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

Fran Mangino

Fran Mangino was invited to the American Watercolor Society 150th Anniversary International Exhibition. Her recent awards include Forgotten Coast 2018 Quickdraw Open Division 3rd Place; The Best of Ohio Plein Air Society II 2018; 2nd Place; Kekionga Ft. Wayne, Indiana 3rd Place; Arcadia Plein Air, Fl. 2nd Place & People's Choice; SRQ Paint With a Brush, Fl., 1st Place; Ohio Plein Air Society's 15th Competition, Honorable Mention and the 14th Competition Award of Excellence; Tiffin Plein Air, Ohio, 1st Place; Ft Myers Paint the Beach, 2nd Place and 3rd in Quickdraw; Punta Gorda Plein Air, Fl., 2nd Merit; Art at the Arnold, Ohio, 1st 2017, 2nd & People's Choice 2016, Honorable Mention 2015, 1st Place 2014; 76th National Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio, Honorable Mention. Professional Affiliations She is a Signature Member of Ohio Watercolor Society; Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, Signature, Master Level; Ohio Plein Air Society; ACT, Texas Art Association Silver Level; Light Chasers of Sarasota County; Peace River Painters, Florida; and signature member of Whiskey Painters of America Publications Fran has been published in North Light Publications 2017 Art Journal Animals; 2014 Splash A Retrospective 20 Years; Splash 11, 10, 9, 8 issues; Paint 1-2-3 magazine, 1st Issue; and The Artist Magazine, 2001 including Finalist in Animal & Still Life Divisions. www.franmanginoartist.comFacebook: Fran Mangino