About the Artist

Terry J. Woodall

The Oregon Coast and Coast Range Mountains. with their rich wealth  of wildlife, sea life and myrtlewood forests, provide Terry with all the important elements of his full time and life long career creating sculptural art based on wild nature.  From his Pacific Carvings studio/workshop established there in 1981, Terry has provided thousands of carvings and sculptures to hundreds of locations worldwide.  Also a skilled writer, Terry endeavors to share the many roads traveled in these blog stories of his career, “Where on Earth?!”  Choose from the archives to read about wildlife observations, wildlife art shows, world travels, adventure and paranormal events.

Art Exhibitions and Awards

“Best in Show” award, and Medal of Excellence, 2015 Artists for Conservation International Art Exhibition, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Irkutsk Nature Museum, Irkutsk, Russia–solo exhibition, “Gift to Lake Baikal.”  2008

Department of Interior Museum, Washington, DC, and Wildling Art Museum, Los Olivos, California–work selected for the “Endangered Species; Flora and Fauna in Peril” art exhibition and national tour, sponsored by the Wildling Art Museum. 2008

Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, New Jersey, “The Art of Conservation” annual art exhibition by the Artists for Conservation Foundation.  2008 – 2009

Guest lecturer on the world’s only freshwater seals of Lake Baikal, Russia, at the Artists for Conservation art exhibition and festival, Vancouver, B.C., November 2011.   Wood sculpture of battling elephant seals is included in the “Art of Conservation 2011″ exhibition.

Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin– Society of Animal Artists 48th annual”Art and the Animal” exhibition.  2008

Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon–sculptures selected for the 15th and 16th annual Maritime Art Exhibition.  2009, 2010

Tahoe-Baikal Institute, South Lake Tahoe, California– featured artist and solo exhibit for their 20th annual fundraiser. 2010

Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont, “Art of the Animal Kingdom XIV” art exhibition, 2009; and “Art of the Animal XVI”, 2011, which honored Terry with a purchase award for his myrtlewood sculpture “Orcas! Orcas!”,  now to be in the permanent collection of the Bennington Center for the Arts.

Wildlife Experience Museum, Parker, Colorado–Society of Animal Artists “Small Works, Big Impressions” art exhibition.  2007, 2009

Artist Fellowship awarded by the Artists for Conservation Foundation,  for the 7th Flag Expedition and artistic field studies on Lake Baikal, Russia.  2008

Honored 3-D Artists Award, 26th annual Wildlife Art Festival, San Bernardino County Museum, San Bernardino, California.  2008

“Best in Show” award, 5th Annual Marine Wildlife Art Exhibition, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, California.  2008

Silver Medal Award, 2007, and Bronze Medal Award, 2005, for sculpture; San Dimas Western Art Exposition, San Dimas, California.

One Response to About the Artist

  1. Joseph "Joe" Laurance says:

    I’m just amazed at your ability and accomplishments, Terry. Among those in my family, my cousin Dr. William Fredrick Laurance, former president of the International Tropical Biological Society and Smithsonian fellow and his brother Matthew, a sculptor, would have special appreciation of your work. I remember some rather creative Cub Scout neckerchief slides. Who knew? For my part, I’m looking forward to retirement in 2015 from the position of Douglas County Commissioner when my days will be filled with ocean fishing for salmon and Tuna, watching spawning salmon swim by the front porch as I drink my morning coffee as they are this week, motorcycling on my Hayabusa and Harley, and of course, enjoying the grand kids.
    It is clear to me that your passion has become your profession. I, therefore, number you among the most fortunate of people I know of. I wish you continued happiness.
    Joe Laurance

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