE MOVE
Oct 20 - Nov 12, 2016
SOUTH COUNTY ART ASSOC., N Kingston, RI
Juror: Brett Eberhardt

NEW ENGLAND LANDSCAPE INVITATIONAL
Sep 1 - Nov 5, 2016
LYME ART ASSOC., Old Lyme, CT
"Rapunzel" Peoples' Choice Award

SOCIETY OF CT SCULPTORS MEMBERS EXHIBITION
Sep 1 - Nov 5, 2016
LYME ART ASSOCIATION, Old Lyme, CT
"Leviathan" 2nd Place

SOCIETY OF CT SCULPTORS MEMBERS EXHIBITION
Aug 1 - Aug 26, 2016
ACTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, Acton, CT
"Spirit" Members Choice Award, 3rd Place

SUMMER COLORS
Jul 23 - Sep 20, 2016
COURTYARD GALLERY, Water St., Mystic, CT

AMERICAN WATERS EXHIBITION
Jun 10 - Aug 26, 2016
LYME ART ASSOCIATION, 90 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
Juror: Russ Kramer, Painter

CLWAC 2016 ANNUAL MEMBERS' SHOW CATHERINE LORILLARD WOLFE ART CLUB
May 22 - Jun 3, 2016
SALMAGUNDI CLUB, 47 Fifth Ave, NY, NY
Jurors: Frederick Brosen; Naomi Campbell, Artist

66th NATIONAL EXHIBIT OF CONTEMPORARY REALISM IN ART
May 4 - 20, 2016
Academic Artists Assoc. VERNON COMMUNITY ART CENTER, Vernon, CT
Juror: Douglas Gillette, Educator, Illustrator; Dan Riccio, Painter/Sculptor

95th ANNUAL ELECTED ARTIST EXHIBITION & BODY LANGUAGE
Apr 22 - Jun 3, 2016
LYME ART ASSOCIATION, 90 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
Juror: Susan Powell of Susan Powell Fine Arts, Madison, CT

ELECTED ARTISTS EXHIBTION
Apr 15 - Jun 4, 2016
MYSTIC MUSEUM OF ART, WATER ST, MYSTIC, CT

SPRING FLING
Mar 19 - May 9, 2016
COURTYARD GALLERY, Mystic, CT

HYGIENIC CROSSING BRIDGES
Mar 19 - Apr 16, 2016
HYGIENIC ART GALLERIES, New London, CT

EXHIBITION IN FOUR ACTS
Mar 4 - Apr 15, 2016
LYME ART ASSOC., Old Lyme, CT
Jurors: Sheila Barbone, Michael Viera, Lori Warner, Susan Ballek

72nd ANNUAL CONNECTICUT JURIED EXHIBITION
Feb 7 - Mar 18, 2016
THE SLATER MEMORIAL MUSEUM, Norwich, CT
Juror: D. Samuel Quigley, Director, Lyman Allyn Art Museum

11th KINDRED SPIRITS CELEBRATION
Jan 15, 2016
COURTYARD GALLERY, Water St., Mystic, CT

CLWAC 119th ANNUAL OPEN EXHIBITION CATHERINE LORILLARD WOLFE ART CLUB
Dec 2 - 19, 2015
NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, New York, NY
Jurors: Marilyn J. Friedman, Sculptor/Instructor, Art Students League, NY; Gwen Pier, Executive Director of National Sculpture Society.
"Bagheera" Leila Gardin Sawyer Award for Sculpture

SALMAGUNDI CLUB 107th THUMB-BOX EXHIBITION
Nov 23 - Jan 1, 2015
SALMAGUNDI CLUB, New York, NY

ALCHEMY IN GLASS, STONE AND BRONZE
Two woman show: Serena Bates & Catherine Gibson
Nov 5, 2015 - Jan 22, 2016
THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Norwich, CT

ON THE ROAD
Oct 3 - Nov 15, 2015
COURTYARD GALLERY, Water St., Mystic, CT 06355
"Go Ask Alice" Peoples' Choice Award & 2nd Place

NEW ENGLAND LANDSCAPE
Sep 25 - Nov 20, 2015
LYME ART ASSOCIATION, 90 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE, PAEAN TO VANISHING RESOURCE EXHIBITION
Sep 11 - Oct 24, 2015
ALEXY VON SCHLIPPE GALLERY, UCONN, Avery Point, Groton, CT

