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Events

Pauline Rakis celebrates the joys of the grape with her exhibition, “Celebrate with Fruit of the Vine,” at Artists’ Gallery on Main Street. The show runs from August 28 – September 30 with an opening reception on September 8 from 2-4 p.m. at 8197 Main Street, Ellicott City.

“It is amazing how the humble grape becomes one of the most enjoyed and appreciated beverages. It makes an appearance at every celebration of happiness and joy. It can be red, white, rose, sparkling – something for everyone. From weddings and grand events to friends meeting to reminisce and share stories, each gathering is enhanced when we raise a glass or two with each other,” commented Rakis.
In this show, the images emit the same feeling of warmth with bright, colorful swaths of acrylic paint. Texture is added with strategically placed collage pieces in several of the paintings. The whimsical nature of the paintings give the viewer the opportunity to recall times of happiness, joy and celebration. Cheers!
Pauline Rakis brings an element of discovery to her paintings. Laying down shapes and colors, usually with acrylic paint, often unveils unexpected images in her landscape, still life and seascape works. Some of her paintings are representational while others are impressionistic. She often uses tinted tissue paper in her collage pieces. She has been featured in several solo shows and many group shows on the East Coast and has won numerous awards for her work.

Terry Pellmar will display an exhibition of dynamic digital paintings titled “City Sights” at Artists’ Gallery on Main Street. The show runs from July 31-August 26, with an opening reception on August 5 from 2-4 p.m. at 8197 Main Street, Ellicott City.

“City scenes are a contrast to my usual landscapes that provide the serenity I often seek. Cities challenge me – tall buildings and a frenzy of motion. With the images in this exhibit, I try to capture the humanity of the city, whether it is in the laundry hanging in the window, the traffic in the streets, or the men working on the sidewalks,” Pellmar commented.

Pellmar is a Maryland-based, award-winning, digital artist. After her retirement from a scientific career she taught herself digital art techniques and trained with local artists in traditional artistic media. An electronic stylus is her paintbrush and a computer screen is her canvas. She prints on traditional and non-traditional surfaces and often enhances the product with an overlay of paints and/or pastels. Her blending of digital and classical approaches results in a style uniquely hers.

Pelllmar’s artwork can be seen in a number of venues in the Washington DC metropolitan area including a recent curated exhibition at 505 North Gallery in Frederick, juried shows such as Laurel Art Guild and Brookside Gardens, as well as many other solo and group exhibitions. Her work regularly hangs at the Artists’ Gallery in Ellicott City. To see more of her work, visit:  http://tpellmar.wix.com/digital-creations

Artists’ Gallery is a member-owned gallery representing media that include oil, watercolor, collage, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, ceramics, traditional photography, hand-colored photography, digital painting, stained glass, wood-cut prints, mixed media, jewelry and wooden objects.
Hours: TuesdaySunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed on Monday.
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While working in very different styles and media, local artists, Ellen Corddry, with her woodcut prints and watercolors,  and Kathy Swan, with her ceramics, both depict the beauty of nature in their work. Their show,  “In Sight: Observations of Our Natural World” will run at Artists’ Gallery in Ellicott City from May 29-June 24.

A reception to meet the artists on Saturday, June 9 from 4-6 p.m. Corddry will give a woodblock cutting demo at 4:30 pm and Swan will give a talk on ceramic techniques at 5:00 pm.

Sadaf Asad will exhibit a group of paintings that highlight the beautiful and intricate artistic style of the Mughal Taj Dynasty, which ruled most of the Indian subcontinent from the late 7th to early 18th centuries. This area included what is today Asad’s native Pakistan.

The show runs from May 1-27. A reception with refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artist will be held on Saturday, May 5 from 3-5 p.m.

Asad has been influenced by the rich cultural and artistic life the Mughals brought to India and the rich jewel colors and interesting patterns in her work represent Asad’s interpretation of this interesting and exotic artistic period.  She works mostly in charcoal, pastel and ink.

 

 

Photographs by David Roe will be on exhibit for the month of April at Artists’ Gallery in Ellicott City. The show, titled “An Eclectic View of the World” will run from March 27 through April 29 with an opening reception on April 7 from 4-6 p.m.

