Mission & History of HorseSpirit Arts Gallery

locationAfter working in National Security for 26 years, Robin Holliday experienced several life-changing events that helped her realize that life is precious, and also short.  So, she left her career behind to pursue her life-long dream to embark on a personal journey as an artist and to one day own an Art Gallery.

In 2009, Robin created HorseSpirit Arts, LLC and began exhibiting her own art in local juried art shows. In 2013, she opened HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, where she exhibited her work and that of other local Artists. The gallery was originally located in western Ellicott City on the edge of Glenelg inside a store called Westwood Unique. Just one year later, Robin tripled the size of her gallery and the number of Artists she represented.

In the fall of 2015, Robin moved HorseSpirit Arts Gallery to Historic Ellicott City’s Main Street.  It is now an eclectic, up-lifting collection of the original creations of over 45 local Artists whose work includes: Paintings, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography, Glass & Mosaics, Jewelry, Ceramics, Woodworking, and Fiber & Wearable Art.

Robin hand selects each Artist who joins the gallery based on their amazing talent, as well as their personality.  Both kindness and integrity are key characteristics of the Gallery’s Artists.

brassRobin chose the name HorseSpirit for her business because she believes in the healing power of connection with animals, and horses in particular.  And like a horse’s spirit, in her gallery, creativity runs wild…

When Robin started her art business, she made a promise to herself to give back to others in some way.  She first supported the House of Ruth and then Maryland Therapeutic Riding.  She currently supports LeCheval Stable – a nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic riding to those in need – physically and emotionally.  The LeCheval Stable owners, staff & volunteers are “angels on earth” helping so many people heal.

Robin loves her life creating her own art and promoting and encouraging the work of other artists.  The joy art brings to the lives of the Artists and her gallery patrons continues to energize and inspire Robin.

Robin Holliday

hollidayRobin Holliday’s aspiration as an Artist is to inspire, and bring joy and hope to people through her art and in her gallery.  She was raised in an abusive home, and it is this harsh beginning that now enables her to understand the importance of being kind. It is also this background that drives Robin to create “uplifting art,” as well as to develop relationships with others that are authentic and meaningful.

Robin designs and creates one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry from natural gem stones.  She also creates crystal sun catchers and mobiles. Her jewelry is made from stones such as Amethyst, Pearls, Turquoise and Black Onyx, combined with her metalwork.  Her sun catchers & mobiles are styled from faceted lead crystal prisms (both new and recycled) & hand-made lampwork beads. When the sunlight hits the crystal prism, it is refracted and creates beautiful rainbows throughout the room. Robin creates everything using sterling silver-plated or 24K gold-covered wire & findings.

turqRobin lives in Columbia Maryland with her wonderful husband Max Crownover – a cherished blessing in her life.  They share their home with two golden retrievers and six cats.   Robin has also been a Group Fitness Instructor since 1990 and teaches Aerobics, Body Pump and Dance for the Columbia Association.

Education:  Bachelors of Science, Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University (NCSU), 1983. Masters of Science, Nuclear Engineering (Minor Mathematics), NCSU, 1986

suncatchHonors & Awards:  Department of the Navy Superior Public Service Award in 1995; Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) Phil E. Depoy Award for Analytical Excellence in 1996; International Women’s Forum (IWF) Leadership Foundation Fellows Recipient 1998/1999 (co-sponsored by the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for International Studies SEMINAR XXI Fellow 2005/06; and Appointment to Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Principal Professional Staff 2007.

We’re located in Historic Old Town Ellicott City at
8090 Main Street


Gallery Hours

MONDAY 11am–6pm
TUESDAY closed
WEDNESDAY 11am-6pm
THURSDAY 11am–6pm
FRIDAY 11am–9pm
SATURDAY 11am–9pm
SUNDAY 11am–6pm

Dear Friends, I am thrilled to present local artists Deborah Maklowski and Charlene Randolph’s Art Show “The Natural Flow of Things,” 3 - 24 September, 2017 at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. Deborah Maklowski creates stunning pastel, colored pencil, as well as mixed-media paintings. Charlene Randolph creates ceramic art with unique textures and fabulous glazes, as well as fused glass.

Opening Reception: Sunday, 3 September, 1-4PM. Come enjoy their beautiful artwork in the company of friends, with festive food and beverage!

