Artists and Vendors
We are excited to unveil this year’s symposium illustration and introduce our spotlight artists. Read on to see a listing of participating 2023 vendors. Be sure to check their booths, displays, and more at the symposium!
2023 Symposium Watercolor
by Robin Wilgus
A member of the Davidson Garden Club, Robin Wilgus has painted original gardenscapes for the Davidson Horticultural Symposium for nearly 30 years. Her elegant watercolors adorn our brochures and note cards, as her imaginative artwork is a clever rendering of the year’s symposium theme.
Robin grew up in Madison, New Jersey, and studied fashion illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Art Students League of New York in Manhattan. She went on to have a long career as a fashion illustrator and worked with Epstein’s in New Jersey, Jordan Marsh in Boston, the Hecht Company in Washington, D.C., as well as Robinson’s in St. Petersburg, Florida.
More recently, she has freelanced as an illustrator and has worked with textile companies in North Carolina. Her artistic talent extends to folk art and home decor.
We are fortunate to have such a talented member of our garden club willing to contribute her beautiful work to our symposium.
2023 Spotlight Artists
MEREDITH GABEL HARRIS
Melissa Reddick, 2023 spotlight artist
Melissa Reddick explains her work:
A Davidson Garden Club member, Melissa is a ceramic artist and owner of Modern History Clayworks Studio in Davidson. Through a unique combination of techniques in photography, printmaking, and ceramics, she creates history-inspired and crafted pieces that celebrate the story beyond the surface. Her Goldies and Coley Tatting Collections and new Coley Heirloom jewelry line may be found on her website as well as in shops and galleries throughout the country.
Meredith Gabel Harris, 2023 spotlight artist
Meredith Gabel Harris explains her work:
Meredith lives and paints in Davidson. She draws inspiration from her childhood in Florida and time spent in the coastal Carolinas. Her acrylic paintings focus on landscapes, the peaceful intracoastal waterways, the low country and her love of travel. Meredith predominantly uses a palette knife in her acrylic paintings and layers paints to create a thick surface.
In addition to the following vendors, we will have two Master Gardeners, Nancy Andretti and Lisa Livingston, available for consultation.
Park Road Books
Dearness Gardens Nursery