Register for an Event

AIS Members:  We welcome you to enroll in one of our upcoming events.  All events are free for current members, except workshops. 

If you are not a member of AIS you can join anytime and then you'll be eligible to register. 

Please scroll down for open registrations. 


Want to register for all the events in Knoxville BUT not the workshop? Save time and email us and we will register you. 


All members who register for events will receive an email a few weeks prior to events with addresses, special instructions and parking info. 


    • 04/11/2023
    • (EDT)
    • 04/15/2023
    • (EDT)
    • Knoxville, Tennessee
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    Open to all AIS members, our Paint Out will be exhibited at District Gallery on Saturday, April 15.  No fee to participate, we appreciate and prefer preregistration.  

    What is a Paint Out? Read this information if Paint Out's are new to you! 

    We encourage you to explore the many amazing locations in and around Knoxville. You may paint anywhere in the area. 

    We have arranged for locations to paint and you can register for each location separately. The locations will be announced and open for registration by January 31, 2023.

    Artists may turn in one painting, maximum size 12 x 16 on Saturday, April 15 for judging.  All work must be for sale.   District Gallery will process sales and artists receive 60% commission.  Work must be framed.  

    Awards Reception at District Gallery, Saturday, April 15 at 5pm. 

    Anne Blair Brown AISM will serve as Wet Wall Awards Judge

    Stamping and Check-In times: Announced by January 31, 2023.

    Questions?  Contact AIS Executive Director, Liz Ahrens  231-881-7685 aisdirector1@gmail.com


    • 04/11/2023
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Cove at Concord Park Knoxville
    • 39
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    AIS members are invited to paint at the The Cove at Concord Park. Enjoy the scenic 500 acres including boat launches, fishing, marina, natural trails, picnic areas, and playground.

    PAINT OUT CHECK IN ONLY FROM 8:30 am to 10:00 am.  You can paint all day but we will only stamp canvases in the morning. If you've already had your materials stamped, you do not need to check in. 

    Address:  11808 South Northshore Drive

    Knoxville, TN 37922

    You must bring your own supplies and easel.



    • 04/11/2023
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Knoxville, Tennessee
    • 22
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    A Day of Color Play with Anne Blair Brown AISM

    In this color-focused 1-day workshop, Anne will show you various ways to mix and apply color that will make the light sing and the shadows dance! Good color mixing takes practice but is easily achievable. Harmony, balance, capturing that elusive sense of light…it’s all within your grasp! Anne will also go deep into methods for loose brushwork, expressive mark-making, and painting in a more painterly style. You will leave with new insight on how colors work together and how swift application of paint changes everything.

    $150 tuition.  No supplies needed. 

    9:30 am- 12 pm Presentation/Demo 

    12-1pm- Lunch 

    1-3pm-Continue Demo

    3-4pm Group Q&A/Discussion in the afternoon

    The workshop will be held at The Emporium at 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville.


    Cancellation policy: AIS will refund 80% of fee up to 15 days prior to workshop date. No refund after March 27, 2023 for this workshop. 


    Farmhouse Shadows 24 x 24 Oil

    • 04/12/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Museum of Appalachia
    • 38
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    AIS members are invited to paint on the grounds of the Museum of Appalachia.

    AIS will pay the visitors fee of $15. You must pre-register if you want AIS to pay your fee. 

    The Museum of Appalachia, founded in 1969 by John Rice Irwin, portrays an authentic mountain farm and pioneer village, with three dozen historic log structures, several exhibit buildings filled with thousands of authentic Appalachian artifacts, multiple gardens and free range farm animals, all set in a picturesque venue and surrounded by split-rail fences.

    There are over 250,000 artifacts housed in 3 multi-story exhibit buildings; vast collections of folk art, musical instruments, baskets, quilts, Native American artifacts, and much more.

    PAINT OUT CHECK IN ONLY FROM 9:00 am to 10:30 am.  You can paint all day but we will only stamp canvases in the morning. If you've already had your materials stamped, you do not need to check in. 

    If you'd like to bring a guest, you must pre-register and pay for their fee of $15. 

    YOU MAY NOT BRING FOOD TO THE MUSEUM GROUNDS. There is a cafe on site. 

