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Featured Artist: Jay McDougall - Contemporary Wood Sculpture

Opening his studio in 1982, Jay McDougall's early years were spent designing and building original pieces of furniture. His sculpted wall pieces and vessels are the distillation of a careerMcDougall spent pursuing economy of line and form. Carved exclusively from Minnesota hardwoods the sensuous shapes call forth the rolling curves that flow as easily as the undulating hills around Fergus Falls, MN, where he lives and works, collecting logs and transforming them into cherished collectables.

Jay says:

I have chosen to live and work in rural Minnesota. I work out of a studio on the same property as the home we built on the beautiful Ottertail River. 
I'm thankful to have been able to earn a living as an artist (along with my wife who is also a visual artist) while living and raising our family in a small town setting. We are both very involved in our community where we enjoy a flourishing culture of arts and a supportive group of fellow artists." My career, family, home, surroundings, and the objects I create have truly become one entity. 


They are inseparable and define who and what I am.

A writer for Fine Woodworking Magazine, Jay also has garnered numerous national awards for excellence in his field  and was selected as a 2008 McKnight Foundation Fellowship recipient.  Today's discriminating contemporary craft collectors can find Jay's work  in the nation's most prestigious venues for acquisition. Read more here.

This month find Jay and his fine woodworking in LaQuinta, CA, at the LaQuinta Arts Festival, March 8-11.


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Comment by geri a. wegner on March 6, 2012 at 9:52pm

Jay and his wife are as nice as their work is beautiful.

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