August Burns is a painter specialising in figurative art and portraiture

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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?” 

Exhibition History:

  • WMOCA International Biennial Portrait Competition 2019, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, WI, April 9, through June 29, 2019

  • The Art of the Portrait, Solo Show, Festival Arts Gallery, Waitsfield, VT, Jan-March, 2019

  • International Realism; 13th International ARC Salon, Finalist, Art Renewal Center, 13th International ARC (Art Renewal Center) Salon Competition, 2018

  • August Burns and Heidi Broner: New American Realism, Wood Art Gallery and Museum of American Art, Montpelier, VT, October 31st- December 22nd, 2017

  • 9th Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition and Exhibition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, October 28-December 10, 2017

  • NOAPS Spring Online International Show, January 14-April 24, 2017

  • Sight Unseen, Abend Gallery, Denver CO, February 24-March 25, 2017

  • 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

Awards and Recognition

  • Finalist, Art Renewal Center, 13th International ARC (Art Renewal Center) Salon Competition

  • Winner- 3rd Place, 9th Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition and Exhibition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, October 28-December 10, 2017

  • 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

  • Bold Brush Online Exhibition, Finalist, and Top 15%.

  • Selected for inclusion in 2016 publication: Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing, North Light Books

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