Laurel Dabbs

Decoys and Folk Art


“Line of Carvers”

October 9, 2015 – November 8, 2015
Bayshore Gallery
Bayshore Center at Bivalve
Bivavle, New Jersey


“Art at the Mill”

July 25, 2014 – August 24, 2014
The Gallery at Historic Bear’s Mill
Greenville, Ohio


“Tradition from A Woman’s Hands: Carvers Historic and Contemporary”

June 19, 2010 – December 31, 2011
Tuckerton Seaport Museum
 Tuckerton New Jersey


“A Bayshore View”

September 25-December 31, 2010
Sluice Creek Gallery at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory
Goshen, New Jersey



“The George Brewer Collection”

Dennisville Historical Society and Museum
Dennisville, New Jersey



Solo Exhibitions

“Decoys: the Work and Collection of Laurel Dabbs”


November 2, 2005 – June 23, 2008
Inland Seas Maritime Museum
Vermilion, Ohio



Artist-in-Residence at the Shelburne Museum”


August 2005 & August 2006

The Diamond Barn, Shelburne Museum
Shelburne, Vermont





Tradition from a Woman’s Hand: Female Carvers, Historic and Contemporary / ISBN 9781468110746 /Copyright 2012 by the Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen’s Museum/ Catalog to support the exhibit/ Artist profile, pages 10-13, 42-43. Multiple photos, including front and back covers .




 Ohio Magazine/magazine/November 2013,  article “Bird Calling” featuring workshop, tools, and artist profile. Pages 97 - 100. Multiple photos by Jerry Mann.

Early American Life/ magazine / August 2011,   black bellied plover, page 54.
Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Magazine/ magazine/May-June 2011, article “Female Carvers Exhibit at Tuckerton Seaport” pages 45-47.  Multiple photos.

Early American Life/ magazine / October 2010,   article “Side by Side: Early American Decoys”, ring-necked duck, ruddy duck and artist profile,  pages 60, 61.
Early American Life/ magazine/ August 2010, wood duck,  page 52.
Decoy Magazine/magazine/ May-June 2010, Museum News: Carvings by “a Woman’s Hand” featured at Tuckerton Seaport”, page 19.
Early American Life / magazine/ August 2009, sandpiper and redhead, page 49.
Early American Life / magazine/ August 2007, pair of green-winged teal and willet sandpiper, page 58.
Early American Life / magazine/ June 2006, hudsonian godwit and ring-necked duck, page 35.
Decoy Magazine/magazine/ November-December 2005, Museum News: “Great Lakes Historical Society exhibits contemporary decoys”, great blue heron and goldeneye,  page 31.