August Burns

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August Burns is a painter specializing in figurative art and portraiture.

Burns lives in Middlesex, Vermont. The focus of her work and of her life is people, and her art is about capturing the person in the portrait. Her passion is to answer the questions— “What makes each of us unique?”, “What is it about a face that tells a person’s story?” 

Contact:

I would love to hear from you. For information on commissioning a portrait or purchasing art, please call me at 1.802.223.7525 or visit my Facebook Page.  Thank you for visiting my website!

 

 

Exhibition History:

  • Richeson 75 International Portrait and Figure Competition 2016, Richeson Gallery, Kimberly WI, Oct 21-Dec 9, 2016
  • Oil Painter’s of America, Eastern Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils, September 9-October 8, 2016
  • Butler Museum of American Art, 80th Annual Midyear Juried Exhibition, Youngstown, OH, June 26- August 28, 2016
  • American Women Artists, AWA Spring Online Juried Show, 2016
  • National Association of Oil and Acrylic Painters, NOAP Online Exhibition, 2016
  • Bold Brush Online Exhibition, January, February, 2016, Finalist
  • Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 119th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, National Arts Club, NY, Dec 1-18, 2015
  • Solo Show, More Than Meets The Eye- Portraits and Figures by August Burns, Axel’s Gallery, Waterbury, VT, September 28-November 30, 2015.
  • N.A.W.A. (National Association of Women Artists) 2015 Summer Small Works Juried Exhibition, July 8-29, 2015
  • OnSite: Brooklyn, “Face It” The Face in Contemporary Art, International Juried Art Exhibition, NY, NY, June 6- July 11, 2015
  • Salmagundi Club Annual Juried Non-Member Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NY, May 26-June6, 2015
  • Solo Show, The Eyes Have It: Figures and Portraits – Juried Exhibition- Supreme Court Gallery, Montpelier, VT, Jan-March 2015
  • Annual Members Show, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT, December, 2014
  • National Fall Open Juried Exhibition, Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT, Sept 9th-Oct, 23, 2014
  • Lore Degenstein 6th Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Juried Exhibition, Susquehanna, PA, October, 2014
  • Two Paths One Vision, Joint Portrait Show, CVMC Gallery, Berlin, VT, May-June 2014
  • Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists Juried Show, Stamford, CT, 2014
  • Annual Members Show, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT, 2013
  • Members Show, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT 2013

National Fall Open Juried Exhibition, Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT, 2013

  • Solo Show, Meeting House Church, East Montpelier, VT, 2013
  • Art Walk, Black Sheep Books, Montpelier, VT 2012
  • Group Show, Art Resource Association Group Show, City Center, Montpelier, VT, 2012
  • Solo Show, The Drawing Board, Montpelier, VT, 2011
  • Group Show, Vermont Pastel Society Waitsfield, VT, 2011
  • Group Show, Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier VT, 2010

Awards and Recognition

Finalist, Portrait Society of America, Members Only Competition, 2016

Best in Show, Richeson75 International Art Competition and Exhibition, Portraits and Figures, Richeson Gallery, Kimberly, WI. October –December 2016

Official Portrait of Governor Peter Shumlin, now part of the Vermont Statehouse Permanent Collection.

Allied Artist Award, Butler Museum 80th Annual Exhibition, Butler Museum of American Art, Youngstown OH, June-August 2016

  • Oil Painter’s of America, Shirl Smithson Award- scholarship for further study, January 2016
  • Selected for Cecilia Beaux Forum Program for Emerging Women Artists, Portrait Society of America, 2016, Mentor- Leslie Adams
  • Bold Brush Online Exhibition, Finalist, and Top 15%.
  • Selected for inclusion in 2016 publication: Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing, North Light Books
  • Selected for Cecilia Beaux Forum Program for Emerging Women Artists, Portrait Society of America, 2014- Mentor- Lea Colie Wight
  • People’s Choice Award Winner, Vermont Pastel Society Waitsfield, VT, 2011

Professional Affiliations:

  • Salmagundi Art Club, Juried Member
  • Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Juried Associate Membership
  • National Association of Women Artists, Juried Member
  • Cecilia Beaux Forum of the Portrait Society of America
  • American Women Artists
  • Oil Painters of America
  • Portrait Society of America
  • Helen Day Art Center

Workshops and Residencies:

  • Pam Hawkes, The Art of Metal Leaf, Los Angeles, June 4-10, 2016
  • Grand Central Academy, Drawing and Painting the Figure, NY, March 2016
  • Alyssa Monks, Transcending the Photo Reference, October 2015
  • David Grey, Portrait Painting, Putney, VT, January 2015
  • Dan Thompson, Figure Painting, Art Students League, NY, November 2014
  • Costa Vavagiakas, Figure Drawing, Art Students League, NY, November 2014
  • Rob Liberace, Putney VT, October 2014
  • Dan Thompson and Michael Grimaldi, Intensive Anatomy Drawing Workshop, Stanford University/Bay Area Classical Art Atelier, San Carlos, CA, January 2014
  • Jerry Weiss, Large Scale Drawing, Art Students League, NY, NY, July 2013
  • Michelle Dunaway, Painting the Figure, Putney Painters, Putney, VT, November 2013
  • Stephen Early and Darren Kingsley, 2 week Painting Workshop, Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia, PA, January 2012
  • Jon De Martin, Figure Drawing Intensive, Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia, PA, February 2012
  • David Kassan, Portrait Painting, Art Students League, NY, NY, December 2012
  • Vermont Studio Center, Week-long Juried Residency, Johnson, VT, May 2011
  • Juan Martinez, Ala Prima Portrait Painting, Academy of Realist Art, Toronto, April 2011
  • Hollis Dunlap, Figure Painting, Old Lyme, CT, May 2008
  • Daniel Greene, Portrait Painting, Old Salem, NY, July 2007