Partial Listing of Awards Received:

  • 1st Place, Professional Division, Puffin -- 1988 New England Wildlife Exposition, Northford, CT

  • 1st Place, Professional Division, American Robin -- 1990 US National Decoy Show, Melville, L.I., NY

  • 1st Place, Wood Category -- 1991 Glastonbury (CT) Art Guild 29th Annual Art & Craft Show
  • Best of Show, Crafts Division -- 1992 Niantic (CT) Outdoor Art & Crafts Show
  • 1st Place, Wood Category -- 1992 Corn Hill Arts Festival, Rochester, NY
  • 1st Place, Professional Div., Pair of Least Terns -- 1992 US National Decoy Show, Babylon, L.I., NY
  • 1st Place, Professional Division, Red-breasted Nuthatch -- 1992 US National Decoy Show
  • 1st Place, Best Booth, Craftsmen’s Fair, Sunapee, NH -- 1998

(In order to devote his full time and energy to carving, Ira has taken a hiatus from bird carving competitions.)


Work in Permanent Collections:

  • State Capitol Visitor’s Center, Concord, NH -- Purple Finch -- In 1989 Ira was commissioned to do the NH state emblems, including a Purple Finch, which were presented to Governor Gregg. 
  • Audubon Society of NH, Concord, NH -- Watercolor painting of a Red-tailed Hawk -- 1986
  • NH Antiquarian Society Museum, Hopkinton, NH -- Purple Finch -- 1993
  • NH Historical Society, Concord, NH -- Hanging Chickadee (for public education and preservation of realistic bird carving as an important art form) -- 1994
  • Science Center of New Hampshire, Holderness, NH -- 1996 commissioned to do a hummingbird carving for their new building
  • White House, Washington, DC – Carved an ornament for the Clinton Administration Christmas Tree – 1996
  • White House, Washington, DC – Carved a Chickadee in Flight for the Bush Administration Christmas Tree – 2002
  • Four Seasons Hotel, St. Petersburg, Russia – Being remodeled from The Lion’s Palace - Two large Egrets commissioned for either side of the entry-way – 2012
  • Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, NH – Passenger Pigeon – commissioned to commemorate the 100th year since the Passenger Pigeon became extinct - 2014

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Previous Gallery Exhibits:

  • Partners in Flight -- an international neotropical migratory bird conservation program:In 1992 Ira was commissioned by the NH Fish & Game Department to produce thirteen carvings of neotropical birds seen in NH for participation in this program.  These birds were the highlight of this educational exhibit touring New Hampshire from November 1992 through September 1993 to help promote awareness and action for protection of these birds.  Thirty percent of sales from these works was donated to the program.
  • Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH
  • Sharon Art Center, Sharon, NH
  • The Libby Museum, Wolfeboro, NH
  • The Clinton Falls Collection, Clinton, NJ
  • The Hearle Gallery, Chatham, MA
  • The Audubon Society of New Hampshire, Concord, NH
  • Arras Gallery East, Trump Tower, New York City, NY

Publicity Received:

  • Featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles including Boston Globe, Union Leader, Concord Monitor, NH Profiles Magazine, SooNipi Magazine, New Hampshire Magazine, and Woodcarving Magazine (international circulation)
  • Featured in promotional television ads for the League of NH Craftsmen show, interviewed on WMUR (NH Channel 9) news, NH Chronicles, TNN (national), part of the League of NH Craftsmen’s 75th Anniversary television documentary and DVD, and several radio stations

Ira Frost Birdcarvings