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All news is good news for an artist. Whenever my stone sculpture is featured or mentioned in any media it shines a light on my work. Worthy accomplishments and events of significance merit repeating. You will find those stories here.

I spend a lot of time creating, but it is equally important to connect with the outside world. Sometimes this is one of the hardest things to do. At times, I am my own promoter and publicist. You will find these stories here as well.   

Lastest News or Event

A great article was in the FOCUS section of Loveland’s Reporter-Herald newspaper today.   My stone sculpture won the 2019 Marilyn Newmark Grant from the National Sculpture Society.  This award recognizes a meritorious body of work in animal sculpture.  The article is written by Shelley Widhalm, a local writer and author.

Shelley wrote a great piece about my work, my history as a Disney Animator, and my plans for a possible project as a result of winning the grant.

Here is a link to Shelley’s article:  Loveland Sculptor Ellen Woodbury Lands Prestigious Grant.

Dancing On Thin Ice, stone, sculpture by Ellen Woodbury
Dancing on Thin Ice, Photo by Mel Schockner
When Horses Fly, stone sculpture by Ellen Woodbury
When Horses Fly, Photo by Mel Schockner















This award is a great honor for me.  The recognition for my stone sculpture is very validating!

Excerpts of Other Recent News and Events

The Society of Animal Artists awarded the Evelyn and Peter Haller Award to “Arctic Wind” at the 59th Annual Exhibition at the Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, TX, in September 2019. The award is given “For the most outstanding and creative 3-D work”. A Pose From Animation The . . .

Stone sculptor Ellen Woodbury is the 2019 award recipient for the Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant. This national prize is sponsored by the National Sculpture Society, and given to a sculptor specializing in animal sculpture who has demonstrated an outstanding ability in his or her body of work. The prize consists . . .

I have wrestled with my own energy consumption in my stone carving studio and in my home for several years. In October 2017, I went to an Open House for the new Foothills Solar Array in MeHaffey Park in Loveland, CO, where I live and work.  The experience was inspiring!  . . .

Past News and Events