Now accepting 2020 Artist Applications

60 artists will be accepted for the event. Apply by July 10, 2020

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 Click HERE for COVID-19 Artist Grants and Resources

 

 

Purchase Opening Reception Tickets Online

Attend the Plein Air Brandywine Valley Opening Reception on Friday, September 25, 2020.

OPENING RECEPTION TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON

2020 Plein Air Brandywine Valley Sponsorship Opportunities

2019 Event Sponsors

DIAMOND

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  • Jerome I. Marcus, MD

 

PLATINUM

  • Janet C. Hohnholt
  • William and Katharine Gahagan
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GOLD

  • Ellison M. Carey
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SILVER

  • June Buck
  • "In Memory of James R. Buck"
  • Mary and Jim Culley
  • Patricia Lowe
  • A. Roy Smith
  • James J. McLaughlin
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BRONZE

  • Joe and Bernie Polinski
  • Jay and Martha Tschantz
  • John Lilley and Bob Lohrmann
  • Brooke Mitchell and Scott Best
  • Nancy Ellis, State Farm
  • Karen D. Poore, ChFC
  • Alexandra Ergon
  • The Honorable Christina D. Sappey and Mr. Jonathan Sappey
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Plein Air Brandywine Valley Schedule of Events


Sunday, September 20, 2020

  • Artists Gathering: Time and Location TBD. Information about the event will be shared, questions answered, and surfaces stamped. 

Monday, September 21 - Thursday, September 24

  • Opportunities for painting incredible landscapes, gardens, museums, churches, and private estates will be provided. Artists are required to work only in allotted time frames. Work completed outside of those time frames will not be considered for judging. Also, all work is to be done outside, in natural lighting. Paintings of indoor spaces, although they can be included in the sale, will not be considered for judging. Please see the complete rules and regulations for artists.


Friday, September 25

  • Judging for the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition starting at 4:30 p.m. Opening Reception, Art Exhibition and Sale opening at 7:00 p.m. at The Kennett Square American Legion Arts Center for artists, patrons, and guests. At this time, artists may choose their favorite works for inclusion in the Artists' Choice segment of the competition. Wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres will be served.


Saturday, September 26 - Sunday, September 27

  • Show/Sale and Exhibition continues Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Welcome to Plein Air Brandywine Valley

Plein Air Brandywine Valley is a painting competition, show, and sale featuring the beauty of the Brandywine Valley interpreted by the finest artists of our nation and beyond.

For one week, artists will paint the most scenic properties of the Brandywine Valley including private estates, land preserves, and renowned duPont properties.

All works entered into the competition will be judged and then displayed for viewing and purchase at an opening reception scheduled for Friday, September 25th 2020 from 7pm to 10pm. The works will remain on display for purchase and viewing throughout the remainder of the weekend and are free to the public. (Saturday and Sunday, September 26-27, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

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.

 

 

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS

 

2019 PLEIN AIR BRANDYWINE VALLEY WINNERS!

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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

 

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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

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Artist:  Lena Thynell

Winner – Honorable Mention

Title:  Seize the Day

 

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Artist:  Henry Coe

Winner – Artists Choice

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

Winner – Nocturne Kennett Square

Title:  State & Union Streets

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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.