Artists from Missouri and surrounding states will be gathering in the Dutzow/Augusta/Defiance area from April 17 through April 27, 2013 to participate in the 11thAnnual Augusta Plein Air Art Festival. Artists will be completing their pieces in the tradition of Plein Air (outdoors), capturing the nuances of natural light in their work.
The beauty and hospitality of the area has attracted an increasing number of award-winning participants from throughout a multi-state region. Many of the participating artists are shown in galleries across the Midwest.
Several area wineries and businesses will be hosting the artists for a day of painting during the 10 day period. The public is invited to observe the development of a piece of art from conception to completion at the various painting locations. A social hour/reception is scheduled at each hosted event, where the public will have a unique opportunity to meet the artists and consider the purchase of a piece of artwork produced that day.
Special events include: Welcome to Wine Country Social at Augusta Brewing Company; Paint at Augusta Shores sponsored by the Augusta Shores Association; Sunset Paint at Balducci Vineyards; Sunrise Paint & Brunch at Noboleis Vineyards & Winery followed by an afternoon of painting at Montelle Winery; Sunrise Paint at Chandler Hill Vineyards & Brunch with the Premier Artists followed by a Car Show and stroll through Defiance sponsored by the Defiance Merchants Association ending with a Social at Yellow Farmhouse Winery; Private Estate Paint; Paint at the Virant Vineyards followed by a Social at Blumenhof Winery & Vineyards; Sunrise Paint & Brunch at Frisella’s Nursery; Artists’ Choice Judging and Art Preview & Symphony Dinner at Mt. Pleasant Winery.
The Augusta Plein Air Event culminates with judging, awards, and sale on the final day, Saturday, April 27th at the Mt. Pleasant Winery in Augusta, MO. Approximately $7000 will be awarded in prizes. Artists will be displaying/selling their event work all day.
For a detailed schedule and registration information, please visit the www.augustapleinair.com website. You may call Robin White at 314-223-3423, Corinne Post at 636-228-111 or Kathy Kessler at 314-369-6804 or email Corinne for more information.