About the Artists:

Deborah Maklowski: an accomplished artist in colored pencil, pastel and mixed media. Her primary focus is on composition: combining shape, line, value, and color to draw the viewer into and around the picture plane, creating the illusion of three dimensional space in her representational works or a pleasing arrangement of patterns and motifs in her abstract works. She never has a “message;” Deborah creates art for the challenges inherent in the process, for the satisfaction of learning to master the materials, for the fun of occasional happy accidents, and mainly for the sheer visual and physical joy of it. Deborah seeks to share with the viewer the beauty she finds in the world all around her, in forms both natural and man-made.

Charlene Randolph: has been immersed in a multitude of artistic venues since childhood. She primarily worked in two dimensional mediums until her mid-thirties when she discovered her love for ceramics! Charlene now works primarily in clay, polymer clay, and fused glass. Her art ranges from functional to fantastical, often reflecting her faith in God. One of her specialties is marrying the appropriate glaze with her own texture combinations to create the perfect personality for each piece!

In closing: Please come join us for this wonderful art show, as well as see the original creations of 46 other local artists!
Abundant kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
410-461-3505
Open Wednesday – Monday (Closed Tuesday), 11:00 am – 6:00+ pm (until 9:00 pm on Fri & Sat)
Voted 'Best Art Gallery" in Howard County 2016

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Dear Friends, Local Artist April Rimpo just sold one of her beautiful paintings at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery: "Rain in Montmarte", $1,250. Congratulations to April as well as the buyer - who are both happy! Much kindness, Robin

Robin Holliday
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
410-461-3505
Open Daily 11:00am – 6:00+pm, (CLOSED Tuesday). Weekends Open to 9:00pm
Voted 'Best Art Gallery" in Howard County 2016

#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts, #VisitOldEllicotCity, #VisitEllicottCity
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TOMORROW!!!!!
Dear Friends, This Sunday (6 August, 1-4PM) please join us for the Opening Reception of local Artists Joyce J. Ritter and Nancy Ziegenfus-McIntosh’s Art Show “Earthly Inspirations”, at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. Joyce creates beautifully detailed Art Quilts and Nancy creates hand built and thrown stoneware pieces, as well as Raku fired works.

Show Dates: 6 to 27 August, 2017. Come enjoy their beautiful artwork in the company of friends, festive food and beverage.

In closing: I look forward to welcoming you to my Gallery for this wonderful show! See Joyce and Nancy’s art work along with the original creations of 46 other local artists. Abundant Kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
410-461-3505
Open Daily 11:00am – 6:00+pm, (CLOSED Tuesday). Weekends Open to 9:00pm
Voted 'Best Art Gallery" in Howard County 2016

#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts, #VisitOldEllicotCity, #VisitEllicottCity
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Dear Friends, This Sunday (6 August, 1-4PM) please join us for the Opening Reception of local Artists Joyce J. Ritter and Nancy Ziegenfus-McIntosh’s Art Show “Earthly Inspirations”, at HorseSpir...

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Dear Friends, Local Artist Brenda Kidera is on a roll!! Just sold two more of her beautiful oil paintings at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery: "Valentine & Emmerson", $9,700 and "Pink Fluff", $4700! Congratulations to Brenda, as well as the buyer, who are both thrilled!

Come see us today! Open until 9:00pm! Abundant Kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
410-461-3505
Open Daily 11:00am – 6:00+pm, (CLOSED Tuesday). Weekends Open to 9:00pm
Voted 'Best Art Gallery" in Howard County 2016

#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts, #VisitOldEllicotCity, #VisitEllicottCity
... See MoreSee Less

Dear Friends, Local Artist Brenda Kidera is on a roll!! Just sold two more of her beautiful oil paintings at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery: "Valentine & Emmerson", $9,700 and "Pink Fluff", $4700! Congra...

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Dear Friends, Local Artist Brenda Kidera is on a roll!! Just sold two more of her beautiful oil paintings at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery: "Valentine & Emmerson", $9,700 and "Pink Fluff", $4700! Congratulations to Brenda, as well as the buyer, who are both thrilled!

Come see us today! Open until 9:00pm! Abundant Kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
410-461-3505
Open Daily 11:00am – 6:00+pm, (CLOSED Tuesday). Weekends Open to 9:00pm
Voted 'Best Art Gallery" in Howard County 2016

#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts, #VisitOldEllicotCity, #VisitEllicottCity
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