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.

 

Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street
Savage, MD 20763
located in the Cotton Shed (or Barn) building

Gallery Hours

MONDAY 10am–6pm
TUESDAY closed
WEDNESDAY 10am–6pm
THURSDAY 10am–6pm
FRIDAY 10am–8pm
SATURDAY 10am–8pm
SUNDAY 10am–6pm

4 days ago

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery

Dear Friends, come find holiday artful treasures for your loved ones, friends and yourself from HorseSpirit Arts Gallery’s 40+ local Artists. We are now open 7 cays a week! When we open our doors at 10:00am, we will welcome you with hot coffee and treats throughout the day, stickers for children and dog treats for your four-legged loved ones. See you soon!! Abundant Kindness, Robin

Robin Holliday
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
Cotton Shed (Barn) Building
8600 Foundry Street, Suite 2063, Savage MD, 20763
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Gallery: 301-490-2001
Robin’s Cell 410-782-5677

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2 weeks ago

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery

Dear Friends, Please come enjoy this weekend for a festival of lights at Historic Savage Mill! On Saturday (Dec 1st) the Mill will be hosting the annual lighting of the “Historic Bollman Bridge” starting at 6:00pm. And for the young and old, Santa Clause will be visiting from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.

We at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery will be open from 10:00am to 8:00pm, We will welcome you with hot coffee and treats throughout the day, stickers for children and dog treats for your four-legged loved ones.

Later in the day, we will begin serving festive beverages (even bubbly ones). At 5:00pm, we will take a moment in the Gallery and raise a glass to all the people in our lives and things that we are grateful for.

Gift Certificate Winners from Small Business Saturday Weekend: I thank you again for your kindness, compassion and support that has allowed us to rise and rebuild the Gallery. So, I held a door prize opportunity over Small Business Saturday weekend for you to win a Gallery Gift Certificate ($100, $50 and $25. Below are the winners:
$100 Gift Certificate: Mary Alice Silverman
$50 Gift Certificates (3 winners, $150 total): Char Daniel-Green, Josh McBee and Nancy Kutler
$25 Gift Certificates (30 winners, $750 total): Jean Haley, Sharon Freeman, Barbara Kellnor, Jean Reicher, Betsy Smith, Andrea Levinson, Janis Johnson, Mary Lou Clark, Allison Bishop, Debbie Bastacky, Sharon Fuller, Nina Wachsman, Melinda Hamilton, Lisa Stevens, Matt Straus, Linda Langr, Celeste Lee, Nina Kelly, Emily Geller, Carlen Capenos, Karen Jack, Heather McCabe, Lisa Yanguas, Victoria Weiskopf, Jennifer Sheats, Harriet Parke, Cathy Parrish, Mary Smith-Luther, Dave Holdeter and Elizabeth Hossick.
I have your gift certificates at the Gallery. Just stop by to use them!

Before I close, I wanted to share one of my favorite quotes with you. It is particularly important to me at this holiday season. “Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle you know nothing about”. May we all be a little more kind.

I look forward to helping you find holiday artful treasures for loved ones – including yourself - from the Gallery’s 40+ local Artists. See you soon!! Abundant Kindness, Robin

Robin Holliday
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
Cotton Shed (Barn) Building
8600 Foundry Street, Suite 2063, Savage MD, 20763
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Gallery: 301-490-2001
Robin’s Cell 410-782-5677

#hocoarts #hoco #ArtGallery #HoCoArts #handmadewithlove #handmade #mainstreet #marylandart #marylandartists #maryland #localart #localartists #shopsmall #shoplocal #shopsmallbusiness #painting #ceramics #sculpture #fusedglass #horsespiritartgallery #fineart #local #HistoricSavageMill #SavageMill #SavageMD
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2 weeks ago

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Thank you again to Senator Ben Cardin, Myra Cardin and Calvin Ball for visiting at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery on Small Business Saturday! #shopsmallJoined by Senator Ben Cardin and Myra Cardin at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. Special thanks to Robin and Sam Waid for welcoming us as we #shopsmall ... See MoreSee Less

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We are so honored to have Senator Ben Cardin and Calvin Ball kick off Small Business Saturday in our gallery!
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We’re open until 8PM today so be sure to stop by & shop small today🎁🖼
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3 weeks ago

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery

Dear Friends, I am so very thankful to have you in my life! Your kindness, compassion and support have allowed us to rise and rebuild the Gallery. So, for this long weekend, I have some ways of giving back to you! We will be raffling off a thousand dollars ($1,000) of Gallery gift certificates! They will come in the form of $25, $50 and $100 certificates.

We will have hot coffee and treats throughout the day, stickers for your children and dog treats for your four-legged family members. We will be dressed as elves, reindeers and more. And we will begin serving festive beverages later in day and into the evening.

Our hours:
Black Friday: 10:00 am -8:00 pm
Small Business Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Quiet Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fun Monday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Included are some photos of our artful treasures from Local Artists that you may want to take home with you - to give to a friend/loved one or keep for yourself! I can’t wait to welcome you! Abundant Kindness, Robin

Robin Holliday
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
Cotton Shed (Barn) Building
8600 Foundry Street, Suite 2063, Savage MD, 20763
www.HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
Gallery: 301-490-2001
Robin’s Cell 410-782-5677

#hocoarts #hoco #ArtGallery #HoCoArts #handmadewithlove #handmade #mainstreet #marylandart #marylandartists #maryland #localart #localartists #shopsmall #shoplocal #shopsmallbusiness #painting #ceramics #sculpture #fusedglass #horsespiritartgallery #fineart #local #HistoricSavageMill #SavageMill #SavageMD
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