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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 (2018 - 2013)

Recent Exhibitions

2021

49th Annual Mark Twain Library Juried Art Exhibition
Dec 4 - Dec 12, 2021
Mark Twain Library
Redding, CT
Jurors: Jennifer Gennari, Charles Yoder

113th Annual Thumbbox Exhibition
Nov 23, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022
Salmagundi Club
New York, NY

Deck the Walls
Nov 19 - Jan 2, 2022
Lyme Art Association
Old Lyme, CT
Juror: Andre Ravsen, Ravsen Fine Art and Research

Society of CT Sculptors
Nov 19 - Jan 2, 2022
Lyme Art Association
Old Lyme, CT

93rd Annual Grand National Exhibition of the American Artist Professional League
Nov 8 - Nov 19, 2021
Salmagundi Club
New York, NY
Juror: Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur

Copley Holiday Small Works Exhibition
Oct 28 - Dec 24, 2021
Copley Society of Boston
Boston, MA

Audubon Artists 79th Annual Exhibition
Oct 25 - Nov 5, 2021
Salmagundi Club
New York, NY
Juror: Michael Cagno, Executive director and Curator of Noyes Museum of Art, NJ

Allied Artists of America, 108th Annual Juried Exhibition
Sep 2 - Sep 19, 2021
Salmagundi Club
New York, NY

Century of Inspiration
Jul 30 - Sep 16, 2021
Lyme Art Association
Old Lyme, CT
Juror: Amy Kurtz Lansing, Curator, Florence Griswold Museum

National Exhibition: "Connected Land and Sea"
Jun 17 - Jul 18, 2021
Copley Society of Art
Boston, MS
Juror: Don Demers
Award: Second Place – "Leviathan"

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe 124th Annual Open Exhibition
May 23 - Jun 4, 2021
Salmagundi Club
New York, NY
Juror: Barney Hode, Art Students League of NY Instructor

Ship to Shore: A Marine Show
May 21 - Jul 22, 2021
Lyme Art Association
Old Lyme, CT
Juror: J. Russell Jinishian

Seaport, Small Works
May 6 - Aug 29, 2021
Copley Society of Boston
Boston, MA
Award: Excellence – "Sir Penguin"

2021 Annual Members Exhibition
May 3 - May 20, 2021
Salmagundi Club
New York, NY

Spring 2021 Members Online Exhibition
Apr 1 - Aug 30, 2021
American Artists Professional League
New York, NY

Expanding Visions: Traditional and Beyond
Mar 19 - May 13, 2021
Lyme Art Association
Old Lyme, CT
Juror: Melanie Carr, Melanie Carr Gallery and Studio

Hands on the Land: Art and the Environment in the Connecticut River Valley
Mar 18 - Oct 17, 2021
Connecticut River Museum
Essex, CT
Juror: Dick Shriver, Publisher Estuary Magazine

2021 CAFA + MEMBERS Exhibition
Feb 6 - Mar 20, 2021
Virtual Exhibition: Ctacademy.org
Award: Third Place "I Am Woman"

2020

48th Annual Mark Twain Library Juried Art Exhibition
Dec 6 - Dec 13, 2020
Mark Twain Library
Redding, CT

Deck the Walls
Nov 27 - Jan 3, 2021
Lyme Art Association
Old Lyme, CT
Juror: Matthew Marshall, Director of Visitor Relations, Florence Griswold Museum

American Artists Professional League, 92nd Grand National
Nov 2020
Salmagundi Club
New York, NY
Juror: PeterTrippi, Editor-in-Chief, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine

"Point of View" Elected Artist Exhibition
August 21 - October 1, 2020
Lyme Art Association
Old Lyme, CT

"Salmagundi Summer Show"
August 10 - August 28, 2020
Salmagundi Club
New York, NY

2020 Annual Members Exhibition
Apr 27 - May 21, 2020
Salmagundi Club
New York, NY (Virtual Show)

70th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism
Apr 26 - May 17, 2020
Art Center East
Vernon, CT (Virtual Show)
Juror: Peter Seltzer

Pop Up Portrait Exhibition
Feb 29 - Apr 18, 2020
Copley Society of Art
Boston, MA

Animal Attraction
Feb 3 - Feb 21, 2020
Salmagundi Club
New York, NY
Juror: Robert Pilsbury

Black & White Show
Feb 3 - Feb 21, 2020
Salmagundi Club
New York, NY
Juror: Robert Pilsbury

Mystic Museum of Art Members Exhibition
Jan 30 - Feb 29, 2020
Mystic Museum of Art
Mystic CT

Salon Des Independants
Jan 25 - Feb 8, 2020
Hygienic Art Gallery
New London, CT

Color Connections
Jan 9 - Apr 12, 2020
Copley Society of Art
Boston, MA

CLWAC 123 Annual Open Juried Show
Jan 7 - Jan 31, 2020
National Arts Club
New York, NY

