Karen Merkin Opens as Featured Artist with The Artists’ Gallery


“Large Gala,” oil by Karen Merkin

On First Friday July 6, 2018, The Artists’ Gallery will feature a new series of oil paintings by Karen Merkin in “Ordinary to Extraordinary.” Karen’s photo-realistic style takes ordinary objects such as apples and tomatoes and incorporates such extraordinary detail that the images look real. She is also known for her classic “car portraits.” Each classic car has its own unique beauty, design, and character that is impacted by the reflections of the surrounding environment, especially the chrome and glass surfaces.

As a resident of Rockville, Maryland, the Eastern Shore has become a favorite getaway for Karen and her husband. Karen Merkin is juried member of the Working Artists Forum, an exhibitor with The Artists’ Gallery, and participates in workshops and local shows in Chestertown, Easton, St. Michaels and Tilghman Island.

The public is invited to visit The Artists’ Gallery on First Friday, July 6th from 5-8 p.m. for light refreshments and to meet the artist. Work by Karen Merkin will be featured throughout the month of July. The Artists’ Gallery is located at 239 High Street in Chestertown is is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday from 12:30-4:30. For more information, please visit www.theartistsgalleryctown.com or call the gallery at 410-778-2425.

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