2018 CALL FOR ARTISTS - NOW OPEN!

Artists, please click here to apply.

 

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Attend the Plein Air Brandywine Valley Opening Reception on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

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2017 Competition Winners!

We're happy to announce the winners of the 2017 Plein Air Brandywine Valley Competition! Check out the prize-worthy work now!

Our 2017 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.

2017 Plein Air Brandywine Winners

We would like to present the 2017 Plein Air Brandywine Valley Competition winners!

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone that participated, volunteered or attended the event! We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2018.

 

Painting and Drawing

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1st: Alison Leigh Menke
2nd: Mick McAndrews
3rd: Ellen Gavin
Honorable Mention: Elaine Lisle
Honorable Mention: Jennifer Caufman
Nocturne Award: Bruno Baran
Quick Draw Award: Judith McCabe Jarvis
Artist Choice (Painters): Cynthia Rosen
 

Photography

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1st: Diane Herrin
2nd: Laura Ducceschi
3rd: Stacey Morgan
Honorable Mention: Larry Meyers
Honorable Mention: William Hill
Nocturne Award: Stephen Whitney
Artist Choice (Photographers): Larry Meyers