Chatham Plein Air Art
On a beautiful Fall Saturday in October, Friends of Chatham held the first Plein Air* Day at Chatham Manor. Approximately 20 local artists and photographers spread out on the grounds of Chatham to create their special work of art using our favorite venue as their subject. The artists that participated in the Plein Air day donated their pieces of art that Friends of Chatham will be auctioning on May 1.
*plein-air – denoting or in the manner of a 19th-century style of painting outdoors, or with a strong sense of the open air, that became a central feature of French impressionism.
For more information of Plein Air art in Fredericksburg, visit the “Fredericksburg Plein Air Artists” on Facebook.
Twenty percent of the proceeds of the sale of the art will go to
The Liz Thompson Memorial Garden Fund for Chatham Gardens.
Chatham Manor and its grounds and outbuildings are located at 120 Chatham Lane in Stafford, Virginia just across the river from the City of Fredericksburg. An historic plantation home and a hospital, headquarters, and communication center during the Civil War battle of Fredericksburg, Chatham now serves as the headquarters for the Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania National Military Park. Chatham Manor is open daily.. Park volunteers are always on hand to give tours of the buildings. There is also a 12 minute film on the history of Chatham and a 32 minute film that explains the Fredericksburg civilian experience during the Civil War.
Friends of Chatham would like to thank Charles and Stephanie Maurer, the owners of Federal Hill, for providing a special exhibit of the Friends of Chatham’s plein air art and providing the venue for the Garden Party and Art Auction on May 1. The art will be on display inside Federal Hill when it is open on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 as part of Historic Virginia Garden Week in Fredericksburg hosted by The Rappahannock Valley Garden Club. Tickets required. Visit www.vagardenweek.org for more information.
Chatham Plein Air Art ~ Available at the May Day Garden Party and Art Auction
Penny A. Parrish
Help Us Help
Friends of Chatham was created in May 2012 as a 501(c)(3) membership corporation. The funds raised are for Chatham and its surrounding grounds in Stafford County, Virginia, under the auspices of the National Park Service, specifically the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
The purpose of Friends of Chatham is to support the preservation of Chatham Manor including various outbuildings, dependencies, and the historic ground which surrounds it, through advocacy, financial support, and increased community involvement, while promoting public awareness and appreciation of its historic legacies primarily by facilitating, sponsoring, and participating in fundraising events relating to the foregoing purposes.
Your membership, donations, and involvement in FOC activities helps us help Chatham!
For more information on Friends of Chatham, visit our website at www.friendsofchatham.org
Chatham Manor: 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405. From downtown Fredericksburg: head out Rt. 3 East, take a left at the first traffic light and another left immediately after turning at the Park Service entrance sign.
~ Refreshments Catered by Parties by Dori ~
Assorted Deviled Eggs
Grilled Salmon with Arugula and Lime Vinaigrette Drizzle and Pita Rounds
Ham Wrapped Asparagus Spears
Chicken Chutney Salad in Phyllo Cups
Warm Blue Cheese Spread with Crackers, Grapes and Apple Slices
13″ x 15″
13″ x 15″
20″ x 28″
15″ x 13″
19″ x 23″
The two catalpa trees spoken of by Walt Whitman under which grew a pile of amputated limbs when the room behind them was used for post-battle surgery.
16″ x 13″
Patricia S. O’Brien
14″ x 16″
Mixed media: acrylic on canvas
2 – 8″ x 10″
As a self-taught artist, Yanina Angelini spends a good deal of the year studying new techniques to work into her distinct mashup of street art and abstract expressionism.
For the past two years, she has been studying Uruguayan masters.
“This is the first time I loosely implement techniques that follows the Father of Universal Constructivism, Joaquin Torres-Garcia’s aesthetic sensibilities. As I look upon the Masters Painters of my land, Uruguay, I wanted to bring that here to Fredericksburg, but in a way that indicates that myself as an artist is still in her growing stages. I spent the day at Chatham Manor and tried to simmer down all of the visual input before me into simple shapes, a limited number of color and a lot symbols.”
Yanina Angelini is a Uruguayan artist and gallery owner living in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
17″ x 20″
23″ x 19″
27″ x 20″
15 X 18
Photography on metallic paper
23″ x 19″
21″ x 29″
13 X 15
15 x 13
15 x 13
25 x 21
18 x 16
13 x 14
20 x 16
16 x 20
18 x 15
16 x 20
By now, you might have heard about the latest project of Friends of Chatham in support of Chatham Manor and its dependencies, the Laundry and Kitchen buildings, The Window & Door Repair Project.
Just in case, here’s how this project came about …
In late 2014, the National Park Service replaced all of the shutters on the exterior of Chatham Manor and the Laundry and Kitchen ancillary buildings, as the then existing shutters were in very poor repair. Unfortunately, the funding was not sufficient to allow for all of the exterior window frames and glazing to be repaired and completely repainted, nor for the total repair and repainting of the doors on the manor.
