Emergence – An Art Salon Series

Join us for the first in a series of art salons at the Conservatory. 

Presented in partnership with K. Hamill Fine Art - driven by a mission to place Baltimore art in Baltimore spaces, the firm specializes in emerging artists.


Mary Beth Marsden 
Bridgette Guerzon Mills 
Diana Ulman

Opening Night: Thursday, July 13, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibition: July 14 – 23. Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

All art will be for sale. Exhibition and opening night free and open to the public, donations gratefully accepted.  

Tanglewood Conservatories featured the exhibition in their blog. Excerpts of the article, written by Friends of the Rawlings Conservatory board member Teresa Cook, are below. Read the entire post and view a selection of the artists’ work at Tanglewood’s blog

Just as plants emerge from the ground, so too will art emerge at the Conservatory.

And what better place to display art? The Conservatory is a work of art itself with its soaring glass palm house that dates to 1888.

“The venue is really beautiful. We are looking for a synergy between the building and local artists,” Kathleen Hamill said, with the show mixing the art community with the conservatory community.
Kathleen is owner of K. Hamill Fine Art & Design, which is putting on the exhibition. A portion of proceeds from sales of the art will benefit the Rawlings Conservatory.

Marsden, former broadcaster at WBAL Radio and WMAR TV, said, “Painting found me again. Currently obsessed with clouds and trying to be fearless.” She continues her work with Real Look Autism, a website for anyone touched by autism. It provides videos that show all kinds of therapies working for kids on the autism spectrum.

Guerzon Mills, an award-winning mixed media artist and book artist, incorporates a variety of materials including photography, oil paint, acrylic paint and encaustic. “I am drawn to the inherent beauty and spirit of the natural world, and my artwork is a personal dialogue that reaches into the stillness of that spirit. Through both imagery and medium, I create organic pieces that speak to the cycles of life, growth and decay, memory and the passage of time.”

Ulman is an artist, designer, community volunteer and a cancer patient advocate with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, which she founded in 1997. “As my art evolves, I both find myself and free myself. I hope you are touched in some way by my art and design — and I hope you enjoy viewing my artwork as much as I enjoy creating it.”