2022 Artist Applications are CLOSED!

The July 8th deadline for Artist Applications has passed. Please email jnixon@cbhinc.org to request being put on the waiting list for consideration.


2022 Plein Air Brandywine Valley Sponsorship Opportunities

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Plein Air Brandywine Valley Schedule of Events

Opening Reception

November 11, 2022

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Welcome to Plein Air Brandywine Valley

We're Back!

The next PABV event will be held from NOVEMBER 6th - 13th, 2022 where Artists will paint some of the most scenic properties within and around the Brandywine Valley. The Opening Reception will be held at Winterthur Museum, Gardens and Library on Friday, November 11th with the Weekend Show and Sale taking place on Saturday and Sunday, November 12th and 13th.


Plein Air Brandywine Valley is a painting competition, exhibition, and sale showcasing the beauty of the Brandywine Valley interpreted by our nation’s finest plein air artists.

Event proceeds benefit Children's Beach House. CLICK HERE to find out how this event and your donations contribute to the vital work of the Children's Beach House, helping children with special needs reach their highest potential.







Artist:  Melissa McNett

Winner – 1st Place

Title:  Alla Fine Farm


 Henry-Coe_2nd-Place_2019-web.jpg Artist:  Henry Coe

Winner – 2nd Place

Title:  Railroad Bridge 1



Artist:  Elaine Lisle

Winner – 3rd Place

Title:  Fall Rooftops


 Randall-Graham_Honorable-Mention_2019-web.jpg Artist:  Randall Graham

Winner – Honorable Mention

Title:  Lumber Stacks


Artist:  Lena Thynell

Winner – Honorable Mention

Title:  Seize the Day



Artist:  Henry Coe

Winner – Artists Choice

 Mateus-Costa_Nocturne-Winner_2019-web.jpg Artist:  Mateus Costa

Winner – Nocturne Kennett Square

Title:  State & Union Streets


Artist:  Al Richards

Winner – Marshallton Quick Draw

Title:  A Walk in the Park



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A portion of the proceeds from the art sales will benefit Children’s Beach House.


If you're interested in participating in this unique event and competition, please see the applicant details.

For more information, contact us today.