December 12th, 2023
As a small business, we pour our heart and soul into our work, connecting beautiful one-of-a-kind works of art with people who will cherish them for generations. When you buy a work of art at our Gallery MAR, you’re supporting the passion and drive of our incredible artists as well as our hard-working staff.
In this year’s gift guide, we encourage you to skip Amazon and shop local and shop small by supporting other fellow Park City small businesses who also pour their hearts and souls into what they do. We have selected a special product from each small business that we think you’ll love this holiday season, and each small business owner has selected a Gallery MAR work of art that they think you might love as well.
Find out why each artwork means something to your favorite local vendor and we’ll tell you why we think you’ll love something of theirs. We hope you’ll find something you love for someone you love, even if that someone is you.
Happy shopping and happy holidays from all of us at Gallery MAR!
“We have been fans of Havoc’s art even before it was in the gallery! It’s just such a fresh take on the traditional mountain landscape. It would go nicely in ANY home with this muted palette and clean lines, which is our approach to dressing a lot of the time- to invest in pieces that can be versatile and work with others.” – Blaire, Flight Boutique
“This cozy fleece one-piece is perfect for layering over your thermal base-layers and underneath your ski jacket on the slopes. This high contrast, playful pattern reminds us of the color and line-work of Havoc Hendricks. We can just picture the stylish skier in their “Free People Printed Hit the Slopes Salopette” shredding down one of the mountains depicted in Havoc Hendricks’ work.” – Gallery MAR
“Rob is an avid motorcyclist and used to race, so we really like the Fred Calleri work “Alpine Cool.” Rob and I were young adults when we first fell in love with Park City and enjoy being outdoors everyday. Fred Calleri’s “Alpine Cool” oil painting encapsulates our mountain town’s dynamic environment that fuels art, business, craft, and time spent with family.” – Sara, Alpine Distilling
“Alpine Distilling’s award-winning Lafayette pairs beautifully with a cozy fireside after a chilly day on the mountain. With its warm blend of Kentucky Bourbon, Stone Fruit, and Cinnamon, this spiced whiskey will bring a delectable sweet and flavorful addition to your Après ski cocktail or the perfect flask whiskey for your cozy winter fireside this holiday season. We love how the amber gold whiskey color perfectly complements the golden hues in the aspen trees of Alpine Distilling’s pick, “Alpine Cool” by Fred Calleri” – Gallery MAR
“This piece by Havoc Hendricks resonates with Ritual Chocolate because our brand is inspired by the mountains and the imagery of Utah and Park City. We love the name of the piece, “Family,” as we feel the same way about being in the mountains. It feels like coming home when we spend time doing what we love: mountain biking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding. We are so grateful to be a part of a mountain community like Park City.” – Cristina Fritzsche, Ritual Chocolate
“Dive in to a chocolatey winter wonderland with Ritual Chocolate’s brand new Eggnog Malted Oat Milk Chocolate. This innovative flavor encapsulates the sparkling spirit and cheer of the holiday season with notes of warm nutmeg, cinnamon, local Utah malted oats, cacao, and spiced rum. We love how the unique blend of flavors and festive packaging harmonizes beautifully with the colors and textures of Ritual Chocolate’s Gallery MAR pick. the work “Family” by Havoc Hendricks.” – Gallery MAR
PARK CITY DESSERTS
“We adore Pamela Murphy’s work. After watching her evolution for so many years, her use of popular neutral tones is so peaceful and relaxing to take in. We are always fans of wildlife, especially bunnies. Pamela allows for that touch of nature to be brought indoors as our reminder that humans don’t always run the show!” – Shelley, Park City Desserts
“We love all that Park City Desserts offers our friends with specialty diets such an array of options with their gluten free, vegan, paleo, keto, and organic dessert options. This holiday season, check off delicious desserts from your to-do list by placing an order from Park City Desserts‘ incredibly versatile and delicious menu. We especially love their gluten-free cakes – a delight for the eyes, palate, and soul.” – Gallery MAR
MOUNTAIN TOWN OLIVE OIL
“I love Fred Calleri’s art. It is so playful, full of joy. I particularly like “Banana Peel” … it reminds me of many times skiing, having a great time, then “wham, I’ve caught an edge”. One time I slid down the mountain on my back, collecting snow in my jacket and pants as I went along. The woman in the middle reminds me of that day.” – Jessica, Mountain Town Olive Oil
“Once we tried Mountain Town Olive Oil’s olive oils, we could never go back to ordinary olive oil. These high quality olive oils are guaranteed to elevate any meal, offering a subtle yet remarkably delicious note to every culinary concoction. This particular gift basket is perfect for the person who can’t get enough truffle in their life! With both black and white truffle oils, truffle pasta, black truffle salt, truffle pesto, truffle aioli, and truffle spread, this gift basket makes for the perfect gift for your truffle-loving friends or even a delightful treat for yourself.” – Gallery MAR
“I love the painting “On the Slopes” by T.S. Harris. It reminds me of a vintage ski poster. I like paintings of snow that use enough paint to actually add texture. The profile of the mountain is not distinctive so the location is left to the viewer’s imagination.” – Camilla Schmitt, Chammomile
We love the understated sophistication of this blouse from Chammomile, a shop frequented by our Gallery MAR owner, Maren Mullin. This particular top is beautiful in its simplicity, and the detailing and colors of the pailette trim on the button placket is reminiscent of artist paint palettes. The detailing reminds us of paint colors that might be found on T.S. Harris‘ oil palette for her piece “On the Slopes.” – Gallery MAR
Written by Veronica Vale and our beloved Park City vendors