    Address: 2819 Andersonville Highway    Clinton, TN 37716

    You must bring your own supplies and easel.



    • 04/12/2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Knoxville, Tennesee
    • 82
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    AIS Welcome Party for Members!

    Mingle with your AIS artist friends and make some new friends.

    As part of our AIS Member benefits we invite you to enjoy light bites and wine, beer and beverages courtesy of American Art Collector magazine. 

    Open to all AIS members and one guest per member. 

    AIS will host our event at the private home and studio of an artist in Knoxville.

    Address will be sent to members who register. 

    You must register if you plan to attend so we can get an accurate catering count and provide our host with the guest list.


    • 04/13/2023
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • U of Tennesee Botanical Gardens
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    AIS members are invited to paint at UT Botanical Gardens (University of Tennesee at Knoxville.)

    We will send information about parking and check in locations to all registered members. 

    PAINT OUT CHECK IN ONLY FROM 8:30 am to 10:30 am. 

    We will have a model set up from 9:30 am - 11:30 am. 

    2518 Jacob Drive  Knoxville, TN 37996

    You must bring your own supplies and easel.

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    • 04/13/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Knoxville, Tennessee
    • 21
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    • Morning Paint Along with Anne Blair Brown AISM

    • Guided Plein Air Fun!

    $75 tuition. 

    Anne will start with a short demo, sharing her process for achieving expressive mark-making and color harmony.

    Next, you will set up your easel and paint along with Anne as she paints another demo, this time stopping at the end of each step to explain her choices and share her thought processes.

    You will be painting the same subject (or you can strike out on your own) following a prescribed path for your best chance for success. Anne will periodically spend time with you one-on-one at your easel to offer advice and answer questions.

    No required supply list. You must bring your own supplies including easel.

    Location to be announced. Maximum number of students is 16. 

    Cancellation policy: AIS will refund 80% of fee up to 15 days prior to workshop date. No refund after March 27, 2023 for this workshop. 



    • 04/14/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Knoxville
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    Panel Discussion featuring AIS Signature Member Kathie Odom and Buddy Odom--the super art couple!  Join us for this lively discussion covering a multitude of topics...be sure to bring your questions! 

    Marriott West Bearden 250 Brookview Centre Way, Knoxville, TN 37919

    Coffee and light breakfast treats provided. 

    • 04/14/2023
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Knoxville
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    Join us for a presentation on studio and easel lighting from Method Lights. Based in Knoxville, Method Lights has been a long time award sponsor for AIS. 


    Location:

    Marriott West Bearden

    250 Brookview Centre Way, Knoxville, TN 37919

    • 04/14/2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Knoxville
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    You must pre-register to participate to allow for ample time for each critique. 

    A team of AIS Signature Members will be available during this two hour period to critique your artwork.

    You may bring ONE painting if you would like, or photos of paintings. Critiques will last 15 to 20 minutes each depending on how many sign up. 

    Marriott West Bearden 250 Brookview Centre Way, Knoxville, TN 37919

    • 04/14/2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • District Gallery 5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
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    Join us for the opening reception of our 7th Annual AIS Small Works Showcase.  Our annual exhibit will feature approximately 175  juried paintings by some of the top contemporary impressionist painters in the country!  

    Host gallery is District Gallery in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

    Awards Judge, Anne Blair Brown AISM, will make brief remarks and together with AIS President/CEO Debra Joy Groesser will present awards.  

    Registration appreciated. 


    • 04/15/2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • District Gallery
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    Double Demos! Anne Blair Brown AISM and Kathie Odom AIS will give a two hour painting demonstration for us.  You won't want to miss this!  

    You can stay for the full demo or drop in anytime to learn from two AIS acclaimed artists. 

    Location to be announced. We will send a confirmation email two weeks prior to the event. 



    • 04/15/2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • The District Gallery Knoxville, TN
    Registration is closed

    We will present awards for Wet Wall with Awards Judge Anne Blair Brown AISM, Debra Joy Groesser AIS President and Cheryl St. John Vice President. This event is open to the public. 

    An exhibition and sale of artwork created during the week by AIS members. 

    Join us for a final gathering to celebrate together with your fellow AIS members and their guests! Sponsored by Southwest Art Magazine.  

    Held at District Gallery with light refreshments. 



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