KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Works by the late artist Marjorie Horne will be on display during August in the Art Market Gallery foyer.
A reception, including complimentary refreshments, will be held in conjunction with the East Tennessee History Center’s History Fair 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 18.
Marjorie Spalding Horne (1945–2017) was originally from Richmond, Indiana. She moved to the Knoxville, Tennessee area with her husband and two sons in 1978. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1981.
Horne received numerous purchase and merit awards in regional and national exhibitions. Her colored pencil work was juried in many International Exhibitions of the Colored Pencil Society of America, earning Signature Status in 2004, and a five year merit award in 2008. One of her pieces was published in The Best of Colored Pencil V, edited by the founder of CPSA, Vera Curnow. Her pieces were among Top 100 winners in the 2006 PaintAmerica and the 2007 Paint the Parks MiniTop50 competitions. She earned a Best of Show award in the 2009 Knoxville Museum of Art “Artists on Location” event.
She presented one-person exhibits in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Roane State Community College, Webb School, Tennessee Valley Unitarian Church and the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. In 2007 she and her sister Betty Hendrix shared an exhibit at the Campbell House Gallery in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Horne was a member and occasional featured artist of The Art Market Gallery.
Transparent and reflective surfaces were recurrent themes in her colored pencil drawings and watercolors. She took thousands of photographs as sources for paintings. In recent years, her favorite subjects were the landscape and wildlife of Cades Cove, Yellowstone National Park, Pawley’s Island, and downtown Knoxville.
She passed away on Oct. 1, 2017, in Knoxville due to complications from cancer. She had recently retired from more than 30 years working in accounting, and was focusing her energy on artwork and her health.
About the 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 to Thursday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The gallery is wheelchair accessible; 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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