"Puttin On The Ritz" wins Philip Isenberg Memorial Award
At the 110TH Annual Thumbox Exhibition, "Puttin On The Ritz"
won the Philip Isenberg Memorial Award in a showing from Dec 3, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019
at the Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Ave, New York, NY.
See "Puttin On The Ritz" in the following Galleries:
» All Sculptures
"Deck the Walls" Exhibit
The "Deck the Walls" exhibit will be held at the Lyme Art Association in Old Lyme, CT, from November 16th, 2018 through January 4th, 2019. The Juror will be Nancy Gladwell, Professor, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.
"Precipice" Wins Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award
"Precipice" has been awarded the Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award at the American Artist's Professional League's 90th Annual Grand National Exhibition! I am honored to be in the show with such talented artists. The closing awards reception will take place Sunday, November 18th, 1 to 4 at the Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Avenue, New York, NY.
See Precipice in the following Galleries:
» Metals: Bronze & Aluminum
» Portraits & Figures
» All Sculptures
Ocean House Artisan in Residence: Hand Sculpture Workshop
Stories define her work, drive her vision, and inspire her hands and life. The Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI, is proud to have Sculptor Serena Bates as the Artisan in Residence from October 5 - 7. Hear how she creates her many stunning sculptures or learn from the master at one of our workshops.
» View event on Ocean House website
» View event on OceanHouseRI Facebook Page
Serena Attends Tuscan Sculpture Symposium in Florence Italy
What a life changing experience the 2018 Tuscan Sculpture Symposium has been fot me.
I have walked the streets of Michaelangelo and Donatello and spent time with truly talented sculptors. Expect a new direction for my future work. Truly inspired.
» Learn more about the Tuscan Sculpture Symposium
"Sir Wedgewood Blue" Featured in Western Art Collector Magazine
Serena's "Sir Wedgewood Blue", which is a ceramic raku fired piece, will be featured in the Western Art Collection Magazine as part of the Artists for Conservation Show which runs August 22nd through the 25th.
» Visit Artists for Conservation Online
» Western Art Collector Magazine
Serena Joins American Society of Marine Artists!
June 13, 2018
It's official, Serena is now a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists. Please check out her page on their website and read more about this wonderful organization.
» Visit Serena's page on the American Society of Marine Artists website
Allied Artists Of America Showing
May 18, 2018
Thank you Allied Artists Of America for selecting my rose alabaster sculpture "Continuum" as one of the 14 sculptures represented in the special online Associates Exhibition.
Honored to be a part of this show with so many talented artists!
» Allied Artists Of America
Worldwide Artists Forum RAW
June 20, 2018
I have a fantastic opportunity to showcase my work at the worldwide artists forum RAW in Providence on June 20 at the Strand Ballroom. This extravaganza encompasses art, fashion, theater, film, makeup, and photography and is a once in a life time experience. I can't make it happen without your help. I need to sell an certain number of tickets to the event before May 15th to secure my spot. I am hoping my friends and patrons will help me with this endeavor. Please check out the attached invitation and visit the website to order just one ticket at $22. The experiential show will entice the senses and uplift the soul. Please check it out and get your ticket today. Time is running out!
» Buy Tickets
Thank you for your support!
March 28, 2018
Check out Serena's newest work "Padawan". Padawan is a very inquisitive sphynx cat who seems to be channelling the wisdom of Yoda himself. Padawan means learner in Sanskrit. Created in ceramic clay, he was Raku fired to get the crackle smoke effects on the surface of the clay.
See Padawan in the following Galleries:
» All Sculptures
Artists for Conservation
March 16, 2018
Serena Bates is proud to report that she has been accepted as a Signature member of the International conservation group Artists for Conservation. Please be sure to support the efforts of this wonderful organization. A portion of every sale is donated to wildlife conservation and preservation.
» Learn more about Artists for Conservation
Lyme Art Association Exhibition, Old Lyme, CT
March 13, 2018
Serena Bates is thrilled to have four sculptures accepted into the Lyme Art Association exhibition "A Show in Four Acts". Opening reception is Sunday, March 18th from 2-4 at the Lyme Art Association, 90 Lyme Street Old Lyme Connecticut.
Serena Bates to Join the Gallery at Somes Sound, ME
February 23, 2018
Excited to announce that I have been invited to join the Gallery at Somes Sound in Mount Desert, Maine. My work will be featured July 1 - 13, 2018 and in theme shows throughout the year.
I am looking forward to this exciting collaboration!
» Visit the Gallery at Somes Sound on Facebook
Marquee Gallery to Represent Serena's Work
February 16, 2018
Serena's work will now be represented by the Marquee Gallery right in New London, CT.
Be sure to stop in and see all the fine treasures!
» Visit Marquee Gallery on Facebook
Survivor Wins Second Place
February 5, 2018
"Survivor" has won second place at the South Shore's most prestigious juried art show. The opening reception is February 3rd 6:30-8:30pm and the show runs from February 4th through April 22nd, 2018.
Duxbury Art Association, Winter Juried Show
February 3, 2018
The Duxbury Art Association is pleased to announce the Opening Reception of the South Shoreâ€™s most prestigious juried art show, the 45th annual Winter Juried Show, February 3rd 6:30-8:30pm. This year we received submissions from artists across the nation. Their exceptional works were juried into an impressive selection, and they will share the show with a special Exhibit of DAA Founding Members' Art, including John Singer Sargent and Charles Bittenger. We hope you will be able to join us for this unique gathering of artists and art patrons. Awards will be announced. Cash bar and Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Music by Anthony Geraci. Art may be purchased on site. The show runs from February 4th through April 22nd, 2018.
