Plein Air Brandywine Valley Exhibition

Last week, I had the challenge of creating three night landscape images in five days.  I also had to print them, matte them, frame them, and have them ready to hang in the inaugural Plein Air Brandywine Valley Exhibition held at the end of the week. What a challenge it was to get the images completed on top of all the other work in the studio. The event started Monday Sept. 26 and ended Friday Sept. 30, which was the date of the opening and awards ceremony.

I couldn’t have done these images without the help of my wonderful and intrepid wife, Vera, who braved the rain, the dark and several charging deer.

The esteemed jurors were Brandywine Valley conservationist and American artist Frolic Weymouth, who juried the painting category, and Photo Review editor and founder Stephen Perloff, who juried the photography entries.

Given the high quality of the work produced by the 40 participating photographers, I am very honored that my image, “Untitled #22”, was awarded 1st place, and also that I won the Artist’s Choice Award in the photography category!

The proceeds from the Plein Air Brandywine Valley Exhibition benefit the Children’s Beach House and Chester County Art Association.

Many thanks to Darci Goldberg of the CCAA and Rich Garrett of Children’s Beach House and their hard working crews for putting on a great event in style and with aplomb!

They worked very hard all week to organize this huge event, in which 120 artists participated!

Thanks also goes out to the event’s sponsors, and to the generosity of so many people who made it possible to photograph on their property.

Untitled #22, Chester County, PA“Untitled #22”, the winning image.

Untitled #21, Strouds Preserve, Chester County, PA“Untitled #21”, photographed at Stroud Preserve, Chester County.

Piano workshop, P. Jamison, West Chester, PA“Piano Workshop Door”, photographed at Phil Jamison’s Piano Workshop, West Chester, PA.

~ by Harold Ross on October 7, 2011.

3 Responses to “Plein Air Brandywine Valley Exhibition”

  1. Congratulations, Harold! That’s fantastic. You both work SO hard!

  2. Amazing work….as always.

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