May 22 - NSLM Members Artist Talk & Open Paint with Tucker Smith

NSLM Members join Tucker Smith, one of the most accomplished contemporary artists on the American outback, for an intimate gallery talk of his exhibition. Discover the natural beautify of Smith’s work as he takes participants through the galleries to discuss composition, color, style, techniques, and subjects.  

Afterwards, participants will break for a boxed lunch on campus and meet at Dencrest, a private property, for an afternoon of Open Paint. This is not your traditional art workshop! Bring your own supplies, find a view that inspires you at beautiful Dencrest, and develop your skills during our Open Paint. Smith will be on-site and available to comment and provide personal assistance to your overall composition and palette. 

Artist Talk: 10:30 – 11:30am at the Museum      Open Paint: 1:00 – 3:00pm at Dencrest property
Tickets:  $50.00

Please note that after you sign up you will be contacted about your boxed lunch, directions to the property, recommended materials, and our COVID-19 precautions.  

To sign up or ask any questions please contact

You must be a current member to register and in person participation is limited.

About Dencrest: 
The Dencrest property conservation easement protects 135 acres of scenic open space comprised of large pastures separated by tree lines. The property features significant agricultural soils (the entire farm) and water resources. Two small ponds exist that are considered to be NWI Wetlands. The property is currently being used for equestrian activities and pasture and plays a critical role in the sport of foxhunting, providing open space for riders and bordering two of the most historic foxhunts in the United States. The property is highly visible from Atoka Road, which is a designated scenic Byway. The property is totally surrounded by other properties in conservation easement, making it now part of one of our country’s most densely conserved areas.

This program is held in partnership with Land Trust Virginia


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  • Thursday - Sunday
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm

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    Middleburg, VA 20117

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