Knoxville Museum of Art Presents Fourth Annual Artists on Location Paint Out and Sale June 5 – 7

May 8, 2009

The Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art presents Artists on Location, its fourth annual paint-out and sale Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7, 2009.

On Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, more than 50 local and regional artists will gather at four locations-downtown Knoxville, including Historic Market Square Mall, the Knoxville Zoo, and the UT Campus and Gardens, and Sequoyah Park-to paint and photograph local sites. The public is invited to watch the artists at work from 9am to 4pm on both days.

Artworks created on Friday and Saturday will be displayed for sale in the museum’s Great Hall on Sunday, June 8, from 1 to 4pm. Tickets to the event are $15 for adults and $5 for children 14 and under, which includes lunch by Back Yard Burger and Marble Slab Creamery. Winners of cash awards will be chosen by juror Neely Crihfield Hyde, director of exhibits and digital media for the Association for Visual Arts in Chattanooga.

In addition to the lunch and sale on Sunday, children from second through eighth grades can participate in Quikdraw, with local artists teaching them how to paint en plein air (outside). There are no additional charges for Quikdraw materials and instruction.

Proceeds from “Artists on Location” will benefit the Knoxville Museum of Art in memory of Betsy Worden.