SALMAGUNDI CLUB SUMMER NON - JURIED MEMBERS' EXHIBITION
Aug 10 - Aug 28, 2015
SALMAGUNDI CLUB, New York, NY

GAIA'S LAMENT - ART CRY
Jul 3 - Aug 4, 2015
HYGIENIC GALLERY, Bank St., New London, CT

CLWAC 2015 ANNUAL MEMBERS' SHOW CATHERINE LORILLARD WOLFE ART CLUB
Jun 7 - Jun 19, 2015
SALMAGUNDI CLUB, 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

65th NATIONAL EXHIBIT OF CONTEMPORARY REALISM IN ART
May 3 - 22, 2015
Presented by the Academic Artists Association
Juror: Deborah Lazar, Artist; Stanley Maltzman - Author, Educator, Artist VERNON COMMUNITY ART CENTER, Vernon, CT

PHOENIX
May 2, 2015
COURTYARD GALLERY Mystic, CT

71st ANNUAL CONNECTICUT ARTISTS JURIED EXHIBITION
SLATER MEMORIAL MUSEUM, Norwich, CT
Feb 8 - Mar 20, 2015
Juror: Dr. Cynthia Roznoy, Curator at the Mattatuck Museum

118 ANNUAL OPEN EXHIBITION CATHERINE LORILLARD WOLFE ART CLUB
Dec 2 - 19, 2014
NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, New York, NY

ART FOR YOUR HEART & HOME
Nov 22, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015
COURTYARD GALLERY, Mystic, CT

NEW ENGLAND LANDSCAPE INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION
Sep 26 - Nov 8, 2014
Juror: Jeffrey W. Anderson, Director, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT LYME ART ASSOCIATION, 90 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT

USS NAUTILUS 60TH ANNIVERSARY ART EXHIBITION
Sep 7 - Oct 30, 2014
SUBMARINE FORCE LIBRARY AND MUSEUM, Groton, CT

ALLIED ARTISTS OF AMERICA ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION
Sep 4 - 14, 2014
Juror: Dr. Louis A. Zona
SALMAGUNDI CLUB, 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

SALMAGUNDI CLUB ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW
Aug 11 - Aug 29, 2014
SALMAGUNDI CLUB, NY, NY
"Dreamer" Members Memorial Award

SUMMER PAINTING & SCULPTING EXHIBITION
Aug 1 - Sep 20, 2014
LYME ART ASSOCIATION, Old Lyme, CT

SOCIETY OF CT SCULPTORS 20th ANNUAL SCULPTURE EXHIBITION
Aug 1 - Sep 20, 2014
LYME ART ASSOCIATION, 90 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
"Stubborn is as Stubborn Does" Members Memorial Award

AMERICAN WATERS, A MARINE EXHIBITION
Jun 6 - Jul 27, 2014
LYME ART ASSOCIATION OLD LYME, CT

2014 ANNUAL CATHERNE LORILLARD WOLFE ART CLUB MEMBERS SHOW
May 24 - Jun 6, 2014
SALMAGUNDI CLUB, NEW YORK, NY

CREATURE FEATURE
May 17 - June 20, 2014
COURTYARD GALLERY, Water St., Mystic, CT

THREE RIVERS COLLEGE ART SHOW
Apr 12 - May 3, 2014
BEAN & LEAF, New London, CT
"Green Goddess" Best in Show

THE BLUES
Apr 11 - May 31, 2014
Juror: Robert Green, Adjunct Professor, Eastern CT State University MYSTIC MUSEUM OF ART, Mystic, CT

70th ANNUAL CONNECTICUT ARTISTS JURIED EXHIBITION
Feb 8 - Mar 21, 2014
Juror: Erin Monroe, Assistant Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art SLATER MEMORIAL MUSEUM, Norwich, CT

SALMAGUNDI CLUB 130th ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBITION
Feb 1 - Mar 28, 2014
SALMAGUNDI CLUB, New York, NY

117 ANNUAL OPEN EXHIBITION CATHERINE LORILLARD WOLFE ART CLUB
Oct 1 - Oct 25, 2013
NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 GRAMERCY PARK SOUTH, NEW YORK, NY

