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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

2022

2022 Annual Thumbox Exhibition
Dec 12, 2022 - Jan 6, 2023
Salmagundi Club
New York, NY
Jurors: Patricia Watwood

50th Anniversary Mark Twain Library Exhibition
Dec 3, 2022 - Dec 11, 2022
Mark Twain Library
Redding, CT

Deck the Walls/Society of CT Sculptors
Nov 18, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
Lyme Art Association
Lyme, CT

COSO Holiday Small Works Show
Nov 10, 2022 - Dec 23, 2022
Copley Society of Art
Boston, MA

American Artists Professional League 94th Annual Grand National
Nov 7, 2022 - Nov 18, 2022
Salmagundi Club
New York, NY
Jurors: Marilyn Symes

Audobon Artists 80th Annual Online Exhibition
Nov 6, 2022
On-Line: www.audubonartists.org

SCAA All Media 2 Exhibition
Oct 20, 2022 - Nov 12, 2022
South County Art Association
North Kingston, RI
Jurors: Del Bourree Bach
Award: 3rd Place – Love Story, Sirena & Octavious

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Members Exhibition
Oct 7, 2022 - Nov 10, 2022
Lyme Art Association
Lyme, CT
Jurors: Jurors: Robert Pillsbury, President Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
Award: Honorable Mention – My Precious

Artists for Conservation
Sep 22, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Artists for Conservation,
Vancouver, Canada

SCAA Members Invitational
Sep 15, 2022 - Oct 15, 2022
South County Art Association
North Kingston, RI

Allied Artists of America 109th Annual Juried Exhibition
Sep 1, 2022 - Sep 1, 2023
On-Line https://www.alliedartistsofamerica.org
Jurors: Mitzura Salgian, Vincent Nardone, Evelyn Floret

101st Annual Elected Artists Show/Point of View
Aug 12, 2022 - Sep 22, 2022
Lyme Art Association
Lyme, CT
Jurors: Susan Powell, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT

2022 Annual Members Non-Juried Exhibition
Aug 7, 2022 - Sep 7, 2022
Salmagundi Club
New York, NY

ACGOW 30th Anniversary Exhibition
Aug 5, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022
Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly
Westerly, RI
Award: Third Place – Love Story, Sirena & Octavious

95th Members Annual Exhibition
Jul 23 - Aug 13, 2022
South County Art Association
Kingston, RI
Jurors: Kevin Gilmore

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
Jul 16 - Aug 20, 2022
Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Lyme, CT
Jurors: Kate Henderson, Instructor, Paier College of Art, & Michael Rose, Gallery Manager, Providence Art Club, Providence RI

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 125th Anniversary Annual Juried Exhibition
Jun 20 - Jun 30, 2022
Salmagundi Club
New York, NY
Jurors: Jeff Buccacio, Buccacio Sculpture Services, Kimberly Monson, Director of Continuing Ed, Lyme Academy of Fine Art
Award: Joseph Beardsley Sandor Memorial Award – Dolly on the Rocks

Ship to Shore
Jun 10 - Aug 4, 2022
Lyme Art Association
Old Lyme, CT
Juror: Anthony Tomaselli

Academic Artists Association 72nd Annual Exhibition of Traditional Realism
May 12 - Jun 5, 2022
Arts Center East
Vernon, CT
Juror: David Brega
Award: Award of Merit – Up Dog

ACGOW Regional Art Exhibition
May 6 - May 29, 2022
Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly
Westerly, RI
Juror: Michael Rose, Manger Providence Art Club
Award: Katherine Forest Crafts Foundation Mabel Kingsbury Rentress Award – Love Story, Sirena & Octavious

AAPL Spring Members' Online Exhibition
Apr 26 - Jun 9, 2022
American Artists Professional League
Juror: Oceana Rain Stuart

Expanding Visions
Apr 15 - Jun 2, 2022
Lyme Art Association
Old Lyme, CT
Juror: Robert Pillsbury, Former President Salmagundi Club

Encounter New England
Apr 7 - Jul 2, 2022
Copley Society of Art
Boston, MA

An Exhibition in Four Acts - Black and White
Mar 6 - Apr 7, 2022
Lyme Art Association
Old Lyme, CT

Exhibition in 4 Acts: Black & White
Mar 4 - Apr 7, 2022
Lyme Art Association
Old Lyme, CT

Spring Into Art
Mar 4 - Apr 15, 2022
Susan Powell Fine Art
Madison, CT

The Crossings Exhibition
Mar 4 - Apr 8, 2022
Hygienic Art Gallery
New London, CT

Love, Red, Hearts
Feb 10 - Feb 26, 2022
Norwich Arts Center
Norwich, CT

Valentine Gems
Feb 4 - Feb 28, 2022
Susan Powell Gallery
Madison, CT

Copley Holiday Small Works Exhibition - Emergence
Jan 13 - Mar 26, 2022
Copley Society of Boston
Boston, MA

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


View Earlier Exhibitions, 2019 - 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