“Room with a View” by Gateway Gallery

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“Room with a View”

January 5, 2012 – February 15

Opening reception held for the artists 6-9 p.m. January 25

(Clayton, MO/December 15) 
Gateway Gallery “Room with a View” exhibit will feature paintings and images of views from the home of Gateway Gallery resident artist Deborah A. Williams, who lives among the fields and farms of Millstadt, IL.  Deborah is a professional artist who prefers to work outdoors, “en plein air”, capturing landscapes on location in natural light.  Her art reflects a love for architecture and landscapes. Her images are reminders of the fast-paced, disappearing world around us.  Her medium of choice is soft pastels but also works in acrylics, mixed media and photography.

            Deborah’s paintings and photographs are included in numerous private collections and have
been exhibited at the Missouri Athletic Club; the St. Louis University Museum of Art; the Woman’s Institute and Gallery in New Harmony, IN; the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, IL; the Creative Art Gallery in St. Louis as well as numerous fine art fairs.  Her photography has also been sold by Hallmark stores.

            Deborah was born in Louisiana and has lived in many states and Bermuda with her Air Force family.  She is a graduate of Saint Louis University with a Master of Science in Sustainability.  She is a founding member of the Gateway Pastel Artists and The Gateway Gallery in St. Louis, MO.

            This show runs January 5 through February 15 with an opening reception from 6-9 pm on Friday, January 25 at 21 North Bemiston Ave, Clayton.

            Guest artist, Cheryl Dorris will exhibit photographs as a Gateway Gallery guest artist January 5, 2012 through February 15, 2012.  Photography has been Cheryl’s passion her whole life.  Through the years her work began to take shape via the landscape – open air, changing light and breathtaking beauty.  She is inspired by the warm light from a sunset, shimmering reflections on water and the crisp hues found in cities abroad.  In these places she feels both calm and energize, and is drawn to photograph them.  Cheryl is a self-taught photographer with a marketing background who has been photographing the landscape since 1997.  She loves to travel around the country and around the world and work with the images she captures.  Her work has been published in magazines and books and has been shown in various galleries around the St. Louis area.  She has received recognition in numerous juried competitions, including Best in Show, Old Orchard Gallery, St. Louis; and a finalist in the SEEN Competition, Studio Altius, St. Louis.


Established in 2004, Gateway Gallery is owned and operated entirely by local artists.  This affords
visitors an opportunity to meet the artists themselves in a friendly and unpretentious atmosphere.  The diversity found among this group can be seen in the wide range of art which is exhibited therein.  Artwork ranges from traditional landscapes to contemporary abstraction, and it is presented in a variety of mediums.  Additionally, invitations are extended to guest artists to exhibit eight times a year and receptions are held in conjunction with these shows.  The gallery offers affordable, reasonably priced art from award winning artists.  Exhibits typically run every six weeks, featuring one of the gallery’s resident artists as well as three visiting artists.  Located in downtown Clayton, Mo., the gallery is walking distance to other galleries and many of St. Louis’ finest restaurants and cafes, making it a “must-stop” destination for art lovers, art collectors and designers.

            Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.  Visit www.GatewayGalleryOnline.com for more information.


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