Chadds Art Sale & Show welcomes authors Walsh and Quillman

The Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show welcomes two special guests, authors
Barbara Walsh and Catherine Quillman, at its 63rd annual show on March 23-24.
Both authors will lead a discussion and offer a book sale and signing on
Saturday, March 24th.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barbara Walsh recently released her first
children’s book, Sammy in the Sky,
illustrated by painter Jamie Wyeth. The book was inspired by the loss of the
author’s family pet dog, Sam. Jamie Wyeth, an alumnus of Chadds Ford Elementary
School, will pre-sign a limited number of books, which will be available for
purchase and co-signing by Walsh at the show.

Catherine Quillman, former arts journalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer, is
author of 100 Artists of the Brandywine
, a comprehensive guide to the artistic history of the Brandywine
region. Quillman will present an informal, illustrated discussion titled the
Artistic History of the Brandywine Tradition, including what every art
enthusiast should know about its history and relevance today. The illustrated
program will cover a range of artwork including that of 19th century
photographers, Howard Pyle’s students and Chadds Ford painters.

The popular Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show features works by over 70 local and
regional professional artists from the Brandywine Valley and beyond. This
year’s Featured Artist is Paul Scarborough and the Donating Artist is Stephen
Brehm. A complete list of participating artists and artwork samples are
available at

Exhibit hours are 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 23, and 10 a.m. -4
p.m. on Saturdday. The book signing will be 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The event is
at Chadds ford Elementary School.

About the Chadds Ford Annual Art Sale & Show
Betsy Wyeth, wife of the late Andrew Wyeth, started the Chadds Ford Annual Art
Sale & Show in 1949 and continued her involvement in the show while her son
Jamie Wyeth was a student at Chadds Ford Elementary. The annual sale continues
to serve as the school’s largest fundraiser, providing funding support for
school programs. Chadds Ford Elementary was founded in the early 1900s and
received the National Blue Ribbon in Excellence Award in 2008.

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