Chestnut

OWN A PART OF THE PARK: PLEIN AIR PAINTERS ART SALE

The Chestnut Group is a nonprofit alliance of landscape artists and friends dedicated to the conservation and preservation of vanishing landscapes in Middle Tennessee. These pieces were part of the "OWN A PART OF THE PARK: PLEIN AIR ART SHOW" hosted by Centennial Park Conservancy and The Chestnut Group. "Plein air" is a French expression for painting outside in the open. Artists from the Chestnut Group have been painting outside in Centennial Park and in the Parthenon for the past year to create these stunning one-of-a-kind paintings.

Almost half of sales will support Centennial Park Conservancy and help underwrite our programming in the Parthenon and Park.

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JudsonNewbern- oil- 11 x 14 Spring Greens (1).jpg
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Marie Maxwell_Favorite Festival_12x16_oil.jpg
Renee Bates_Just Do It, Nike_oil_7x5.jpg
Teresa Townsend Hargis_Parthenon Reflections_ oil_14x11.jpeg
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ToddSaal_TImeToCatchABus_Watercolor_11x15.jpg
WendyErvin_NashvilleParthenon_5x7_oil.jpg
WendyErvin_SquirrelingAwayforWinter_6x6_oil.jpg
JudsonNewbern GreenforBreakfast_oil_8x10.jpg
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BrianProud_An Afternoon at the Parthenon_oil_11x14 (1).jpg
BrianProud_At the Foot of Athena_oil-24x16 (2).jpg
BrianProud_Centennial Sentinel_oil_9x12.jpg
DeniseHawkins_CedarWaxwing_oil_8x10.jpg
DeniseHawkins_EasyGlider_oil_8x6.jpg
Dennis Harris_About the Birds and the Bees_Oil_10x8 (1).jpg
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About the Chestnut Group

The Chestnut Group, a nonprofit organization based in Nashville, Tennessee, is a community of plein air artists passionate about their art form and about the preservation of threatened natural habitats, local landscapes and historic properties of Middle Tennessee. The group welcomes painters of all skill levels in all mediums – oils, acrylics, pastels and watercolors.

Working with valued partners to host collaborative art events, a generous portion of the proceeds from the sale of original artwork is donated to those groups with the same vision of preserving fragile local environments, threatened habitats and protected natural areas. The Chestnuts and their partners represent a unique alliance with the artistic world. To date, The Chestnut Group has raised close to a half-million dollars for preservation partners through the sale of members’ work.

Chestnut membership is not only rich in plein air painters, but also volunteers and environmental enthusiasts who share the group’s commitment to the core values of conservation, education and community. For more information about the group, see www.chestnutgroup.org.

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