The Joys of August at the Gateway Gallery!
During the month of August we'll celebrate the fruits of our gardens and artworks inspired by its beauty. Join painter and printmaker Jill Evans-Kavaldjian and ceramic artist Amy Manson on August 30 from 2 pm to 4 pm for the kitchen/garden Artists Reception featuring demonstrations and refreshments. In addition, folks from our OTHER favorite co-op — Lovettsville Co-op Grocery — will be on hand to present a workshop on making fresh herb vinegars. Learn hands on, and take home your own glass bottle of heavenly vinegar to grace your salads and sauces, or just watch and learn. Register for the vinegar workshop at http://www.lovettsville-grocery.com/canning-workshop-registration.
Our August Featured Artists: Amy Manson & Jill Evans-Kavaldjian
ABOUT AMY MANSON:
Amy found her passion — working with clay — when her children were young. For her, the process and transformation of soft clay into a hard and beautiful object meant to be seen, used, passed along, maybe even eventually broken and given back to the earth — seems to mirror personal growth and transformation. Her themes and colors reflect those found in nature. Amy says, "I try to incorporate a combination of family, prayer, meditation, nature, and the creation of pottery into every single day of my life as part of my own personal growth and transformation."
Amy displays and sells her work in various galleries in South and North Carolina and Virginia, as well as at the Gateway Gallery in Round Hill. Amy also teaches ceramics at Round Hill Arts Center and creates her work (and recipes) at her home and studio in Leesburg, Virginia.
Jill's light-filled paintings try to catch the sublime always present in the ordinary; her subjects are often inspired by her own garden, or her work on a nearby organic farm. Jill's block prints are intentionally and graphically rustic with a sly sense of humor. The series of block prints appears in, "The Virginia Farm Alphabet," a coloring book with riddles for kids and their parents. Like Amy, she loves to cook, and her love of food is apparent in her luminious portrayals of produce!
An art-maker since childhood, Jill studied Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University (BFA '88) and Art Education K-12 at Shepherd University. She has worked as a preschool teacher, graphic designer, sign-maker, decorative painter, arts enrichment coordinator, and arts instructor, and has exhibited her work in many art tours, galleries and other exhibits in Northern Virginia. In addition to being one a member of the Gateway Gallery, she serves as Program Manager for the Round Hill Arts Center and President of the Loudoun Arts Council. She creates her paintings and prints in her studio in tiny Morrisonville Virgina.
Call for Artist-Members
The Gateway Gallery is currently accepting applications for new member-artists. We have openings for 2D artwork as well as fiber and other crafts, and,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, Hill High Artists' Lofts, and Bogati Winery.
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!