Now accepting 2020 Artist Applications

60 artists will be accepted for the event. Apply by July 10, 2020

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 Click HERE for COVID-19 Artist Grants and Resources

 

 

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

DIAMOND

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  • Jerome I. Marcus, MD

 

PLATINUM

  • Janet C. Hohnholt
  • William and Katharine Gahagan
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GOLD

  • Ellison M. Carey
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SILVER

  • June Buck
  • "In Memory of James R. Buck"
  • Mary and Jim Culley
  • Patricia Lowe
  • A. Roy Smith
  • James J. McLaughlin
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BRONZE

  • 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 from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Abigail McBride

The longer I paint, the more amazed I am at how beautiful the world is.Compelled to chronicle the life and world around her, Abigail Faye McBride paints with the heart of a poet. Her oil paintings and charcoal drawings bear witness to a time, person or passing glimmer of light. From the sun splashed outdoors to rich interiors her interests are broad in scope. Inspired by what she sees, Abigail paints primarily on location. A consummate Cape School colorist, the draftsmanship in her work is born of an academic interest in the portrait and figure. Her work blends traditional subject matter with modern design sensibilities. She is part of a new breed of perceptual painters working from direct observation be it plein air or in the studio. Though often free of narrative, her work is grounded in the present day as a contemporary interpretation of genre painting. She paints landscape, figure and still life working interchangeably with brush and palette knife. Collectors, nationally and internationally, appreciate the color, mood and elegance of her work.

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