New Chadds Ford Gallery exhibit will feature outdoor painters and benefit tornado victims

Part of the proceeds from the Sunset Plein Air Exhibit will be donated to the American Red Cross – Central Oklahoma Relief Fund

Beverly Ford Evans

Painting by Beverly Ford Evans, one of the artists who will be at the Sunset Plein Air exhibit on Friday

Chadds Ford – The Chadds Ford Gallery presents its first Plein Air Exhibit on Friday June 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The participating artists are well known for painting outdoors instead of in a studio. Residents are invited to attend and watch the artists paint pieces at sunset that will be completed and for sale at the event.

There is no admission fee. The gallery is located at 1609 Baltimore Pike (Route 1), next to Brandywine Prime, Chadds Ford.

10 percent of all proceeds from sales of the artwork will be donated to the American Red Cross – Central Oklahoma Relief Fund. Outside donations are also welcomed. A fund will be started at Bryn Mawr Trust Company for all cash, checks and credit card donations.

The Plein Air Exhibit will feature artists Jacalyn Beam, Roger Dale Brown, Valerie Craig, Beverly Ford Evans, Paul Scarborough and Robert Stack.

Jacalyn Beam
Like Pennsylvania Impressionist painters of the late 19th and 20th centuries, Jacalyn too has strong links to painting the barns, streams, hills and valleys of southeastern PA and DE capturing the particular architecture, colors and terrain, just a few miles from her Wilmington, DE home.

Roger Dale Brown, OPA
From Franklin, TN, Roger is avid about traveling, studying, teaching and competing in national painting competitions. Experiences that expands knowledge of history, nature and architecture, that are inspirations for his oil paintings. Roger believes the “plein air” painting is an essential element to being a great artist.

Valerie Craig
Valerie’s oil and watercolor paintings are suffused with soft light and convey a sensitive approach. The St. Davids, PA artist’s subject matter is varied and includes still life, landscapes and street scenes. Whether painting vast open areas or intimate spaces, she finds that capturing light and color is best accomplished through close observation and study.

Beverly Ford Evans
With her deliberate brushwork and attention to the scene, Beverly captures the essence of the landscape beautifully and artfully. She loves to pack her paints and travel, from her Franklin, TN home, to other parts of our beautiful country, where she is inspired by the diversity and beauty at every turn in the road.

Paul Scarborough
Scarborough is a nature lover with a sharp eye for unusual subjects. He is a poet on canvas who depicts the true character of the countryside – the rustic barns and resident wildlife indigenous to Chester County, PA and Delaware. Anyone who has seen the Chadds Ford artist watercolor and acrylic landscapes has seen the poetic beauty reflected in peaceful pastoral scenes with his trademark, the red cardinal.

Robert Stack
Using watercolor and gouache mediums, Bob’s subject matter varies, ranging from natural subjects, to architectural, equestrian and Civil War themes. From his Wilmington, De home, he lets his work, light, color and composition take precedence over actual subject matter. Lending itself to an air of mystery, sometimes he uses different shades of blue and gets a dramatic contrast using light and shadow.

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