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For PLACE-BASED, a Fairweather exhibition, Oregon artist Barbara Bacon Folawn.

“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.

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.

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