Virtual Gallery Opening App

This year our event will be virtual in place of our physical Opening Reception.  We will launch the Plein Air Brandywine Valley Virtual Gallery App on September 25th for our sponsors, patrons, and the public at large.  This exciting new app was developed specifically for CBH and PABV which allows us to exhibit and offer artists’ works for sale in a new, simple to use and engaging way. 

2020 Plein Air Brandywine Valley Sponsorship Opportunities

2019 Event Sponsors





  • Jerome I. Marcus, MD



  • Janet C. Hohnholt
  • William and Katharine Gahagan
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  • Ellison M. Carey
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  • June Buck
  • "In Memory of James R. Buck"
  • Mary and Jim Culley
  • Patricia Lowe
  • A. Roy Smith
  • James J. McLaughlin
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  • 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

Tuesday, Sept. 01, 2020 – Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

Artists paint within and around the Brandywine Valley including incredible landscapes, gardens, churches, architecture, and riverways among others.  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. Please see the complete rules and regulations for artists.


Friday, Sept. 25

Judging for the Plein Air Brandywine Valley will be done virtually and announced during the Virtual Gallery Opening starting at 6pm.


Saturday, Sept. 26 - Sunday, Sept. 27

Virtual Gallery Exhibition and Sale continues Saturday and Sunday. The virtual gallery will close at 8pm on Sunday, September 27th.

Welcome to Plein Air Brandywine Valley

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.

This September, Artists will paint some of the most scenic properties within and around the Brandywine Valley.

All works entered in the competition will be judged and then displayed for viewing and purchase on the Plein Air Brandywine Valley virtual gallery app starting at 6 pm Friday September 25th through 8 pm Sunday, September 27th. This interactive application developed specifically for Children’s Beach House will showcase all the artist’s work as well as the locations in which they painted. All framed artwork may be purchased directly from the virtual gallery app.

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:  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.