Covington Emerging Artist Award, 2019

Given by HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
Presented at “Howard County Open” Art Show, January 2019

The Covington Emerging Artist Award is given in honor of Ms. Mable Covington Holliday, a talented artist and art teacher and a strong believer that all people have innate creative abilities. In the late 1950’s, Ms. Covington built an art studio outside her home in rural eastern North Carolina. Many of the women in her community had never expressed themselves outside their roles as wife, mother and worker. With patience and kindness, Ms. Covington welcomed, encouraged, and taught these women how to express their creativity through ceramics, quilting, oil painting, clothing design and fabrication, and other art forms. She ran her studio for over 20 years. Along the way, she lovingly taught her granddaughter Robin Holliday (Owner / Curator of HorseSpirit Arts Gallery) to create and appreciate art.

Ms. Covington was also a determined, strong woman who persevered through the Great Depression, World War II and the Korean War, losing husbands to both wars. Through all this adversity, she kept creating art, welcoming people into her studio, extending kindness, and showing generosity to those in need. Above all, she held on to her belief in the goodness of humanity and the healing power of art.

Artist Eligibility: Artists are eligible who have been exhibiting and/or selling their art for three years or less. (Participation as a student in sales or events that are part of an academic program or curriculum does not affect eligibility.) Artists affiliated with HorseSpirit Arts Gallery are not eligible for this award.

Art Media: Artists working in any art media will be considered for this award.

Selection Criteria: The Covington Emerging Artist Award recognizes the artist whose work demonstrates not only technical excellence, but also most clearly echoes Mable Covington Holliday’s belief in the power of the creative spirit.

Award Amount: $500

Selection Committee: Robin Holliday and two other artists of HorseSpirit Arts Gallery – Deborah Maklowski and Brenda Kidera – will select the award recipient.

Contact Information: Robin Holliday, Owner / Curator of HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Historic Savage Mill – located at 8600 Foundry Street, Suite 2063, Savage, Maryland 20763; Cell: 410-782-5677 (Primary); Gallery: 301-490-2001


Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street
Suite 2063

Savage, MD 20763
located in the Cotton Shed (or Barn) building

Gallery Hours

MON-SAT 10am–6pm
SUN 11am–6pm

Dear Friends, Come meet the Artists of HorseSpirit Arts Gallery on Sunday, 10 February, 1-4pm! Discuss art with your favorite Artists and meet new ones! Enjoy live music, festive beverages and light hors d’oeuvres. Below is a list of the Gallery’s 43 Local Artists (by Art Medium):

1. Trudy Babchak – Acrylic, Oil, Impressionist
2. Geraldine Butler – Oil, Abstracts
3. Stephanie Boyer – Oil, Realism/Still Life
4. Nancy Lee Davis – Oil, Modern Impressionist/Colorist, Plein Air
5. Rana Geralis – Oil and Watercolor, Plein Air
6. Laurie L. Hansen – Oil, Acrylic & Engraved Wood – Abstract, Portraits, Plein Air and Still Life
7. Mary Jo Kehne –Paintings and Drawings, Ball-point Pens, Oil Pastels, Oil Sticks and Paint.
8. Brenda Kidera – Oil, Watercolor and Acrylic, Realism
9. Deborah Maklowski – Pastel, Colored Pencil and Mixed Media
10. Alison Leigh Menke – Oil, Plein Air Paintings, Landscapes
11. April Rimpo – Fluid Acrylic and Watercolor
12. Kay Sandler – Pastel, Watercolor and Mixed Media
13. Andrea Sauer – Watercolor and Mixed Media
14. Molly Sims – Oil, Realism
15. Loreen Western –Watercolor, Abstracts
16. Chris Guercio – Alcohol Ink

1. Rebecca Moy Behre – Fine and Functional Pottery
2. Iris Grundler – Fine and Functional Pottery
3. Nancy Ziegenfus-McIntosh – Fine and Functional
4. Bonnie Zuckerman – Hand-painted Ceramics with Wax Resist Technique

Fiber and Wearable Art:
1. Dalis Davidson – Vibrant Hand Spun, Dyed and Painted Wool and Silk Scarves
2. Joyce Ritter – Unique Quilted Wall Art
3. Loreen Western – Hand Painted Silk Scarves

