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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–6pm
TUESDAY closed
WEDNESDAY 11am-6pm
THURSDAY 11am–6pm
FRIDAY 11am–8pm
SATURDAY 11am–8pm
SUNDAY 11am–6pm

JUST SOLD! Stunning Original Watercolor "The Huntress", $2800, by Local Artist Brenda Kidera at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery

Come Visit us!! 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 11AM - 6PM+ (Closed Tuesday) Open Friday & Saturday until 8:00 pm
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016
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Newer Art at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery:
• Paintings: Brenda Kidera, Nancy Lee Davis, April Rimpo, Stephanie Boyer, Loreen Western, Molly Sims, Deborah Maklowski & Kay Sandler
• Sculptures: Dave Hardell & Bill Knapp
• FiFiber Art: Eileen Williams & Joyce Ritter
• Photography: Linda Schisler & Chuck Aaron
• Woodturning: Allen Alexopulos
• Fused Glass: Chris Guercio & Sarah Pick
• Jewelry: Nancy Ennis
• Ceramics: Bonnie Zuckerman

Come Visit us!! You will be welcomed with beverages, cupcakes and a hug (if you would like one). 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 11AM - 6PM+ (Closed Tuesday) Open Friday & Saturday until 8:00 pm
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016

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

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THIS SUNDAY! October 1st, 1-4PM, Opening Reception for Local Artists Chuck Aaron & Bonnie Zuckerman’s Art Show “Fall for Art” at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery.

Chuck Aaron photographs the beauty of nature, landscapes, and urban scenery, as well as turns wood. Bonnie Zuckerman creates stunning hand-painted ceramic art with unique designs.

Come enjoy their beautiful artwork in the company of friends, with festive beverages and non-nutritional food groups! Also enjoy the original creations of 45 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, 11:00 am – 6:00pm, Weekend Open until 8:00 pm (Closed Tuesday)
Voted 'Best Art Gallery" in Howard County 2016
#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts
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SNEAK PEAK!! Artwork for this Weekend’s Opening Reception – Sunday 1 Oct, 1-4PM at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery!

Dear Friends, attached are 24 photos of the original artwork from local Artists Chuck Aaron and Bonnie Zuckerman for their Art Show “Fall for Art”, October 1st-21st, 2017 at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. Chuck Aaron photographs the beauty of nature, landscapes, and urban scenery, as well as turns wood. Bonnie Zuckerman creates stunning hand-painted ceramic art with unique designs.

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 1st, 1-4PM. Come enjoy their beautiful artwork in the company of friends, with festive beverages and non-nutritional food groups!

Please come join us for this wonderful art show, as well as see the original creations of 45 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, 11:00 am – 6:00pm, Weekend Open until 8:00 pm (Closed Tuesday)
Voted 'Best Art Gallery" in Howard County 2016
#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts
... See MoreSee Less

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Dear Friends, I am thrilled to present Local Artists Chuck Aaron and Bonnie Zuckerman’s Art Show “Fall for Art”, October 1st-21st, 2017 at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. Chuck Aaron photographs the beauty of nature, landscapes, and urban scenery, as well as turns wood. Bonnie Zuckerman creates stunning hand-painted ceramic art with unique designs.

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 1st, 1-4PM. Come enjoy their beautiful artwork in the company of friends, with festive beverages and non-nutritional food groups!

About the Artists:
Chuck Aaron: His art allows him to create physical objects that express the beauty he perceives in the world around him. His photographs capture visual moments—a bird in flight, fall colors, a child’s joyful exuberance, a rusted street lamp. His woodturning engenders objects that emphasize the beauty of color and wood grain in a way that is both visual and tactile.

Bonnie Zuckerman: She creates highly detailed, one of a kind, hand-painted ceramics. She uses a wax resist technique to create a stained glass effect on her pieces. Each piece of art tells a whimsical story and incorporates imagery from her personal visual lexicon. Favorite subjects include birds and other animals, flowers, and fairy tale landscapes.
In closing: Please come join us for this wonderful art show, as well as see the original creations of 45 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, 11:00 am – 6:00pm, Weekend Open until 8:00 pm (Closed Tuesday)
Voted 'Best Art Gallery" in Howard County 2016
#ECStrong, #EllicottCity, #HoCo, #ArtGallery, #HoCoArts
... See MoreSee Less

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