The Window & Door Repair Project will address those needs, with the bulk of the work scheduled to be done by the contractor, Olde Towne Window & Door, in the Spring and Summer of 2016. You can help support this project by making a purchase this Fall through our fundraising page with our fundraising partner, Lynch Creek Farm.
With every purchase made by first visiting www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/c/31536, 20% of every dollar you spend buying these exquisite fresh greens and decorations, handmade in the USA, will go to the Friends of Chatham Window & Door Repair Project.
More than just wreaths, you’ll find elegant Fall to the Holidays centerpieces, tabletop trees, garland and much more.
Be sure to go to www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/c/31536 first, then scroll down and click on “Go Shopping” and an acknowledgement will come up confirming that you’ll be donating 20% to the Friends of Chatham ~ Fall to the Holidays Decoration Fundraiser,and then you’ll be sent to the Lynch Creek Farm main website to shop. Visit all of the pages noted on the top of the page so you don’t miss anything!
Any product you order can be sent anywhere in the continental US. Plus, you can schedule the delivery date AND there’s free shipping! Order today … Order next week … Order for the next several weeks!
Please tell any friends or colleagues who may be interested in supporting Chatham Manor, the jewel of Stafford County …
And, thank you!
Lynda, Martha, Scott, Sharon, Susan, Anne, Carolyn & Nancy
The Board of Directors
“Chatham Windows: Witness to History”
In late 2014, the National Park Service replaced all of the shutters on the exterior of Chatham Manor and the Laundry and Kitchen ancillary buildings, as the existing shutters were in very poor repair. Unfortunately, the funding was not sufficient to allow for all of the exterior window frames and glazing to be repaired and completely repainted, nor for the total repair and repainting of the doors on the manor. Friends of Chatham is pleased to have the Window & Door Repair Project underway and we need your help!
You can “adopt” a Window and/or Door and help Friends of Chatham help Chatham Manor.
There are 8 Sections of the Manor and Ancillary Buildings. The window and door repairs for each will be completed separately, with the majority of the repairs being started in the Spring of 2016, as weather permits. Section 1 is the River View Center Section. Work on this section will start on two window in 2015 with funding provided by the Duff McDuff Green Jr. Fund of The Community Foundation. The remaining windows and door in Section 1 will be completed in 2016, as will the remaining sections.
*indicates that a window has already been adopted.
River View Windows – $875 each
River View Main Door – $1450
River View Left Door # 4 – $750 (Section 2) Adopted
South Side Door #6 – $650 (Section 3) Adopted
South Side Door #7 – $850 (Section 3) Adopted
Sections 1 and 2 – Adopted!
Want to “Adopt” a Window in the Kitchen or Laundry Buildings?
Reserve the Window or Door you want to “Adopt” by emailing email@example.com and mailing your check for payment to:
Friends of Chatham ~ PO Box 3882 ~ Fredericksburg, Virginia 22402.*
*Contributions made by check and mailed to Friends of Chatham will allow 100% of your funds to benefit the organization and avoid processing fees.
Garden View Windows – $725 each
Garden View Center Door – $1400
Garden View Left Door # 2 – $650 (Section 6) Adopted
Kitchen Windows – $725 each
Kitchen Doors Not Included for this Project
Laundry and Side Windows – $725 each
Laundry Room Door Not Included for this Project
Friends of Chatham invites you to join us
for a fundraising event to enjoy
at the Riverside Center Dinner Theater
~ Thursday Evening, June 18th ~
Your ticket price entitles you to attend a
pre-event gathering at 5:00 pm
including a complimentary
glass of wine & hor d’oeuvres
~ 1940’s attire is encouraged ~
Chatham during World War II by our own Scott Walker, also of Hallowed Ground Tours:
“The country is at war and Young Blue Eyes is crooning in front of a Big Band.
John Pratt is in Washington helping the War effort
by serving as one of FDR’s “Dollar a Year Men” assisting with
coordinating industrial production in the fight against Hitler.
He makes the acquaintance of two men
whom he brings back to Chatham to go duck hunting:
Gen. George Marshall and a guy named Eisenhower. “
6:00 pm ~ Dinner
7:30 pm ~ My Way …
A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra
Cost: $60 per ticket
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mail your ticket payment & RSVP to:
Friends of Chatham
P.O. Box 3882
Fredericksburg, VA 22402-3882
Your check will be your receipt.
Note: $12 of every ticket is deductible as a charitable donation.
Payment & Reservations are required
by Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Please forward to your friends, too!
The more the merrier …
And, for an extra $50,
they can get a Family membership to Friends of Chatham, too!
We look forward to having some fun with you on June 18th! See you then …