BECOME A SPONSOR!!
We are still actively seeking several underwriters to help make this show a true success. Sponsors are vital to the strength of the show. To learn more about sponsorship levels, visit our website or contact event coordinator Destinie Ryan at [email protected]
74TH Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition
January 28, 2018
Serena's piece "Maternal Instinct" was selected for this years 74th Annual CT Artists Juried Exhibition at the Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT. On view January 28 - March 16, 2018, it features paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, graphics and photography by resident CT artists. The juror was Michelle Hargrave, Deputy Director at the New Britain Museum of American Art.
AMUN RA wins at National Arts Club, NY, NY
January 26, 2018
Ceramic sculpture AMUN RA has been awarded an award from the Council of American Artist Societies Inc. for Traditional Sculpture. The award is given as a part of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's Annual Open Juried show and will be presented on January 26th at the closing reception for the exhibition at National Arts Club, NY, NY. Award selection jurors were Gwen Pier, Director, National Sculpture Society and Elizabeth Allison, Technical Instructor, Art Students League, NYC.
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
January 9 - 26, 2018
Serena Bates will be participating in the 121st Annual Open Juried Exhibition at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club.
» View presenters
» Visit the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club website
Acclaimed local artists to exhibit works at National Arts Club in New York
Originally published in The Westerly Sun, December 17, 2017
For two local artists, the year is ending in fine fashion, and the next will begin full of promise.
Sculptor Serena Bates of Westerly and painter Diane Brown of Stonington, two well-established and well-known area artists, have had a year filled with accomplishments and awards. Next month, both of them will head to New York together to display their work at the show opening at Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, the oldest womenâ€™s art club in the country.
Their work will be on display at the 121st Annual Juried Exhibition at the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park from Jan. 9 through Jan. 26.
» Read entire article on The Westerly Sun website
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Serena Bates Receives Award in National Fine Art Exhibition
NEW YORK, November 11, 2017
The American Artists Professional League (AAPL) has announced Serena Bates of Bradford, Rhode Island as the 2017 recipient of the "Helen G. Oehler Memorial Award" at the AAPL 89th Grand National Online Exhibition. The award was presented by AAPL President Peter Rossi on Saturday, November 11, 2017 during the AAPL annual meeting and awards reception in New York City.
Ms. Bates received the award for her ceramic sculpture entitled "Survivor" which was chosen from 34 works in the Sculpture category.
"The AAPL is dedicated to encouraging and promoting traditional, realistic art, and we are extremely proud to recognize some of America's finest artists today," said Peter Rossi. "Our award winners' work epitomizes the quality of art that our organization strives to support."
The non-profit AAPL has been devoted to the cause of fine arts in America since 1928. Each year, the organization hosts its Grand National Exhibition, a show that highlights major and emerging professional artists in oil, watercolor, pastel, sculpture, graphics and mixed media. Entries are received from all 50 states as well as internationally and judged by a selection committee consisting of professional artists. This year, the American Artists Professional League's 89th Grand National Exhibition highlights the achievements of 292 artists. The AAPL is headquartered at the Salmagundi Club Galleries, 47 Fifth Avenue, New York New York 10003. To view AAPL 89th Grand National Exhibition online through December 29, 2017, please visit the AAPL online.
Serena Joining Board of Lyme Art Association
Serena has been asked to join the Board of Directors for the Lyme Art Association in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Lyme Art Association was established in 1914, with roots going back to 1902. The organization maintains a historic art gallery located at 90 Lyme Street in Old Lyme, Connecticut, located in the Old Lyme Historic District.
Copley Society of Art Acceptance
November 15, 2017
BOSTON MA: Serena is honored to have been accepted into the Copley Society of Art in Boston. Her work is in the holiday Small Works show at the Society from November 9th through December 24th, 2017. So, if you're looking for a great gift and happen to be in Boston, stop by 158 Newbury Street and do some holiday shopping.
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
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
Westerly Animal Hospital, Westerly, RI
Westerly Animal Shelter, Westerly, RI
Westerly Public Library, Westerly, RI
Zoe & Co. Lingerie, Westerly, RI
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
Land and Sea - Annual Elected Artists Exhibition
Oct 9 - Nov 19, 2020
Lyme Art Association
Old Lyme, CT
Juror: Robert Pilsbury
Award: Third Prize, "Shoo Fly"
2020 Annual Members Exhibition
Aug 10 - Aug 28, 2020
New York, NY
Juror: Edmond Rochat
Award: Mary Fitch Memorial Award, "Padawan"
107TH Annual Associate Member Juried Exhibition (online)
Allied Artists of America
New York, NY
Award: Excellence in Sculpture - Elected Artist Status Awarded, "Amun Ra"
View all Awards
"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
New York, NY
2020 Annual Members Exhibition
Apr 27 - May 21, 2020
New York, NY (Virtual Show)
View all Exhibitions
GROUP AND PRIVATE LESSONS IN OIL, PASTEL, DRAWING, SCULPTURE AND MOLDMAKING
MYSTIC MARINELIFE AQUARIUM
MYSTIC MUSEUM OF ART
HOPE VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
HOPE VALLEY, RI