• Selected: South Arkansas Arts Center 2019 Juried Art Competition

    Selected: South Arkansas Arts Center 2019 Juried Art Competition

    Selected to exhibit "Daubs of Dirt: An Installation" in the 2019 Annual Juried Art Competition at the South Arkansas Arts Center in El Dorado AR. The exhibit is available for viewing July 3 - July 30, with the artists' reception and awards presented on Sat July 13. Juror René Paul Barilleaux is Head of Curatorial Affairs at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Artist Group Exhibit Featured

    Artist Group Exhibit Featured

    Included in feature article on the exhibit "Part to Whole: the Making of Art, the Artist, and the Artist Group" shown at The Galleries at Library Square, Central Arkansas Library System, in Little Rock. "Drawn together: Group of Artist Professionals who bonded over art now have their own exhibit" by Ellis Widener, Sunday, April 14, 2019, Section E, p. 1, p. 6.


  • Featured Artist

    Featured Artist

    Studio process and upcoming exhibit work featured in the River Valley & Ozark Edition of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Sunday February 24, 2019, p. 1, p. 3: "Part to Whole: Conway artist to show work in group exhibit" by contributing writer Carol Rolf. Exhibit at The Galleries at Library Square, Central Arkansas Library System, Little Rock.


  • SELECTED: Artist of Northwest Arkansas Competitive

    SELECTED: Artist of Northwest Arkansas Competitive

    Selected for the 24th Annual Regional Show sponsored by the Artists of Northwest Arkansas at Art Ventures Gallery in Fayetteville. Exhibited Two Eggs Found Object Sculpture: coil-built earthenware, oil paint and ecaustic, wren nest.

  • SELECTED: RAM Annual Invitational

    SELECTED: RAM Annual Invitational

    Exhibiting Root, my coil-built ceramic sculpture in the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum annual invitational competitive. The 2018 theme: It's Alive! The show is available for viewing June 8 - September 2, 2018. Jurors included Jane Owen, Director of Center for Art and Education in Van Buren, Tammy Harrington, Professor of Art, University of the Ozarks in Clarks, and Ernest Cialone, Assistant Professor Studio Art, Windgate Art and Design, UAFS.

  • Exhibit Feature

    Exhibit Feature

    Featured with husband Jim Volkert as local artists participating in a group exhibit in the Underground Gallery of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and in the Third Floor Gallery of the Cox Creative Center, both facilities of the Central Arkansas Library System.


  • INSTRUCTOR: Professional Development Workshop

    INSTRUCTOR: Professional Development Workshop

    Conducting a sculpture workshop during a week of PD instruction at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville (Jul 15-20). Participants will experiment with piercing, stretching, coiling and sprigging air-dry clay to create and individualize any of 6 suggested forms from a cone shape with the goal of illustrating the dynamism of three dimensions.

  • Featured Artist

    Featured Artist

    Featured in article about upcoming dual exhibit with Botanical artist Kate Nessler, "Found in Nature" at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock. Log Cabin Democrat, February 2018.


  • SELECTED: Two-person exhibit, Trinity Gallery, Historic Arkansas Museum

    SELECTED: Two-person exhibit, Trinity Gallery, Historic Arkansas Museum

    Exhibited with botanical artist Kate Nessler Friday, February 9 - May 6, 2018: Found in Nature: Kate Nessler and Barbara Satterfield. Rim purchased for Historic Arkansas Museum Foundation Permanent Collection: coil-built earthenware, oil paint, encaustic with press molds of dirt dauber nests, 22”H x 20”W x 20”D.




    Project Manager for a inter-generational art exhibit tour titled "Mix, Melt, Mark & Brush: a Color Show" accepted for the Arkansas Arts Council's Arts on Tour program. The exhibit features studio-location photos and artist statements of five artists who use of color is influenced by their media and approach to composition: Virmarie DePoyster (pastel), Julie Holt (ceramic), James Hayes (glass), Elizabeth Weber (acrylic painting/abstract) and Emily Wood (acrylic painting/figurative). Participating artists are available for workshops and programs. Contact for tour information: barbarabdesign@yahoo.com, subject line: Arts of Tour Exhibit.



    Exhibits chairman and liaison for Arkansas' participation in the upcoming international competitive Women to Watch exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. Arkansas artist Holly Laws selected for nomination by guest curator Matthew Smith (Arkansas Arts Center). Work chosen for exhibition June - September 2018.

    Exhibit Information


    Author of project brief and organizational manual to inform a public art initiative for Conway transportation corridors, September 2017: RoundaboutART.

