Artists on Location 2021April 24, 2021 5:30pm - 9:00pm
The Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art presents Artists on Location 2021 – an art show and sale at the Knoxville Museum of Art Saturday, April 24 from 5:30 to 9pm. Reservations will be requested to keep within COVID protocols. Artist on Location 2021’s mission is to promote the museum’s connection to the local and regional art community by supporting the artists, the profession of art, the appreciation of art and the collection of art. This event will provide both new and seasoned collectors a rare opportunity to buy original paintings of Knoxville and East Tennessee.
From Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23, talented artists selected through a careful, juried process will be painting outdoors in and around the Knoxville area. The public is invited to watch AOL’s artists in action as they capture on canvas a wide variety of subject matter, from urban street scenes to pastoral garden settings.
This annual art show and sale held on Saturday, April 24 is free and open to the public and will include a cash bar. Proceeds of the sale will benefit both participating artists and the Knoxville Museum of Art.
Painting in open air or plein-air became popular in the mid-19th Century with artists of the French Impressionist movement seeking to paint light and its changing ephemeral qualities in the atmosphere. The practice of painting on location increased in popularity with the development of transportable paint tubes and box easels.
Additional sponsors include
The Trust Company of Tennessee
Sandi Burdick & Tom Boyd
Randy & Robin Gibson
Ann & Steve Bailey
David Butler & Ted Smith
Susan & Kent Farris
Harper Auto Square
June & Rob Heller
Leslie & Ken Parent