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Plein Air Brandywine 2016: Schedule


Monday October 17th
Janssens Market: 3801 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
Haskell’s Farm and Farm Stand: 4317 Creek Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Coverdale Farm Preserve: 543 Way Rd, Greenville, DE 19807
Point Lookout -Wyeth Farm: 701 Smiths Bridge Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807

Tuesday October 18th
The Marshalton Inn: 1300 W. Strasburg Rd, West Chester, PA 19382
*NEW EVENT* Quick-Draw Competition 4pm-6pm at Marshalton Inn
Cox Residence: 1364 Strasburg Rd, West Chester, PA
Gemberling/Busch Residence: 1240 W. Strasburg Rd, West Chester, PA 19382
Lilley/Lohrmann Residence: 644 Sugars Bridge Rd, West Chester, PA 19382
Oldfield Farm: 595 Lucky Hill Rd, West Chester, PA 19382
Alla Fine Farm: 331 Broad Run Rd, West Chester, PA
Castle Rock Farm: 206 Northbrook Rd, West Chester, PA
Cunius Residence: 1574 Camp Linden Rd, West Chester, PA
Meister Residence: 1451 Camp Linden Rd, West Chester, PA
South Bridge Farm/Joseph Hance House: 15 S. Bridge Rd, West Chester, PA 19382
Starry Night Farm: 565 Fairview Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320

Wednesday October 19th
Chesapeake City, Maryland: Various locations along the waterfront and Bayard House
Bayard House: 11 Bohemia Ave, Chesapeake City, MD
*NEW EVENT* Nocturne Competition 6:30pm – 9:00p at the Bayard House
Great House Farm: 284 Great House Farm Lane, Chesapeake City, MD
Woodstock Farm: Enter only through Great House Farm
Mount Harmon Plantation: 600 Mount Harmon Rd, Earlville, MD
Wilmington Area Alternative Locations For Wednesday 10-19
Masley Gloves Factory: 1601 Jessup St, Wilmington, DE 19802
Wilmington Water Works: E. 16th St., Wilmington with views of the Masley Glove Factory and Brandywine Creek

Thursday October 20th
Winterthur: 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735
Janssen’s Market: 3801 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hagley Museum: 200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807
Main Street, Henry Clay: Parking at the Post Office – 101 Stone Block Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807
10-21 Friday
Judging takes place in the afternoon – Awards are given at the Opening Reception
Opening Reception 7:00pm-10:00pm
10-22 & 10-23 (Sat & Sun)

Show and sale continues Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 12am-3pm at Winterthur Museum

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Tara Funk Grim

Tara is both a studio painter and plein air painter. En plein air, there is a passionate relationship between Tara and the scene to be painted. This union although fleeting and temporary is a direct response to what is seen and what is felt within not just a recording of what she sees. Line,  color, texture and shapes are exaggerated to create and represent that feeling and mood. Movement and light adds to a feeling of abstraction to the paintings in Tara’s studio work tends to be reflective and more abstracted and is often based on imagery painted en plein air. An insight during a session en plein air definitely influences her studio work and visa versa.\nTara exhibits in many solo and group exhibitions and competes in plein air competitions regularly. Her work is held in public and private collections in Europe and the US. She received a BA from Chestnut Hill College and teacher certification from Kutztown University.

She is a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. She continues to teach art workshops and has taken many groups to Europe to study.

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Doug Small

Doug Small worked in Chester County most of his life as steeplechase jockey, thoroughbred horse trainer and architect. Retired to VA ZEastern shore- painting 3 years, Onancock Plein Air- 2nd place 2011, first place 2012, Williamsburg plein air 2nd 2011, Choncoteauge plein air 3rd 2011, Onancock plein air 3rd 2011, 1st 2012, Brandywine plein air honorable mention 2012.

Doug Small


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Monique Lazard

Monique Lazard began painting and drawing as a young girl and never stopped. Her formal education began as an undergraduate at the Academy of Art in San Francisco where she received her Associate of Arts degree with an award in Fashion Illustration.  Her BA degree is from the California College of Art in Oakland, CA. Graduate studies were pursued at the Art Center College of Design & the Art Institute in California.

