Dale Woodard


My first attempt at woodcarving was in Boy Scouts after seeing Bill Birch carving neckerchief slides at a Boy Scout Jamboree. I went home that night got my pocket knife and a chunk of firewood I carved a neckerchief slide of my own. It didn’t look anything like what Mr. Birch made but I was hooked!

Juried Shows

Woodcarving Illustrated, Santa Contest – Peoples Choice
Guild of Master Craftsmen, Painted Figure – 2nd place
Guild of Master Craftsmen, Relief Figure – 3rd place
Northwest Woodcarvers, Figure – Peoples Choice
Northwest Woodcarvers, Figure – Best of Division


Wild West Arts Fest – Cody, Wyoming
Solo Exhibition – Hoodsport Winery
Group Exhibit – National Art Commission, Tacoma City Hall
Featured Local Artist -Tacoma Public Library
Group Exhibit – Folkworks, Evanston IL
Group Exhibit – Reasons to Believe, Kirkland WA


Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine -2019
South Sound “The Best of the South Sound” – 2019
Northwest Prime Time – 2019
Woodcarving Magazine – 2009
Woodcarving Magazine – 2008
Woodcarving Illustrated – 2007
Chip Chats – 1998


Ian Norbury Woodcarving Workshop – 2014
Tacoma Community College, Drawing -2010
Geisler-Morodor Carving School, Austria – 2002, 2003
Terry Kramer Woodcarving and Modeling Workshop – 1989

The Future

Dale’s girls are accomplished artists.  Anastaceja has set aside her brushes and paints to pursue a career as an athletic trainer but Yeleezaveta is continuing her art education in Florence, Italy.  You can see her work at yeleezaveta.com.

Dale Woodard Carving Moses