Terry Woodall has achieved international recognition and numerous awards with his interpretive sculptures of wildlife interactions executed in both wood and bronze. While Terry has thirty years of experience practicing the technical skills of wood sculpture and studying wildlife subjects, imagination and creative thought play key roles in achieving his expressive art works.
Perhaps the most pivotal experience in Woodall’s career came in 2008 with the Artists for Conservation Flag Expedition Fellowship Award, which gave him the opportunity for an artistic field study to Lake Baikal, Russia. Besides the field study of endemic wildlife of Siberia, this resulted in his illustrated journal published online, a solo art show at the Irkutsk Nature Museum in Irkutsk, Russia, a slide presentation of the expedition at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum on the opening night of the Art of Conservation Art Exhibition, and a solo featured artist showing at the 20th annual fund raising event of the Tahoe-Baikal Institute in South Lake Tahoe, California. More recently, Terry gave lectures on the freshwater Baikal Seals and demonstrated his sculpting at the Art of Conservation 2011 and 2012 exhibitions in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
The Pacific Ocean and Coast Range Mountains, with their rich wealth of wildlife, sea life and forests, have provided Terry with all the important elements for his life long art career on the Oregon Coast. Terry salvages his own raw materials from trees naturally downed, maintaining a deep appreciation of his native woods, coastline, and the wildlife living there. From his studio-workshop near the coast, Terry finds inspiration by observing local northwest elk, deer, bear, raptors, and spawning salmon. Nearby ocean headlands provide extraordinary sightings of migrating gray whales, four species of seals and sea lions, the occasional Orca whale, pelicans and other seabirds.
While Woodall has worked on creations of wildlife sculpture most of his working life, he also enjoys managing a small tree farm in his native northwest and is an accomplished writer of articles on nature and nature art. Lectures on his myrtlewood art and the trees that lend the medium, sponsored by the Oregon State Parks Department, is another venue of sharing his deep appreciation and knowledge of nature.
Mall Galleries, London; Terry Woodall’s bronze version of “Matters of the Heart” was selected as a finalist for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s tenth annual Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition. The sculpture of herons exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London. 2017
Society of Animal Artists– “Baikal Curl,” sculpture of freshwater seal, selected for the 53rd Annual Art and the Animal Exhibition. 2013
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana– 26th International Exhibition on Animals in Art included “Deadlock” by Terry Woodall. 2013
Newport Visual Arts Center, Newport, Oregon–The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts selected Terry Woodall for a month long exhibition of his wildlife and sea life sculpture as part of their Visual Artists Showcase program. A video of the artist at work was shown for the duration of the exhibit and will become part of the Coastal Oregon Visual Artist Archive. 2013
Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont– Art of the Animal Kingdom XIV and XVI. Purchase Award, Terry’s “Orcas! Orcas!” at the Art of the Animal Kingdom XVI, 2011.
Vancouver, B.C., Canada; Fourth Annual Art of Conservation Exhibition, 2011. Terry’s work selected for the exhibition, and Terry was included in the programs as a guest lecturer. Fifth Annual Art of Conservation Exhibition in 2012 included two sculptures by Terry, along with live demonstrations of his work and a lecture/video clip on his artistic field study to Lake Baikal, Russia, and his art works resulting from the expedition.
South Lake Tahoe, California; solo exhibit as the featured artist for the 20th annual Tahoe-Baikal Institute fundraising event, 2010.
Wildlife Experience Museum, Parker, Colorado– Society of Animal Artists “Small Works, Big Impressions” art exhibits; Terry’s work included in three annual shows beginning in 2007.
Irkutsk Nature Museum, Irkutsk, Russia; Solo exhibition titled “Gift to Lake Baikal,”2008.
Department of Interior Museum, Washington, DC; work selected for the “Endangered Species, Flora and Fauna in Peril” art exhibition and national tour sponsored by the Wildling Art Museum, Los Olivios, CA. 2008
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, New Jersey; work selected for The Art of Conservation Exhibition 2008 and 2009, presented by the Artists for Conservation and included a slide show presentation on Terry’s AFC Flag Expedition at the 2009 show opening.
Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin; work selected for the Society of Animal Artists 48th “Art and the Animal” exhibition, 2008.
Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon; three sculptures selected for the 15th annual Maritime Art Exhibit, one in the 16th annual, 17th annual, and 19th annual in 2012. Two sculptures selected for the “Fish and Fishing Art” exhibition, 2011. Works exhibited in the Wood Art Invitational, 2011.
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon– Western Rivers Conservancy selected Terry Woodall to decorate a 5′ fiberglass Salmon with his myrtlewood artwork. The 18 salmon by different artists adorned downtown Portland through a summer and were auctioned at an October gala at the Portland Art Museum to support salmon restoration efforts. Terry’s “Myrtlewood Migration” was purchased by Portland General Electric for permanent display in the Portland World Trade Center. 2007
Oregon State Capitol, Salem, Oregon; “Seeing the Forest: Supporting the American Dream,” an Oregon State University statewide art show, including one month in the Oregon State Capitol Building, 2002.
Additional Annual Wildlife Art Exhibitions:
2011 Marin Art Festival, San Rafael, CA
2003 – 2011 Reflections of Nature, Fallbrook, CA, 7 years.
2005 – 2009 Wildlife and Nature Art Exposition, Port Townsend, WA, 5 years.
2004 – 2009 San Bernardino Co. Museum Wildlife Art Festival, San Bernardino, CA, 6 years.
2004 – 2009 San Dimas Western Art Exposition, San Dimas, CA, 6 years.
2004 – 2008 Marine Wildlife Art Exhibition, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, 5 years.
2007 Easton Wildfowl Festival, Easton, MD
2006 Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, CO
2001 – 2002 Sculpture Invitational, Loveland, CO, 2 years
1999 – 2000 Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Exhibition, Seattle, WA, 2 years.
1993 – 2002 Wild Arts Festival, Portland, OR, 8 years.
2015 Best in Show Award, and Medal of Excellence, Artists for Conservation International Art Exhibition, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
2011 Bennington Center for the Arts Purchase Award
Art and the Animal Kingdom XVI, Bennington, Vermont.
2008 Artist Fellowship Award
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
2007 Silver Medal Award
Sculpture, San Dimas Western Art Exposition, San Dimas, California.
2005 Bronze Medal Award
Sculpture, San Dimas Western Art Exposition, San Dimas, California.
Jan. 2011 Wildscape Magazine, Great Britain, nature artist feature article.
June 2009 Wildscape Magazine, Great Britain, feature article on Terry s art work.
Sept/Oct 2006 Wildlife Art Magazine, Nature’s Way column by Terry Woodall.
2006 Myrtlewood, Oregon’s Tropical Hardwood, interview on DVD, Makai Ohana Productions.
Sept. 29, 2000 Register Guard, Eugene, Oregon newspaper, front page feature on Terry and his art work.
2000 Woodworking Magazine of Japan, photo feature.
Guest blogs on the Artists for Conservation website, www.artistsforconservation.org
Lake Baikal, Russia Flag Expedition blog and features, www.artistsforconservation.org
Articles written by Terry, published by Wildlife Art Journal
Stories of a nature artist, self-published at www.terrywoodall.wordpress.com
Company of Craftsmen, Mystic, Connecticut
Myrtlewood Gallery, Reedsport, Oregon
Second Street Gallery, Bandon, Oregon
Sticks and Stones Gallery, Florence, Oregon
Oceanic Arts, Newport, Oregon
The Wood Merchant, La Conner, Washington