Meet the Artists 2020: Outside the Box

Meet The Artists - November 15, 2020

November 15, 2020
Presenting Sponsor: Janet and Tom Harper

THE AUCTION IS NOW CLOSED.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Auction! Auction winners will be announced on November 15 in a live-streamed welcome Janet Harper, event chair, and Rachael McCampbell, auction artist. Click here to register for the livestream Zoom event.

YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP FOR A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY!

Led by talented, professional artists, four creative experiences will be offered to auction participants in the local community. These items will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click the button below to sign up for a Pottery Indulgence Party, Fiber Indulgence Party, Marbling Indulgence Party, and Lumen Printing Party.


Auction Instructions

  • Visit airauctioneer.com/MTA2020
  • Register as a bidder using your email address, Google account or Facebook account.
  • Browse the fabulous, handcrafted work in the Meet The Artists 2020 auction.
  • Bid on your favorite items and check back frequently to secure your bid. The auction closes at noon EST on Saturday, November 14, 2020.

Auction items will be awarded to the highest bidder. Winners will be announced during the Livestream Zoom event on November 15, 2020, beginning at 6:00 pm. If you have any auction questions please contact Brittany Dies, 865-436-5860, bdies@arrowmont.org.

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Payment for your items may be made online, by phone, or mailed. Payment may be made by check or credit card. Arrowmont accepts all major credit cards. Your items will be mailed upon receipt of payment.

EVENT DETAILS

Due to COVID-19, the format of Meet the Artists has been changed to insure safety and health. Meet the Artists 2020 will still have all the elements of previous events. Instead of the event happening at Harper Audi, the auction will be online and the dinner will occur in the safety of your home.

ARROWMONT IS PROUD TO ANNOUCE THAT, FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE DINNER IS SOLD OUT! THANK YOU TO EVERY DINER AND SPONSOR WHO SUPPORTED MEET THE ARTISTS BY PURCHASING DINNER TICKETS THIS YEAR.

Dinner is an Italian themed meal that will be delivered to your house ready to serve. Menu includes: charcuterie board appetizer, Caprese salad, chicken diavolo, Osso Buco, roast vegetables, bread and olive oil, with pana cotta and tiramisu for dessert. The meal will be accompanied by red and white wines.

Because you can’t meet the artists in person, each dinner box will contain handmade art objects by Arrowmont artists:
ceramic centerpiece  ·  Janet Harper
ceramic napkin rings  ·  Bill Griffith
hand-dyed napkins  ·  Pat K. Thomas, Vernon Bowen, Amie Adelman, Rena Wood
charcuterie serving board  ·  John Polly, Sandy Pittard
candlestick  ·  Heather Ashworth
hand-poured candles

Dinner delivered to your home or location of your choice
Tickets: $175 per person
Online reception: 5:30 pm, Followed by a live-streamed welcome and auction winner announcements with Janet Harper. The online auction is November 1 – November 14, 2020, and culminates in an on-line auction event on November 15, 2020. Click here to register for the livestream Zoom event.


OUR SINCERE APPRECIATION TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS AND COMPANIES WHO CONTRIBUTED TIME AND SERVICES

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS

Jennifer Allen and Maia Leppo
Sandra Blain
Steve Brisco
Anne Bujold
Sam Chung
Charles Clary
Tina Curry
Nick DeFord
Daniel DiCaprio
Harry Ford and Douglas Ferguson & Pigeon Forge Pottery
Geri Forkner
Stan Fronczek
Ted Green
Janet Harper
Janet and Tom Harper
Jane Wells Harrison
Suzanne Jack
Richard W. James
Bob Lockhart
Rachael McCampbell
Laura Jean McLaughlin
Stuart Mortimer
Mary Obodzinski
Elizabeth Redmond Odiorne and Victoria Walker
John Polly
Deborah Coburn Rice
Celeste Rudd
Judith Saunders
Robert Tino
Molly Winton
Margit Worsham

 

 

ART OBJECTS BOX

Sponsors and diners receive a box of handmade objects including a bud vase, made by ceramic artist Janet Harper; napkin rings by ceramicist Bill Griffith; hand-dyed napkins by Pat K. Thomas, Vernon Bowen, Amie Adelman, and Rena Wood; wood candleholder by Heather Ashworth; hand-poured candle; charcuterie board by John Polly and Sandy Pittard. Special thanks to Arrowmont staff members Sam Chumley, Tim Harstvedt, Christian Ogle, Celeste Rudd, and Katherine Wagner for contributing to the creation of the Art Objects Boxes.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Robert Batey Photography

DESIGN

Robin Easter Design

CATERING

Chef’s Catering

VOLUNTEERS

To pull off this event has required a covey of Board members, artists, volunteers and staff. Our sincerest thanks to everyone who has contributed to the success of Meet The Artists 2020.


