Bouquets for Mom
Celebrate Mom at the Gateway Gallery! Join Our May Featured Artists,
Watercolorist Catherine Hillis & Jeweler Robin Wilkinson
for a special Artists' Reception featuring Mom.
Sunday, May 3rd, from 2 pm to 4 pm.
The Gateway Gallery is pleased to present a reception honoring mothers on Sunday, May 3, from 2 pm until 4 pm. Beaded and embroidered jewelry by Round Hill resident Robin Wilkinson and watercolors painted by Round Hill resident Catherine Hillis will be featured. Wilkinson and Hillis are artist-members of the Co-operative Gallery, and will be on hand to discuss their work — and have a little fun as well.
Hillis notes: “We invite everyone to bring their mothers and grandmothers in. We would love to greet mothers of all kinds — including moms of pets — and we’d like to honor every mother in attendance with a flower.” To add to all the fun, “Mom music" from the 1940’s through today’s contemporary vibes will be rocking the walls of the Gallery during the Reception. Bring your mom to hear old favorites such as “Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean,” “Momma Don’t Dance,” “Mom and Dad’s Waltz” and “Mother In Law.” And of course, every mom who visits will leave with a beautiful bloom!
Catherine Hillis has painted all her life, winning nearly 100 awards and honors at competitive shows regionally and nationally, earning Signature Membership status with many watercolor organizations across the country, including the Virginia Watercolor Society, the San Diego Watercolor Society, Baltimore Watercolor Society, the Southern Watercolor Society, Western Colorado Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, the Missouri Watercolor Society, the Georgia Watercolor Society and the Potomac Valley Watercolor Society, of which she served as president during 2013 - 2014. She is an elected member of the prestigious Washington Society of Landscape Painters.
Catherine primarily paints in watermedia, including busy street scenes, coastal landscapes, and her favorite, the historic sites near her home on the Blue Ridge in Virginia. The hallmarks of her work are the effects of light and movement, along with a touch of humor whenever possible.The artist offers classes and workshops across the country, including at our neighboring Round Hill Arts Center, and abroad.
ABOUT ROBIN WILKINSON:
With a degree in art and a Masters in art education, Robin began her journey teaching elementary, middle school and high school students art as well as managing an art gallery in Pennsylvania. After years of teaching and promoting other people’s artwork she decided it was time to focus on her own. After exploring everything from painting residential and commercial murals to throwing and selling pottery, she stumbled upon bead embroidery. For the last 10 years Robin has focused on creating beaded wearable art. Stitching one tiny bead at a time onto a felt-like canvas, much the same way a painter creates a painting, one stroke at a time. Robin creates earrings, cuffs, pendants, brooches and handbags, finding inspiration in the colors and shapes of the materials she uses, such as Swarovski crystals, gemstones and pearls along with personal found objects like buttons off a family member’s coat. Her one-of-a-kind pieces often tell a story.
Robin's jewelry can be found in boutiques and galleries through out Pennsylvania and at the annual Waterford Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibit, as well as the Gateway Gallery.
Call for Artist-Members
The Gateway Gallery is currently accepting applications for new member-artists. We are especially interested in 2D artwork as well as fiber. However, we are open to an array of mediums. Surprise us! We are located on Route 7 just west of Round Hill, at Hill High Marketplace, which we share with the Round Hill Arts Center, Mom's Apple Pie at Hill High, and the Bogati Bodega wine & tapas tasting room.
Members serve on committees to manage the Gallery, work three half-day shifts a month, pay $40/month dues and contribute 20% of monthly sales toward gallery expenses. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com. We're a fun group and we're looking forward to hearing from you! Learn more or join today!