Gifts of Winter at Gallery MAR

By Francine Valline

The Sundance excitement is winding down, snow is falling and the skiers are returning to Park City. The promise of fresh powder and upcoming bluebird days has infused our visitors, and the locals alike, with a happy anticipation. Bridgette Meinhold has captured the quiet magnificence of our mountains after a storm with her paintings.

The chill of the air and the whoosh of skis on soft snow are brought to mind with each viewing.

Bridgget Meinhold - In Passing

 

Artist: Bridgette Meinhold Title: Temporal State Medium: Encaustic Size: 25" x 40" Price: $4,000

Artist: Bridgette Meinhold
Title: In Passing (above) and Temporal State (below)
Medium: Encaustic

This gift of snow from Mother Nature brings other gifts along with it. The occasional glimpse of Elk feeding in our hills, forced lower in elevation by the deep snow, is a treat. It is magical to see a large creature, dusted in white, grazing peacefully as you cross country ski past it.

 

Matt Flint - Another Winter

Artist: Matt Flint
Title: Another Winter
Medium: Mixed Media
Size: 24″ x 24″

 

As the snow persistently falls and temperatures stay chilly, my mind wanders to a warmer climate. Daydreams of blue water and white sand keep me smiling while I shovel the driveway and founder in snow drifts. “Blue Zone” by Shawna Moore is a pleasant reminder of the Caribbean and a dip in an azure sea.

Artist: Shawna Moore Title: Blue Zone Medium: Encaustic Size: 40" x 50"

Artist: Shawna Moore
Title: Blue Zone
Medium: Encaustic
Size: 40″ x 50″

Love Endures: Fine Art for your Valentines

Artist: Mark Horst Title: Mother and Child No. 4 Medium: Oil Painting Size: 30" x 24" Price: $1,875

Artist: Mark Horst
Title: Mother and Child No. 4
Medium: Oil Painting
Size: 30″ x 24″
Price: $1,875

 

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that had humble and saintly beginnings in ancient history, so it’s ironic that commercialization has swallowed the true nature of giving that defined the celebration of the life of Saint Valentine. While the giving nature of the celebration has subsisted over time, the true spirit of Valentine’s Day remains the giving of our time or a gift that will last. After all, great love endures.

A beautiful dinner will last two hours; a box of chocolates, several days (or minutes); a bouquet of roses, a week, but a work of art — generations. Perhaps hundreds or thousands of years. The thoughtful and tasteful gift of a piece of art epitomizes the true nature of giving: it is a gift that graces and becomes a part of your everyday life. It is a symbol of love that will stand the test of time as a reminder of shared and cultivated love.

This Valentine’s Day – Express your love with art! Please contact the gallery so that we may assist you with finding the perfect piece for your sweetheart.

Here’s just a sampling of lovely works of art from Gallery MAR that would delight any valentine:

Artist: Cristall Harper Title: All Tuckered Out Medium: Oil Painting Size: 6" x 6" Price: $425.00

Artist: Cristall Harper
Title: All Tuckered Out
Medium: Oil Painting
Size: 6″ x 6″
Price: $425.00

 

 

 

Artist: Matt Flint Title: Standing In Snow Medium: Mixed Media Size: 42" x 30" Price: $2,900

Artist: Matt Flint
Title: Standing In Snow
Medium: Mixed Media
Size: 42″ x 30″
Price: $2,900

 

 

 

Artist: Bridgette Meinhold Title: Temporal State Medium: Encaustic Size: 25" x 40" Price: $4,000

Artist: Bridgette Meinhold
Title: Temporal State
Medium: Encaustic
Size: 25″ x 40″
Price: $4,000

 

 

 

Artist: Nina Tichava Title: For Every Speck of Tile There Are a Thousand More 1 Medium: Mixed Media Size: 8" x 32" Price: $1,450

Artist: Nina Tichava
Title: For Every Speck of Tile There Are a Thousand More 1
Medium: Mixed Media
Size: 8″ x 32″
Price: $1,450

 

 

 

Artist: Rebecca Kinkead Title: Golden Dog with Ball Medium: Oil Painting Size: 46" x 42" Price: $7,975

Artist: Rebecca Kinkead
Title: Golden Dog with Ball
Medium: Oil Painting
Size: 46″ x 42″
Price: $7,975

A Landscape That Is Ordinary, Becomes Extraordinary

across the valley 24 x 33

“Across the Valley”  by Kirk Tatom,  Oil on Panel,   24″ x 33″

Whether you drive in and out of Park City or all the way from coast to coast on I-80, you see a lot of open land — plains and meadows, mountains and canyons, rivers, streams, forests, sage brush, snowy fields and farmland.  Most is rather ordinary and soon forgotten, except to an artist like Kirk Tatom.

Tatom transforms the everyday elements of a landscape with subtle glazing of sheer color and careful arrangement of nature. Tatom describes his approach this way, “I will take something from one location and graft it onto another place — a mountain moves, a tree disappears, a puddle elongates.”

Last Color 12x21

“Last Color”  by Kirk Tatom,  Oil on Panel,  12″ x 21″

Kirk’ Tatoms paintings are beautifully finished with floating frames, hand-crafted by the artist and his father and often featuring gold or silver leaf treatments. We have a beautiful selection of these pieces in the gallery, so stop by anytime.

In the Gallery with Maura Allen’s “Aperture : West” Exhibition

“Aperture : West” by Maura Allen, is currently up in the gallery and awaiting our lucky Sundance guests!

Stop by to view these mixed media works, created from the artist’s own photographs of living, working ranch hands in the West — we’re open every day, 10-9.

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SUNDANCE Jewelry Trunk Shows at Gallery MAR 1/22-1/30

Join Gallery MAR in bringing a collection of fabulous jewelry to the gallery over the Sundance Film Festival weekends.

Pendants

First up is RSB by Ron Butkovich, Friday and Saturday (22nd and 23rd). Park City, Utah-based jewelry designer, Ron S. Butkovich, looks to both the natural world and the human world for inspiration is his unconventional, organic pieces. “When creating handcrafted jewelry, I think of each piece as a mini sculpture, with an edge of humor and discovery.”

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Joli 2

Then the final Thursday through Saturday (28th – 30th) we welcome two jewelry artists from JOLI in Park City. Joli is a Contemporary Ladies Boutique Carrying the Latest Lifestyle Fashions from NYC, LA, London, Barcelona and Paris.

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