The Art Market Gallery is a cooperative of more than sixty East Tennessee artists dedicated to providing a vibrant marketplace for original art and fine crafts. We are located in the heart of downtown Knoxville with convenient parking on Gay Street, State Street Parking Garage and Market Square Parking Garage.


Marilyn Dwyer

Originally from Mobile, Marilyn was captivated with the beauty and heritage of East Tennessee while visiting PlumNelly, an outdoor art show. After graduating from Auburn with a BFA, she moved to the area and still works as a graphic designer. In 2013, she returned to the fine arts when studio space, shared with other artists, […]

Carl Gombert

Carl Gombert was born in Brimfield, Ohio in 1959. He started taking painting lessons at the age of 14 with money he earned delivering newspapers.  He completed a BFA in Drawing from the University of Akron and an MFA in Painting from Kent State University.  He worked as a stagehand before earning a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts […]


Original multimedia drawings and paintings in charcoal, graphite, acrylic or oil with ink, watercolor, acrylic and/or colored pencil Please contact artist for purchase of signed, un-numbered prints or other inquiries:

Lynn Straka

My name is Lynn Straka, DVM. I am a mixed media jewelry artist and practicing small animal veterinarian. I began making natural and glass crystal beaded jewelry in about 2000—helping me through a tumultuous time. Jewelry-making quickly became a second vocation and I began selling my jewelry at craft shows. Ten years later, I expanded my […]

Kay Alexander

 I am a watercolor artist inspired to paint the beautiful landscape around me. I am most happy when I paint from my memory or my imagination. My goal is to capture the emotion I feel when seeing an amazing scene or remembering a place that brings back those emotions.     I like to work […]

Leilla White

Leilla White, being self taught, began working with beveled glass design in 1991.  I have developed techniques and designs over the years creating unique candle holders, window designs as well as sun catchers. I enjoy the purity of beveled glass and the geometric possibilities of working with a standard set of shapes.  Patterns in architecture […]

Sandy Hoeft

Sandy Hoeft Landscape artist, Sandy Hoeft, uses acrylics, oils and occasionally watercolors to bring her love of nature to her paintings.  She spent over 40 years in Alaska hiking remote trails and taking photos to use as reference for her art.  Recently she and her husband retired to the Cumberland Plateau in beautiful Tennessee.  Currently, […]

Roger Hankins

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Luke Proffitt

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Pamela Salyer

Pamela Salyer (Mixed Media) Nature is my biggest and most consistent inspiration. Whether the subject is a landscape, a branch, or a group of trees, my paintings and collages are my attempts to describe and capture the ephemeral beauty that I find outdoors. The results are usually somewhere between direct representation and abstraction, transforming trees, […]

Palo Amber Anne

Amber Anne’s figurative sculptures range the spectrum from whimsical and light-hearted to life-like and thought provoking.  She uses sgraffito, the layering of glazes and underglazes, and incorporates antique and found objects into her work to bring out the desired effect or emotion that she hand builds into the clay.  Her goal is to connect with […]

Sandra Abraham

Vista Bella, Pastel My pastel paintings are images of sunlit places I have visited. I have traveled to Italy, Bermuda, Florida, Maine, Eastern Canada, and the Southwest. Some of my work is painted plein aire, but most of the images are first composed with my camera. Later in my studio the photographs are used to […]

Hugh Bailey

Hugh Bailey Hugh Bailey received a B.A. in fine arts from Berea College in Berea, KY in 1956 and a Masters of Fine Arts in ceramics and painting from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in 1959. He has extensively taught extension courses for the University of Virginia from its Bristol division and filled in for […]

Gray Bearden

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Lynda Best

  For me, everything in nature is moving energy and that is part of my spirituality. The water and flowers are constantly changing because of our mountain seasons. I use acrylic in a modern impressionistic style with entrancing outlines and colors that “freeze” the movement and constant change found in the nature of Beautiful Tennessee. […]

Mary Ellen Bohm

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Paula C. Browning

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Gay Bryant

Gay Bryant is a painter and printmaker whose playful paintings and prints depict nature, architecture, and events of everyday life. The use of traditional printmaking and painting techniques lure the viewer into commonplace scenes of familiar images.  The rich landscape of eastern Tennessee informs and inspires Bryant’s paintings and prints.  Most of her printmaking involves […]

Synthia Clark

The Little Things, for me, refers to the obscure, usually unnoticed details. Those are the things I like to photograph because it enhances my perspective. Focusing on capturing small, intricate scenes with my lens reminds me to appreciate the little things. Website:

