KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Recent works by Marie Merritt and Nelson Ziegler will be on display Nov. 3-31 at the Art Market Gallery.
An opening reception for the featured artists will begin at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 3 during Downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk, with complimentary refreshments.
Marie Merritt shares her experience from hiking all the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains through her art. Interpreting the scenic vistas, babbling streams, lovely flora and majestic animals she has encountered in her signature style of oil painting, she strives to give the viewer the feeling of awe that she has enjoyed.
Merritt has received numerous awards, designations and recognitions with her art, including Certified Decorative Artist and Teacher of Decorative Arts. Her original works hang in private and corporate collections throughout the region and her art has been featured on book covers and in magazines. She is represented by the Art Market Gallery.
Nelson Ziegler of Sevierville, Tennessee is a graduate of The Art Institute of Boston and Northwestern Academy of Watercolor.
He has won many awards for both his painting and woodturning, both regionally and nationally. Among them: Gold Medal for watercolor at the American Artists Professional League, Honorable Mention-The Artist’s Magazine annual competition, and the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Artist of the Year in 2016.
He is a member of the National Watercolor Society; New England Watercolor Society; The Oil Painters of America and the Northshore Art Association; and the American Association of Woodturners.
Nelson’s works are in many private and corporate collections throughout the country.
Owned and operated by more than 60 professional regional artists, the Art Market Gallery, at 422 South Gay St., is a few doors away from Mast General Store and next to Downtown Grill & Brewery.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday;
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
The gallery is wheelchair accessible, and parking in the abutting garage and on the street is free on weekends and after 6 p.m. weekdays.