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Attend the Plein Air Brandywine Valley Gala on Friday, October 23, 2015 at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

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2014 Competition Winners!

We're happy to announce the winners of the 2014 Plein Air Brandywine Valley Competition! Check out the prize-worthy work now!

Our 2014 Winners

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Diamond Sponsor ($10,000)

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Platinum Sponsor ($5,000)


Gold Sponsor ($2,500)


Silver Sponsor ($1,000)


Bronze Sponsor ($500)


Plein Air Brandywine Valley Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 18, 2015

  • Artists Orientation at 7:00 pm. Location to be determined. Information about the event will be shared, questions answered, and surfaces stamped.  Artists will have an opportunity for Q & A.

Monday, October 19 – Thursday, October 22, 2015

  • 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 23, 2015

  • Judging for the Plein Air Brandywine Valley competition starting at 4:30 p.m. Gala, art exhibition and sale opening at 6:30 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 24, 2015 - Sunday, October 25, 2015

  • Show/Sale and Exhibition continues Saturday 10/24 from 10:00am - 4:00pm and Sunday 10/25 from noon - 3:00pm

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Plein Air Brandywine Valley is seeking gala and event sponsors!

A variety of sponsorship packages are available, each offering benefits as a thank you for your support.

2012 Plein Air Brandywine Valley Winners

We would like to present the 2012 Plein Air Brandywine Valley Competition winners! Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone that participated, volunteered or attended the event! We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2013.

First Place - Painting

Luo Hong


First Place - Photography

Patrick McCoy
"New Castle Roses"

Second Place - Painting

Monique Lazard
"Brandywine River Museum"


Second Place - Photography

Justin Nixon
"The Resolute Undertaking"


Third Place - Painting

Morning Light
"Lele Galer"


Third Place - Photography

Robert Schock


Honorable Mention - Painting
Doug Small
"Morning Commuter"


Honorable Mention - Photography

Bill Rahling
"Winterthur Blue"


Artists' Choice Award - Painting
Lynn Mehta

Artists' Choice Award - Photography
John Greim