Ric Taylor

Biography

Ric is a retired Air Force pilot, a former airline pilot and a retired Airline Operations Inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration. He has a background and a degree in art, and has been winning local and national awards in various art media throughout the years since high school.
 
Ric currently focuses on wood as his media of choice and has been woodturning since 1999. He is a member of several local and national artistic woodworking organizations as well as art leagues and societies. He enjoys opening up a piece of wood and revealing a surface that has never been seen by anyone, sometimes plain and sometimes beautiful. Always trying to see the potential in each piece of wood, some of his most interesting pieces have been made from wood that has been discarded by other turners as unusable. Some of his pieces are in private collections throughout the country.
 

Some of his most recent events and awards include:
 
2014 30th Annual National Society of Artists Juried Gallery Exhibit – Honorable Mention
 
Fall 2014 Juried Gallery Exhibit of the Galveston Art League – Second Place and Third Place
 
2014 “Mostly Round” Juried Gallery Exhibit by The Arts Council of Brazos Valley, Texas Gallery – Second Place and Third Place
 
2015 Juried in to the 14th annual “Art Inter/National Here and Abroad” exhibit, BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh
 
Winter 2015 Juried Gallery Exhibit of the Galveston Art League – Honorable Mention
 
2015 National Society of Artists Members Exhibit – First Place, Second Place and Third Place
 
2015 Juried in to the National Society of Artists National Exhibit
 
2015 Juried in to the 34th annual “Design in Wood Exhibition”, Del Mar, California, Second Place and Third Place
 
2015 Juried in to the 13th Annual Small Wonders Exhibit, Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, Annapolis
 
2015 Juried in to the Arts & Crafts Design Awards 2015 (Germany)
 
2016 NICHE Award winner
 
2016 Juried in to the 15th annual ”Art Inter/National Here and Abroad” exhibit, BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh
 
Winter 2016 Juried Gallery Exhibit of the Galveston Art League

 

2016 Juried in to the 35th annual “Design in Wood Exhibition”, Del Mar, California, Honorable Mention

 

2016 Juried in to the "Turning Point: Wood Turning's Evolution from Ancient Craft to Fine Art" at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

 

2016 Juried in to the VSA Distinguished Artist Veterans Exhibition, Austin