Members are welcome to participate in paint-outs at both private and public venues in the greater Northern Virginia Area. Paint-Outs at private locations occur on Tuesdays from 10am to 2pm. From late April through early November with a short break in the hottest days of summer. Our summer paint-out program varies from year to year.
During the winter months and during our summer break we schedule workshops for our members presented by local and nationally recognized artists. Some of our workshops are locally in-person and some are live online zoom workshops.
We hold at least one public art show and sale yearly. Some years we have multiple shows. Artists retain all of their proceeds. We may require a hang fee if we will be processing sales to recoup the fees charged by our processor. In some cases we partner with 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 and a summer picnic. 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.