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maklowskiDeborah Maklowski

Painter, Pastels & Color Pencils often combined with acrylic & gouache; Mixed media

blue_smallDeborah Maklowski is 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”:  she 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, seeking to share with the viewer the beauty she finds in the world all around her, in forms both natural and man-made.

orangegrass_smallEducation and Training
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Workshops:  Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Terri Ford, Maggie Price, Susan Ogilvie, Richard McKinley, Albert Handel, Doug Dawson, Bob Rohm, Arlene Steinberg, Bonnie Auten, John Smolko, Eileen Sorg, and others

patterns_smallProfessional Memberships
Signature Member, Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA); Product Research Director, CPSA National Governing Board
Signature Member, Maryland Pastel Society (MPS); President, 2009-2012
Juried Member of Pastel Society of America and Miniature Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. (MPSGS)
Member, Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and the Cider Painters of America

pinklandscape_smallTeaching
Instructor in colored pencil, Columbia Arts Center, Columbia, MD, and Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD

Galleries
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Ellicott City, MD

architect_smallRecent Solo and National Exhibitions, Awards, and Publications
“A Connection” Invitational, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY (2016); Philadelphia Watercolor Society’s 116th Annual Works on Paper, John H. Baker Gallery, West Chester, PA (2016); MPSGS International Exhibitions, Bethesda, MD (2011-2016)-1st Place (twice), 2nd Place, & Hon. Mention, Drawing category; MPS Juried Members Exhibition, Quiet Waters Galleries, Annapolis, MD (2015); International Guild of Realism’s 10th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA (2015); “Pastel Unleashed,” a pastel+mixed media show, Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, MD (2014)-Honorable Mention; CPSA International Juried Exhibitions: various U.S. galleries, (2004-2014); CPSA Explore This! Juried Online Exhibitions (2013-2015)-Staedtler-Mars Award for Excellence, 2014; MPS Shades of Pastel National Juried Exhibitions (2005-2013)-3rd Place, 2013; Paint the Town Plein Air Competition, Chestertown, MD (2013, 2014, 2015)-Best in Show, 2013; The Magic of Colored Pencil Juried Exhibition, Newport, RI (2013); Annual Strathmore Artists’ Juried Exhibitions, Bethesda, MD (2012-2015)-3rd Place, 2013; International Guild of Realism’s 7th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Carmel, CA (2012); International Guild of Realism’s “Leading Masters of Contemporary Realism,” Cape Cod, MA (2007); “Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing,” published by North Light Books, 2007

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

Gallery Hours

MONDAY 11am–7pm
TUESDAY 11am–7pm
WEDNESDAY 11am-7pm
THURSDAY 11am–7pm
FRIDAY 10am–8pm
SATURDAY 10am–8pm
SUNDAY 10am–6pm

Dear Friends, Let me introduce you to Local Artist Jennifer Hudson who just joined HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. Jennifer creates beautiful, intricate cut paper artwork.

About the Artist: Jennifer Hudson is a Maryland based artist, who has close ties to Howard County and Ellicott City in particular. An avid animal lover, Jennifer began her career as a watercolor painter with an emphasis on realistic nature scenes and surreal illustrations. Jennifer’s love of the natural world is evident in the use of flora and animals in her work. Jennifer studied watercolor painting with Brenda Kidera. She continued her visual arts education at the Baltimore School for the Arts with a concentration in painting.

After graduating in 2014, Jennifer continued to paint but was intrigued by the world of contemporary paper art. Inspired by the elaborate costume and art design of television shows such as Game of Thrones, Jennifer became interested in textile-based work, especially that of Jeff Nishinaka, creator of the Night King paper sculpture. Jennifer’s visit to Hillwood House Museum’s Pret a Papier exhibit served as additional inspiration and an introduction to “Pulp Fashion”, the art of Isabelle de Borchgrave.
Self-taught in cut paper art, Jennifer uses an exacto knife and her imagination to craft delicate works in 2-D that display movement, texture and dimension akin to sculptural works. As she continues her exploration, Jennifer strives to create pieces that will demonstrate a finely-honed technique and be a source of delight to the viewer. Continuing motifs are foxes, wolves, delicate flowers and lace-like structures.

Jennifer has exhibited works across Maryland including: The Columbia Mall, The Baltimore School for the Arts Segal Gallery, BWI Airport, Howard County Department of Education, Howard County Center for the Arts, Center Stage, Hotel Brexton, XS Restaurant, Night Owl Gallery, Vintage Vault and Gallery, The ClayGround Studio and Gallery, and Mt Vernon Marketplace.

Her paper work “Night Fox” was the Juror’s Choice winner at Art Howard County 2017. Outside of her art career, Jennifer is a fan of the Nerdist podcast and is owned by a Jack Russell Terrier named Tyrion.

In closing: Please come see Jennifer’s lovely artwork along with the original creations of 47 other Local Artists. I look forward to welcoming you to the Gallery. Abundant Kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner / Curator
Robin.Holliday@horsespiritartsgallery.com
HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
Open Daily: Monday-Thursday, 11AM-7PM, Friday & Saturday 10AM-8PM, Sunday 10AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016

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OPEN TODAY and EVERY DAY between now & the end of 2017! We will greet you beverages, cookies, candy and festive attire! Look forward to seeing you! Much kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner / Curator
Robin.Holliday@horsespiritartsgallery.com
HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
Open Daily: Monday-Thursday 11AM - 7PM+, Friday & Saturday 10AM-8PM+, Sunday 10AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016
#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts,
#OEC
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Roads icing up (Saturday 9 Nov) so HorseSpirit Arts Gallery closing at 7PM. Please be safe tonight. Much kindness, Robin ... See MoreSee Less

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HorseSpirit Arts Gallery is OPEN today until 8:00pm! (or later). We have hot coffee, cookies and chocolate kisses awaiting you! Abundant Kindness, Robin Holliday ... See MoreSee Less

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Dear Friends, Gifts for the Holidays are waiting for you at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Old Ellicott City, MD. Come find a unique treasure for a friend and loved from the original creations of our 47 local Artists. And enjoy all the shops and restaurants in Old Ellicott City! We look forward to welcoming you. Much kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner / Curator
Robin.Holliday@horsespiritartsgallery.com
HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
Open Daily: Monday-Thursday 11AM - 7PM+, Friday & Saturday 10AM-8PM+, Sunday 10AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016
#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts,
#OEC
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