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Artists on Location 2020

April 25, 2020 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Artists on Location 2020
April 20-25

Awards Reception and Sale

Saturday, April 25
5-9pm

For more information, please contact knoxvillepleinair@gmail.com

The ninth annual Artists on Location returns in April 2020. Artists have an opportunity to paint outdoors over several days at sites in and around Knoxville. Well-known landmarks will be perfect for interactions with the public from the Zoo to Market Square. An exclusive reception will be held for artists and patrons. Artists will show and sell their resulting work at the Knoxville Museum of Art during the Awards Reception and Sale on Saturday April 25 from 5 to 9pm. Free housing available upon request.

Deadline March 1, 2020
Acceptance notification March 20, 2020
Application fee $50.00

Online payments are processed directly by the Guild through a secure payment system. An email confirmation of your payment will be sent. Please follow online payment instructions if paying your application fee with a credit card. Your application fee payment will be posted to Juried Art Services (JAS) within three days after you submit your application. All questions or concerns regarding the payment of your fees should be directed to knoxvillepleinair@gmail.com

If you are paying by check or money order, send no later than 7 days after your application submission.

 Knoxville Museum of Art
1050 World’s Fair Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37916
Attention: Gail VanHoozier – Artists on Location 2020


Exhibition Space
Spaces are 5 feet wide by 8 feet high of free standing drywall board.  Artists will be responsible for installing artwork for the competition and sale.

Original artwork must be two dimensional and may not exceed 50 inches in any direction, including frame.  Framed and unframed art works are permitted.  Unframed art must be 1 ½ inch thick edge gallery wrapped canvas and appropriately finished to edges. Artwork must be ready and wired for installation and sale. No saw tooth hangers are permitted.


Notification of Acceptance
Once the jury process is complete, all artists will receive an email from Juried Art Services directing the artist to log into their JAS account to check the status of their application. Please keep your email up to date with JAS to receive this information in a timely manner.

All artists who have applied will be notified by email on March 20, 2020. Your application status will be indicated by a color:

  • Green checkmark indicates invited artists
  • Yellow exclamation point indicates waitlisted artists
  • Red “x” indicates declined

The total number of participants is limited to 27.  The first, second and third place winning artists will be invited back.

Artists will be notified of status into the event no later than March 20, 2020.    Information packets will be sent via email to confirmed artists, following the notification and once payment is secured.   Payments will not be returned after March 1, 2020.

Wait List Policy
A wait list is selected from the jury’s scores and wait listed artists are invited into the event as cancellations occur. Wait list artists can be accepted up to and on the day of the show and will be notified by phone and/or email when a booth becomes available.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made in written form and submitted by mail, fax, or email. Emails should be sent to knoxvillepleinair@gmail.com.  If an artist cancels a show on or before March 1, 2020 they will be given a refund for the amount they have paid less $5 processing fee.   No refunds after March 1, 2020.

No Show Policy
Artists who have not checked in and/or notified the Artists on Location committee with a message by first day of event, they will be considered a NO SHOW and the assigned space will be forfeited to another artist.

Competition and Sales
All works must be original and painted en plein air during the week of Artists on Location; a Plein Air Painting Event.  Art mediums for this the event is limited to oils, pastels, pencil, chalks, wax crayon, acrylics, watercolors, washes and inks only.

Artists must submit at least two (2) finished pieces for prize judging.   All artwork created during the event for will be subject to judging.

One studio piece may be brought to the reception for sale and must fit within the assigned wall space. Studio pieces are exempt from awards and may be of any style, but must be registered for sales information.  Paintings must all be displayed on the wall; No artwork is permitted to sit on floor.   No lights are permitted for this event.

Artists will receive 60% commission of sale price and the Knoxville Museum of Art will retain a 40% commission.   Payments for artwork and or prize Monday will be combined sent to the recipient artist with 30 days after the event.

This event is a fundraiser for the Knoxville Museum of Art, a 501(c) (3) non-profit, and all proceeds support the KMA’s mission to promote the arts education and community events.  Art work donated 100% for this event may be tax deductable.

Requirements for Participants of Artists on Location

  • Artists must check in to the Knoxville Museum of Art for Canvas Stamping
  • Artists will provide their own material and transportation to locations.
  • Artists will sign up for one 3-hour shift at one of several mandatory locations
  • Artists will provide all information for artwork at the time of check in.
  • Artwork must be accompanied with artist’s name, title of painting/medium, location, and price.
  • Artists will declare artwork was produced entirely en plein air with no photographic or technologic assistance with art for this event
  • All artwork for the exhibition must be checked into the KMA no later than noon on Saturday, April 25. All art must be installed on walls by 1 pm.
  • Artists will receive 60% commission of sale price and the Knoxville Museum of Art will retain a 40% commission.
  • Payments for artwork and or prize Monday will be combined sent to the artist within 30 days after the event.
  • All unclaimed art will become property of the Knoxville Museum of Art

Calendar Checklist

March 1-Deadline for applications

March 20-Acceptance notifications on JAS website

March 30-Participants announced for Artist on Location

April 20-Artists check in for registration, canvas stamping  10 am

April 23-Cocktail Buffett for artists and patrons 6 to 9 pm

April 25 AM-Artworks load in and installation 9 am to 1 pm

April 25 PM-Awards Reception & Sale 6 to 9 pm. Doors open at 5 pm, awards announced at 6 pm.

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