Lillian Clinard

  Artist’s website: Biography Living in East Tennessee, I am mesmerized by the beauty around me: the landscapes, cityscapes, people, animals and plants. Through reading, observing other artists and painting every chance I get, I portray the world around me. I am fortunate to have shown my work in local group exhibitions, galleries and juried […]

Robert Conliffe

In 1997 I retired and moved to Knoxville, Tennessee and began my career as a ceramic artist. Although I have studied with many regional artist, most of my work has been self-directed. Focusing on “Raku Firing” as a direction for my work has been an especially enjoyable process. I have expanded this to include horse […]

Gary Dagnan

Gary  has been drawing and painting since childhood. He was born and grew up in the East Tennessee area and his inspiration comes from the rural landscapes of this area. Most of his paintings are of the mountains, hills, lakes and structures of the East Tennessee area. Gary’s inspiration from the changing light and colors […]

Genie Even

I am a native Californian whose interest in art began in elementary school and continued throughout high school and college. I graduated as an art major from Scripps College, Claremont, CA. Millard Sheets was both my advisor and teacher. In the early nineties I was able to give art my full focus. My medium is […]

Gordon Fowler

I’m a full time stay-at-home-dad to my three children. I have been turning wood in my “spare time” since 2002, using a woodturning lathe. Almost all of the wood I use is native to East Tennessee. I enjoy recycling these logs that would otherwise have gone to someone’s fireplace or the landfill. I have taken […]

Elaine Fronczek

Since I was a child I have always been fascinated by fabric, yarn, fiber and the ability to create beautiful objects from them. When introduced to wet felting I discovered the ability to create my own unique fabric using these elements. This fabric then becomes either body textiles or home décor items that offer both […]

Larry Gabbard

Larry creates wheel thrown pottery using alternative kilns and firing techniques: raku, horse hair, saggar, naked raku, and pit firing which create a rich variety of textures and colors on bisque clay.

Eric Gebhart

To me photography is about connecting with nature and sharing all that it has to offer through the images it allows me to create.  Like so many other people I have always been drawn  to the Smoky Mountains.  Even as a child I was moved by their natural beauty,  unique landscape and incredible biodiversity.  Now […]

Johnny Glass

Glass by Glass studios is a bi-coastal glassblowing Mobile Hotshop Extravaganza. Glass by Glass is based out of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Los Angeles, California.  Johnny Glass, CEO and founder of Glass by Glass, has made it his mission to bring a new awareness and interest back to the art of glass he loves so much.  […]

Patricia Herzog

I’ve been working as a professional clay artist since 1978 after graduating from the University of Tennessee with a Master of Science Degree in Ceramics. My recent work reflects my continued interest in color, texture and function. Color is very important for my personal well-being. Therefore, I continue to experiment with bright glazes that flow […]

Kathy Holland

The landscape has always had a powerful pull on me and has shaped my sensibilities from a very early age all the way through my painting career. Recently I wanted to examine just how I related to the landscape, to challenge myself and take some risks. So I spent two months alone just painting the […]

Harriet Smith Howell

Harriet’s paintings are expressive interpretations of the Tennessee landscape. She uses color and movement to capture the emotional and visual energy of nature. Some pieces are explorations into a real time and place. Others are involved in revealing the emotion and energy of a location through abstraction. All are an intensely personal response of the […]

Suzanne Jack

Suzanne’s sensibilities as an artist are revealed through a vivid color palette and dynamic energy. Connecting physically and psychologically to the spirit of the land, the art represents a metaphor for her interior landscape. “Understanding one’s emotions, character and passions increases the flow of energy to the human heart and spirit.” Suzanne Jack is a […]

Eun-Sook Kim

Eun‐Sook creates functional clay pieces using a number of techniques, double walled, inlay decoration, brushwork glazes, and sculpture which show her Korean, Chinese and Japanese influences.  She received her B.A. in English literature from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea in the early 1960s. She was accepted into a graduate program at the University of Tennessee, and upon […]

Roger Kroll

The intent of my jewelry and metal art is to create a functional art form. My goal is to continually explore form, shape, texture and color, incorporating the vast “pallet” of techniques and material available to the precious metal artist.

