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.

More about website posting privileges for both membership levels by clicking here.

For questions regarding the group or the application process, please contact The Chestnut Group’s Executive Director here:  email Rachel Blair.

2020 Board Members
Executive Director – Rachel Blair
President – Sheryl McCaleb Waugh
Past President – Renee Bates
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Vice President –
Recording Secretary –
Membership Chair –  Brigitte Hubbard
Marketing Chair  – Ellen Bibb
Transitions Chair – Judson Newbern
Data and Website Manager – Wendy Ervin

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Advisory Board Chair –

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