KNOXVILLE, TN.- 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, 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.
Presenting sponsors for this event are Cariten Healthcare and All Occasion Catering. Additional sponsors include Stuart Worden, Jerry's Artarama, Friends of the University of Tennessee Gardens, Stevens Koella, donor in memory of Warren Butler, Kay & Jim Clayton, Jaynie & Myron Ely, Foster Fine Jewelry, Kitsy & Lou Hartley, Susan & Lee Hyde, Florence & Russ Johnston, Pam & Jeff Peters, Quality Alterations, Vagabondia, Melanie & Tom Wood, and WBIR.
Tickets are available at the door at the KMA on Sunday, June 8, 1–4pm.
Editor’s Note: Electronic image is attached. Caption for image is as follows:
Artist Melanie Wood
The Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art was created in 1996 to encourage participation and support for KMA as a cultural center for our area. The name "The Guild" was taken to honor the former organization, The Dulin Gallery of Art Guild, which promoted art in the East Tennessee region.
The Knoxville Museum of Art
The Knoxville Museum of Art serves East Tennessee with outstanding exhibitions and educational programs. The museum is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 World’s Fair Park and is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10am–5pm, Friday 10am–8pm, and Sunday 1pm–5pm. Admission and parking are free. For more information contact Angela Thomas at (865) 934-2034 or visit www.knoxart.org.
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Angela C. Thomas
Director of Marketing
Knoxville Museum of Art
1050 World's Fair Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37918