Covington Emerging Artist Award, 2018

Given by HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
Presented at “Howard County Open” Art Show, January 2018

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 rural home in eastern North Carolina. Many of the women in her community had never expressed themselves outside their roles as wife and mother. With patience and kindness, Ms. Covington welcomed, encouraged, and taught these women how to express their creativity through oil painting, ceramics, quilting, clothing design and fabrication, and other art forms. She ran her studio for over 25 years. Along the way, she lovingly taught her granddaughter 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.   Ms. Covington was an extraordinary person – and the grandmother of Robin Holliday, owner and curator of HorseSpirit Arts Gallery.

Artist Eligibility: Artists are eligible who have been exhibiting and/or selling their art for less than three years. (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 will select the award recipient.

For More Information:
Robin Holliday, HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner / Curator
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Robin.Holliday@horsespiritartsgallery.com
Cell: 410-782-5677 (Primary) | Gallery: 410-461-3505

LeCheval Stable

LeCheval Stable's Logo (6 Jan 2015)HorseSpirit Arts Gallery is honored and proud to support LeCheval Stable, a nonprofit organization in Glenwood Maryland that provides Therapeutic Riding to those in need – both physically & emotionally.

The mission of LeCheval Stable is “to educate the community about therapeutic horseback riding, provide counseling and equine-facilitated support services for the purposes of recreation, exercise, sport and rehabilitative therapy in an inclusive setting.”

stableTherapeutic riding instruction is provided by instructors certified through Professional Association Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International.  Hippotherapy and consultation with occupational, physical or speech language therapists is available. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is available by appointment.

horseLeCheval Stable also teaches riders ages 5 to adult the basic standards necessary for safe riding. Lessons are geared to the strengths and needs of the rider after an initial evaluation. Horsemanship, skill progression and equitation are taught using the guidelines of the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) and Maryland 4H Horsemanship Program. Beginning and intermediate riders work towards independence to build equestrian knowledge to support the ongoing process of skill progression. Riders learn to use the natural aids of voice, seat, hands and legs to influence and communicate with their horse.

In 2018, HorseSpirit Arts Gallery will hold special events for LeCheval Stable – including a Silent Art Auction to raise money for scholarships for individuals in need. 

Please join us in raising our community’s awareness of and support for LeCheval Stable. Volunteer opportunities are available!

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 11am–8pm
SUNDAY 11am–6pm

New Art at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery! Come find a unique gift for a friend/loved one at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Old Ellicott City. Choose from the original creations of our 47 local Artists. Christmas is just 7 weeks away! 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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New Art at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery! Come find a unique gift for a friend/loved one at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Old Ellicott City. Choose from the original creations of our 47 local Artists. Christmas is just 7 weeks away! 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

New Art at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery! Come find a unique gift for a friend/loved one at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Old Ellicott City. Choose from the original creations of our 47 local Artists. Chri...

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Dear Friends, HorseSpirit Arts Gallery has teamed with our neighbor – The J. Melvin Group of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - to present Artist Robyn Holl Gavigan’s Art Show “Colorful Spirit”. Come join us for a BIG PARTY with festival food, music and beverages on Friday 17 November, 2017, 6 - 9PM.

Artful Party Location: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, The J. Melvin Group, 8137 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD (just across the street from HorseSpirit Arts Gallery).

Suggested Attire: “Interpretive Artistic Semi-Formal”. Surprise us with fun & festive!

About the Artist: Robyn Holl Gavigan – a practicing artist from a very young age - was recognized by her school system, as well as the National Art Honor Society. She earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY in 2003. She then moved to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she volunteered in the Film Klub (Mladi Most) and the Youth Cultural Center, «Abrašević.» She also assisted with the art workshops supported by Cradle in the Pavorotti Music Center, as well as led short term workshops in the Humanitarian Organization, Club Novi Most. While overseas, Robyn had three solo exhibits in Mostar, one at the Bosnian Cultural Center, at Sarajevo, and at the Youth Cultural Center, «Abrašević».
Robyn then moved back to Baltimore MD and had a solo exhibition at Tillie's of Brooklyn in Brooklyn, New York. She was also included in group shows at Antreasian Gallery in Baltimore and Perspectives Gallery in Ellicott City, MD. She participated in the exhibition, «Convergence» at MICA where she has expanded her painting practice by completing a Post-Baccalaureate in Fine Arts certificate. She has recently completed a Master's of Fine Arts at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. While there, she was awarded a Venture Fund Grant.
Currently, Robyn is the Gallery Manager at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Old Ellicott City MD. She also teaches art at Columbia Art Center in Columbia MD

In closing: Please come join us for this Artful PARTY! 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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GUESS WHAT?? Christmas is eight (8) weeks away!! Come find a unique gift for a friend/loved one at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Old Ellicott City. Choose from the original creations of our 47 local Artists.
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

GUESS WHAT?? Christmas is eight (8) weeks away!! Come find a unique gift for a friend/loved one at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Old Ellicott City. Choose from the original creations of our 47 local...

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