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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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About Serena Bates
Awards & Recognition
Earlier Exhibitions (2013-2017)

Recent Exhibitions

110th Annual Thumbox Exhibition
Dec 3, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019
Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003

Maritime Miniatures by Marine Masters
Nov 17, 2018 - Jan 21, 2019
Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT 06355

90th Grand National Exhibition, American Artists Professional League
Nov 11 - Nov 19, 2018
Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003
Juror: Stephanie L Heidrich PhD, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Assistant Curator of American Painting & Sculpture, The American Wing

In the Elements
Oct 5 - Nov 25, 2018
Chester Gallery
76 Main Street, Chester, CT

New England Landscape
Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT
Sep 28 - Nov 9, 2018
Juror: Mark Boedges

39th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition
Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT 06355
Sep 28 - Nov 16, 2018
Jurors: Greg Dietrick & Lincoln Paine

COSO SMALL WORKS IN FULL COLOR
COPLEY SOCIETY OF ART, Newbury St. Boston MS
Sep 15 - Nov 8, 2018

ARTISTS FOR CONSERVATION 2018 ANNUAL EXHIBITION
Vancouver CANADA
Aug 22 - 25, 2018

LAA SUMMER PAINT & SCULPTURE SHOW
LYME ART ASSOC., Old Lyme, CT
Aug 10 - Sep 21, 2018
Juror: David Rau, Director of Education & Outreach, Florence Griswold Museum

"WE ARE ONE" A TWO WOMAN SHOW OF THE WORK OF SERENA BATES & SARAH SEABURY WARD
GALLERY AT SOMES SOUND, Mount Desert, ME
Aug 10 - Oct 1, 2018

COSO ANCHORS AWEIGH
COPLEY SOCIETY OF ART, Newbury St. Boston MS
Jun 28 - Aug 19, 2018
Juror: Carey Vose, Vose Gallery, Director

CLWAC 2016 ANNUAL MEMBERS’ SHOW
CATHERINE LORILLARD WOLFE ART CLUB
SALMAGUNDI CLUB, 47 FIFTH AVE, NY, NY
Jun 4 -15, 2018

COSO PORTS OF CALL THEME SHOW
COPLEY SOCIETY OF ART, Newbury St. Boston MS
Jun 01 - Aug 19, 2018

68TH NATIONAL EXHIBIT OF CONTEMPORARY REALISM IN ART
VERNON COMMUNITY ART CENTER, VERNON, CT
May 9 - 25, 2018
Juror: Steve Wilda, Gerard Doucette

ACADEMIC ARTISTS ASSOC. CT
MAY 1 - 19, 2018
JUROR: ROBERT J OBRIEN AWS, NWS; JOHN C. TRAYNOR
“AMUN RA” HONORABLE MENTION

97th ANNUAL ELECTED ARTISTS EXHIBITION
LYME ART ASSOC., Old Lyme, CT
Apr 27 - Jun 8, 2018
Juror: Susan Powell, Susan Powell Fine Art

CT ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS 107TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION
MYSTIC MUSEUM OF ART
Apr 20 - Jun 2, 2018
Juror: Eric Aho, Robert Reynolds

A SHOW IN FOUR ACTS - ACT 2 - THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
LYME ART ASSOC., Old Lyme, CT
March 18 - April 20, 2018
Juror: John Falato, Paier College of Art

A Show in Four Acts - "Animal Kingdom"
LYME ART ASSOCIATION, Lyme, CT
Mar 9 - Apr 20, 2018

DUXBURY ART ASSOCIATION WINTER JURIED SHOW
ART COMPLEX MUSEUM, DUXBURY, MS
Feb 4 - Apr 22, 2018
Jurors: Crystal Duell, Julie Beck, Tim Ian Mitchell, Cindy Vallino, Craig Bloodgood
“Survivor” Second Place for Sculpture

74th CONNECTICUT ARTIST JURIED EXHIBITION
SLATER MEMORIAL MUSEUM, Norwich, CT
Jan 28 – Mar 16, 2018
Juror: Michelle Hargrave, Deputy Director, New Britain Museum of American Art

COSO NEW MEMBERS SHOW 2018
COPLEY SOCIETY OF ART, Newbury St. Boston MS
Jan 11- Feb 22, 2018

CLWAC 121st ANNUAL OPEN EXHIBITION
CATHARINE LORILLARD WOLFE ART CLUB
Jan 9 - 26, 2018
National Arts Club, New York, NY
Jurors: Gwen Pier, Director, National Sculpture Society
Elizabeth Allison, Technical Instructor, Art Students League, NYC
“Amun Ra” Council of American Artist Societies Inc. for traditional sculpture

View Earlier Exhibitions, 2013-2017

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
Finer Line Gallery, Mystic CT
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