Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barbara Walsh recently released her first children’s book, Sammy in the Sky, illustrated by painter Jamie Wyeth. The book was inspired by the loss of the author’s family pet dog Sam. Jamie Wyeth, an alumnus of Chadds Ford Elementary School, will pre-sign a limited number of books, which will be available for purchase and co-signing by Walsh at the show.
Catherine Quillman, former arts journalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer, is author of 100 Artists of the Brandywine Valley, a comprehensive guide to the artistic history of the Brandywine region. Quillman will present an informal, illustrated discussion titled the Artistic History of the Brandywine Tradition, including what every art enthusiast should know about its history and relevance today. The illustrated program will cover a range of artwork including that of 19th century photographers, Howard Pyle’s students and Chadds Ford painters.
This year’s “Featured Artist” is Paul Scarborough, a popular, award-winning Brandywine Valley artist whose work is featured in private and public collections throughout the country including a commission by NASA currently hanging in the National Air and Space Museum.
The “Donating Artist,” Stephen Brehm, was featured in Philadelphia Style Magazine and has received numerous honors for his talents. Brehm’s paintings reside in homes and businesses from California to Florida and throughout the northeast and Europe.
The popular Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show features works by over 70 local and regional professional artists from the Brandywine Valley and beyond. A complete list of participating artists, the book sale and signing schedule, and artwork samples are available through the Chadds Ford Art Show website.