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Lazard began her career as a Fashion Illustrator for Liberty House department store chain. In 1979 Lazard became an art director for San Francisco’s Nob Hill Gazette until she moved to New York City in 1984.  In New York, Lazard became art director for Fairchild Publications working on numerous fashion magazines and taught fashion illustration at Parsons School of Design.  For the next six years Lazard worked in Editorial, Graphic and Advertising design. In 1992, tired of the fact pace of NYC, Lazard moved to Telluride, Colorado, working as art director for the Telluride Magazine. Lazard moved on to open her own Design business, also teaching a figurative watercolor workshop at the Ah Ha School. in Telluride. While living in Telluride, Lazard rekindled her love of the outdoors and began painting the glorious mountain landscapes surrounding her home.

Lazard continues to learn and grow as an artist now living in Bryn Mawr with her husband. Her  daughter, Sydney is a freshman at Northeastern University in Boston.

Her paintings have won many awards and are frequently chosen to show in galleries and competitions locally, as well as California, Maine, Colorado and NYC. In October 2011, Lazard won the “Artist Choice” award in the Brandywine Valley Plein-Air Competition and the Coastal Delaware Plein Air events.  Lazard work can be seen at the Camden Falls Gallery in Camden, Maine, the Landing Gallery in Rockland, Maine, the Salty Dog Gallery in Southwest Harbor, ME. On the East Coast at Artist’s House Gallery in Philadelphia, the Carspecken Scott Gallery in Wilmington, DE and the William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor, NJ.

Lazard’s paintings convey an impression of suffused light and sensitivity to form. The relationship of color and light, brushstroke are integral to each image.

Statement of Purpose


When I was a young girl I spent my Saturdays in the art department at the Junior Museum creating still life drawings. One day my teacher showed me her portfolio of costume illustrations and I was stunned. I was so electrified by her drawings that from that moment on I knew where I wanted to direct my talent. My first job as a Fashion Illustrator launched me into a 15 year career in commercial art.


There was no doubt in my mind that someday I would become a fine artist, it was just a matter of… when! In 1989 I moved to Telluride Colorado and fell in love with the San Juan Mountains. I began to spend entire days in the wilderness painting the endless vistas.


What I try to achieve in a painting is the expression of beauty no matter what form the subject matter tales. It could be light leaving the day or a person sitting in a chair. My aim is to paint the light and color that describes what I see. My experience of  painting is impulsive and  fluid, rather that an organized plan of action. When I paint I am connecting to the excitement I feel when I see something that registers as beautiful to me. That doesn’t mean that if I am painting a person, that that person needs to meet a certain standard of beauty. What I mean is that I might Ideally be able translate what I see into something beautiful. My focus is on the magic!

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Monique Kendikian-Sarkessian

Monique Kendikian-Sarkessian earned her bachelor of fine arts degree in painting at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. In continuing studies she has studied 18th Century European furniture painting, art education, and traditional icon painting with a Russian master iconographer. In 2003, Monique received her teaching certification for art.

Since 1984, Monique’s work has been shown and honored with awards at numerous exhibitions across the country: in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Boston, Delaware and Philadelphia areas.

Most recently she was awarded second place for painting out of 84 painters in the inaugural Plein Air Brandywine Valley Art Competition, 2011 and Honorable mention for Best Color in Chester County Art Association’s “Water” Juried exhibition and Artist Equity’s Art Spirits Juried Exhibition.

Her work has also been sold at auction to benefit various children’s charities, including the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Camphill Special School, Children’s Beach House of Lewes, DE, and programs that help end human trafficking and aid its victims.

By the Artist on her work: “I find my greatest fulfillment by using the gifts and talents God has given me to glorify Him, and to share His love in the gospel with other people. Artistic expression to me is a symbolic representation of the redemptive power of God. In my paintings I seek to express the truth and beauty of creation and the Divine handiwork of God.”

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“It’s not about me, what I can do, It’s about what Christ can do through me”.

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