Barbara Bacon Folawn


Front entry BE OUTSIDE exhibition display

 

Sunflower watercolor mixed media with gold dust by artist Lieta Gratteri, encaustic art by Peg Wells, fused glass trivets by Darcy Martin, pottery by Suzy Holland, whimsical bird by Sandy Visse, hand forged three tiered bronze display stand, hand woven natural reed table runner, recycled glass goblets, mercury copper glass candle holders, hammered by hand copper and silver earrings, hand dyed silk scarf by Cicely Gilman, Thai silk quilted accent pillows filled with down, recycled glass serving bowl, and made by hand sunflower glass bowls. In the background is an ocean-space by Lee Munsell, original watercolors by Paul Brent, and copper, silver and gold earrings by Cher Flick.

Front window BE OUTSIDE display

 

Handmade indoor/ outdoor birdhouses by Marcia Hudson, bird’s nest fused glass art by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, had quilted pouf pillow by Cherry Harris, pottery bowls by Marilyn Cohn, seed pearl mosaics by Gayle H. Seely, Oregon mrytlewood mushroom sculpture by Mike Brown, bronze wire compote, hand speckled and dyed robin eggs, and gull watercolor by Lieta Gratteri.

Closeup detail of the interior window detail, twig pottery, and leaf roof composition on the birdhouse made by Marcia Hudson.

Close up detail of a maker’s mark signature for Marilyn Cohn, NW potter. Indeed, the artist carves a different face on each piece.

West wall BE OUTSIDE displays

Rendezvous mixed media fresco art Agnes Field with native flowers and NW herbs, wildlife art cards by Leah Kolenberg, twig basket by Charles Schweigert, art glass platter by Bob Heath, walnut bowl by Mike Brown, raw edge jewelry boxes by Ray Noregaard, shagreen frame, leather picture frame, and hand-forged bronze candlesticks.

Close up detail of the Rendezvous art featuring cedar pots filled with LIVE herbs and glass vases filled with LIVE native cut flowers.

South wall display for BE OUTSIDE

Art and cards by Barbara Bacon Folawn, pottery by Suzy Holland, artistic card packages by Phill Juttlestad, segmented wood vessels by Martin Conley, wood turned bowls by Tom Willing, en plein air art series by Karen Doyle, and mouth blown art glass.

 

North display for BE OUTSIDE:

Sunflower framed painting on board by Emily Schultz-McNeil, encaustic mixed media by Emily Miller,  en plein air oil paintings by Lisa Wiser, art glass by Bob Heath, and raw edge maple and forged iron table by Stuart Dittbrenner.

Close up detail of Emily Schutlz-McNeil’s sunflower oil painting.

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside

BE OUTSIDE exhibition

On view through August 25

A group show showcasing the work of regional artists incorporating painting, photography, sculpture, fiber art, and more. 

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands

“Northwest Passage” 24 x 30 acrylic on canvas by Barbara Bacon Folawn

Barbara Bacon Folawn Artist Statement

With a special interest in plein air painting, I find it satisfying to visit the quiet rural areas of the Willamette Valley or the Oregon coast with pencil and paintbrush to capture the light and colors of our natural environment.  When I paint on location, I lose myself in the moment and use all my senses to learn about and interpret what I see in front of me.  Whether I am using a small sketchbook, a canvas or watercolor paper, I treasure the process and results of plein air painting, which often inspires larger works in the studio.  As I look back at these sketches and paintings, I remember very clearly the feeling of the day, the light, the fragrances, the sounds, and the colors of each scene that I captured.” 

“On the Road” 24 x 30 acrylic canvas by Barbara Bacon Folawn

Initial inspiration for painting came from attending an art travel workshop lead by Mari Le Glatin-Keis. The instructor included some of my travel sketches in her book titled The Art of Travel with a Sketchbook, which highlighted workshop students’ drawings using watercolors and colored pencil. 

Barbara Bacon Folawn pictured with Haystack Rock at  Cannon Beach.  Her father, Dr. Robert Bacon, was instrumental in the landmark Oregon Beach Bill and Haystack Rock Awareness Program

Barbara Bacon Folawn selected the Fairweather exhibition PLACE-BASED for her first show since 2019.

She is an Oregonian who champions natural resources, environmental causes, and art. Indeed, she has immediate family ties that gives free unrestricted public access to all the state’s beaches.

“I am a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Salem Art Association, Keizer Art Association, Salem’s Artists-in-Action, and the Cannon Beach Art Association. I regularly choose to participate in selected regional and statewide art shows.”  BBF

 

PLACE-BASED Exhibition 

On view through July 24

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Fairweather Gallery’s July exhibition PLACE-BASED, an art show and sale, involves a focus on the importance and uniqueness of place. 

While selecting the artworks to local context will appeal to the summertime tourists and visitors, behind the exhibit is an understanding that fosters regional artists and their connection within the community. The exhibit doubles down on a link with the history of both place and keeping close tabs on how artists are based in visual story telling.

Featuring Northwest artists Barbara Bacon Folawn, Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Pam Haunschild, Bev Drew Kindley, Phil Juttlestad, Lee Munsell, Jan Shield, and Sharon Kathleen Johnson. 

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

Please read more about our gallery, our commitment to NW artists, and our products made by NW hands

 

I have forwarded your very informative press release to friends and family members in Oregon and outside Oregon who will be looking at your website and possibly traveling to the northern coast this summer. *** It is so nice to have a list of Seaside business locations where a visitor can find original art! Barbara Folawn

***The list of Seaside business locations in the Historic Gilbert District where a visitor can find original art. 

SunRose Gallery, 606 Broadway St.

Pacific Heirloom Art and Collectables, 608 Broadway St.

Fairweather House and Gallery, 612 Broadway St.

TigerLily Gallery, 613 Broadway St.

The Whet Spot, 12 N. Holladay Dr.

Starry Night Inn and Art Hotel, 811 1st Ave.

Seaside Coffee House, 3 N. Holladay Dr.

Seaside Fiber and Yarn 10 N. Holladay

Bliss Mercantile & Brocante, 734 Broadway 

Seaside Antique Mall, 726 Broadway St.

Rust and Dust Vintage, 810 Broadway St.

Peddlers Row, 600 Broadway St.