SHERYL DAANE CHESNUT, Gallery Owner

As artists rely on gallery representation they often miss seeing their work installed and enjoyed by collectors. This interaction is something Sheryl hopes to bring to both the artists and collectors who come to EDNA Contemporary.

Sheryl graduated from UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Fine Art and a minor in Business. She worked for years in marketing and design on California’s Central Coast before returning to a career in fine art. Finding the perfect piece of artwork to enhance your home or office can be difficult or intimidating; Sheryl’s love of art and design and her personal relationship with artists will enhance the process of choosing art for novice and seasoned collectors. In her enthusiasm to to bring fine art to the Central Coast Sheryl regularly reaches out to new artists and is happy to facilitate the connection between artists and collectors to find artwork that speaks to you.

JORDAN CHESNUT, Special Events and Marketing

EDNA Contemporary strives to facilitate collaboration through lively public events that feature the artists and provide a personal connection with their work. With a background in education, event planning and non-profit organization, Jordan Chesnut brings the work of artists into the community. Jordan's warm personality and attention to detail along with her dedication to supporting local organizations has helped EDNA Contemporary grow and become an important part of the arts in San Luis Obispo. 

Jordan graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in International Studies and from The University of Montana with a Master's in Creative Writing. The marketing and social media campaigns initiated by Jordan have further introduced the artists to markets outside of the local area. EDNA Contemporary strives to personalize the interaction between artist and collector; Jordan’s ability to work with many different personalities makes it possible.