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Chadds Ford Historical Society Third Annual Plein Air

  • 05 Feb 2011
  • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Chadds Ford (Brandywine Valley), PA

Chadds Ford Historical Society Third Annual Plein Air Event

Saturday, Feb 5, 2011  (Snow date Feb 19)

NEW for 2011

Artists may choose to paint Friday (Feb. 4), Saturday or both days! Artists can paint anywhere they want on FRIDAY in Chester and Delaware Counties ( a very large area!)

On Saturday- they can do same, but on Saturday there will be a group of homes and properties available where registered artists will have access to unique vistas.

At minimum, one painting from the participating artist must be painted on Saturday and entered into the show. We will be able to display at least two, maybe three paintings from each artist and will replace the art as it sells.

The CFHS will have special hours on Friday to stamp up to six canvases. All canvases need to be stamped at the Chaddsford HIstorical Society Barn 

( see: www.chaddsfordhistory.org <http://www.chaddsfordhistory.org>  )
The barn will be open Friday morning. Time will depend on the requests of the registered artists, we will accommodate their needs on Friday until 4. p.m. for stamping) and on Saturday the barn is open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.

On Saturday there is a warm breakfast for artists at 7:00 a.m. and canvas stamping until 12 noon for artists arriving on Saturday. The CFHS will be open all day Saturday for artists to mingle, have hot chocolate and teas, frame their work in a heated environment, and use facilities.

Pre-exhibition sale event

From 5:00 - 5:45 patrons with tickets will have a preview of paintings for purchase. Ala Easton (thank you Nancy!), the CFHS is selling preview tickets to patrons who can use the price of their ticket toward the purchase of a painting. We believe this will spur more sales for artists.

Housing for artists

Also new this year, we are offering housing for Friday Night, Feb 4, for artists living one hour or more from the CFHS.

There are rooms for the first 10 registered artists who request housing. Please, only registered artists and not their families. We hope to increase the number of homes for next year.  

The Comfort at Brandywine Suites will be offering us a room rate of $89.99 + 8% tax Jan 31 - Feb 6, 2011. The Brandywine River Hotel will be offering us a room rate of $99.99 + 8% Jan 31 - Feb 6, 2011. Many rooms have a jacuzzi and are in walking distance to the CFHS. Last year some artists shared a room. We will keep you posted on reduced rates as they are negotiated for 2011.


Registration cost is $60 and includes a dinner of fresh baked bread, home made soups and desserts for artists. Afterwards, there is a wine and cheese party for patrons and artists.

CFHS requests 20% of the purchase price. The CFHS is a non-profit organization and therefore, offers a tax form to purchasers to help spur the sale of paintings.

Call the CFHS at (610) 388-7376 to register.

Registration closes at 30 artists.

Additional notes:

1. All artwork must be executed on stamped canvases or paper during the scheduled time period.

2. No indoor painting or photographs are permitted.

3. All work must be completed on-site.  It is the CFHS and patron expectation that the paintings are plein air. Please do not add or change your work once you leave the painting site.

4.The CFHS reserves the right to decline registration and/or participation to artists who do not meet the artistic and/or professional expectations of the plein air committee and Board of Directors. 

Go to www.mapapa.org to visit the main website of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.

Mailing Address (general inquiries to Board Chairman- do NOT send payments): 3831 Proctor Lane, Nottingham, MD 21236-4748
For mailed membership payments, please contact membership@mapapa.org for the current address. Do NOT use an archived address, as it may no longer be accurate.

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