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Artist Statement -



Archetypes...Myths...Rituals. I have long been intrigued and fascinated by these concepts. In my sculptures, both figurative and abstract, I employ these aspects of a collective unconscious to evoke an emotional state within the viewer.
In my figurative work, my goal is to capture the myriad changing state of the human condition through subtle changes in facial countenance and body language. The result shows how the inner condition is expressed by the outward form while also conveying a sense of this expression transcending both time and history. In my abstract sculptures, I have recreated the numinous quality of subconsciously shared images, stories, and ceremonial rites. The sculptures, themselves, are composed of abstract forms that are covered with a rich, textural surface. This combination leads to a complex organic piece that evokes a sense of ancient artifacts, of ritualistic objects from some unknown culture, or of imagined landscapes.

However, be it figurative or abstract, my goal is to have the viewer feel a sense of familiarity with the work...a sense of having experienced this before. I believe this feeling of déjà vu arises from both the collective unconscious and a mystical center we all share.


Artist Exhibitions



Dan Woodard
Awards and Honors
2020 Featured Artist—“Artifacts from an Former World,” Startupartfair.com
2017 Aurora Award—California Clay Competition, Roseville, CA
2016 Featured Artist—“Figures and Faces,” Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
Featured Artist—Blackhawk Gallery, Danville, CA
2015 International Showcase Winner—Artslant.com
2014 Honorable Mention—“Landscapes,” Contemporaryartgallery.com
International Showcase Winner—Artslant.com
2013 Award of Excellence—Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY
International Showcase Winner—Artslant.com
2012 International Showcase Winner—Artslant.com
2011 Featured Artist—UtopicStudios.com
International Showcase Winner—Artslant.com

Selected Exhibitions

2020 “Reflections”—Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Fresh Works IX”—Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA
“Celebration of Art”—Marin Society of Artists Gallery, San Rafael, CA
”50 and Older”—Las Lagunas Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
“Winter Juried Show”—realArt Gallery, Agoura Hills, CA
“Emotions”—Library Gallery, San Carlos, CA
“Art in the Time of Corona”—Dab Art Co., Los Angeles, CA
“National Clay Competition”—Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Art, Crockett, CA

2019 “Clay Matters”—Epperson Gallery, Crockett, CA
“Wide Open 10”—BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Expressions”—Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA
“Visions in Clay”—LH Horton Gallery, Stockton, CA

2018 “Sculpture in the Garden”—Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, CA
“Visions in Clay”—L.H. Horton Gallery, Stockton, CA
“Art Show”—BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Material Matters Breaking with Tradition”—BWAC Gallery, New York, NY
“Ingenuity”—Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA
“Liberty”—Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017 “Nasty Woman”—The Main Gallery, Redwood City, CA
“2017 California Clay Competition”—The Artery Gallery, Davis, CA
“Off Center”—Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA
Wide Open 8— BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Recycle”— BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Silicon Valley Open Studios”—Portola Valley, CA
“+ 2”—The Main Gallery, Redwood City, CA
“Visions in Clay”—L.H. Horton Gallery, Stockton, CA

2016 “Annual Invitational Show”—Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
“Abstractions”—Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
“Figures Faces”—Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
“The Beauty of Form”—chashama, New York, NY
Featured Artist—Blackhawk Gallery, Danville, CA

2015 Heads and Hands—Solo Show, Rotunda Gallery, Redwood City, CA
Americas Clayfest III—Blue Line Art Gallery, Roseville, CA
Sculpture in the Garden—Ruth Bancroft Gardens, Walnut Creek, CA
“Slice”—Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

2014 Grand Opening Show—Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
Abstractions—Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
Americas Clayfest—Blue Line Art Gallery, Roseville, CA
Wide Open 5—BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, N
“CAL 30th Annual Juried Show”—Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay, CA

2013 “Annual Invitational Show”—Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
“America’s Clayfest”—Blue Line Art Gallery, Roseville, CA
“Spring Exhibition”—Skyline Gallery, San Bruno, CA
“Celebrate the Healing Power of Art”—Manhattan Arts International, NY, NY
Visions in Clay—L.H. Horton Gallery, Stockton, CA
Figures and Faces—Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
“2D-3D”—L.H. Horton Gallery, Stockton, CA

2011 “SVOS Invitational”—Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
“Spring Exhibition”—Skyline Gallery, San Bruno, CA
“Figurative Works”—L.H. Horton Gallery, Stockton, CA
“Scapes Land, Sea City”—Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA

2010 “Made in California”—Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA
“California Open Exhibition”—Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA
“Art Outside the Box”—Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
“Figures and Faces”—Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA



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