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





  • Jerome I. Marcus, MD



  • Janet C. Hohnholt
  • William and Katharine Gahagan
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  • Ellison M. Carey
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  • June Buck
  • "In Memory of James R. Buck"
  • Mary and Jim Culley
  • Patricia Lowe
  • A. Roy Smith
  • James J. McLaughlin
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  • 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

Dates TBD

May 2022

Kennett Square, PA

Bruno Baran

Bruno Baran is a painter and teacher of art for over 39 years practicing what he teaches with color, light and form utilizing strong compositions that make the viewer connect.I'm interested in rapidly changing color and light leading to quick brushstrokes creating an explosion of tone and hue allowing the eye to move within the painting. according to Bruno. Seeking the elusive changes that happen over short periods of time within a landscape. A strong composition makes the completed painting whole and is as important as the color and light. Bruno Baran was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1954 to Louis and Rita Baran their second son who would go on to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art and graduate cum laude in 1976, with a BFA in Art Education. He studied with Raoul Middleman, Dan Dudrow, and Joseph Sheppard among numerous other distinguished artists. Bruno would continue his education by attending Towson State University, and Maryland Institute College of Art as well as University of Maryland at Baltimore County earning over 60 credits beyond a Master Equivalency while teaching full time for Baltimore County Public Schools. Teaching at Perry Hall Elementary School for 11 years before becoming Department Chairman at Lansdowne High school. After 10 years at Lansdowne, Bruno finished his career teaching and becoming Magnet Leaderas well as Chairman for a STEM Academy at Chesapeake High School.During his teaching career, Bruno continued to refine his painting working on a variety of paintings as well as doing a wide range of ceramic pieces. For several summers he took workshops at the Bennington College with Art New England studying with Wolf Kahn, Miroslav Antic and others. Bruno continued to paint and draw as often as possible until 2008 and he retired from Baltimore County Public Schools and start painting everyday. He became Fine Arts Chairman at The John Carroll School in 2011 and continues painting and drawing along with maintaining 2 studios one at The John Carroll School and his private one on his property in Nottingham Maryland. He has shown in several shows in the past 4 years including the Havre de Grace Plein Air painting competitions of 2009 and 2010. Showing in Chadds Ford and Anne Marie Gardens Gallery in Solomons Island in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.Bruno Baran was elected as a board