Awards & Honors

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2016 Into the Woods II: A Celebration of the Beauty of Trees, Byrne Gallery, Middleburg, VA, September 2016Byrne Gallery, Middleburg, VA, September 2016

Dancing into Color, Shenandoah Arts Council Gallery, curated by Jaimianne Amicucci, Winchester, Virginia, May-June 2016

Collaborations by First Sunday Women Artists, Glenview Mansion, Rockville, Maryland. April 2016

Micro-Monuments, A collaboration of Washington Sculptors Group and the Salzlandmuseum Schönebeck. Sponsored by the Friends of the Regional Museum of Salzlandkreis, Germany, December 2015-February 2016

Solo Exhibition, Sculptures of the Wall by Lynda Smith-Bügge, Unitarian Church, Arlington, Virginia. November 2015-January 2016

Lynda Smith-Bügge
2015 Sanctuary, juried by Shanti Norris, Joan Hasaoka Healing Arts Gallery, 1632 U Street, MW, Washington DC, sponsored by the Washington Sculptors Group, June 13 – August 22, 2015

Invitational Group Show, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. June 6 – 29, 2015

Coaxing the Elements, solo at Gallery B, Bethesda MD, February 2 – March 3, 2015

Women of Zenith, curated by Margery Goldberg, Zenith Gallery, 1111 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, January 14 – April 26, 2015

2014 Sculpture Now 2014, Washington Sculptors Group 30th Anniversary, Juried by Jack Rasmussan, American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center

Emergence 2014: International Artists to Watch, Galerie Myrtis Baltimore MD

Enviro-Art | Falls Church Arts, Falls Church Virginia

Featured Artist. Thompson Hospitality Publication UNITY Sustainability / Green

Presenter. Trinity Institute 43rd National Theological Conference, Meditation Journal. Lenten Cross


Manages to attain
an uncanny harmony
between raw & refined,
primitive & transcendent,
natural & fabricated

David Fry / Woodturner & Author

Manipulates the wood
with subtle prowess

Myrtis Bedolla / Galerie Myrtis

There is in the work both
humility & courage—
a stretching toward
the sacred

Toby Stein / Wood Artist

Sculptures are full of
wit & poetic imagination
—she finds stories in the
evocative shapes, colors
& textures of the wood

Mary McCoy / Adkins Arboretum

BIO drawing of walnut tree

Lynda Smith-Bügge at Saw

Lynda Smith-Bügge working at the lathe

Lynda Smith-Bügge at lathe

Lynda Smith-Bügge Chiseling

Lynda Smith-Bügge sanding

Lynda Smith-Bügge Carving Groove

Lynda Smith-Bügge Fitting Base

2013 Presenter. Beyond Arts and Crafts Tools for Building Your Program. Leading Age Conference. Dallas,Texas

Featured Artist. Coffee table book, Green Art: Trees, Roots, and Leaves by Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing

2012 Wood Artist Presenter. Collectors of Wood Art Annual Forum.
Little Rock, ArkansasJuror. Tapestry for Tomorrow Annual Art Exhibit. Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services. Fairfax, VirginiaFellow. The Creative Center at University Settlement One Week Training Institute. New York, New YorkWood Art Juror. Baltimore Craft Show. Baltimore, MarylandBoard Member. Arts Advisory Committee for the Arts Council of Fairfax County Fairfax, VirginiaBoard Member and Editor. Washington Sculptors Group.
Washington DCCo-curator. 26th Anniversary Young-At-Art Exhibition. Sponsored by Senior Services of Alexandria and Goodwin House Foundation. Alexandria, Virginia
2011 Featured in Woodturning Today: A Dramatic Evolution:
The American Woodturners
25th Anniversary, 1986-1911.
Page 237Transitional Reflections. Received a commission from
residents of Goodwin House and Arts Council of Fairfax
County Virginia for providing a grant to design the sculpture.
Falls Church, VirginiaBeckoning. Selected for Art Competition. Adkins Arboretum.
Ridgely, Maryland
2010 Breaking Open and Thunderstruck. Arts-in-Embassy 3-Year Exhibition Program. Rome, Italy
2009 Strauss Fellowship. Arts Council of Fairfax County. Virginia.
To design a site-specificpublic art sculpture constructed from an
oak tree significant to a particular communityAward in Wood. Creative Craft Council Biennial. Strathmore Mansion. Bethesda, Maryland
2003 Washington Forrest Fellowship. Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Amherst, Virginia
2002 Woodturning Demonstrator. Woodturning Since 1930. Renwick Gallery. Washington DC

