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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

Elected Artist Annual Exhibition
Jan 30 - Feb 29, 2020
Mystic Museum of Art
Mystic CT

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

Color Connections
Jan 9 - Apr 2, 2020
Copley Society of Art
Newbury St, 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
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
Charles Fine Arts, Gloucester,MA
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