The Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art presents Artists on Location 2021 – an art show and sale at the museum from 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, April 24. Reservations will be required, check here for details. The event promotes the museum’s connection to the local and regional art community and provides both new and seasoned collectors an opportunity to buy original paintings of Knoxville and East Tennessee.
From Monday through Friday, April 19-23, artists selected through a careful, juried process will be painting outdoors in and around Knoxville. The public is invited to watch artists in action as they capture on canvas a wide variety of subject matter, from urban street scenes to pastoral gardens. The artists’ specific locations will be published on the KMA website, prior to the event and will be followed on the KMA Guild’s Instagram page @artistsonlocation.
Covid-19 safety protocols will be in effect at the show on April 24. Proceeds 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 ephemeral qualities. The practice of painting on location increased in popularity with the development of transportable paint tubes and box easels.
Knoxville Museum of Art is located at 1050 World’s Fair Park Dr. Info: www.knoxart.org or 865-525-6101.
For info on this or other events contact the Arts & Culture Alliance.
Suzanne Cada is deputy director of the Arts & Culture Alliance