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Sept. 19, 2014: Case presents overview of local artists at Knox Heritage “Lost & Found” luncheon

Westwood Studio Sept 2014


John Case with Case Antiques, Inc to present overview of local 19th and 20th century artists and their place in the current market for regional fine & decorative arts

Knox Heritage continues its series of educational lunches, Lost & Found, on Friday, September 19th at 11:30 a.m.  Guest speakers John Case owner, founder and president of Case Antiques, Inc. will present a fascinating overview of local artists and their place in the current market for regional fine and decorative arts

The Lost & Found Lunch will be held at the new office for Knox Heritage, Historic Westwood – 3425 Kingston Pike. Parking is free and is available in the Laurel Church of Christ parking lot next door – 3457 Kingston Pike.

This event is FREE and open to the public. A free lunch buffet for the first 30 rsvp’s will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 12:00 p.m.  Space is limited and advance reservations are required. To make reservations, call Hollie Cook at 865-523-8008 or email her at

While local historians have always known that Knoxville had a strong art community in the late 19th and early 20th century, it has been more recent that several of these artists have become elevated to a new level of national attention. Among the well-known Knoxville artists are Anna Catherine Wiley, Charles Krutch, Thomas Campbell, Joseph Delaney and his brother Beauford Delaney, and Lloyd Branson. Lesser known, but also notable Knoxville artists, include Adelia Armstrong Lutz and James Wiley Wallace. The presentation will take place in Adelia’s beautiful custom art studio in Westwood and will offer a brief overview of local artists and their place in the current market for regional fine and decorative arts.

John Case is the owner, founder and president of Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals in Knoxville, Tennessee. Growing up around his family’s antiques business in Kingsport, Tennessee, he developed a love for Southern decorative arts. After earning a degree from Duke University and spending over 16 years in the corporate world, he established an auction firm in Knoxville, Tennessee. John has over 20 years experience researching and evaluating American antiques and is an accredited member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA), the oldest professional association of personal property appraisers in the United States. John has given lectures on Southern material culture at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), the Appraisers Association of America national convention, the International Society of Appraisers national convention, the William King Regional Arts Center, and served as a contributing editor for the Frist Museum’s Art of Tennessee exhibit. Case currently serves as chairman of the Tennessee Executive Residence Preservation Foundation (TERPF), charged with the acquisition of art, furniture, and objects of historic significance to enrich the state’s Governor’s Mansion.

The mission of Case Antiques is to provide superior customer service, exceptional stewardship, and quality antiques & art to our clients. The Case Antiques mission includes three important components: An exclusive focus on the antiques and art auction business,  implementing the latest technologies to enrich the antique & art experience for the client, and  contributing to the community in which we exist. See more at:

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