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Plein Air Brandywine Valley


Participants will paint or photograph some of the most scenic properties of the Brandywine Valley, where Delaware and Pennsylvania meet.

The chosen sites belong to the Brandywine Museums & Gardens Alliance, which promotes the art, culture, history, and beauty of the region. The locations include the Brandywine River Museum, Delaware Art Museum, Hagley Museum & Library, Mt. Cuba, Winterthur Museum, and Rockwood Mansion among others.

Monday, October 15, through Thursday, October 18. Participating artists or photographers will interpret the beauty of their favorite Brandywine Valley sites.

Friday, October 19, 6:30pm ? 9:30pm. The Tatnall School hosts the opening gala. Once the judging and awarding of cash prizes are complete, guests may purchase the artwork. Gala tickets, at $100/person, include cocktails and hors d?oeuvres by the Wilmington Club, valet parking, and live entertainment.

Saturday, October 20, 10am to 4pm. The free exhibition continues at The Tatnall School. Plein Air Brandywine Valley will welcome Todd Peenstra, a nationally known antiques and art appraiser from Annapolis. He will evaluate such items as furniture, glass, porcelain, paintings, silver, bronze, coins, toys, documents, etc. Guests may supply photos, especially in the case of larger pieces. Peenstra graciously offers his services to Saturday’s attendees free of charge.

Sunday, October 21, Noon ? 4pm. The free exhibition continues at The Tatnall School.

A portion of the proceeds from the art sales will benefit the Children’s Beach House, a non-profit that helps at-risk children throughout the State of Delaware reach their highest potential as functioning members of their families and communities.

For tickets or further site details: Visit www.pleinairbrandywinevalley.org.