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

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

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 



COLLECTIONS

Denver Art Museum

Lance Armstrong Foundation

Silver Oak Cellars

Pro Football Hall of Fame



SCULPTURE RECOGNITION 

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 



SCULPTURE GALLERIES

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

Blackman, Southampton, NY 

Carter Hardware, Los Angeles, CA 



iGIVEaSmile 

Greeting Card App Launching 2019 



AFFILIATIONS 

International Sculpture Center 

National Sculpture Society, NY 

Denver Art Museum, CO 

PublicArtist.org 

ArtCommission.Org 


DESIGN AWARDS 

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


EDUCATION 

University of Denver, BFA, 1983 

 

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TESTIMONIALS

“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