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Located in the heart of Ellicott City’s Historic District, the 10,000 square foot Collective includes boutiques, studios and artisan workshops.
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Mother-Daughter Date Night at Taylor’s Collective

Saturday, November 9th   4 – 8pm

Appointments required:  410-988-8949

Event is free.

Photographic prints will be available for purchase.

Let Atelier Mistress, Retropolitan and Welsh Bohemian glam you up in period authentic vintage clothing and accessories on our first floor and get a light hair styling and makeup refresh by Anjanette Bly of Gloss Hair Studio so you will be ready to capture forever your night together: our photographers Cheryl Crumm and Eric Hageman will be ready for you in their pop-up photo booth on our mezzanine! Our photographer Walter Levy will be taking candid shots throughout the event.

Picturesque Colors of Seascapes and Landscapes provide inspiration for Bonita Glaser’s October show “In the Moment,” Artists’ Gallery at Taylor’s Collective.

The show runs from October 1 through November 2, 2019, with a reception on Saturday, October 5, from 3-5pm.

Glaser’s work reflects her perception of the familiar environment that is part of her daily experience. Raised in rural Pennsylvania, she has a particular affinity for plein air painting of the countryside. Maryland’s landscape is linked to her childhood memories of the bucolic scenes of rural Pennsylvania that influenced her earliest paintings.

“The beauty of seascapes and the Maryland landscape have been the subjects of many of my recent paintings. This October they will be featured in my exhibition at Artists’ Gallery,” commented Glaser. “This show also includes some of my plein air paintings from the yearly Howard County Arts Council’s, “Paint It”, a July painting weekend on Main Street in Old Ellicott City.”

A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Glaser began her career as a commercial artist and illustrator at the Wall Street Journal’s National Observer in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her studies with master-painter Skip Lawrence redefined her approach to watercolor painting.

She is an active member of the Howard County art community, a founding member of Artists’ Gallery in Ellicott City and a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society. Participating in many local and regional juried exhibitions, she has had many solo exhibitions, winning awards for her work. Her paintings and commissioned work are in many private collections.

Artists’ Gallery at Taylor’s Collective, September 2019

Marian Gliese and Debbie Hoeper bring their individual visions of the natural world together to create “Double Vision in Color” for the month of September, Artists’ Gallery at Taylor’s Collective. The show runs from August 27-September 29, 2019 with a reception on Saturday, September 14 from 4-6 p.m. Their reception is in conjunction with the Howard County Road to the Arts Celebration.

Marian Gliese paints bold, colorful, feminine and decorative oil paintings. Each painting vibrates with life and celebrates nature’s glory. She seeks the sensuous quality of her subjects to make her paintings show their inner depth. Gliese creates a visual language of her own and her art is passionate and alive and presents itself with a compelling presence.

Gliese was born and raised in Denmark, but has been a resident of Maryland since 2000. She has been a member of the Artists’ Gallery since 2005 and president since 2015. 

While Deborah Hoeper began her career as a representational painter, her recent landscapes are more abstract than realistic. 

She says of her work: “I enjoy working with color, creating subtle changes rather than changes of value. My paintings are based upon an emotional reaction to the landscape and I strive to capture the illusion of a place or a mysterious scene. I don’t put figures in my paintings because I want the viewer to be uninterrupted and drawn into and connected to the painting.” A native West Virginian, Hoeper resides in Maryland and has had a studio at Passageways in Riverdale, Maryland for more than twenty years. She has exhibited her work in many local galleries and is a charter member of Artists’ Gallery. She is an artist member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society.

Beginner Furniture Painting Class

Do you have an old piece of furniture you would like to update but do not know where to start? Have you been thinking about trying chalk paint but unsure how? Join me for a Dixie Belle Mineral Paint class to learn more.

This class is for beginners who want to learn the basics of furniture painting. We will demonstrate how to prep your piece, use Dixie Belle Paint, sealers, waxes, and how to distress.

– Cost of class is $50.
– All materials provided. This is a 2 hour class.
-You will also receive a 10% off coupon for paint and materials to use when you are ready to start painting!

***Call Taylor’s Collective at 410-988-8949 to register. Space is limited. Payment is due at registration.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

“The Camera and the Brush” at Artists’ Gallery, month of June 2019

Local artist Pauline Rakis and photographer Jerry Weinstein will present a show of paintings and photographs in their upcoming show, “The Camera and the Brush” at Artists’ Gallery. The show runs from May 28-June30 with a reception on Saturday, June 8 from 4-6 p.m. at Artists’ Gallery, 8197 Main St., Ellicott City, Md.

The elements of the world around us can be depicted by either the photographers’s lens or the artist’s brush. Both are intended to draw the attention of the viewer. The lens
captures the artistry of nature, a moment in time, and architectural structure. The brush brings nature to the viewer through the imagination of the artist. The use of vibrant color, deep and varied texture, and unusual shapes bring the images to life.

Rakis will display a group of acrylic paintings that sometimes incorporate elements of collage, while Weinstein’s works are photographs captured during his recent travels to the Baltic States, Spain and Portugal. The show highlights how two very different artistic media can result in interesting and beautiful imagery.

Pauline Rakis
Rakis employs the art of discovery in her paintings, laying down shapes and colors to bring out unexpected images that can be further developed as the work progresses. She works in both representational and abstract genres and prefers acrylic paint because of its flexibility. She primes her selected support with gesso and a bright undercoat of paint, which gives a luminosity to the piece when portions are left uncovered as other layers of paint are applied. In her collages, she uses acrylic paint, and often colors her own art tissue with rusted items sprayed with water and vinegar that are allowed to drip onto the paper to create a variety of interesting shapes and colors.