Karen Kyte

I’ve been an artist ever since I held crayons. I decorated everything and made endless mud-pies. I was the busiest, messiest kid on the block. It was logical and practical of course to study medical technology, that was until I took a painting class. Liver flukes lost their glamor, replaced by my real passion, mud-pies. […]

Jennifer Lindsey

Artist Jennifer Lindsay fashions unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces using various beading techniques and imported seed beads, focal beads, semi-precious stones or crystals.  She says that she gets her inspiration “from everywhere-architecture, gardens and historical customs.”

Julia Malia

Julia Malia 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 either classical or folk-style in nature, drawing inspiration from historic or ancient themes. For […]

Kate McCollough

  There is so much freedom in being able to create. The world of painting is a magical place where the looking glass is only limited by my imagination. The goal for my art is to not only reach that deeper place but to offer something to the viewer that could reach a place in […]

Marie Merritt

  A painting is not about the painter, but the subject. As the artist behind the work of art, I hope the viewer is first drawn to the emotion and character depicted in the painting. After focusing on this, details — the result of time-honored oil painting techniques — are discovered. Through the careful combination […]

Brenda Mills

I create art because it is exciting and liberating. My work frequently tells a story and often has an element of humor in it. I attempt to engage the viewer in my “narration”. They may never understand my intentions, but that is OK – the point is to enjoy the experience! Due to varied expressions […]

Carol Pritcher

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Janis Proffitt

JANIS PROFFITT Woodworking has been in Janis’s family for several generations dating back to the first settlers in Sevier Count. She grew up helping her father in his wood shop and learned her woodworking skills from him. In the 80’s she taught herself pyrography incorporating it into he woodturnings. For over 20 years she has […]

Nancy Rowland-Engle

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Dennis Sabo

  Dennis Sabo lives and creates in Loudon, Tennessee where he specializes in fine art abstract, landscape and seascape imagery. His fine art prints interweave his creative compositional expressions and vivid colors into nature’s greater scheme of things. “When I capture an image it is my hope that it evokes an emotional experience for the […]

Mary Saylor

Artist Bio: Mary Saylor, born in eastern Kentucky, but raised in Columbus, Ohio, moved to Knoxville in 2011.  Mary has been fascinated by all sorts of artistic endeavors from her childhood and was raised by parents who themselves were creative individuals.  Mary obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University with a minor […]

Victoria Simmons

I have spent most of my life creating images from nature. Whether the light reflecting on a mountain lake, or reflecting in the eyes of a fox, the natural world has always spoken to me. From the time I picked up my first crayon as a small child, I have been drawing animals. Dogs, cats, […]

Bradford Smith

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Ron Smith

Following some experimentation while taking a sculpture class at Walters State, Ron Smith began making pipes in 2014.  He has studied in the shops of recognized makers  Tim West, Jessie Jones and  Manfred Hortig and attended the Pipe Making Seminar in Chicago and the Workshop in Raleigh, NC hosted by David Huber and John Inge. […]

Linda Sullivan

Linda Sullivan, who holds an MFA in ceramics, creates functional and sculptural vessels out of stoneware and porcelain clays. Inspired by various landscapes and drawing on her strong background in painting, she employs a unique glazing process by pouring and overlapping her glazes in a purposeful, painterly way to depict landscape imagery. She says, “viewers […]

Ron Sullivan

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Kristine Taylor

I am inspired by good design and beautiful color. My current work blends contemporary and ancient forms with abstract images. I use a blend of polymer clay and traditional jewelry materials to create unique, one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces of Jewelry. My work combines elegant, contemporary forms with beautiful color. Materials My work is made […]

Lynnda Tenpenny

I love patterns, colors, metallics, and discovering hidden bits and pieces underneath layers of paint and papers. I love experimenting and utilizing new materials and techniques and as a consequence my work may change a lot from time to time. I really love how layers of paint and paper allow a viewer to come to […]

Fran Thie

Fran Thie regularly exhibits in juried shows across the Southeast and also previously participated in Artsclamation! and the Knoxville Museum of Art’s event Artists on Location. While she also paints in watermedia, pastel is her specialty and is the medium featured in this exhibit. She is both self-taught and educated through classes and workshops led […]

Marilyn Turner


Nelson Ziegler

Nelson Ziegler, of Sevierville, Tennessee in the Smoky Mountains, is a graduate of The Art Institute of Boston and Northwestern Academy of Watercolor. A member of the Oil Painters of America, National Watercolor Society, New England Watercolor Society, Tennessee Watercolor Society, Northshore Art Association, and the American Association of Woodturners. He has participated in numerous […]