PAMFOLSOM

PAM FOLSOM

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BIOGRAPHY

Cincinnati native Pam Folsom is nationally known for her vibrant, energetic oil paintings of familiar scenes, depicting everything from the rolling farmland of the Midwest to the beaches of Florida’s coast. Her award-winning works have appeared in numerous juried group, two-person, and solo exhibitions. Pam’s paintings appear in private collections internationally, as well as corporate collections. Pam is currently represented by Gingerbread Square Gallery in Key West, Florida; The Miller Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio; and B. Deemer in Louisville, Kentucky; and had gallery representation in Mary Bell Gallery, Chicago, Il and Gallery on Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am drawn to paint on location whenever I can.  The colors and sensations around me are my inspiration, and as I place strokes of paint on my canvas, I am very aware of relationships—the interplay between thick and thin paint, between the elements of the composition, between colors and edges.  The resulting paintings are beyond reality, but believable so that viewers can enter a dialogue with them, and through them, with me.

These paintings are about slowing down, drinking in the day, stopping to appreciate the moment, and finding the visual language to express what I need to say.  Life is intoxicating if you take the time to notice.  The most ordinary of subjects—old buildings or trees across a field—are intensely beautiful in their own way when you look with fresh eyes.

 It is strictly out of selfishness that I paint; I enjoy it that much.  An hour passes, a day, however long it takes.  No rules, no guidelines, just creating visual communication with others that appreciate the dialogue.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 “Breathe”, solo exhibit, B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY (coming up)

2018 “Night and Day”, Gingerbread Square Gallery, Key West, FL

2014 “Passion, Color, Texture”, David Strawn Art Center, Jacksonville, IL

2012   Bowersock Gallery, Mt Dora, FL

2011 “What Matters”, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2007   Bottle signing and exhibit, Woodford Reserve,

2007 “Exhilaration”, B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY  

2005 “Connections “, B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY                                                        

2003 “Wilmington College World Peace Symposium”, Wilmington, OH

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018 “Skies”, Colors of Humanity On Line Gallery

2018 “Of Women”, Rockaway Art Alliance, Queens NY

2018 “The Woman’s Show”, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2017 “The Way of the Land”, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

2015, 20016, 20017, Gingerbread Square Gallery, two person show, Key West, FL

2013 “Local Artist”, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2008 “Showtime”, Art Movement, Colorado, Boulder, CO

2007 “Cincinnati’s Favorite Artists”, 3 person show, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2005 “45th Anniversary Show”, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2003 “3 Women, 3 Views”, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 2003

2002 “Landscape Show”, Mary Bell Gallery, Chicago, IL 2002

2002 “Gardener’s Sanctuary”, Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati, OH 2002

 

AWARDS

2018 Fusion Art, “Colors”, Best in Show

2018 Fusion Art, “Cityscapes”, Honorable Mention

2014 American Artists Magazine, Finalist for International Contest

2013 Plein Air Easton, Easton, MD

2011 “River Country”, purchase award, Owensboro, KY

2007 Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby Bottle, Louisville, KY

2000 “NVAL 16th Annual Juried Art Show”, Redding, CA

1999 Honorable Mention, Behringer-Crawford Museum, Covington, KY

 

SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Brown Forman, Louisville, KY

Cincinnati Financial Center, Cincinnati, OH   

Collection of author, Stewart Woods, NYC & Key West, FL                                            

Collection of author, Steven Birmingham, OH & NYC                      

Crosby Township Historical Society, Cincinnati, OH                               

Horseshoe Casino, Elizabeth, IN   

Kenworth, Birmingham, AL    

Kohnen & Patton, Attorneys, Cincinnati, OH

Mary Jo Cropper Center, Cincinnati, OH  

McCullough-Hyde Hospital, Oxford, OH                       

Mercy Hospital, Fairfield. OH              

Owensboro Medical Health System, Owensboro, KY

Peritus, Louisville, KY

UK Healthcare, Lexington, KY 

Woodford Reserve, Lexington, KY     

                                     

PUBLICATIONS

Art News- Fine Art Connoisseur-Cincinnati Enquirer- Louisville Weekly-Journal Courier-Paradise Magazine-Lake Sentinel-Orlando Sentinel- Conch Color