Yes… we’ve started a blog! Our plan is to post at least every other week on Thursdays. Lauren Permenter Davidson, our fantastic intern, will be doing a lot of the posting. We are so grateful to Lauren for the enthusiasm she has for this project. Until now I (Patti!) have been holding her up :) I thought it would be good to share a bit of our history AND some of the new projects we are working on.
All the best,
(If you have thoughts, or ideas, things you’d like to know about, let us know! The next few blog posts will be about the owners - maybe you’ll learn something new???)
OUR HISTORY IN A NUTSHELL~
What started as a pop-up in November 2009 and continued as a sort of Co-Op in 2010, The Palette & The Page happily became an LLC in 2011. Lynn Whitt lead us on the LLC path and we haven’t looked back! We are a gallery that is owned by four very passionate women - Patti Paulus, Stacey Peterson, Lynn Whitt and Janet Youse. Janet and Patti have been with the Gallery since its inception in 2009. Lynn joined in early 2010 and Stacey joined as a represented artist in 2013 and became the fourth owner of the gallery in 2015 after Margie Blystone left her role at the Gallery.
Since our beginnings, we have been committed to expanding the Arts & Entertainment District in Downtown Elkton through our First Friday Opening Receptions in conjunction with the Downtown Elkton Art Loop. These evenings, from 5pm to 8pm, feature an Opening Reception for the new local visiting artists in our Special Exhibit Gallery in addition to the opportunity to enjoy talking to some of the artists and authors we represent, providing great local live music and refreshments. We pride ourselves in offering something new to our community each month. It has been a part of our mission since the very beginning. Installing a new show every month is a lot of work, but it brings so much opportunity to artist and customer alike for connection, learning and sharing.
We were thrilled to be awarded the Elkton Chamber & Alliance’s Small Business of the Year in 2014. The following year we were inducted into the Cecil County Business Hall of Fame.
For the past six years, we have had a Poetry/Creative Writing evening in conjunction with Cecil