The Chestnut Group Journal
Time for an exciting change of pace! Chestnuts are painting on the grounds of the Frist, and other downtown locations, in preparation for Nashville Open Air! This art show will take place May 31-June 1, to benefit our new partner, Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Please enjoy the photos of our artists painting the city. For more info:
Chestnut Group members have been out painting through the seasons in preparation for our upcoming show with the Friends of Warner Parks. The Warner Parks are such a beautiful asset to our city, and you didn’t have the ask the group twice to get out and tackle it on canvas! The show sill surely be a feast for the eyes, full of beautiful vistas, quiet walking paths, windy roads, and interesting old structures that create the breadth of the Parks. If you haven’t explored them, you should go give it a try!
The show will be at the Warner Parks Nature Center, 7311 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN
March 8-10, 2013
Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm
For several years, The Chestnut Group has had the honor of hosting an art sale to benefit the Land Trust of Tennessee during their annual “Blue Moon Party”. Artist members have painted for months on dozens of Land Trust properties, thoroughly enjoying the comradery and joy of painting these incredibly beautiful spaces in Tennessee.
Several Chestnut artist members were recently honored with accepted entries for the American Impressionist Society 12th Annual Juried Exhibition to be held in Carmel CA this fall. The honorees are: Kathy Anderson, Anne Blair Brown, Sherrie Russ Levine and Dawn Whitelaw. The show will be hosted by Mountainsong Gallery in Carmel By the Sea, CA and will run October 15th-November 15th, 2011. The award ceremony and opening reception is slated for Friday, October 21st at Mountainsong Gallery.
This prestigious event is chaired in 2011 by Chestnut artist member Lori Putnam. The month long event will feature workshops by Kim English and Scott Christensen, both AIS Master Artists.
Congratulations to all Chestnut participants!
The week of June 20th, 2011, 87 plein air artists from across the U.S. converged on The Adirondacks for a week of painting and comraderie at Paul Smith College. The event was another incredible offering put together by Eric Rhoads and his newly re-birthed “Plein Air Magazine”. The “Tennessee 10″ consisted entirely of Chestnut Group members including Roger Dale Brown, Lori Putnam, Pam Padgett, Bitsy King, Paula Frisbee, Jim Frazier, Beverly Ford Evans, Ann Cowden, Dawn Whitelaw and Sandra Harris.
The Battle of Franklin Trust asked the Chestnut Group artists to partner with them for a summer sale slated for July 15-17, 2011. Several properties are included on our list of locales as we paint our way to the “Captured: History on Canvas” event! Read More…
The Chestnut Group partnered with the Tennessee Parks & Greenways Foundation in January of 2011 to help in their efforts to “Save Cummins Falls”. Read More…
The Chestnut Group is very proud to again be partnering with the Nature Conservancy of Tennessee for “A River Runs Through It”. This fundraiser is scheduled for Spring 2012 in beautiful Columbia TN. Read More…