Meet the Artists 2020: Outside the Box

Meet The Artists - November 15, 2020

November 15, 2020
Presenting Sponsor: Janet and Tom Harper

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.

Auction will be online November 1 – November 14, 2020. You will receive a catalog and instructions on how to bid by November 1, 2020. Auction winners will be announced on November 15.

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, Harry Ford
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.

Artwork and artist interviews may be previewed here beginning October 15, 2020.
The online auction opens November 1 – November 14, 2020, and culminates in an on-line auction event on November 15, 2020.

Auction Instructions

  • Visit
  • 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,


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.



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 when the Auction opens on November 1, 2020.

ITEM 201

Arrowmont Pottery Indulgence Party
VALUE: $200 per person, limit seven people
LOCATION: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
DATES: 6:00 – 10:00 pm on December 10, 2020; January 8, 2021; March 17, 2021; March 26, 2021; April 23, 2021

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.”

ITEM 202

Arrowmont Fiber Indulgence Party
VALUE: $200 per person, limit seven people
LOCATION: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
DATES: 6:00 – 10:00 pm on March 17, 2021

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.

ITEM 203

Arrowmont Marbling Indulgence Party
VALUE: $200 per person, limit seven people
LOCATION: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
DATES: 6:00 – 10:00 pm on March 26, 2021

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.

ITEM 204

Arrowmont Lumen Printing Party
VALUE: $750, limit ten people (Four available)
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 begin at $1500 and include dinner; digital and catalog advertising; and more.
For tickets and sponsorship information, contact Fran Day,, 865-436-5860.



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