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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

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  • Jerome I. Marcus, MD

 

PLATINUM

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SILVER

  • June Buck
  • "In Memory of James R. Buck"
  • Mary and Jim Culley
  • Patricia Lowe
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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
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Plein Air Brandywine Valley Schedule of Events


Sunday, October 13, 2019

  • Artists Gathering: Abbotts Barn, located at 315 North Creek Road, West Chester, PA at 6:00pm. Information about the event will be shared, questions answered, and surfaces stamped. 

Monday, October 14 – Thursday, October 17, 2019

  • Opportunities for painting 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 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

Bruce Poulterer
Bruce Poulterer -- Painter of Memories.
Bruce, a realistic watercolor painter, has his home and studio in Media, PA. He began painting by painting from the watercolor box his mother used. He studied under a number of watercolor artists most recently with Karl Kuerner. Bruce is most known for his paintings of buildings in country landscapes and everyday life, when life moved at a slower pace. His career has been marked by consistent growth, beginning with designing and painting watercolors for Christmas cards and prints for his own company for 20 years. These prints hang all over the world and there is hardly a dairy in the United States that doesn`t have one of his prints.

Juried art shows: Plein Air Brandywine, Imaculata College, Yellow Springs, Lititz Art Show, Brandywine Arts Festival, Malvern Art Show, Chadds Ford Art Show, etc. Bruce has also had numerous one man shows and will be the featured artist at Christopher's Restaurant in Wayne in October.

Honors: First limited edition watercolor selected by Dressage at Devon Horse Show benefiting Children`s Hospital and Penn State University used his Limited Edition watercolor to raise funds for the Food Science Building. Bruce feels blessed and has given his work to raise substantial funds for many non-profits such as Delaware County Christian School, Chester County Hospital, People for People in Philadelphia, and many others. He is a member of the Delaware Valley Art League and Member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society. Bruce has been painting plein air watercolors since 2009. Recently he has been plein air painting at the Kuerner farm where Andrew Wyeth painted and sketched over 1,000 pieces. Under the insightful eyes of Karl Kuerner , Bruce says this has been one of the most significant painting experiences in his life.

Bruce is married to his best friend Jan and they have four children and five grandchildren. E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it You can see more at his blog watercolorsbybruce.blogspot.com/
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