Please join us as we open our home for an inspired kickoff to the Holiday shopping season.  The works of nearly 60 local and highly talented artisans will be offered for sale.
See the works of

Barry Richardson,   Sherry Kemp,   Angelique Jacobs,  
Lisa Rodgers,
      Judi Carter,    Martha Pierce,
Daniel Rudy,         Ed Wivel,       Jen Kelley, 
Lee Martinson,     Valerie Parsons,     SoapPrizes,
Linda Zecher,     Gene & Marilyn Gaver,     Maynard Gaver,
Julie Gaver,  Penny & Michael Bryant,  Dawn Richardson,
Diane Putman,    Jeanine Harshman,     Kelly Matthews,
Anne Tolson,     Kathy Kelly,    Ralph Herrick,
Deborah Hines,    Ellen Miller,    Miriam Diering,     Gail Rudisill,  

  Linda Ritchie,    
Jeanine Harshman,   Jen Kelley,
   Lonnie Spade,    Debbie Reeder,    Denise West,
     Christopher Carr,     Clint Henderson, 
Gary Cunningham,     Joe Scheerer,       Barb McCartney,
  Teresa Witmer,       Gail Padgett,     Gloria Marecki,
and hosts, Suzanne and Cary Levitt, and others.

Please meet a few of them...

Cary and Suzanne Levitt designed their house to accommodate Christmas on the Hill.  A flowing floor plan, and central fireplace provide a warm and festive venue to begin your Holiday shopping.  An accomplished woodworker, Cary will offer cutting boards pieced of exotic hardwoods.  Suzanne has enjoyed folk art painting and will offer a limited number of Santa painted gourds, her specialty.  In an effort to go green, she's also offering many one of a kind Christmas  wreathes and other decorations made of re-purposed items and cast-offs.

Barry Richardson,  1948 - 2001

The works of Frederick County artist Barry D. Richardson express a lifelong passion to present the character of his surroundings.  He grew up at the foot of the Catoctin Mountains hiking, fishing, and photographing in and around Frederick and Washington Counties.  From childhood he was inspired by both the simple beauty of the landscape and the homespun character of its people.

 One of Barry’s first passions was printmaking, especially silkscreen, which he did while attending Frostburg State University.  He earned his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art with emphasis in watercolor.  Once he picked up the watercolor brush, he never went back.  Barry taught drawing, printmaking, and painting at Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle and High Schools until 1987, when he left to paint full-time.  He completed hundreds of watercolors, making limited edition lithograph prints of many.  His works adorn many homes and businesses in the United States and abroad.  Barry often expressed that he felt blessed to bring joy to people’s lives through his art.

We are delighted that Shirley Richardson will be presenting 
Barry's prints at Christmas on the Hill.





Frederick native Chris Carr learned much of his craft while a student at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School working with renowned watercolor painter Barry Richardson. After graduating, Chris stopped painting, however, and embarked on a career as a graphic artist for area newspapers, including The Frederick News-Post and The Washington Post. Disenchanted with his most recent job at a print shop and tired of his wife’s nagging, Chris recently began painting again. With each painting, he further develops his skill at creating photo-like watercolor images through meticulous attention to detail. Chris continues to search for images of interest as he drives along the Frederick and Washington County roads, stopping to take pictures with a camera he always carries in his truck. He is a member of the Frederick Arts Council, the Hagerstown Arts Council and the Frederick County Art Association. Chris currently works as a graphic design consultant and lives in Wolfsville with his wife and two dogs.
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