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

Carol Douglas

Carol L. Douglas lives and works in Rockport, ME. A native of Buffalo, NY, she studied painting and sculpture with her father from a very young age. She studied painting at the Art Students League in New York with Cornelia Foss, Joseph Peller, Nicki Orbach and others. In 1997, she quit working as a graphic designer to take up painting full time. Two bouts with cancer were transformative experiences. In 2016, she traveled across the continent from Anchorage, AK to St. John, Newfoundland, sleeping and working out of an old Suzuki SUV. Her goal was to paint the vast sweep of the northern wilderness. Her 46 finished paintings can be seen here. I find great peace in the natural world, she said, and I want to share that with others. Douglas' paintings are never about mimicking the styles of great artists before her. Her paintings are a response to her environment, which translates into her mark making. They are meant to be a dialogue between the viewer and the work. She is, however, keenly aware of her place in the continuum of art. I use direct painting and abstraction because these are the tools of our time, she said. As with other New York artists who came to Maine, the draw isn't primarily the art community, but the natural world itself: the sky, the dark pines, the ceaseless rise and fall of the tide, and the granite outcroppings. For many years, she has taught an annual workshop in Acadia National Park, Sea & Sky. She will be teaching a four-day workshop on a heritage schooner this June, Age of Sail. She taught in Taos, NM, and elsewhere in the US.Douglas writes a popular painting blog, Watch Me Paint, which has been ranked among the top 75 art blogs worldwide.