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Vinnie Bagwell

In 2003,

Bagwell_Vinnie_06_Frederick_Douglass_Circle_at_HUVinnie Bagwell was a finalist for the Frederick Douglass Circle Public-Art Competition for Central Park NW, in New York City. In 2004, the Highland Beach Historical Society in Maryland commissioned the first edition of the “Frederick Douglass Circle” sculpture as the centerpiece for the Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center. In 2008, Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, commissioned a 7’ enlargement of “Frederick Douglass Circle” for the South Campus. In 2010, the City of Memphis, TN, commissioned “Legacies” for Chicka-saw Heritage Park to honor the Chickasaw Native Americans, African Americans, and Hispanic Americans. Vinnie is passion-ate about her work, and continues to pursue public art.

“IF NOTHING ELSE: Believe in the power of art!”

IF NOTHING ELSE Believe in the power of art!971921_10153054229945537_747412592_n

“FEAR: Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts”

"TO BE OR NOT TO BE: You need a certain amount of nerve to be an artist..."

“TO BE OR NOT TO BE: You need a certain amount of nerve to be an artist…”

“Vinnie Bagwell’s artwork sustains our attention on many levels: Her portraits display immense spirit and verisimilitude, and have souls which grandly speak for themselves.”