I am copying straight from the post I left on the Eastern US Artist Network group for this information.
Toby Reid got the OK yesterday for the Mothers Day weekend for a paint out at Chateau Elan. The person Toby was talking to made a point to say that they would not be providing anything....... (copied from Toby's message to me) -- "not like I was asking for anything other than permission to paint on the property. I am going to call him up again soon and clairfy alittle more of what we do. I get the feeling that he really doen't know. "
And . . . from Toby . . . "Could I get you to put out a feeler with the 3 groups and let them know that we have that Sat. and Sun. Any suggestions on times? I will find out where he wants us to park too and if there will be open sitting on Sat, and Sunday at the Winery if anybody wants to buy lunch. I think that the main Inn will be reservation. No mention about a show but I will talk again to him about that. "
So, we have a Saturday and Sunday in May 8 and 9 -- there should be loads of people there for the Mother's Day weekend and a good time to be painting there. I usually suggest a starting time of no later than 9:00 a.m.
We need to start a list of those artists that are participating. Please post here in the discussion. I will also have this same message on the Southeastern Pastel Society group and the Georgia Plein Air group. We can create and "event" for that tab also. Maybe the sign up will be on that "event" tab -- Don, what would be best? There will also be information on other sites about this paint out -- so here on pleinairartists.ning.com will not be the only place people will hear of this paint out and possibly sign up.
We will put more information up as we learn it. But join us!!! Let's have a good presence.
Hi Margaret - great -- would you do me a huge favor? Go to the "Event" tab at top of page and look for the event -- sign up there please. Or go to my page and you will see my events and click on it -- might be easier to find. Thanks.
Here is information that Toby Reid has sent to me for posting on the event site. I will also post this information on the Georgia Plein Air Group, Southeastern Pastel Society and the Eastern US Artist Network groups. You will also find this on the "Event" tab and look for Chateau Elan Event.
Here are the details for the paintout at Chateau Elan - May 8 and 9 from 9 to 5 or later if the Artist wishes.
Go north on I-85 towards Braselton and you will see signs and the Inn on the left.
We will park behind the Winery. The Winery is the building straight in front of you as you turn into the property. Take your first right after entering the property towards the Inn and keep following around until you are behind the Winery.
Toby Reid will bring a table and a clip board for signing in to put in the parking lot.
The Inn (white table cloth) and the Winery (casual) both serve food if anybody wants. It might be a good idea on Mothers Day to check at the Inn if they are doing reservations.
There are many restaurants turning left out of the property and a Grocery store. There is one gas station ( BP ) but I would not use it as it is very expensive per gallon.
Chateau Elan is not providing anything for us, except to be on their property; so everybody needs to bring what they will need for the days. There are restrooms in the Winery, Spa and the Inn. I don't know if the Stables have restrooms but I would guess that they do. There is another property there called Legends at Chateau Elan that has gates with codes to get in and we have not contacted them as it is a porivate home and golf course division.
Please be courtious to the golfers, Spa and tennis folks that will be there.
Hi everyone, please remember the Chateau Elan paint out is this Saturday and Sunday. Let me know if you are planning to be there. I have sent a message to those that said "attending" or "might attend" on the Chateau Elan Event page. So, if you received one of those messages, please only respond once! Hope to see you there.