Members are welcome to participate in paint-outs at both private and public venues in the greater Northern Virginia Area. Paint-Outs occur on Tuesdays from 10am to 2pm. From late April through early November with a short break in the hottest days of summer.
During the winter months and during our summer break we schedule workshops for our members presented by local and nationally recognized artists. Due to Covid, our workshops have mostly been online.
We generally hold at least one public art show and sale yearly. Many years we have multiple shows. Artists generally retain all of their proceeds less expenses for processing sales. In some cases our sales are to benefit a local non-profit. In that case, a percentage of the sale goes to the non-profit.
We have member meetings twice a year, a yearly holiday party with a holiday card exchange. We publish a quarterly newsletter featuring one of our artists and offer announcements about local calls for art, plein-air competitions and club related information. We have a private Facebook page where members can share their 'art news', successes, or questions. We also have an Instagram account where we post about happenings and events in which at least three members participate.