Avis Turner

 …art is my dance with the universe…

Bronze Sculpture

              Winged Beings, Avian Creatures, Mythological Archetypes

Drawings & Paintings

                Fused Landscape-Mappings, Botanical Hybrids, Seed Pods, Moth                         Orchids

Select Exhibitions  

2017        New “Landscape- Mappings”, Simsbury, Ct. (solo show)

2017        Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Maine, group show – theme “Home”

2012/16   Local Venues and Open Studio Exhibits, Ct.

2010/12   Cooley Gallery, Bronze Sculpture, Old Lyme, Ct.

2012        Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, New York

2008        New Britain Museum of American Art, Juried Show (sculpture prize)

2000/01  Arts Exclusive Gallery, Simsbury, Ct., Bronze Sculpture

2001/08  Polonaise Gallery, Woodstock, Vt., Bronze Sculpture

1990/98  The Alla Rogers Gallery, Washington, DC.,Winged Figures in Bronze

1993        The Daryl Reich Rubenstein Gallery, Sidwell Friends School, DC.         

1991        Ipomal Gallery, Landgraff, Netherlands (solo show)

1991/95  Annual “Washington Figurative Sculptors” Show:

               Maryland College of Art and Design, Gudelsky Gallery, Silver Spring,                      Md. Rock Creek Gallery, Washington, DC., Watkins Gallery, The American                University, Washington, DC., Delaplaines Visual Arts Center, Frederick,                  Md.

1990        Dumbarton Oaks Gallery, Concert Series, Washington, D.C.

1990        Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News

1989/91   City Gallery an Artist Coop., Georgetown, Wash. DC.

1988        Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan; Twenty American Sculptors (by invitation)

1990        Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Va.

1989/91   City Gallery an Artist Coop., Georgetown, Wash. DC. 

1988        Muscarrelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, Va.

1987        Aaron Gallery, Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.

1986        Watkins Gallery, American University, Washington, DC. Thesis Show




1986     MFA with honors, Sculpture; American University, Washington, DC.

1981     BS Art Education; American University, Washington, DC.              

1977      AA Early Child Dev. & Liberal Arts; Endicott College, Beverly, Ma.

1994    Reggio Emilia (training & theory); Children’s Museum, Wash. DC and                 Smith College, Northampton, Ma.


Grants/ Awards/Fellowships


2008     New Britain Museum of American Art, Sculpture Award and Prize,                     Annual Juried Show, New Britain, Ct.

1985      National Sculpture Society, NYC, Young Sculptor Award &                                     Fellowship

1986      Graduate Honors Fellowship & Purchase Prize, American University

1986      Individual Artist Grant, Commission on the Arts, Washington DC.


 Select Teaching


2002/17   Farmington Public Schools, Farmington, Ct., Grades K-12

2001/04    Ct. Commission on the Arts & HOT Schools, Ct.,

1998/99    Miss Porter’s School, Farmington, Ct. Grades 9-12

1991/98    Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC., Grades 5-7

1987/98   The American University, Wash. DC., Associate Professor, Adjunct

 1987/89  College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., Instructor, F/T




2016       Landscape-Mappings, San Jose, Calif. 

2003       Bronze Sculptures, Simsbury and Avon, Ct.

1999       Bronze Sculpture, Farmington, Ct.

1987        Bronze Sculpture, St. James Episcopal Church, Potomac, Md.


Public Collections  


1987       Watkins Gallery, Permanent Collection, The American University,                        Wash. DC.

1988         Montgomery County, MD, Fine Arts Public Collection


Private Collections                        

United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, & Netherlands ..... [as of 2017, over 80 bronze sculptures and approximatly 30 two-dimensional art works]



Rockland, Maine ~ private lessons & workshops



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