Paint-Out Chadds Ford postponed for week

Numerous artists will display work created in area next Friday or Saturday

cache_2864652704The sight of artists with their easels in area fields or along roadsides during Paint-Out Chadds Ford has been postponed a week, the Chadds Ford Historical Society said.

The society is hosting the Sixth Annual Winter Plein Air event featuring numerous juried artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. General admission festivities will run from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, instead of the originally scheduled Feb. 8. The $10 per-person ticket price includes a wine and cheese reception with the artists and an opportunity to purchase work so new that it may still be wet, a news release said.

For those who want to get first crack at the selection, an exclusive preview party will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. A $50 ticket admits up to two people, and $25 can be applied toward an art purchase, the release said.

The Paint-Out Chadds Ford art exhibition will continue through March 16 at the Barn Visitors Center and the paintings will be available for sale during that time. Some of the many artists include Garry Pendleton, Jacalyn Beam, Jeanne Kirby Bruneau, Mary Rinderle Smith, Bruno Baran, Jim Rehak, Jane Ramsey, Mark Coates, David Diaz, Stewart White, Perry Kapsch, Valerie Craig, Ann Crostic, Alison Menke, and Lynn Mehta.

This year accepted artists can bring three additional paintings that are painted “en Plein Air” that represent scenes from the Brandywine Valley. Special programming and an educational series will be linked to the Plein Air event, giving artists more exposure in the community. For more information call (610) 388-7376.

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