Premier Artist Paintout

Additional Event Information:

The public is invited tp observe the first place winners (Premier Artists) from previous years capturing the light, shadows, and beauty of spring at a location TBD.
This invitational paint out will begin at 10:00 AM, with judging at 12:30 PM. Come and browse the art as it develops, and to celebrate with the winner as the award is announced. Art will be for sale until 1:30 PM.


Only the 1st place winners from previous years will be able to participate in the competition for the $500 purchase prize.  This is one of the opportunities where an artist could win the 1st place purchase prize more than once the the 2018 Augusta Plein Air Art Festival.
List below will be updated with additional artists from previous years invited to compete.
2017 winners who are invited:
Daily Event Winners:

  • Augusta Shores “Augusta Shores” – Marty Coulter
  • Montelle Winery “Overlook” – Chris Willey
  • Noboleis Quick Paint “Spring Rain” – Sherri Thomas
  • Morning in the Park “Dogwoods in Klondike” – Susan K. Rogers
  • Best of Show Past Winners “Gazebo at the Harmonie-Verein” – Allen Kriegshauser
  • Morning in Washington “Back Yard” – Jinsheng Song
  • Lake Creek “Spring Vines” – Joshua Been
  • Private Estate “Bigelow Creek Afternoon” – Elaine “Laney” Haake
  • New Melle “the Feed Store” – DK Palecek
  • Daniel Boone Home “Old Peace Chapel” – Danae Hoppe
  • Chandler Hill Premier Artist “Chandler Winery” – Michael McClure
  • Sugar Creek “View from the Hill” – Nyle Gordon
  • Washington Trees “Bell Tower” – Larry Siwek
  • Balducci Sunset “Fanciful Sunset” – Larry DeGraff
  • Timeless Treasures “Keeping an Eye on That Silly Goose” – Henryk Ptasiewicz
  • Nocturne “Dumpster Light” – Joshua Been

Final Prize Winners

  • Best of Show “Nona Sunset” – Nyle Gordon
  • Artists’ Choice “Femme Osage Noon” – Nyle Gordon
  • People’s Choice “Mist in the Vines” – Allison Laupp
  • Acrylic – 1st “Sunshine at 3rd and Elm” – Annie DeGraff
  • Mixed Media – 1st “Lonely Street” – Spencer Meagher
  • Oil – 1st “Nona Sunset” – Nyle Gordon
  • Pastel – 1st “Lake Creek View” – Susan K. Rogers
  • Watercolor – 1st “Shadows of Femme Osage” – Spencer Meagher