Join us for the Opening Reception!

November 2, 2018
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735
7pm - 10pm

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Attend the Plein Air Brandywine Valley Opening Reception on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

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2018 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 28, 2018

  • Artists Gathering at Uptown! Performing Arts Center. 226 N High St, West Chester, PA 19380 at 6:30pm. Information about the event will be shared, questions answered, and surfaces stamped. 

Monday, October 29 – Thursday, November 1, 2018

  • 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, November 2, 2018

  • 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, November 3, 2018 - Sunday, November 4, 2018

  • Show/Sale and Exhibition continues Saturday and Sunday (11/3 - 11/4) 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

Annie Strack
Annie Strack earned Signature Membership in 10 artist societies including the International Society of Marine Painters and International Plein Air Painters, and she is an Official Authorized Artist for the U.S. Coast Guard. As a commercial artist, her designs have been used by hotels, restaurants, retailers, and other businesses for decades. An experienced drafter, she has created architectural renderings for dozens of architects and contractors and her renderings have been published in numerous publications. Her paintings are exhibited throughout the world, and have been featured in 23 solo shows. She's the author of The Artists Guide to Business & Marketing, and since 2005 she's been a contributing editor for Professional Artist Magazine. She is the producer and host of Painting Seascapes in Watercolor, which is broadcast on television stations worldwide and also available on DVD. She teaches painting at Artists Network University, and she travels around the world to teach workshops, jury art exhibits, & paint en plein air. She is an expert in the uses and properties of artist materials and she is in highly in demand to present programs and demonstrations. Her artwork has received hundreds of awards and hangs in over 1,000 collections worldwide including USCG, U.S. Navy, U.S. Pentagon, U.S. Senate, Veterans Administration, and many more. She volunteers on the Boards of various national artist societies and organizes juried shows, plein air events, workshops, programs, & fundraising.
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