Saturday, February 28, 2015

Artistic plein air to be in plain sight

A plethora of prominent artists will pick up easels for the inaugural Plein Air Brandywine Valley Painting and Photography Competition, Gala, Art Show and Sale, which begins today.

Artistic plein air to be in plain sight

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The Plein Air event will showcase talented artists, breathtaking views.

A plethora of prominent artists will pick up easels for the inaugural Plein Air Brandywine Valley Painting and Photography Competition, Gala, Art Show and Sale, which begins today.

For one week, artists will paint and photograph the most scenic properties of the Brandywine Valley, including private estates, land preserves, and renowned du Pont properties such as Longwood Gardens, Hagley Museum, Winterthur, and Mt. Cuba Center.

Celebrated Brandywine Valley artist Frolic Weymouth and Stephen Perloff of Photo Review, will judge all works entered into the competition.  All art will then be displayed for viewing and purchase  during the opening gala scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2011, at the Tatnall School in Wilmington as well as throughout the remainder of the weekend.

For those interesting in the process, day passes can be purchased for one of the painting locations. On Thursday, a block party and "wet paint" sale will be held on West Gay Street in West Chester. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.pleinaribrandywinevalley.org.

The gala will feature hors d'oeuvres, open bar, music and auctioneer Victoria Wyeth. A portion of the proceeds from the art sales will benefit Children’s Beach House and Chester County Art Association.

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Aubrey Whelan covers Chester County for the Inquirer. A native of a Philadelphia suburb so small it doesn't have a zip code, she grew up reading the Inquirer and was thrilled to take a job there in fall 2012. Previously, she covered crime, courts and D.C.'s Occupy movement for the Washington Examiner. Aubrey graduated from Penn State in 2011, where she worked for the award-winning campus newspaper and majored in journalism and French. Contact her at 215-495-5855 or awhelan@philly.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/aubreyjwhelan.

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