    City Initiative, Conway 2025

  • STATE TOUR PROJECT MANAGER: 2016 Arkansas Women to Watch Art Tour

    STATE TOUR PROJECT MANAGER: 2016 Arkansas Women to Watch Art Tour

    Conducted a tour of art works by four Arkansas women artists to ten venues across the state in this biennial exhibit sponsored by the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. State Tour followed Arkansas artist Dawn Holder's participation in the national competitive at the museum in Washington, D.C. Arkansas artists selected by Courtney Taylor, then curator at the Art and Sciences Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff.

    Conducted installation workshops for students at university venues.

    2015 Exhibit Info

  • PRESENTER: GetsmART! workshop sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council

    PRESENTER: GetsmART! workshop sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council

    Author and presenter of Road Trip: a visual arts how-to for travel to guide arts administrators, organizations, and artists through the traveling exhibit process. The day-long workshop in September 2017 included segments on packing and handling art work as well as logistics, pertinent forms and organizational documents.

    Registration Information

  • DELTA DES REFUSES: Group Exhibit Participant

    DELTA DES REFUSES: Group Exhibit Participant

    Group exhibit at the Thea Foundation, North Little Rock, organized by independent curator Rachel Trusty to tandem the Delta Exhibition sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Center. Mention in final paragraph of press. Clay, Grog, Wax permission of the artist. See final paragraph of commentary for artist mention.

    Delta and Refuses Commentary

  • PANEL PRESENTER: Uncaged Bird" Phenomenal Women in the Arts

    Panel participant at Jones Center (Springdale, AR) community luncheon emphasizing community arts organized by Eve Smith, Arts Center of the Ozarks, with arts professional Jenny Taylor Swaim, arts educator Sara Seagerlin, and artist Dawn Holder. Spring 2016.

  • FEATURED: Two-Person Show at Butler Center for Arkansas Studies (Karst Stone I: Private Collection)

    FEATURED: Two-Person Show at Butler Center for Arkansas Studies (Karst Stone I: Private Collection)

    Twists & Strands art exhibit of ceramic stone reproductions with jewelry artist Michele Fox in the Upstairs Gallery of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Spring 2016.


  • FEATURED: Southern Curiosities Art Exhibit (Wrapped: Private Collection)

    FEATURED: Southern Curiosities Art Exhibit (Wrapped: Private Collection)

    Selected for exhibit by juror Robert Bean Fine Art for the Southern Curiosities group show with Dominique Simmons and Diane Harper at Arkansas Capitol Corporation Group, Little Rock, 2016

    Exhibit Summary

  • SELECTED: Annual National Juried Art Competition (Lucky Lip, 2015)

    SELECTED: Annual National Juried Art Competition (Lucky Lip, 2015)

    Selected for exhibit by juror Dr. Stanton Thomas, curator of European and Decorative Art, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art for the Annual National Juried Art Competition, South Arkansas Arts Center, El Dorado.

  • FEATURED: Local Artist Highlight, Women's Inc. Magazine

    FEATURED: Local Artist Highlight, Women's Inc. Magazine

    Selected as the featured artist in Women's Inc. monthly magazine supplement to Conway's LOG CABIN DEMOCRAT newspaper, Conway, 2015

    Feature Interview

  • SELECTED: 2015-2016 "Arkansas Made" Issue

    Selected for inclusion by juror Louise Terzia for the CERAMICS section of the 2015-2016 Arkansas Made magazine, a supplement of the ARKANSAS TIMES newspaper.

  • Featured Art Calendar

    Featured Art Calendar

    "And then, I.." exhibit tour featured image in the Entertainment Notes calendar in the statewide Arkansas Times weekly newspaper

  • M-AAA Project Tour Update

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

    Kickstarter Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/757209016/and-then-i-monuments-to-pivotal-moments

    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.

  • Children's Book Review

    Children's Book Review

    Amazon Listing: The Story Dance, 1997


    Editorial Reviews

    An antique glass-fronted cabinet at Nana's house holds all her precious family treasures. Here granddaughter's favorite is an exquisite embroidered shawl from her great-aunty Emmadelle -- a shawl she may get for her birthday! Nana tells her the story of the shawl (a story the girl knows by heart) about Emmadelle learning dances in foreign countries. The story (and the dance at the heart of it) teaches the girl about her family's history and the real value of her great-aunt's heirlooms, which she treats with respect and care. A rich tapestry of oil paintings rings the story and the dance to vivid life. Fran Gregory's beautiful illustrations bring Barbara Satterfields wonderful story vividly to life in the mind's eye of the young reader. -- Midwest Book Review