The first few years at the gallery were marked by modest but steady improvements- lights were added to show the artwork better and pallets and wooden crates for display were eventually replaced with more suitable pedestals. The constant of Anne’s enthusiasm about the artwork she was showing and Irene’s colorful presence in her antique corner laid the foundation for a promising future at their new gallery.
The mid-70s at Edgewood had Nell growing up, Irene selling antiques in her corner of the barn, and new artists added to each year to share their work with the increasing number of gallery visitors.
As Abby and Anna grow up at the gallery and enjoy spending time with Anne and Minnow much like Nell did with her grandmother, the gardens around the gallery continue to grow as well.
Anne, Nell, and Dan Cross publish the second Edgewood benefit cookbook, “An Artist’s Food for the Soul”, on the gallery’s 40th Anniversary. The cookbook sold out and raised $135,000 that was donated to not-for-profit organizations that work to make children’s lives better.
After working on the new sculpture garden in the summer and fall of 2007 and spring of 2008, J.R. was happy to see the sculpture garden ready to open with the start of the Gallery’s 40th season on May 3, 2008.
Nell and J.R. welcome their twin daughters Abby and Anna into the world, beginning the family’s fourth generation at Edgewood Orchard.
J.R. Jarosh starts working at Edgewood Orchard and begins to work on the gardens around the gallery.
Anne and Nell publish the 1st Edgewood benefit cookbook, “An Artist’s Food for Thought”, on the gallery’s 35th Anniversary. The cookbook sold out and raised $76,000 that was donated to programs fighting hunger.
Nell Emerson returns to Fish Creek to work at the gallery, the start of the 3rd generation at Edgewood Orchard.
Minnow builds and installs the leaded glass portico, giving the gallery courtyard the look it has today.