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Eileen Williams

Through her unique, mixed-media and fabric art, Eileen’s goal is to create art that evokes conversation, stimulates the imagination and engages one to feel something. From the yards of toile, to contemporary fibers, to whimsical textiles, fabric has become her colored paint on canvas.

In the 1980s Eileen worked for a company where she learned the technique of covering commercial life-sized fiberglass animals with upholstery fabric, to emulate animal skins. Not knowing then, this meticulous technique of covering objects with fabric, along with her background in painting and sculpture would combine and transform into her work today. Fabric is stretched, canvas style, over triangle, rectangular or square wooden frames, layered with intricate geometric fabric covered shapes, sometimes including embedded fabric covered faces, producing movement and three-dimensional effects.

Eileen’s work has been exhibited in galleries, public spaces and art venues located in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, New York and Connecticut.  Highlights include, exhibiting at the Baltimore World Trade Center in 2011; 2012 New York exhibiting in two shows : The Contemporary Art Fair at the Jacob Javits Center and the Parallax Art Fair in SoHo. The Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA, also included in 2012.

In 2013, Washington, DC, Eileen exhibited at the International Vision Gallery, The Italian Embassy, and the 10th Annual Blue Jeans Ball Fundraiser, where Eileen was one of three featured artists, chosen for her original denim fabric mixed-media piece, which was auctioned off. In 2014, one of Eileen’s most memorable solo shows exhibited 35 pieces in the Connaughton Gallery at the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce. One of her sales included a purchase by the University. Her highlight for 2015 was returning to New York to exhibit at Artexpo New York (Solo Division). Eileen is looking forward to all the opportunities that will cross her path in the coming years.

Publications:
• “The Woven Tale Press Selected Works & The Empty Spaces Project Gallery Exhibit”
print edition, available Feb. 2016, pages 116- 117. Edited by Sandra Tyler and
Michael Dickel

• “The Woven Tale Press Vol.III #6”, pages 37-45 Web Magazine, June 2015

• “The Mixed Media Artist- Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams From Over 40 Amazing
Artists”, pages 124 & 139. Author/artist Seth Apter, PhD
Published By North Light Books, 2013

Eileen’s love of art keeps her passion to create alive. The opportunities of exhibiting is not just a business venture to Eileen—connecting and sharing with others is beyond value and having her husband, Christian, of 34 years by her side, as her biggest fan, is too.

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
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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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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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