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KosterichElizabeth Kosterich

neck_smallElizabeth approaches her artful jewelry-making from two criteria. First, she must be pleased with the design in all categories: color, flow, form, and craftsmanship. Just as importantly, it must meet her intent: creating a meaningful conversation with the viewer/wearer. Her work is always based on the conveyance of a common feeling or thought we can all relate to.

brownear_smallEach one of a kind piece, is designed and named, to capture that moment of ”I’ve been there”. A piece may feature a soft curve of Sterling Silver, and named ”Life Can Throw Curves…Easier To Take Them Gently”. We’ve all been there. A conversation has begun – a recognition of our sameness, our oneness is Elizabeth’s intent.  She utilizes Polymer Clay as her main medium for its flexibility. She can push limits – another trademark of her work. Elizabeth designs, makes, and applies silk screens, carves, uses paints, patinas, pencils, watercolors, or goes transparent.  By combining her art with primarily Sterling Silver adds yet another dimension to the conversation.  Her newest work has expanded even further into using precious metals and precious gemstones.

green_smallElizabeth is also an accomplished Hand Made Paper artist whose work in this media has included custom work and being published on the front cover of a book Paper House.

Exhibits and Accomplishments Include:
•    2015: Artfully Wilde Show, Columbia MD, November 13-14
•    2015: Juried into The American Fine Craft Show: Washington, Washington D.C.  October 23-25 in affiliation with National Women’s Museum of Art.
•    2014: Juried into The American Craft Council Baltimore Show:  Wholesale. :  Pre-qualified through
2018 for the top 2% of artists.
circle_small•    2014: Necklace “The Motion of Water” used by The American Craft Council advertising for 2014 Baltimore Show.
•    2014: “Textured Blue Jazz” necklace featured on posting by Polymer Clay Arts
•    2010:  Juror’s First Place Award for “It’s All In The Icing” in support the Cancer Center in Columbia, MD.
•    2009:  Named One of the Years 10 Paper Artists to Know, by the Society of Handmade Papermakers.
•    2001:  Front Cover Photo on the book “Paper House” by Mary Ann Hall, published by Rockport Press.

blueear_smallEducation & Training Include:
•    James Madison University 1972, BA English
•    First National Polymer Clay Conference at Arrowmont Art Center, both organized & attended classes
•    Second National Polymer Clay Conference, Bryn Mawr College, both organized & attended classes
•    Mentoring program with both Victoria Hughes, and Gwen Gibson top Polymer Artists Internationally
•    Various Polymer Clay classes offered nationally

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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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