The namesake of the William Ris Gallery - William Ris Schreckengaust

The history of William Ris Gallery is rich with love and commitment, determination and hope.

In 1966 Barbara Starr Schreckengaust and her son William Ris Schreckengaust opened the Camp Hill Gallery and Academy of Art in Camp Hill, Pa. Their collaboration,love and knowledge of the arts was the foundation for the continuing success of the gallery which was renamed in Bill's honor following his death in 1970. Barbara and Bill shared an unequaled commitment and strength which remains a driving force in the gallery's evolution.

In 1971 the gallery opened its second location in Stone Harbor, NJ. The gallery's stable of artists, while still growing, has a dedicated following that is renowned and recognized nationally.

Today the gallery has another family member involved. In the position of assistant director to her mother is Mary Cantone, the beloved daughter and sister of Barbara and Bill. She is overseeing the renovation and operation of the gallery. The cycle continues; Mary worked side by side with Bill in the early days. She remains devoted to the memory of Bill, Barbara's high standards, and the success and growth of the gallery. Mary's career in designing interiors has included collaborating with artists and encouraging clients to embrace,with passion, the fine arts.