2022 Plein Air Smokies

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2022 Inaugural Year

In 2022, Friends of the Smokies invited 20 nationally acclaimed artists to the park to paint “en plein air,” an outdoor painting practice and style, throughout various park vistas. The week-long event activities, included a ticketed gala and art sale, Sept. 26-Oct. 2. We also hosted a quick draw competition in downtown Maryville, Tennessee, on Oct. 1.

2022 Plein Air in the Smokies was presented by:

2022 Plein Air in the Smokies Artists


Friends of the Smokies thanks our 2022 ‘Plein Air in the Smokies’ Committee:

Crissy Haslam, Honorary Chair

Nancy Daves, Chair

Dana Soehn, Park Representative   

Karen Bentz

Kay Clayton 

Sara Coker 

 Cindi DeBusk     

Traci Topham    

Mary Beth West

Melissa White

“Down the River”, Oil, Kathie Odom

How to Become a Sponsor

For information on becoming a Friends of the Smokies sponsor of Plein Air in the Smokies, email Lauren@friendsofthesmokies.org.