1. Chris Guercio – Fused Glass, Impressionist, Landscape, Frit Glass Painting
2. Robin Holliday – Crystal Sun Catchers and Mobiles
3. Beverley Hunter – Glass and Ceramic Mosaics
4. Sarah Pick – Fused Glass, Impressionist
5. Alice St. Germain-Gray – Flame Thrower Glass

1. Cecelia Battle – Fanciful Torch Fired Enamels, Hand-forged Metals and Glass Beads
2. Nancy Ennis – Sterling Silver Chainmaille, Bead-weaving, and Hand-forged Metal
3. Dave Hardell – Sterling Silver
4. Robin Holliday – Natural Gem Stone Jewelry
5. Elizabeth Kosterich – Contemporary Fine Art Jewelry
6. Peter Kosterich – Sterling Silver Jewelry
7. Carlos Zepeda – Fine Silver, Natural Shell and Gem Stone Jewelry

Mixed Media (other than paintings):
1. Wendy Ng – Decorated Eggs with Pysanky Technique
2. Allison Pasarew – Intricate Antique Clock Part Sculpted Designs, Framed Wall Art
3. Eileen Williams – Contemporary, Original Mixed Media and Fabric Three-Dimensional Wall Art
4. JeJennifer Hudson – Papercut Art. Framed Intricate, detailed & Original cut paper designs

1. Stephanie Boyer – Still Life
2. Linda Schisler –Cityscapes and Nature, Local and Abroad

1. Dave Hardell – Metal Sculptor
2. Ed Kidera – Steampunk Metal Sculptor
3. Bill Knapp – Sculptor and Fine Furnishings

Specialty Cards:
1. Kathy Daisey – Handmade Specialty Cards with Watercolor Painting, Collage, and Stamping
2. Brenda Kidera – Prints of her Oil Paintings
3. Cecelia Battle - Prints of her Acrylic Paintings

1. Allen Alexopulos – Hand-turned Wooden Artistic Platters, Vases, Urns, and Sculpture
2. Max Crownover – Hand-turned Bowls & Vases
3. Jim Oliver – Hand-turned Bowls, Plates and Vases

In Closing, I look forward to welcoming you to this big event! Abundant Kindness, Robin Holliday

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

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Dear Friends, Let me introduce you to Local Artist Geraldine Butler – the newest member of HorseSpirit Arts Gallery! Geraldine creates beautiful abstract paintings and I am thrilled to have her join us.

About the Artist: Geraldine Butler is a Maryland based painter whose work is seemingly abstract, although inspired by nature and her surroundings.

Butler received her BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and is a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA), where she now teaches painting part time and is a visual arts instructor in their after-school TWIGS program.

During her time at MICA, Butler studied under several renowned contemporary painters such as Mark Karnes, Barry Nemett, James Hennessey, Timothy App, and Sharon Yates, all of whom influenced her work in different ways. Butler has received several awards including juried placement and a scholarship through MICA to study abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France. She also received MICA’s Painting Department Recognition Award.

Butler’s work bridges the gap between abstract and representational painting challenging established ideas of what paintings are classified as, and in doing so, diversifies the type of art her viewers can relate to. Butler’s work is founded on her love of these two seemingly different types of painting and following many years of working directly from observation.

Butler exhibits regularly and has participated in several group and solo exhibitions throughout the country and abroad over the last two decades. Butler also participates in several art festivals throughout the region. Her studio in located in Howard County.

In closing: Please come see Geraldine’s paintings along with the original creations of over 40 Local Artists. I look forward to seeing you soon. Abundant Kindness, Robin Holliday

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

#hocoarts #hoco #ArtGallery #handmade #marylandart #marylandartists #maryland #localart #localartists #shopsmall #shoplocal #shopsmallbusiness #painting #ceramics #sculpture #fusedglass #horsespiritartgallery #fineart #local #HistoricSavageMill #SavageMill #SavageMD #visualarts #art #fiberart #oilpainting #watercolor #ceramics #artist #woodturning #acrylicpainting
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