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Attend the Plein Air Brandywine Valley Opening Reception on Friday, October 20, 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 15, 2017

  • Artists Gathering at 6:30 pm. at the Marshalton Inn, 1300 W. Strasburg Rd., West Chester, PA 19380. Information about the event will be shared, questions answered, and surfaces stamped. 

Monday, October 16 – Thursday, October 19, 2017

  • 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, October 20, 2017

  • Judging for the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition starting at 4:30 p.m. Opening Reception, Art Exhibition and Sale opening at 6:30 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, October 21, 2017 - Sunday, October 22, 2017

  • Show/Sale and Exhibition continues Saturday 10/21 from 10:00am - 4:00pm and Sunday 10/22 from noon - 3:00pm

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

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