Woodturner. Selected to turn a bowl from a fallen oak tree planted
by George Washington for a fundraising event at Mount Vernon. Alexandria, Virginia

2001 Mountains and Water. Arts-in-Embassy 3-Year Exhibition Program. Baku, Azerbaijan

Fellow. Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Amherst, Virginia

Scholarship. Capital Area Woodturners. To study with wood turner, Christian Burchard, at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Gatlinburg, Tennessee

First Place Award. 2 x 4 Washington Woodworkers Guild Competition. Alexandria, Virginia. Most creative and most efficient use of material

1998 Mending. 3D/Mixed Media Award. Juried and awarded by J Carter Brown, former director of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Arts Council of Fairfax County. Virginia

Invitationals & Juried Exhibitions

2013 Ancient Rhythms. Solo Exhibit. Galerie Myrtis. Baltimore, Maryland

Undressing Trees. Solo Exhibit. Adkins Arboretum.
Ridgley, Maryland

Exhibitor. Green Art: Trees, Root and Leaves, Zenith Gallery Space,
1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC

Exhibitor. Symbols, Series, Selves. Glenview Mansion Gallery. Woman’s Caucus for Art–DC. Rockville, Maryland

Exhibitor. Enliven. First Sunday Woman’s Artists Group. Ice House. Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

2012 Exhibitor. RE/Using Our RE/Sources. Curator Barbara Wolanin. Sandy Spring Museum. Sandy Spring, Maryland

Exhibitor. Envision: 26 Women at Work. Curator Margaret Paris. The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. Frederick, Maryland

2011 Solo Exhibit. Spirit of Wood. Curator Margery Goldberg. Zenith Gallery. Washington DC

Exhibitor. 21+21 Invitational. Invited by Ruth Ward. Waverly Street Gallery. Bethesda, Maryland

2010 Solo Exhibit. Sculpture for the Soul. Luxury Home Show. Invited by DC Metropolitan Group. Debuted at the Gaylord Hotel. National Harbor, Maryland

Exhibitor. Constructing Differences, Uncovering Connections. Curator Maria Barbosa. International Arts and Artists. Hillyer Place NW. Washington DC

2009 Solo Exhibit. From Trees. Curator Richard Suib. The Lerner Corporate Office Center. McLean, Virginia

Solo Exhibit. Hope from Form. Curator Megan Peritore. Fisher Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College. Alexandria, Virginia

Exhibitor. 27th Creative Craft Council Biennial. Honorable Mention in Wood. Juried. Strathmore Center. Bethesda, Maryland

Exhibitor. Sculpture NOW 2009. Juried by Victoria Reis. Washington Square, Washington DC. Sponsored by the Washington Sculptors Group

2008 Exhibitor. Light of the World. Curator Margaret Parker Adams. Episcopal Church and Visual Arts. New York, New York

Exhibitor. Aquifer. Juried by J.W. Mahoney and Deborah McLeod. Washington Project for the Arts and Washington Sculptors Group. PEPCO Edison Place Gallery. Washington, DC

Exhibitor. From The Trees–Artistry is Revealed. Curator Ron Blank. Washington Woodworkers Guild. Del Ray Artisans Gallery. Alexandria, Virginia

Solo Exhibit. Tree Forms. Curator Richard Suib. The Lerner Corporate Office Center. McLean, Virginia

2007 Exhibitor. Natural Expressions by Mid-Atlantic Artists. Curator Elena Maza. Mill Gallery. Santa Fe, New Mexico

Solo Exhibit. Sculpture for the Soul. Curator Myrtis Bedolla. Galerie Myrtis. Washington DC

2006 Exhibitor. Members Show Women’s Caucus for Art. Juried by Margaret Paris. Cornelius Gallery. Charleston, South Carolina

Exhibitor. Visual Preludes. Juried. Multi-media exhibit for the 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Cleveland, Ohio

2005 Exhibitor. Washington Wood 2005. Juried by the Washington Woodworkers Guild. Del Ray Artisans Gallery. Alexandria, Virginia

Solo Exhibit. Sculpture from Local Trees. Fireflies Café. Alexandria, Virginia

2003 Exhibitor. Documenting Women’s Lives. Juried by the Women’s Caucus for Art. The Greenbelt Community Center Art Gallery. Greenbelt, Maryland.

