Artists on Location 2022: a plein air painting event

Jay FitzDowntown, Our Town Arts

The Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art presents Artists on Location 2022 a Plein Air Painting Event. Artists selected through a careful, juried process have been painting outdoors in and around Knoxville Monday through Friday, April 18-22.


The public is invited to watch the artists in action as they capture a wide variety of subject matter on canvas, from urban street scenes to pastoral garden settings.

These paintings will be sold on Saturday, April 23, at KMA. The 5:30-9 p.m. event 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.

Here is the painting schedule:

Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum

  • 2743 Wimpole Avenue, Knoxville TN 37914
  • 9 a.m. until noon
  • Artists: Kathleen Gray Farthing, Victoria Pearmain, Laura Martinez-Bianco

Baxter Home and Gardens in Fountain City  

  • #901 Sam Cooper Road, Knoxville TN  37918
  • 3-6 p.m.
  • Artists: Charlotte Rollman, Rokhaya Waring, Matthew Lee

World’s Fair Park (Sunsphere)

  • 9 a.m. to noon
  • Artists: Bobbie Puttrich, Laura Martinez-Bianco

Ancient Lore Village  

  • 7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920
  • 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Artists: Jim Rehak, Kevin Menck, Todd Saal, Jing Zhao

“The Old City”

  • Broadway to Jackson/Central Ave to Summit Ave
  • 9 a.m. until noon
  • Artists: Debra Howard, Robert Felker, Jill Banks, Jeremy Sams, Robin Roberts, Christopher Leeper

Jonathan and Betsy Johnson’s Home

  • 5609 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • Artists: James Schaefer, Suzanne Jack, Christina Willey, Matthew Lee, Lil Clinard, Robin Roberts

Concord Park and Marina 

  • 10960 Concord Park Drive (off Northshore) 37922
  • 9 a.m. until noon
  • Artists: Tarryl Gabel, Brett Lague, Jonathan Howe, Gayle Levee

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