Marczak’s artwork is featured on annual Merrill Chamber Christmas card
TINA L. SCOTT
The Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce has unveiled the 2022 Merrill Chamber Christmas card and print, depicting the gazebo in Normal Park on a beautiful snowy day during the Christmas season. This year’s winning art was again created by Tamara Marczak of Gleason who submitted her entry titled “A Normal Christmas night in Merrill.”
Each year the Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce holds a contest for local artists to submit their artwork to be considered for the official annual Christmas card and print, and the Chamber Board votes to select the best submission. [The contest will begin earlier next year to encourage many area artists to submit their work. Watch for details in 2023.]
The prints and cards are perfect to send to family and friends and to give as gifts. Both former and current Merrill residents particularly enjoy them, the Chamber has been told.
In addition to cards featuring this year’s winning art, Christmas card variety packs that showcase a variety of the winning artwork from years past are also available for purchase. The cost is $20.00 for 25 cards with envelopes or $2.00 each with envelope.
The cost of prints is: $25.00 for an 8 x 10 print, $35.00 for a 10 x 13 print, and $50.00 for a 12 x 18 signed print.
Both prints and Christmas cards depicting the winning artwork can be purchased at the Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave. in Merrill, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.