Exhibitor. Wood Turners of Virginia–Invitational Statewide Exhibition. The Artisan’s Center of Virginia. Waynesboro, Virginia

Exhibitor. Washington Wood 2003. Juried by the Washington Woodworkers Guild. Del Ray Artisans Gallery. Alexandria, Virginia

2002 Exhibitor. Awakening. Falls Church City Center for the Arts. Falls Church, Virginia

Exhibitor. Picture This. Juried by Regina DeLouise. Honorable Mention. Capitol Hill Art’s Workshop. Washington DC

Exhibitor. Creative Transitions/Connecting Art With Life. Graffiti-Art Place. Bethesda, Maryland

Exhibitor. From Shame to Triumph Invitational. Washington Theological Union Washington DC. Exhibiting 14 Artists’ Interpretation of the Cross

Exhibitor. Elements from Nature. St Mark’s Episcopal Church. Washington DC

2001 Exhibitor. Washington Wood 2001. The Biennial Exhibition of the Washington Woodworker’s Guild. Rock Creek Gallery. Washington DC

Exhibitor. Washington Women Artists Marching into the Millennium. Juried by Lavonia Wohlfarth, Barbara Wolanin and Bill Wooby. The Millennium Arts Center, Washington, DC

2000 Exhibitor. Open Exhibition. Fairfax Council for the Arts. Bell Atlantic Gallery. Northern Virginia Community College. Annandale, Virginia

Solo Exhibit. Sculpture for the Soul. Coffin & Coffin Landscape Architects. Capitol Hill. Washington DC

1999 Exhibitor. 103rd Annual Open Exhibition. Juried by the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club. National Arts Club. 15 Gramercy Park. New York, New York

Exhibitor. Art Quilts and Wood 99. Juried by the Washington Woodworkers Guild. Rock Creek Gallery. Washington DC

Exhibitor. 3D in DC–A Regional Exhibition of Sculpture. Juried by Jennie Lea Knight. Touchstone Gallery. Washington DC

Exhibitor. Art Words– An exhibition of poems in response to visual art. Juried by the Del Ray Artisans Guild. Poet/writer/art collector Judith Knepper. Wrote a poem in response to my sculpture Mending

Exhibitor. Virginia Trees–Inside and Out. Green Springs Garden Park. Alexandria, Virginia

Exhibitor. Virginia Trees–Inside and Out. Loft Gallery. Occaquan, Virginia

1998 Exhibitor. Open Exhibition. Juried by J Carter Brown, former director of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Mending. Received 3D Mixed Media Award. Arts Council of Fairfax County. Virginia



2012 Hand-Carved Oak Cross. For St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Washington DC Oak. 48 x 36 inches.
Traditional cross form
2010 Transitional Reflections. Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads. Falls Church,
Virginia Oak/Cherry/Ash/Linden/Walnut/Mirror. 76 x 26 x 24 inches. Mandorla-shape
2006 Ponthiolla’s Sculpture. 52 x 24 x 3 inches. Poplar. Hand-carved framework for Madonna and Child.
Washington DCArms of St Mark’s. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Washington DC Burled Maple/Walnut/Copper Tubing.
44 x 44 x10 inches. Non-traditional crossProcessional Cross. Christ Episcopal Church. Garden City, New York Walnut/Maple/Cherry.
52 x 14 x 2 inches. Centerpiece hand-carved symbol
2005 Sculptural Console Table. Commissioned by David Hayes. Dallas, Texas Cherry Crotch/Walnut Base.
37 x 52 x 20 inches. Natural-edged/organic branch formsLiturgical Wall Hangings–Nine. Commissioned by Otis Gaddis Mixed hardwoods. Various sizes.
Hand-carved religious symbols
2002 Righteousness Embraced in Tenderness. Betsy Robinson. Washington DC Sliced Oak/Oak Branches.
29 x 40 x 12 inches. Table with graceful branch supports
2001 Paso Allegre. HD Hyatt. Vera Beach, Florida. Female figurative sculpture. Cherry.
68 x 18 x 21 inches. Hollow trunk shape with multiple laminationsCiborium. Litchfield Cathedral. England Boxwood/Mahogany. 14 x 8 x 8 inches. Turned vessel with lidVerges–Two Crosses. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Washington DC Walnut/Maple/Boxwood.
16 x 8 x 1 inches. Traditional cross



Masters–Museum Education. Bank Street College of Education. New York, New YorkBachelors–Fine Arts–Sculpture. Hunter College. New York, New York