Artists and Vendors
We are excited to unveil this year’s symposium illustration and introduce our spotlight artist. Read on to see a listing of participating 2024 vendors. Be sure to check their booths, displays, and more at the symposium!
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 Morristown, New Jersey; Jordan Marsh in Boston; the Hecht Company in Washington, D.C.; and 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.
2024 Spotlight Artist
Dorothy Cole, 2024 spotlight artist
Dorothy Cole is a studio potter at Studio 51 in Mint Hill, North Carolina. She has enjoyed working in clay for more than 20 years, always expanding her throwing and hand-building skills by taking workshops at Penland School of Craft, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and John C. Campbell Folk School. Her functional and whimsical pottery includes mugs, bowls, vases, berry bowls, pie plates, batter bowls, egg plates, and even piggy banks!
Dorothy is a member of the Carolina Clay Matters Pottery Guild and shows her work at festivals each May and October.