SINGULAR VISIONS EXHIBITION
Aug 26 - Sep 27, 2013
SALMAGUNDI CLUB, 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
"Continuum" Second Prize

LYME SUMMER PAINTING & SCULPTURE EXHIBITION
Aug 2 - Sep 21, 2013
LYME ART ASSOCIATION, Old Lyme, CT

63rd NATIONAL EXHIBIT OF CONTEMPORARY REALISM IN ART
Jul - Aug 2013
Academic Artists Association VERNON COMMUNITY ART CENTER, Vernon, CT

REGIONAL EXHIBITON
May 1 - Jun 1, 2013
Juror: Ann Woolsey, Deputy Director RISD Museum ARTISTS COOPERATIVE GALLERY OF WESTERLY, Westerly, RI

LYME 92nd ANNUAL ELECTED ARTIST EXHIBITION
Apr 26 - May 9, 2013
LYME ART ASSOCIATION, Old Lyme, CT

CONNECTICUT ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS 101st ANNUAL JURIED SHOW
Mar 29 - May 4, 2013
MYSTIC MUSEUM OF ART, Mystic, CT

ON HOIDAY: THE ARTIST TRAVELS EXHIBITION
Mar 1 - Apr 20, 2013
LYME ART ASSOCIATION, Old Lyme, CT

69th ANNUAL CONNECTICUT ARTISTS JURIED EXHIBITION
Feb 10 - Mar 22, 2013
Jurors: Jeff & Betsey Cooley, Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT SLATER MEMORIAL MUSEUM, Norwich, CT

Memberships & Affiliations

Academic Artists Association, Springfield, MA
Alexy Von Schlippee Gallery, UCONN, Avery Pt. CT
Allied Artists of America, NY, NY
American Artists Professional League, NY, NY
American Society of Marine Artists, St Louis, MO
Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, Westerly, RI
Artists for Conservation, Signature Member
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NY, NY
Connecticut Academy of Fine Artists, CT
Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT
Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA
Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT
Gallery at Somes Sound, Mount Desert, ME
Hygienic Art Gallery, New London, CT
Lemon Tree Gallery & Studio, Cape Ann, VA
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT
Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT
Marquee Gallery, New London, CT
MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water St., Mystic, CT
National Sculpture Society, NY, NY
New Britain Museum of Modern Art, New Britain, CT
Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
Salmagundi Club, NY, NY
Society of Connecticut Sculptors, CT
South County Art Association, North Kingstown, RI
Vermont Carving Studio, East Rutland, VT

Collections

Andrea Restaurant, Misquamicut, RI
Children's Museum of Southeastern CT
Don Mann, SEAL Team SIX Commando & NY Times Best Selling Author
Great Lodge at Arctic Watch, Somerset Island, Nunavut
Ledyard Police Department, Ledyard, CT
Mystic Marriott, Groton, CT
Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic, CT
Pfizer Chemical, Groton, CT
Pleasant View Restaurant, Misquamicut, RI
Private Collections throughout the Northeast, England and Ireland
Raiche Realty, Westerly, RI
Renovations to Rentals, Westerly, RI
Salmagundi Club
Westerly Animal Hospital, Westerly, RI
Westerly Animal Shelter, Westerly, RI
Westerly Public Library, Westerly, RI
Zoe & Co. Lingerie, Westerly, RI

Education

LYME ACADEMY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS
OLD LYME, CT 1985 - 1995
CONCENTRATION IN FIGURE DRAWING, PAINTING, ANATOMY AND SCULPTURE

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN
PROVIDENCE, RI 1990 FRAMING

SMOOTH ON INDUSTRIES
EASTON, PA FEB 2002
MOLD MAKING AND RESIN CASTING

KANE SCULPTURE STUDIO & FOUNDRY
PAWTUCKET RI 2005 - 2008
INTERNSHIP FOCUSING ON MOLD MAKING, WAX WORK FOR LOST WAX CASTING AND PATINATION

SOUTH COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION
N. KINGSTOWN RI 2015 - 2017
CONCENTRATION IN CERAMIC SCULPTURE AND ALTERNATIVE FIRING METHODS