Tennessee Alumnus

Art in the House

Bare walls are no fun. Jon Rogers (Martin ’01) has friend Jason Stout to thank for making his home more colorful. Pals since preschool, Rogers and Stout (Martin ’01) enjoy art but in different ways. Stout paints, and Rogers collects Stout’s work in his home in Martin, Tennessee. “Jason is my buddy, and I love that abstract style,” says Rogers. Stout, assistant professor of art at UT Martin, says anyone can be an art collector.

Before starting a collection, Stout recommends you consider these questions:

To collect art as an investment, Stout recommends:

To begin a modest art collection, Stout recommends supporting local artists because you can have a chance to meet the artists and understand how your support is helping them and the art community. Check out these venues to find local artists: