Art is a narrative that stirs the soul.
Its purpose, to inspire, teach and heal through inquiry.
The value to be measured is not in shock, visual trickery or even quality of craft.
The value is manifest by our experience in its presence.
De gustibus non est disputandum.
Art is a conduit to the sublime nature of our shared existence.
Gail Slatter Folwell
RESUME: GAIL FOLWELL, SCULPTOR
ART COMMISSIONS and PUBLIC ART MONUMENTS
CORE | Public Art commission in production for Hobbs, NM | 2019
RAGBRAI | Public Art commission in production for Des Moines, IA | 2019
Notre Dame Student Center | 24 Bronze bas relief door sculptures | 2017
Drills | 18’ x 20’ x 20’ Aluminum Basketball sculpture | Foyer installation, light, landscape & banner series | Marshalltown, IA | 2016
The NFL Draft, 1936 | City of Canton/Pro Football Hall of Fame | Canton, OH | 2015
In The Peloton | Denver Art Museum | Denver, CO | 2014
Tête à Tête | Denver Art Museum | Denver, CO | 2014
Challenge | University of South Alabama | Mobile, AL | 2013
The Pitch | City of Frisco | Frisco, TX | 2010
Winter | Vail Resorts | Vail, CO | 2009
The Edge | Vail Resort | Vail, CO | 2008
The Swimmer | Bowling Green State University | Bowling Green, OH | 2008
Denver Art Museum
Lance Armstrong Foundation
Silver Oak Cellars
Pro Football Hall of Fame
United States Sports Academy, Sports Artist of the Year, 2014
National Art Museum Of Sport, 2011 “Excellence in Art and Sport”, Gold Award, ‘Pas De Deux’
National Art Museum Of Sport, 2011 “Excellence in Art and Sport”, ‘Swimmer’, ‘The Edge’
College Athletic and Academic Excellence Fine Art, 2012, ‘Pas De Deux’, ‘Swimmer’, ‘The Edge’
National Art Museum Of Sport, 2010 Annual Exhibition, ‘The Pitch’
Brookgreen Gardens, SC, Signs of the Season in Art and History, ‘Winter’
National Sculpture Society, NY, 2010 77th Annual, ‘God Speed’
Biennale Internazionale Dell’ Arte Contemporanea, 2003, Florence, Italy
National Sculpture Society, NY, 2002 Sports Sculpture, ‘Pas De Deux’, ‘Slap Shot’, ‘Challenge’
National Sculpture Society, NY, 2002: Angels and Winged Creatures of Fantasy, ‘Angel’s Play’
Walker Fine Arts, Group Show, Oct./Nov. 2002
25 Leading American Sculptors, Southwest Art, 2001
State Street Art Fair, Juried, Ann Arbor, MI, 2001 Merit Award for 3D
Dearborn Reider Fine Art Gallery, Group Show, 2001
National Academy of Design, 175th Annual Show 2000, Pas De Deux, New York, NY
Claggett/Rey Gallery, Vail, CO
Aerena Galleries, Yountville, Napa, St Helena & Healdsburg, CA.
Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO
HANDLE THE ART, hardware showrooms
Sculptural Hardware, est. 2015
DSKB/Denver Design Center, CO
Carter Hardware, Los Angeles, CA
Greeting Card App Launching 2019
International Sculpture Center
National Sculpture Society, NY
Denver Art Museum, CO
Art Directors Club of Denver
Art Directors Club of New York
Art Directors Club of Los Angeles Art Direction Magazine, NY
Print Communications, CA
Denver Advertising Federation, CO
University of Denver, BFA, 1983
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“We will work together again if at all possible. Thanks for being such a pro and gifted artist. Frisco became a better place with the installation of ‘The Pitch’.
- Richard Oldham, Public Art Manager, City of Frisco, Texas
"I have worked with and represented sculptor Gail Folwell for the past 20 years. Whether miniature or monumental she is able to work with private and public institutions to capture a vision in sculpture which is the essence of the idea. Her contemporary and timeless technique speaks to all who are lucky enough to enjoy her installations. In the art world today I believe the creative truth of Gail Folwell is at the forefront of connecting across cultures through the highest level of fine art."
-Respectfully, Bill Rey, Claggett/Rey Vail, Colorado
“Your bronze sculpture celebrating “The NFL Draft” has become the hit of The ELEVEN public art series. Thanks for being a super creative artist who is a joy to work with, Gail.”
Robb Hankins, ArtsinStark CEO, Canton, Ohio