KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Recent works by Julia A. Malia and Linn Stilwell are featured throughout January at the Art Market Gallery.
The show will highlight wearable art, rich in texture and color by Julia Malia, as well as a series of paintings by Linn Stillwell which focus on nature’s colors.
Julia A. Malia, Fiber Artist
Julia A. Maila is a fiber, jewelry, and stained glass craftswoman as well as a watercolorist and musician. As a fiber artist specializing in wearable art, she uses a variety of fibers and techniques. The styles of her original designs are usually classical or folk-style in nature, drawing inspiration from historic or ancient themes. Rich textures and colors are central to her life and her work, and she utilizes techniques that combine and enhance color variations.
She is a juried member of the Foothills Craft Guild as both a fiber artist (specializing in knitting and crocheting) and a jewelry maker; a member of the Tennessee Valley Handspinners Guild, the Precious Metal Clay Guild of East Tennessee, and the Fountain City Art Center. In 2013, she had two of her original fiber designs selected for runway appearances at the Dogwood Arts Festival Diva Luncheon Fashion Show in Knoxville. In 2014, she was the invited featured artist for July in a one-woman fiber art exhibit at the Charles City Art Center in Charles City, Iowa. Her exhibit, entitled “Wearable Art: Themes and Variations,” was a retrospective of her craftwork in fibers and jewelry over the years.
Born in 1948, Linn spent her early years in the rolling hills of New Jersey and the bayous of Louisiana. Nature is where Linn feels most engaged, ready to capture beautiful light filtering through the trees, slanting over water and illuminating landscapes and animals. She brings these scenes to life in watercolor paintings.
Linn enjoys traveling and taking photographs that inform and influence her paintings. She can often be found behind the camera with a tripod set up in a swamp at a wildlife refuge or national park. She’s also a member of Tennessee Watercolor Society (and was president 2017-2018) and the Southern Watercolor Society. Her work was juried into the 2018 Tennessee Watercolor Society show at the Customs House Museum in Clarksville and the Art Market Gallery in Knoxville.
About Art Market Gallery
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. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. First Fridays only; 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.
For more information, call 865-525-5265, or visit www.artmarketgallery.net.
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