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Why Our Artists Love Painting En Plein Air

Why Our Artists Love Painting En Plein Air

August 3rd, 2022

Oh, summer in the mountains! When the trees are full, the flowers are blooming, and the magpies are crowing overhead. Here in the Alpine mountains of the Wasatch and Uintas, summer is in full swing and the pull to spend as many daylight hours outside as possible is stronger than ever. That draw towards nature, […]

Gallery MAR Art Glossary

Gallery MAR Art Glossary

July 31st, 2022

Within any kind of world, there’s a certain vocabulary and language that may not be as well known to those outside of that realm. For instance, if you’re not a skier, you may not be familiar with words and phrases like “pow,” “on-piste,” or “après-ski.” Similarly, we as art professionals occasionally use terminology that may […]

Plein Air at Park City Nursery 2022

Plein Air at Park City Nursery 2022

July 24th, 2022

Written by Victoria Slagel, Fine Art Consultant June 11th kicked off the 4th annual Plein Air at Park City Nursery hosted by Sophie Kohler & Maren Mullin. Participants from all ages enjoyed the garden’s ambiance and beauty while competing and creating masterpieces in the 3 hours allowed. En Plein Air is a French expression meaning […]

Shawna Moore: Movement Patterns

Shawna Moore: Movement Patterns

July 19th, 2022

With a show opening this coming on Friday the 29th, Shawna Moore responded to our interview questions — and delivered a gorgeous show of new encaustic works. Enjoy her responses, and meet the artist in person for her artist reception at the end of the month. How has your time in Hawaii influenced your latest […]

Nina Tichava: Taking Her Time and Finding the Light

Nina Tichava: Taking Her Time and Finding the Light

July 15th, 2022

Mixed media artist Nina Tichava is choosing to focus on the silver linings in life. Somedays this feels more challenging than others; nevertheless, she is choosing to put all of her time and energy into the power artwork as messengers of hope. Her body of work has long delivered a sense of hopefulness to viewers, […]

Joe Norman: Five Questions

Joe Norman: Five Questions

July 10th, 2022

Thank you to Joe Norman for allowing us to share this recent interview he did with the Loveland Reporter Herald, written by WILL COSTELLO. Loveland sculptor Joe Norman’s Monarch Girl, the 6-foot sculpture built in Norman’s signature style, and works by three other sculptors were installed at the Benson Sculpture Garden on Friday. Many of […]

Meet our Staff: Writer and Artist Veronica Vale

Meet our Staff: Writer and Artist Veronica Vale

July 3rd, 2022

    Just who is the expert author behind our most popular blogs? It is Veronica Vale, former art gallery consultant at Gallery MAR — and current artist, author, and designer living in Winston-Salem, NC. Beloved by our readers, collectors, and artists, this woman has been with the gallery since 2016, when we hired her… […]

Picture This: Indoor Sculpture

Picture This: Indoor Sculpture

July 1st, 2022

In our last segment of our “Picture This” series, we demonstrated how our Gallery MAR sculptural works would shine in an outdoor setting like that around your home and property. In this edition, we look at the ways in which Gallery MAR sculpture can enrich your homes’ interior. We often hear from our collectors, “we […]

Sandra Pratt and the Art of Simplicity

Sandra Pratt and the Art of Simplicity

June 26th, 2022

Simplicity will always be underrated for the simple reason that it appears deceptively easy. Ironically, however, achieving simplicity in life or in art takes real time, effort, patience, and practice. Colorado artist Sandra Pratt has been practicing the art of simplicity her whole career. Through her art, she explores the ways in which she can […]

Italy:  Then and Now

Italy: Then and Now

June 20th, 2022

Written by Eileen Treasure, Gallery Manager I recently returned from a trip to Italy. Besides the thrill of seeing work from some of my favorite artists and architects, I took some time to recreate photographs my father took while stationed in Italy in 1946.     I was restricted by a 10-foot fence and gate […]