TARA MERKT: WINNER OF THE "ANIMALS & WILDLIFE" ART CONTEST
Title: Eye of the Beholder Medium: Scratchboard
Tara Merkt is a native of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Merkt works predominately in scratchboard art; a 2-dimensional, subtractive medium that involves the use of abrasive tools to directly remove a surface layer of one value (typically dark) to expose a secondary layer of a contrasting value (typically white). She is currently an active member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists. Merkt trained at the University of Minnesota (Studio Arts BA - 2000) and the University of Wisconsin (Master's of Art Therapy - 2003). She was recently recognized in a "District Spotlight" in the 2016 spring Saint Paul Art Crawl. Email: email@example.com
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