Art on Main Gallery & Gifts celebrated its 1-year anniversary in mid-September, so it only seems fitting that the gallery’s five partners feature their own artwork for the month of October.
“We are celebrating that,” said Kim Greene, one of the partners of the Carmel gallery, 111 Main St. “The Christkindlmarkt helped a lot during the holidays.”
The partners have various talents. Greene, Carmel, and Debbie Slack, Carmel, specialize in oil paintings. Marie Reamer, Carmel, does fine art photography. Nancy Keating, Carmel, is a mosaic artist. Randall Scott Harden, Noblesville, is an impressionist oil painter.
Harden joined as a partner in September.
“We have some new artists we’re excited about,” Greene said.
New artists include Wesley Dallas Merritt, Westfield; Wendy Franklin, Carmel; Yuri Okamoto, Indianapolis; Amy Greely, Nashville; and B. Skinner, Battle Ground.
There are 18 artists in the gallery.
“We have a wait list, but we are always looking for good local talent,” Greene said.
Reamer said the foot traffic is best later in the week and weekends. She said the gallery walks and other events in the Arts & Design District help bring in business.
“We’ve provided space for some new, talented artists and we made it through the year. That’s a good accomplishment,” Reamer said. “We did really well. We had a great first year.”
Greene said she is proud that the gallery has kept the quality high and how the partners have meshed.
“We all have different backgrounds and experiences,” Greene said. “I’m proud of how five really different people have come together. This has been really fun. I call them my art family now.”
The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday.