Welcome to WALLOW Foundation, promoting art awareness through education and technology.
Ben Powers formed WALLOW Foundation after loosing his mother, Lynn Powers, on March 1st, 2016 to a massive heart attack. She was an award winning watercolor painter, an amazing teacher. Lynn often used the phrase ‘wallow in color’ when describing her love of painting. Though the term “wallow” is often used with negative connotation, the word actually means to sit in appreciation of a moment, without trying to change it or improve it. Lynn “wallowed” in the beauty of her world and recreated her visions in her work. The WALLOW Foundation hopes to spread this love of “wallowing” and appreciating the beauty captured in moments.
WALLOW Foundation launched WALLOW Gallery in Carlton, Oregon to promote local art and education in under served rural communities in the Willamette Valley. WALLOW Gallery offers regular art classes and ‘paint & play’ events for kids and adults. It is the foundation’s goal to eventually provide free art education within local school districts who have had their art education budgets cut.