AUCTION ITEMS

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SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Led by talented, professional artists, four creative experiences will be offered to auction participants in the local community. These items will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

ITEM 201

Arrowmont Pottery Indulgence Party
VALUE: $200 per person
LOCATION: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Create a piece of handmade pottery with friends, fine wine and fabulous food in an Arrowmont tradition — the Arrowmont Pottery Indulgence. Attend with friends and family, and make new friends. Bill Griffith will guide you through the creative process; no previous experience is needed. You will hand build your piece, glaze it, and put on the final touches before enjoying individual boxed meals by Chef’s Catering with a selection of wine. Your pottery piece will be fired and made ready for use following the­ event.

Of the experience, Bill Griffith says, “It is a time for fellowship. The people who attend the Pottery Indulgence may not be expert potters but they are high achievers. Our goal is to help them create an original piece of pottery that they will be proud to use in their home. I often tell them that they are building their next family heirloom.”

Who is signing up?

Bobby Castle
Valerie Boles
Joe and Barbara Mattern
Cam and Tom Sabo
Robin Easter
June Crowe

ITEM 202

Arrowmont Fiber Indulgence Party
VALUE: $200 per person
LOCATION: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Create a piece of wearable art with fabulous company in Arrowmont’s updated, state-of-the-art studios — take part in “A Party to Dye For!,” a new Arrowmont Fiber Indulgence experience. Bring your friends and make new friends. Pat K. Thomas will guide you through the creative process; no experience needed. Pat writes, “Play with dyes in deep, drenched colors. Go home with a collection of wearables you create yourself! Fashion one-of-a-kind wearable artwork with easy, yet effective, methods for color, design and pattern. Expect to dye four-six scarves and a couple pairs of bamboo socks. Pieces will be colorfast and washable.” You’ll savor fine wine and enjoy individually boxed dinners by Chef’s Catering as part of the Fiber Indulgence experience. All materials are included.

Who is signing up?

Kathy Wing

ITEM 203

Arrowmont Marbling Indulgence Party
VALUE: $200 per person
LOCATION: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Fashion one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art in the Arrowmont Marbling Indulgence Party next spring! Bring your friends and make new friends. You will marble fine silk and cotton cloth under the expert guidance of Pat K. Thomas; no experience needed. She writes, “Marbling is a fun way to apply color and pattern to many surfaces. Everything will be prepared for you to marble silk scarves and cotton bandanas. Optional: At the end of the evening soiree, you’ll have the opportunity to marble a pair of canvas tennis shoes you provide. All materials provided (except for optional tennis shoes.)” You’ll create two 14″ x 72″ silk scarves or cotton bandanas. As part of the Marbling Indulgence Party, you’ll savor fine wine and enjoy individually boxed dinners by Chef’s Catering. Your hand-washed and ironed pieces will be available following the event.

Who is signing up?

Janet Harper
June Crowe

ITEM 204

Arrowmont Lumen Printing Party
VALUE: $750 per party, limit ten people per party
LOCATION: Available to Sevier and Knox County residents
DATES: To be mutually arranged

Create unique botanical prints using found plants and the power of the sun — experience the Arrowmont Lumen Printing Party. This special opportunity is ideal for a family event. Talented artists on Arrowmont’s staff will guide you and up to nine of your family and friends through the three-hour creative experience. All of the participants will craft beautiful prints at your home, Arrowmont, or an outdoor location of your choice. Great for children and adults; no experience needed. Lumen printing uses small, flattened flowers, grasses, leaves and more layered atop photographic paper and exposed to bright light. You will assemble dynamic compositions as you enjoy a selection of cold sodas and individual boxed meals by Chef’s Catering. Your prints will be dried and ready for display or further craft projects at the end of the experience.

SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE

Sponsorships begin at $1500 and include dinner; digital and catalog advertising; and more.
For tickets and sponsorship information, contact Fran Day, fday@arrowmont.org, 865-436-5860.


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Janet and Tom Harper

 

GOLD SPONSORS

Chef’s Catering

SILVER SPONSORS

Christy and Phillip Robinson
Barbara and Bud Sherrod
Peachy and Al Staley

 

BRONZE SPONSORS

Julia and Howard Clinton
C. Randall De Ford Architecture
Carolyn and Dr. Steven Gottlieb
Lane Hays and Stuart Worden
Shirley and David Hogan
Connie and Ron Hutchins
Sandy and A. David Martin
Kay and Doug Overbey
Robin Easter Design
Jason White Team – Century 21 Legacy
Margit and Earl Worsham

 

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