Rakis has been featured in many solo and group shows; has won numerous awards for her abstract, still life and portrait paintings; and her was featured in the Baltimore Sun.

Jerry Weinstein
Weinstein uses the camera to capture the artistry of nature — color, shape, pattern and texture — in even the most commonplace elements of the world around us. From his backyard to the world at large, he keeps his eyes open and his camera ready for every photographic opportunity. As he travels, he finds images that capture a sense of location as well as the beauty of these distant places. Weinstein’s travel photography includes landscapes and local people in faraway places such as Mongolia, Tibet, Kenya and Patagonia, as well as spectacular vistas in the U.S.

He has been photographing nature for five decades, initially focusing on close up views of flowers and plants to bring a perspective often missed, such as small colorful mushrooms on the forest floor or the color and patterns of the innermost portion of a flower blossom. He has more recently been photographing animals and birds (especially birds in flight) in their natural habitats, unsullied by the interference of human hands.

He hopes that bringing awareness of the great beauty that surrounds us will inspire people to preserve it for themselves and for future generations.


Photographer John Stier and ceramic artist Kathy Swan combine 2D and 3D media for their show, Multiple Dimensions, during the month of May at Artists’ Gallery.  This collaborative exhibition includes work that combines Mr. Stier’s photographic images fired onto Ms. Swan’s ceramic pieces, providing another dimension to both artists’ work. The show runs from April 30-May 26, 2019 with a reception on Saturday, May 11 from 3-6 p.m. at Artists’ Gallery, 8197 Main St., Ellicott City, Md.

Mr. Stier’s photographs do not follow any particular theme. Rather, they are a selection of some of his favorite images from various travels.  The photographs include locations from as far away as Hawaii and Australia but also as close as his back yard in Columbia.   The collection includes flora and fauna, city scenes, landscapes and some natural “abstracts.”

Ms. Swan creates functional stoneware pieces with botanical motifs. In Multiple Dimensions, she combines bittersweet vine handles and some of Stier’s photographs with her hand-painted ceramic surfaces to create varied layers of visual and tactile texture. 

Saturday, May 4, 2019

1-4 pm

Ms. Swan invites participants to create their own personalized textured dishes out of stoneware clay. The $25 fee includes all materials and firings. This event is age appropriate for adults and children 10 and above. To reserve your space call Tylor’s Collective at 410-988-8949; for questions, contact kathyswan@yahoo.com

Sunday, May 5, 2019

1-4 pm

Mr. Stier will demonstrate his photographic post-processing workflow using Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop software. He will start with the original image files from the camera and take you through to the finished product ready to print.  This will include adjustments to contrast, saturation, cloning, dodging, burning etc.  He will also discuss monitor calibration and the settings used to set up the printer.  There will be an open discussion on techniques, paper, printers and more.  This event will take place at the Artists’ Gallery in Ellicott City.  There is no fee and all levels of experience are welcome.


Julie Gross will present a series of dynamic urban landscapes that explore the neon color palette associated with Miami, Peru and the Caribbean in her show, “Color and Places” at Artists’ Gallery in Ellicott City. The show will run from March 26, 2019 through April 27, 2019 with an opening reception on Saturday, April 6 from 3-5 p.m.

“My urban landscape series began with Baltimore city, but as I began traveling the world, I realized that every place has its own color palette. With my discovery of the magic of color, I realized the joy in simplifying shapes and examining the effects of light. In my current body of work, I’ve examined the effects of black light and neon oil color,” Gross remarked.

Travel connects Gross with the simple pleasures in life: a sunset, a walk, the sights and sounds of a new place. “My newest work explores the idea of removing complexity from the places I visit. I also experiment with size in this series, with pieces as large as six feet and as small as five by five inches,” she commented.  “I like these small pieces because they are like little jewel boxes that hold small, brightly colored memories.”

Ellicott City artist, Leah Lewman, interprets the constantly changing earth and the toll humans take on our planet in her dynamic show, “Fire and Flood.” The show runs from February 26 – March 24 with a reception at Artists Gallery at Taylor’s Collective on Friday, March 15 from 4-6 PM, with wine and other refreshments.

“Nature seems to be defending itself with geological extremes — fire and water. Nothing has made me more aware of this than the repeated flooding of my own hometown, Ellicott City,” commented Lewman. “In the effort to safely house our growing population, there is now too much concrete in the area and no place for the water to go. This work has been my way of coping with the idea of impending change that may be painful, but necessary. And the change is not only here. Fires in California are erasing even more of the human landscape than the water is in our little town. In these tumultuous times, Earth can be a violent place. I hope to make something beautiful rise out of the ashes and mud.”

Lewman is an artist whose current work focuses on the visual struggles between manmade structures and natural landscapes. She has exhibited her work in spaces across the country, including the 2012 National Juried Exhibition at the Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury, MD; Landscape at Escape Velocity, a 2015 exhibition at Fine Arts Complex 1101 in Tempe, AZ; and the 2016 Wet Paint MFA Biennial Exhibition at the Zhou B. Art Center in Chicago, IL. Most recently she participated in Pushing Paper at Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, and The Built Environment at Orr Street Studios in Columbia, Missouri.

Lewman received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting in 2013 from Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD. In May 2017, she received an MFA in 2D Studio Art at the University of Arizo-na, Tucson. She currently teaches as Adjunct Faculty at both Frederick Community College and the University of Maryland, College Park. 000000

Come in from the cold!

The Artists’ Gallery at Taylor’s Collective presents “Art Work to Warm the Soul” – featuring work by all of the gallery’s member artists.

January 8– February 24