Members

plein air painters · conservationists · volunteers · teachers · students
with common goals
Conservation · Education · Community

Artist members of The Chestnut Group paint what they are passionate about preserving; fragile local environments, threatened habitats, protected natural areas, and historic properties.  The group welcomes artists of any skill level who enjoy painting en plein air, and those interested in conservation efforts in Middle Tennessee.

Benefits of Membership
  • Learning and development opportunities include workshops conducted by internationally known artists, lectures, art-related educational sessions and mentorship relationships
  • Opportunities to exhibit and sell personal work
  • Invitations to paint on scenic private property, remote areas and venues closed to the general public
  • The camaraderie, informal learning, and self-discovery come by spending time with a community whose passions and conservation ideals are alike
  • Collaborative effort with other artists and non-profit partners to make a difference in reaching the mission of the group to conserve and protect vanishing landscapes and endangered properties. Art makes a difference. Be a part of the change.
Membership Application
Artist Membership to The Chestnut Group is non-juried and is $65 annually. Membership runs on the calendar year, from January to December.  For this level, you may join/register online by clicking here.

Sponsorship  is open to those who may or may not be artists.  Opportunities to message our artist membership and/or sponsor specific events are available.  In-kind donations valued at half of the sponsorship amount will be considered.  Application to be discussed and approved by the board.  More information about Sponsorship is available by clicking here.

For questions regarding the group or the application process, please contact us by clicking here.

2021 Board Members
Operations Coordinator – Suzannah Green

President – Karen Philpott

Vice President – Dale Finley

Past President – Sheryl McCaleb Waugh

Treasurer – Margaret Cameron

Recording Secretary – Carol Johnston

Membership Chair –  Brigitte Hubbard

Marketing Chair  – Ellen Bibb

Transitions Chair – Judson Newbern

Data and Website Manager – Wendy Ervin

Sponsorships Chair, Corresponding Secretary – Renee Bates

Advisory Board Chair – Kim Barrick

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