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Artists on Location 2020

October 02, 2020 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Artists on Location 2020

Art Show and Sale

Friday, October 2, 2020

Artists on Location a Plein Air Painting Event returns to Knoxville in October 2020.  Art collectors and new buyers show strong support for this popular event.  Artists have an opportunity to paint outdoors over several days at sites in and around scenic Knoxville, Tennessee.  Well known landmarks will be perfect for interactions with the public from Zoo Knoxville to downtown Market Square.

Artists for this event will be invited to mingle with sponsors and guests for a cocktail supper and art demonstration.   On Friday evening October 2, artists will show and sell their work at the Knoxville Museum of Art during the Art Show & Sale 5 to 9 pm.

For more information, please contact knoxvillepleinair@gmail.com

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Registration is open to professional artists age 21 and older.  All applicants will be juried into the event, by an independent juror, based upon submitted images and artist statement.

To apply for Artists on Location a Plein Air Painting Event you must be able to register and pay application fee online through Juried Art Services.

At least five local artists (within a 100-mile radius of the event) will be selected to participate. The total number of participants selected for this event is 26.   Winners of first, second, and third place from prior year and one honorary position are invited into the event.


At least $2000 dollars in prize money and gifts will be awarded to recipients for first, second, and third place winners.  Awards and gifts will be given for Best Landscape and Best Urban scenes, and cash awards given for two Honorable Mention. In addition, a cash award will be given for Artist’s Choice.



 Exhibit Space

Exhibit Spaces are 5 feet wide by 8 feet high of free-standing drywall board.

All artwork must fit within assigned space and may not overhang outside of the assigned wall space.

Artists will be responsible for installing their own artwork.  Artists should bring hardware for hanging art, no drills please.   All artwork must have appropriate wire (no saw tooth hangers) for hanging on wall and ready for sale. No lighting from home, please.

Artwork must be two dimensional and may not exceed 50 inches in any direction, including frame. The minimum size canvas (without framing) should be no smaller than 6 inches by 8 inches.

Framed and unframed art works are permitted.  However, unframed art must have at least 1 ½ inch thick gallery wrapped edged canvas and appropriately finished over the edges.


Competition and Sales

All works must be original and painted during Artists on Location a Plein Air Painting Event.   Artwork is limited to 2-dimensional works only.

Artists must submit at least two (2) finished pieces for prize judging.

All artwork will be judged after all artworks are installed.  Awards will be announced during the reception by featured judge.

One studio piece may be brought to sell but must fit within the assigned wall space.  Studio pieces may be of any style and meet framing and size requirements.  They are exempt from awards but must be registered for sales information.

Artwork must all be displayed on the wall.  No artwork is permitted to sit on floor.

Artists will receive 60% commission of the sale price of all artworks and the Knoxville Museum of Art will retain a 40% commission.

This event is a fundraiser to benefit the Knoxville Museum of Art, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.  All proceeds go to support the Guild’s mission to promote the Knoxville Museum of Art’s education and community art programs.