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

Anaveta Art Studio

Anaveta Art studio began in 2001 as the husband wife team of Dale and Tamara Woodard, focusing on sculptures and paintings of our favorite holiday, Christmas.  Tamara was trained in the Soviet Union in the classic tradition of the great masters of the 19th century and earlier.  The name Anaveta was derived from Dale and Tamara’s daughter’s names, Anastaceja and Yeleeezaveta.  Both 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