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Art Market Gallery features Marjorie Horne exhibit, reception

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Marjorie Horne - image courtesy of the artist

Works by the late artist Marjorie Horne will be on display in the Art Market Gallery foyer throughout August. A reception, including complimentary refreshments, will be held in conjunction with the East Tennessee History Center’s History Fair on Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Marjorie Horne (1945–2017): Marjorie Spalding Horne was originally from Richmond, Indiana. She moved to the Knoxville, area with her husband and two sons in 1978. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Tennessee in 1981.

Horne received numerous purchase and merit awards over the years in regional and national exhibitions. Her colored pencil work was juried into many International Exhibitions of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), 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.

Horne 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.

She greatly enjoyed being a member and occasional featured artist of The Art Market Gallery, and admired the work of her fellow artists.

Transparent and reflective surfaces were recurrent themes in Horne's colored pencil drawings and watercolors. She was a devotee of light and possessed a patient, detailed technique. 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 scenes of downtown Knoxville.

Horne passed away on October 1, 2017 in Knoxville due to complications from cancer. She had recently retired from over 30 years working in accounting, and was focussing her energy on artwork and her health.

“Always, art is a form of meditation for me. It feeds my soul and brings wholeness to my life.”

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 Thursday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; and 1 to 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, visit or

Published August 9, 2018

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