Now Accepting Artist Applications!

PAINTERS ONLY AT THIS TIME.

Updates on photography coming soon.

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Attend the Plein Air Brandywine Valley Opening Reception on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

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2019 Plein Air Brandywine Valley Sponsorship Opportunities

Event Sponsors

DIAMOND

  • Janet C. Hohnholt
  • Jerome I. Marcus, MD
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PLATINUM

  • Ellison M. Carey
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  • Kitten and Bill Gahagan

 

GOLD

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SILVER

  • Martha and Jay Tschantz
  • Patricia B. Loew
  • James R. and June Buck
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BRONZE

  • A. Roy Smith
  • Senator Gregory Lavelle
  • Bruce and Catherine Bell
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Plein Air Brandywine Valley Schedule of Events


Sunday, October 13, 2019

  • Artists Gathering (Location to be determined) Information about the event will be shared, questions answered, and surfaces stamped. 

Monday, October 14 – Thursday, October 17, 2019

  • 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 18, 2019

  • Judging for the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition starting at 4:30 p.m. Opening Reception, Art Exhibition and Sale opening at 7:00 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 19 - Sunday, October 20, 2019

  • Show/Sale and Exhibition continues Saturday and Sunday (10/19 - 10/20) from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

2017 Competition Winners!

We're happy to announce the winners of the 2017 Plein Air Brandywine Valley Competition! Check out the prize-worthy work now!

Our 2017 Winners

Alison Leigh Menke

Much like the impressionists who first ventured out into nature with their easels and paints in tow, I too am greatly inspired by outdoor light and true colors of the landscape. I express myself through bold color choices and decisive brushwork. My inspiration for painting is to express the poetic relationships and melodies of light and color found in nature. I choose a variety of subject matter yet have a particular interest in sunrise/sunset paintings and maritime scenes. <br><br>Born abroad and raised in Clarksville, Maryland, I now live in Washington, DC.  I hold a B.A. in Art and Art History from University of Maryland, College Park and have studied with internationally acclaimed artists in the US and abroad. Growing up I was impressed by the physical beauty surrounding me and by the art of my mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who`s paintings and passions enchanted me throughout my youth. Artists who have been an inspiration include Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Anders Zorn, Kim English, and Clyde Aspevig.

Alison Leigh Menke
Alison Leigh Menke
Alison Leigh Menke