Tamarack Gallery was started in 1972 by David and Sally Viskochil. The Viskochils attended the University of Michigan to earn their degrees, his in Art History and hers in Fine Art. They moved the gallery from Sugar Loaf, Michigan to historic Omena, Michigan in 1976. What began as a small fine crafts gallery featuring ten artists is now a showcase for fine art, crafts, outsider, and folk art. The gallery represents over sixty-five artists from all over the country.
Tamarack’s trademark image of a winged black and white dog is based on a sculpture created by Marianne Vick, which memorializes David’s favorite companion, Eugene, a rescued border collie who died in 2003. David died suddenly in 2005, but his influence and humor lives on. Sally continues to run the gallery and select the art, and Tamarack still reflects the Viskochil's original goal of celebrating art and encouraging the creative spark within the artist.
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