2019

Deck the Walls
Nov 22, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020
Lyme Art Association
Old Lyme, CT

Holiday Small Works Show
Nov 14 - Dec 23, 2019
Copley Society of Art
Boston, MA

91st Grand National, American Artists Professional League
Nov 11 - 22, 2019
Salmagundi Club
New York, NY
Juror: Adam Eaker The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mystic International
Sep 28 - Dec 2019
Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport
Mystic, CT

New England Landscape
Sep 27 - Nov 15, 2019
Lyme Art Association
Old Lyme, CT
Juror: Neal Hughes

EMBARK - Small Works Show
Sep 6 - Nov 7, 2019
Copley Society of Art
Boston, MA

SOCIETY OF CONNECTICUT SCULPTORS SCULPTURE EXHIBIT
Aug 9 - Sep 20, 2019
Lyme Art Association
Old Lyme, CT

Fresh Expressions: Late Summer Painting & Sculpture
Aug 9 - Sep 20, 2019
Lyme Art Association
Old Lyme, CT
Opening Reception: Friday, August 16, 2019, 5-7pm

Water Works, Marine Art Exhibition
Jun 14 - Aug 2, 2019
Lyme Art Association
Old Lyme, CT
Juror: Karen Blackwood

Hudson Valley Art Association 86th Annual National Juried Exhibition
Jun 14 - Aug 2, 2019
Lyme Art Association
Old Lyme, CT
Juror: Don and Sharon Gale, Daniel Green, Janet Cook

The Birds and the Bees
Jun 5 - 30, 2019
Avondale Arts
Avondale, RI

69th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism
Jun 2 - 3, 2019
Academic Artists Association
Arts Center East, Vernon, CT
Jurors: Sandra and Susan Wakeen

CHANGING LANDSCAPE, SCULPTURE AT THE EUSTIS ESTATE
Jun - Nov, 2019
New England Sculptors Association
Historic New England, Eustis Mansion Estate
Milton, MA

CLWAC 2019 Annual Members' Online Show
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2019
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club

2019 Regional Exhibition
May 2 - Jun 2, 2019
Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly
Westerly, RI
Juror: Anthony Tomaselli

EVOLVING - Small Works Show
May - Jun, 2019
Copley Society of Art
Boston, MA

2019 ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBITION
Apr 28 - May 8, 2019
Salmagundi Club, NY, NY
Reception May 8, 6-9 pm.
"Enlightened", Award of Honor

"Point of View"
Apr 26 - Jun 7, 2019
Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT
Juror: Douglas Hyland, Former Director New Britain Museum of American Art

98th Annual Elected Artists Show
Apr 26 - Jun 7, 2019
Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT
Juror: Rebekah Beaulieu, PHD, Director Florence Griswold Museum

CONNECTICUT ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
Apr 19 - Jun 1, 2019
Mystic Museum of Art
Mystic, CT

My Best Friend Forever
Apr 7 - May 9, 2019
Charles Fine Arts
Gloucester, MA

CROSSINGS - CROSSING THE BRIDGE
Mar 23 - Apr 20, 2019
Hygienic Gallery
New London, CT
Jurors: Aly Maderson Quinlog, Kamar Thomas

EXHIBITION IN FOUR ACTS - Animal Kingdom
Mar 8 - Apr 19, 2019
LYME ART ASSOCIATION
90 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
Jurors: Brian Keith Stephens, Wildlife Painter

Black & White Exhibition
Jan 25 - Feb 14, 2019
Salmagundi Club
47 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003

75th ANNUAL CT ARTISTS JURIED EXHIBITION
Jan 13 - Mar 15, 2019
Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT
Juror: Juror is Douglas Hyland, retired director of the New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA)

Fruition
Jan 10 - Apr 28, 2019
Copley Society, Newbury St, Boston

122nd ANNUAL CLWAC OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION
Jan 8, 2019 - Jan 25, 2019
National Arts Club, Gramercy, NY
Jurors: Thayer Tolles - Marica F. Vilcek Curator, American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art & Donald Gale, Professor Emeritus and a founding Professor of the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art, Fellow NSS


View Earlier Exhibitions, 2018 - 2013

Memberships & Affiliations

Academic Artists Association, Springfield, MA
Allied Artists of America, NY, NY
American Artists Professional League, NY, NY
American Society of Marine Artists, St Louis, MO
Artists for Conservation, Signature Member
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NY, NY
Connecticut Academy of Fine Artists, CT
Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA
Deerfield Valley Art Association, Northfield, MA
Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT
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
National Sculpture Society, NY, NY
Salmagundi Club, NY, NY
Society of Connecticut Sculptors, CT

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
Ocean House Resort, Watch Hill, RI
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