KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) and the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville present the 20th “Arts in the Airport” exhibition, a new selection of artwork from 37 artists in the East Tennessee region, on display now through April 17, 2019 in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint.
“Arts in the Airport” was developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. Over the past 10 years, nearly 850 unique works of art have been displayed and over $55,000 returned to local artists in sales.
The contemporary 2- and 3-dimensional artwork is created by the following artists: Lynda Best; Alan Brock; Sharon Buck; Yvonne Dalschen; Nick DeFord; Karen Ann Hummel DuGuay; Katharine Emlen; Robert Felker; Alan Finch; Diane H. Fox; Elena Ganusova; Carl Gombert; Giles R. Hammat; Clay Hardwick; David A. Johnson; Gary R. Johnson; Mari Cardwell Jones; Judith Kinzy; Doug Lawrence; Iryna Lialko; Bill Long; Alyssa Nealon; Tom Owens; Hei Park; Tatiana Potts; Gunnar Quist; Julie L. Rabun; Lennie Robertson; Caitlin Ryan; Betsy Spooner; Robert H. Thompson; Bill Timm; Rick Whitehead; Brandon Woods; Rodney Yardley; Conny Zhao; and Steve Zigler.
View the gallery of images by visiting www.knoxalliance.store/product-category/airport-20.
The following artists received cash awards:
Best of Show ($500) – Iryna Lialko of Pigeon Forge for Alice in Wonderland (Paper, pencil, ink, gouache)
Award of Merit ($250) – David Johnson of Knoxville for Student (Digital photography)
Award of Merit ($250) – Tatiana Potts of Maryville for Faces of Tajtania (Screenprint, folded paper, book)
Please note: The exhibition is normally available for viewing only by visitors flying in or out of the airport. Otherwise, visitors may view the exhibition by appointment with Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority staff. Contact Becky Huckaby, director of public relations, at 865-342-3014.
For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543.
About the Arts & Culture Alliance
The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance receives financial support from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
# # #