• M-AAA Project Tour Update

    "And then, I: Monuments to Pivotal Moments" is a sculpture tour project that will provide free art work for public spaces in Arkansas towns. The tour features individual sculptures that combine to create group portraits of pivotal moments in women's lives. For more information about the project:

    Website: http://www.andtheni.com

    Kickstarter Link: http://kck.st/1t76RFO

    Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/andtheni

    Arkansas Times Mention 8/18/14: http://www.arktimes.com/RockCandy/archives/2014/08/18/and-then-i-read-about-a-tour-of-sculpture-installations-by-barbara-satterfield

  • Mid-America Arts Alliance INNOV Grant Award

    Selected as one of fifteen artists and arts organizations within the Mid-America Arts Alliance partner states to receive an Artistic Innovations (INNOV) grant. INNOV grants support the creation of new work within the 2015 fiscal year, and require a 1-1 match by the recipients whose proposals were selected by an independent panel of arts professionals and then approved by the M-AAA board of directors.

    My proposal, And Then, I: Monuments to Pivotal Moments begins with a mini-tour in 3 Arkansas towns of three multi-figured ceramic sculpture installations suggesting significant turning points in women’s lives. Each installation will be placed in public spaces such as hospitals, libraries, and community centers and will invite viewer response (written, electronic, and mobile). A culminating exhibit in central Arkansas in June 2015 will integrate the art work and collected feedback to combine visual prompt with personal anecdote and story sharing.

    The project is supported in part by an award from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arkansas Arts Council, and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

    For more information about the INNOV grant:
    MAAA Grant Info

  • 66th River Valley Invitational

    Three pieces selected for the 66th River Valley Invitational exhibit at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum: Wrapped, Sunk, and Straddle. Jurors: Dayton Castleman, Museum Manager, C21 in Bentonville; Manuela Well-Off-Man, Ph.D., Assistant Curator, Crystal Bridges; and Kristen Ann Musgnug, Associate Professor of Painting, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Exhibit theme is "Personal Landscapes", and required a written paragraph with submissions that identified the artist's sense of "home." The show is available for viewing through September 14.

    My paragraph:

    The Idea of Home

    As a young girl, I trampled Johnson grass in an empty lot behind our house to create my-size rooms with tall walls of rustling green. In those days kids roamed about in abandoned spaces exploring the world, and I brought what I found on my journeys to my Johnson grass home to arrange and combine them—filling my spaces with all kinds of treasured detritus that I knew my older sister would think silly, and my mother wouldn’t allow inside our house. From an early age, no matter where I’ve lived, my idea of home has always been associated with gathering, making, and building. My idea of home has also included or referenced what’s outside and nature-made, as much as what is inside and fabricated by human hands. My love of the creative process, my appreciation for structure, and my fascination with the formal elements of found objects engages me in art-making today with the same absorption that inspired me to fill my Johnson grass houses.


  • 3rd Thea Arts Festival

    Received the Second Place award for my Found Object Series art work at the 3rd Thea Arts Festival on April 26. Enjoyed sharing a booth with jewelry artist Michele Fox.

  • Artist INC Fellow

    Completed the 8-week workshop course Artist INC Argenta, sponsored by the Argenta Arts Foundation in North Little Rock, AR, and funded by the Mid-America Arts Alliance with assistance from various funding partners, including the National Endowment of the Arts. An informative series and an opportunity to network with fellow practicing artists, the workshop focused on defining and tracking progress of action-steps towards leading a professional life grounded in the art production. Thank you, Artist INC Kansas City--birthplace of the program--and thank you, Diane Hardcastle, Director of the Argenta Arts Foundation.

  • Annual Festival of Ideas in Little Rock

    Selected to present work at the 2013 Festival of Ideas sponsored by the Arkansas Times newspaper. Comments about recent and future work, under the title "Fascination with Fragility", will begin at noon on Saturday, September 21, at the Historic Arkansas Museum. Kudos to the Arkansas Times for its creative thinking and community service with this event, which features 26 "visionaries" in various disciplines sharing thoughts in three different locations.

  • Ceramic Work Selected

    Four small works from my "Found Object Sculpture" series were selected for the 65th River Valley Invitational, a national competitive exhibit that opened at Fort Smith RAM (Regional Arts Museum) July 18th, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Popped, Pointed, Rattle and Ruffle, all featuring Arkansas flora, were exhibited as an installation, and all four have sold.

    Jurors were Tammy Harrington, Associate Professor of Art, University of the Ozarks; Ann Prentice Wagner, Ph.D., Curator of Drawings, Arkansas Arts Center; and Manuela Well-Off-Man, Ph.D., Assistant Curator, Crystal Bridges.

    The competitive theme is "Naturally Diverse Arkansas" with subjects including native plants of Arkansas and their habitats, rare plants and animals, state parks, rivers, outdoor sporting activities, and simple pleasures of everyday living in the Natural State. For more information, go to: |http://http://www.fsram.org/exhibitions.html| RAM site|.

  • Ceramic Work Selected

    Turrett, from the "Found Object Sculpture" Series, was selected for the 2013 Annual Juried Art Competition at the South Arkansas Arts Center in El Dorado, Arkansas. The exhibit opened Saturday, July 27, and Turrett was awarded Second Place Prize. Congratulations to Neal Harrington for winning the Purchase Prize, and the Emily Wood for being awarded First Place.

    Juror was David Houston, Director of the Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, and former curatorial team member at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Arkansas, for the premiere installation of the permanent collection.

    For more information, go to the SAAC site/Events tab, or click on Selected Artists.