“I believe art should produce a reaction, and the mission of my photos is to elicit an emotion from viewers, whether positive or negative. Anything else is simply a snapshot, not art. I try to communicate to the viewer by making a photograph my own,” commented Roe.
Roe attempts to communicate how he sees his subject, whether a person, place or inanimate object and to call attention to the stories that are commonly overlooked. He finds beauty or interest in any kind of subject and has an eclectic photographic style.
Artists’ Gallery is a member-owned gallery representing media that include oil, watercolor, collage, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, traditional photography, hand-colored photography, digital painting, stained glass, wood-cut prints, mixed media, clay and wooden objects.

Hours: Tues-Wed. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed on Monday.

Artists’ Gallery
8197 Main Street
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

(443) 325-5936
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Saturday, April 21 at 12 PM – 8:30 PM

3 outdoor stages featuring 25+ bands, free family crafts, beer & wine gardens, shopping, local food and more!

Celebrate Earth Day in Old Ellicott City at this annual festival! Sidewalk sales, lots of free crafts for the kids & more. Free parking and parking shuttle service too.

Our music line-up is fully booked and the schedule will be posted very soon!

“ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS: CLAY AND WATER” ON DISPLAY AT ARTISTS’ GALLERY IN ELLICOTT CITY FOR GUEST ARTIST SHOW IN MARCH. CLAY WORK BY WINNIE COGGINS AND WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS BY KAREN NORMAN February 27 – March 25, 2018

Artists’ Gallery in Ellicott City will present the work of a long-time alumna, clay artist Winnie Coggins, and award-winning watercolor artist Karen Norman for its guest artist show, “Essential Elements: Clay and Water” that will run from February 27 through March 25, 2018. There will be a reception with wine and refreshments on Sunday, March 11, from 3-5 p.m., when visitors will have the opportunity to meet and chat with both guests artists as well as other gallery members.

Winnie Coggins has been working in clay since 1976. “I glaze and fire my work in oxidation, layering colors on form, using slabs as a canvas. Impressions of found objects build a vocabulary of images. As a cook and gardener, I enjoy making forms for food and flowers, bringing art to the dining table. Working with clay is a serious addiction which I contracted many years ago; it continues to draw me in with the promise of the next pot,” she commented. Coggins’ work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in many venues, including the Maryland Federation of Art, Artists’ Gallery, Circle Galleries, Columbia Arts Center, the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center and the Potters Build of Baltimore.
Coggins work can be seen at: www.winniecoggins.com

Karen Norman’s career in art began in color lithography, after she received her MFA at the University of Maryland. She soon began to explore the subtleties and possibilities of working in watercolor and has continued to create award-winning work in this medium for many years. In addition to painting, she illustrated a text book on psychology that her husband wrote several years ago. “Painting puts me in a place that is thoughtful and contemplative,” commented Norman. “It never fails that my view changes and expands as I work, a process that is surprising to me and fuels not only my passion to paint but also my desire to teach and see creativity and joy ignited in my students. “ Norman is a signature member of the Baltimore Water Color Society, the Potomac Valley Watercolorists and past president of the Olney Art Association.
Norman’s work can be seen at: www.karennorman.net

Artists’ Gallery is a member-owned gallery showcasing media that include oil, watercolor, collage, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, traditional photography, hand-colored photography, digital painting, stained glass, wood-cut prints, mixed media, clay and wooden objects.

The Artists’ Gallery, a member-owned gallery and part of the Taylor’s Collective community is presenting “Nature Made – Photography and Woodwork” through the month of October.

Local photographer, Joan Forester; and woodworkers Ron Brown, Jordan Kitt and Dave McCann are exhibiting work that pays tribute to the beauty of animals and natural wood with their show, “Nature Made: Photography and Woodwork.”

Please come join us for Old Ellicott City’s “GALLERY HOP”, Saturday 10 June 2017, 5-9PM!

Whether you are a seasoned collector or a first-time buyer, GALLERY HOP is a great way to bring the joy original local art into your everyday life.

Patrons begin at one of 9+ locations and visit participating Old Ellicott City venues at their own pace – engaging with local artists, enjoying creative demonstrations and socializing over treats provided by our galleries along the way.

Participating venues include: The Artist Gallery, Mat About You, The ClayGround Pistachio Gallery, Cotton Duck, Discoveries, Taylors Collective, Pure Wine Cafe and HorseSpirit Arts Gallery.

Although many shops, galleries and supporting venues are open earlier, the HOP officially starts at 5:00pm.

Buying original art supports independent artists and craftsmen, local businesses, and enriches the lives of those who collect and view it. When you buy a piece of artwork or handmade item, your support goes beyond the art community – you nourish the innovation and creativity that makes Old Ellicott City so special.  Our art community welcomes you!