Susan Baerwald & Marcy Carsey: Proprietors
Marcy Carsey and Susan Baerwald both come from the television production world, first as network executives and then as producers. Friends for a long time, they decided to indulge their shared passion for American Folk Art by opening a gallery that would allow them to have wonderful, whimsical things around them all the time. Just Folk was created in June 2007 in Summerland, California in a wonderful building designed by architect Brian Cearnal. The extensive inventory was assembled with loving care by Carsey and Baerwald. In 2017, it was decided that the gallery would become virtual, existing in the new online world instead of as a bricks-and-mortar establishment. We scaled down inventory and staff to make the transition and General Manager Kathleen Ousley currently runs the day- to-day management of the website, the sales, and serves as design consultant for our clients.
Our complete inventory is available to view on this site, and by appointment in person at our storage facility near downtown Los Angeles. We can be contacted anytime at [email protected]. We are happy to send you additional photographs of anything you are considering acquiring. Our telephone number 805-969-7118 is linked to us personally, so please call with any questions or information you need. Our address for snail mail is P.O. Box 578, Summerland, CA 93067.
Brian Cearnal of Cearnal, Andrulaitus LLP, and his associate, Adam Cunningham, were the architects and designers of the incredible structure that was created to house Just Folk. Cunningham/Parris Construction (nepotism lives!) were the contractors who won the 2007 Santa Barbara Best New Commercial Project award for their work on the building. Peggy Gouger was involved with interior spatial design. Paul Baerwald is our muse and trusted advisor.