Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio




Terry Tougas

"Through my photography I try to capture the more intimate aspects of a place. While I appreciate iconic scenes, I relish the ordinary aspects of day-to-day life wherever I am. My work centers on locality and the imprint of humanity of that space. I have been influenced by the New Topographics movement and more directly by studies with Sandi Haber Fifield.

"My love of woodworking began as a teen when I was a constant inhabitant of my fatherís woodshop. I learned much of my woodworking technique from my him and am proud to follow on in his footsteps. I produce a variety of handmade wood items including toys, jewelry, household items and furniture." says Terry Tougas.

Terry Tougas holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts and has had a 30+ year career in the sciences before "retiring" in 2015 to start a second career as photographer and woodworker. His first career as a scientist encompassed a faculty position directing graduate studies in chemistry, a stint in product development in the photographic industry, and for over 25 years as a lead scientist in the chemistry, manufacturing and controls area of pharmaceutical product development. He is the author of over 100 technical publications including books and book chapters. He has held leadership roles in several scientific organizations including serving as chair of both International Pharmaceutical Aerosol Consortium on Regulation and Science and the International Consortium on Innovation and Quality in Pharmaceutical Development.

In his second "career", he has devoted himself to pursuing long time interests in both photography and woodworking. His work has been exhibited in many shows and is in several galleries (below). In addition, he is a faculty member at the Brookfield Craft Center with offerings in both photography and woodworking. His woodworking courses center on traditional techniques using primarily hand tools.

Rhinecliff Bridge and the Catskills, photograph, 13" x 19", $350.
Biltmore Estate, photograph, 11" x 15", $200.
Block Truck, woodwork
Scallop Dories, photograph, 18" x 24", $350.
Keepsake Oval Boxes, cedar
Thumb Piano, woodwork
Kitchen Utensils, woodwork
Peppermills, woodwork
Requiem for the Seamstress, photograph, 13" x 19", $350.
Burl Clock
Bottle Stoppers, woodwork
Field of Flags, photograph, 13" x 19", $350.
Torus Bud Vase, woodwork
Toy Train, woodwork


Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
The Henís Nest, Washington Depot, CT
Wesleyan Potters, Middletown, CT
Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT

Elected Artist Show, Kent Art Association, May 22–June 13, 2021
Dusk to Dawn, Donít Take Pictures, Feb24–May 25, 2021
Featured Artists Show, Kent Art Association, Feb. 6–21, 2021
Warren: The Secret Garden, The Voice of Art, Nov. 1–Dec. 31, 2020
Arts Are (Greater Than), Cultural Alliance of Western CT, Oct. 16–Nov. 13, 2020
Member's Show, Kent Art Association, Sept. 2–Oct. 12,2020
Carriage Barn Arts Center, Sept. 12–Oct. 11, 2020
Brookfield Town Hall Exhibit, January 2020
Brookfield Arts Commission* Signs of Home, July 20–August 11, 2019
Brookfield Craft Center* The Curated Fridge, Summer 2019
Bethel Public Library Exhibit, Cultural Alliance of Western CT, July 2019
Photography Show, Kent Art Association, Nov. 4–30, 2018 (Solo exhibit)

Elected Artist, Kent Art Association, May 2021 Juror, Student Show 2021
Kent Art Association Faculty member (Photography, Woodworking)
Brookfield Craft Center (2021–present)



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