Chestnut’s “Events” Descriptions
There are several categories of events in our annual cycle. Most of these are available to active members only. The one exception open to the “Community” are the Chestnut Artist Workshop Series (CAWS), (formerly known as Paint Your Heart Out – PYHO). Sign-up for CAWS is offered in advance to members and limitations on the number of participants usually result in very few slots being open after the membership-registration window.
Chestnut Artist Workshop Series (CAWS) – These are typically outdoor painting demonstrations whereby Chestnut-member artists will generously volunteer their time to paint at a pre-arranged location where people who have pre-registered will join them to observe or occasionally to paint themselves to improve their Plein Air techniques. On occasion, sessions will center around sharing best practices among participants on subjects pertaining to the preparation and marketing of artwork. Fees are charged for these sessions and 100% of the proceeds go to support the operational overhead of our organization.
Non-Chestnut members from the community may register and pay on our website but do not qualify for the significant member discount. Sign-up is offered in advance to members and limitations on the number of participants results in very few slots being open after the membership-registration window. We try to arrange a series of spring and fall PAWs that are announced roughly 6-weeks in advance for online registration.
*Dues must be current before purchasing tickets to receive the member discount* *Be sure you are logged in to the Chestnut Group website for your member pricing*
*If you have any trouble with logging into the website to access tickets or renew, reach out to Ellen Bibb for assistance.*