APPLY TO BE PART OF THIS YEAR'S COMPETITION!

Ready to sign up for the competition? An online application for Plein Air Brandywine Valley can be found right here! Contact us with questions.

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Attend the Plein Air Brandywine Valley Gala on Friday, October 23, 2015 at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

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2014 Competition Winners!

We're happy to announce the winners of the 2014 Plein Air Brandywine Valley Competition! Check out the prize-worthy work now!

Our 2014 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 18, 2015

  • Artists Orientation at 7:00 pm. Location to be determined. Information about the event will be shared, questions answered, and surfaces stamped.  Artists will have an opportunity for Q & A.

Monday, October 19 – Thursday, October 22, 2015

  • 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 23, 2015

  • Judging for the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition starting at 4:30 p.m. Gala, 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 24, 2015 - Sunday, October 25, 2015

  • Show/Sale and Exhibition continues Saturday 10/24 from 10:00am - 4:00pm and Sunday 10/25 from noon - 3:00pm

Sponsor Plein Air Brandywine Valley Gala or Event!

Plein Air Brandywine Valley is seeking gala and event sponsors!

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

About Plein Air Brandywine Valley

The planning of Plein Air Brandywine Valley has been a huge undertaking and the event would not be possible without the collaborative efforts of those involved.
 
Children's Beach House (CBH)
The mission of CBH is to help children with special needs to reach their highest potential as functioning members of their families and communities.  CBH focuses upon the strengths of the 7- to 18-year-old youth with special needs and their families. This asset-based program, in sharp contrast to more common deficit-based approaches, produces measurable outcomes to ensure the completion of our mission. Each child is assigned a caseworker who partners with families, schools, health professionals, and community organizations to maximize resources. In addition, participants may attend summer and weekend camps, where they build relationships with competent, caring adults as well as with their peers. Camp activities promote resiliency and foster the skills to resist risk factors.
Through the Delaware Center for Youth Development, CBH also offers professional development and technical assistance to other youth-serving organizations and schools, thereby supporting the communities in which our families strive to reach their highest potential.