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Plein Air Art Day Entry Deadline

October 5, 2019

Immediate Media Release

WHAT: Plein Air Art Day
WHERE: Chatham Manor, 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
TIME: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

CONTACT: Catherine K. Walker at artsatchatham@gmail.com or 540-373-9338 for questions or more information.
Friends of Chatham is hosting a Plein Air Art Day at Chatham Manor on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10 am to 3pm. This event is made possible by our partnership with the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Stafford County’s Creative Communities Grant, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and The Arts & Cultural Council of the Rappahannock (RappArts). Artists must apply to participate in this event by submitting the information at the end of this media release.

No more than 20 artists will be chosen to participate in the Plein Air Art Day. Selected artists will be required to create a work of art in their selected medium that relates in some way to Chatham Manor, its gardens, grounds, or views. On October 19th, the selected artists must sign in at the Summer House in the Chatham gardens by 10:30 am and break down by 3:00 pm. Participants must donate one (1) finished work of art, related to Chatham Manor, in a manner suitable for hanging, to Friends of Chatham no later than February 1, 2020. The donated work will be sold or auctioned during a Friends of Chatham fundraiser in May or June 2020. All proceeds from the spring fundraiser will go directly to supporting the preservation of Chatham Manor and its grounds. The Friends of Chatham is a registered non-profit corporation with a formal agreement with the National Park Service to raise funds that will further the preservation and interpretation of historic Chatham.  Chatham is managed by the National Park Service as a component of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
Selected artists who agree to participate in this event will receive $100 for materials.

To be considered for this event, please email the following information to artsatchatham@gmail.com by October 5th:

Daytime Phone:_______________________________________________________________________

You may download an editable copy of the entry form by clicking here.

NOTE: Please attach 3 digital images which serve as examples of your media to the email entry.
Friends of Chatham will notify you if you have been selected to participate in this event, no later than October 8th. You will be required to sign a contract committing to attend the October 19th event and to donate a finished work of art to Friends of Chatham, no later than February 1, 2020. For more information about Friends of Chatham and its mission, please visit our website at http://friendsofchatham.org/. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


October 5, 2019


Cathy Walker