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Barbara Scavotto-Earley




Barbara Scavotto-Earley




Barbara Scavotto-Earley is a visual artist who works in clay and steel sculpture and occasionally, mixed media assemblage.  In 1950 she was born in Springfield, MA into the loving Italian family of Louis and Carmelina Scavotto and their all-embracing family trees. She was raised in the historic mill town of Thompsonville in northern CT, home of the former Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Mills. Her earliest memories consist of making art, inventing games, gathering with family and friends for parties and celebrations and yearning to learn and discover. Scavotto is the middle child of three and today maintains a close sisterhood with her siblings, Joanne Marie and Janet and their families.  She considers her twins, Ryan and Angela to be her greatest masterpieces. Scavotto lives and works in a quiet peaceful setting in Enfield, CT with her best friend and devoted husband Richard, her cat Malika and an assortment of outdoor feathered and four-legged friends. For information about her education, work experience, affiliations and awards, click above.






GRANTS/AWARDS

2011    Third Place, FVAC  Fisher Gallery, Avon, CT   Interpretatons  & Inspirations
2011    First Prize for 3-D Work,  Monson Arts Council, Monson, MA  InSight
2010    Third Place, Gallery 53, Meriden, CT   CT Women Artists' Juried Members' Exhibition
2010    Mabel Kingsbury Fentress Award, Katherine Forest Crafts Foundation
     Norwich Arts Council, Norwich, CT
2010    Honorable Mention - Sculpture, Monson Arts Council
2009    Honorable Mention, The Slater Memorial Museum  66th Annual CT Artist Exhibition
2007    Teddy Goberis Award - Excellence in Ceramics, Katherine Forest Crafts Foundation
     Norwich Arts Council
2007    National Juried Book Competition, Kennedy Publishing
     "Best of America - Sculpture Artists and Artisans"    Pages 27, 28
2005     Sculpture Award, CAFA, 94th Annual Juried, Mystic Art Association
2002    Third Prize, CWA Members’ Exhibition, Hartford Fine Art & Framing
2002    Jerry’s Artarama Award, CWA, John Slade Ely House, New Haven
2001    Individual Artist Fellowship Grant, Greater Hartford Arts Council
1999    Individual Artist Fellowship Grant, Greater Hartford Arts Council
1999    First Place, Norwich Arts Council Gallery,  2nd Annual Juried Exhibition
1999    Second Prize, CWA  70th, Saltbox/Clubhouse Galleries, W. Hartford
1999    Show Stopper Award, Art Guild, Farmington, CT  OPENended National Juried
1999    Fifth Place Sculpture Award, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT
1998    National Medal of Honor for Sculpture, NAWA   New York, NY
1998    Amelia Peabody Memorial Award, NAWA    New York, NY
1996    Canson-Talens, Inc. Award, Springfield Art League, MA   77th National
1994    Distinguished Teacher Honors Award, Rochester Institute of Technology
     Nominated by former student, Stephanie Howard
1991    Second Prize Sculpture, Jewish Community Center, Longmeadow, MA
1975    Greater Hartford Civic and Arts Festival, Community Award, Sculpture
          

    





    

     EDUCATION

2000     Baran Institute of Technology, Windsor, CT - 40 Hours Welding Training
1993     Institute for American Indian Studies, Washington, CT - Pueblo Pottery
     Instructor Drew Lewis, Acoma Pueblo, Acoma, New Mexico
     Assistant Reina Kohlmeyer, Jemez Pueblo, Walatowa, New Mexico
1992    Andover Foundation for Archaeological Research, NM,  Excavations
     Fort Bliss Archaeological Project with Dr. Richard MacNeish and Crew
     Excavation of Pintada and Pendejo Caves, Orogrande, New Mexico
1991    Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez, CO - Excavations
     Adult Research Program and Excavation, Cortez, CO
      Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT - Graduate Studio Courses
1988    Primitive Pottery: Instructor, Melissa Greene
1978    Group Tutorial in Painting: Instructor, Gary Smith
1974    Handbuilt Ceramics: Instructor Mary Risley
1973     University of CA, SATORI, Boulder Creek, CA - Gestalt Art Therapy
     The Gestalt approach to Art Therapy at SATORI, Boulder Creek, CA
     Instructor, Janie Rhyne, M.A., Registered Art Therapist, Author
1968-1972     SCSU, New Haven, CT  Bachelor of Science - Art Education, K-12
1964-1968     Enfield High School, Enfield, CT - Art Major
     State of CT Scholastic Art Award   1968
     Creative Arts Honor Award: published in “Art of Young America"
              







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