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Attend the Plein Air Brandywine Valley Opening Reception on Friday, November 2, 2017 at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

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2016 Competition Winners!

We're happy to announce the winners of the 2016 Plein Air Brandywine Valley Competition! Check out the prize-worthy work now!

Our 2016 Winners

Event Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor ($10,000)

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Platinum Sponsor ($5,000)

 

Gold Sponsor ($2,500)

 

Silver Sponsor ($1,000)

 

Bronze Sponsor ($500)




 

Plein Air Brandywine Valley Schedule of Events


Sunday, October 28, 2018

  • Artists Gathering (location to be determined). Information about the event will be shared, questions answered, and surfaces stamped. 

Monday, October 29 – Thursday, November 1, 2018

  • Opportunities for painting, drawing, and photographing 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 or photographs 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, November 2, 2018

  • 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 Visitor’s Center of Winterthur Museum, Gardens and Library 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, November 3, 2018 - Sunday, November 4, 2018

  • Show/Sale and Exhibition continues Saturday and Sunday (11/3 - 11/4) from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Sponsor Plein Air Brandywine Valley Opening Reception or Event!

Plein Air Brandywine Valley is seeking Opening Reception and Event sponsors!

A variety of sponsorship packages are available, each offering benefits as a thank you for your support.

Welcome to Plein Air Brandywine Valley

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Plein Air Brandywine Valley is a painting and photography 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 and photograph 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, November 2nd, from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at The Visitor Center of Winterthur Museum and Garden located in Wilmington, DE. The works will remain on display for purchase and vieiwing throughout the remainder of the weekend and are free to the public. (Saturday and Sunday, November 3rd-4th, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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 The 2017 WINNERS!

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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.

2017 PLEIN AIR EVENT SPONSORS

 

Diamond

  • Jannsen's Market

 

Platinum

  • Katharine and William Gahagan
  • Jerome I. Marcus, MD
  • Brown & Root Industrial Services, LLC

 

Gold

  • Jerre Garrett and Family
  • Morris James, LLP - Mary M. Culley, Esq.

 

Silver

  • Cover & Rossiter
  • Kathleen Jennings and David White, Esq.
  • Patrick McCoy and John Cigler
  • M+T Charitable Foundation

 

Bronze

  • BNY Mellon - Kevin Worsh
  • James and June Buck
  • Comprehensive Business Services - Rob and Jenni Brand
  • Alexander Ergon
  • Linda and Bobby Fischer
  • Mary P. Helms
  • Stevens & Lee - Stacey Scrivani
  • Martha and Jay Tschantz

 

And thank you to the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library for hosting our Opening Reception as well as the weekend Art Exhibition and Sale!