A Plein Air Exhibition has been added to the Annual Augusta Harvest Festival!
Mark your calendars for Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17. Artist registration will be starting the week of July 10, 2017. Artists are invited to paint around the Augusta area throughout the period.
A pop-up gallery will be set up at the American Legion Post in Augusta throughout the Harvest Festival. Artists may display and sell art completed at the Augusta Plein Air Festival over the last 15 years. The 30/70% split applies to all sales. Sales will be managed by the Augusta Heritage Foundation, so that means that you will be able to paint as much as you desire. The Art Sale is a fund raiser for the establishment and restoration of the American Legion Post as the Art & Cultural Center of Augusta under the auspices of the Augusta Heritage Foundation.
Watch this website and facebook for forthcoming details!!
The Augusta Plein Air Art Festival is pleased to announce that several workshops have been added to the 2017 schedule. Artists of all levels are welcome at these workshops. Please refer to the schedule at the left of the page to obtain details regarding time, place, and fees. Artists are reminded that it is not necessary to register for the Augusta Plein Air Festival to participate in a workshop.
- Sketching Workshops with Joshua Been
- 2 Oil & Acrylic Workshops with Patrick Saunders
- Oil & Acrylic with Joan Parker & Zak Barnes
- Watercolor Workshop with Spencer Meagher
- Pastel Workshop with Michele Wells
Call Kathleen at 636-228-4005 to reserve a space in the workshop(s) of your choice.
ART, DINNER & CONCERT of NIGHT MUSIC
On April 22, 2017 the Augusta Heritage Foundation is hosting a gala dinner and concert to celebrate the cultural heritage of Augusta. The public is invited to observe the artists at work with judging at 5:00 PM followed by a fabulous dinner, concert and gallery showing at the Historic Harmonie-Verein. All art on display will be available for purchase with 10% of the proceeds to benefit the Augusta Heritage Foundation. The “Night Music” program is presented by the innovative Chamber Project St. Louis.
Please refer to the schedule of events on the left side of this page for date, time, and details of the menu and music selections.
To purchase tickets, please go to the Augusta Heritage Foundation website.
The painting is complete, a job well done. All that is left is the final day of the sale. It is time to celebrate!!! Everyone is invited to the Celebration Dance at the Augusta Harmonie Verein Hall. Doors open at 6:00, enjoy the music of St. Louis favorites, the Scott Laytham & Karl Holmes Duo until 9:00pm. Pork Sandwiches available, cash bar. Tickets available at the door or go to the Augusta Heritage Foundation.
A Mini Plein Air Event has been added to the Annual Augusta Harvest Festival!
Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 15 through Sunday, September 18. Artist registration will be starting the week of June 20, 2016. Artists are invited to paint around the Augusta area throughout the period, two $500 purchase prizes and two $250 first place cash prizes have been secured.
A pop-up gallery will be set up at the American Legion Post in Augusta throughout the Festival. Artists may display and sell art completed at the Augusta Plein Air Festival over the last 14 years. The 30/70% split applies to all sales. Sales will be managed by the Plein Air Committee, so that means that you will be able to paint as much as you desire. The Art Sale is the first major fund raiser for the establishment and restoration of the American Legion Post as the Art & Cultural Center of Augusta under the auspices of the Augusta Heritage Foundation.
Watch this website and facebook for forthcoming details!!
Art Exhibitions & Sales
AUGUSTA VISITOR CENTER
Artists are invited to display current art at the Augusta Visitor Center throughout the 2016 Augusta Plein Air Festival. The ongoing display will be advertised to the public, thus all art displayed must be available for purchase. Each artist may display one (1) piece of art at a time. Artworks may be swapped out or replaced when sold. Detailed procedures for participating in this exhibition and sale will be provided in your registration packet.
Artists are invited to display current art in Washington, MO from Saturday, April 23rd through Friday, April 29th. The Art Gallery Plein Air Display will be set up at 11 West Main St. The ongoing display will be advertised to the public, thus all art displayed must be available for purchase. A portion of the sale commissions will benefit the Arts Council of Washington. Each artist may display one (1) piece of art at a time, or more as space allows. Artworks may be swapped out or replaced when sold. Detailed procedures for participating in this exhibition and sale will be provided in your registration packet.
Several workshops have been scheduled for this year’s Augusta Plein Air Festival. Note that it is not necessary to be registered for the 2016 Augusta Plein Air Festival to sign up for a workshop. For the details of each workshop click on the workshop name below.
Paint Day at a Winery
Come be part of the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce Annual Plein Air Festival. You and your friends can develop wine inspired art in the shadow of one of our nation’s premier Plein Air Art events.
Enjoy award winning wines from Augusta Winery, develop artistic skills, and create memories to last a life time.
Instruction provided by professional design artist, Leah Pruitt.
Plan the Date: Saturday, April 30th from 2:00pm to 4:30pm at Augusta Winery in downtown Augusta MO.
Call Kathleen at 636-228-4005 to secure a place for you and your group. Space is limited to 20.
The cost is a modest $35.00 per person which includes all art supplies.
Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce: Press Release
St. Louis, MO, may get all the attention with the Arch, Cardinal Baseball, and its bustling food scene. But just 50 miles southwest on 94, perched on the Missouri Bluffs and near the Missouri River, sits Augusta, Defiance, New Melle, and Washington, MO. “Small Town America” is the theme of the 2015 Augusta Plein Air Art Festival, April 23 – May 3 featuring over 100 artists nationwide. There will be three workshops offered during the festival.
These vibrant rural communities will be hosting special days of Plein Air painting throughout the Festival. One of the most appealing features of these small towns is the astounding natural beauty that surrounds them; from spectacular hills, orchards vineyards to family farms. Visitors will find the beauty of historic buildings, a wide variety of unique eateries, lost and found treasures in the antique shops, and above all warm Midwest hospitality.
You are invited to follow the artists and enjoy their vision as they capture the local landscape on a canvas within an assigned amount of time. Families will enjoy exploring each of these towns as well as the nearby Daniel Boones home.
Experience the charm, beauty, and excitement of “Small Town America”. There is something for everyone at the 2015 Augusta Plein Air Festival.
For more information contact Kathleen @ 636.228.4005, or www.augustapleinair.com.
Best in Show 2014
“Sunrise Over the Missouri” by Kathleen Hudson
Winners from the 2014 Augusta Plein Air Art Festival
Daily Paint Out Competitions with $500 purchase prizes:
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Augusta Shores – Kathleen Hudson
Noboleis Vineyard – Spencer Meagher
Mount Pleasant Estates – “Uncorked 100” Marty Coulter
Montelle Winery – Craig Thomas
Day in Defiance – Zak Barnes
Chandler Hill Vineyards – Susan Rogers
Private Estate 1 – Nyle Gordon
Nocturne Paint – Jason Sacran
Private Estate 2 – Michele Wells
Daniel Boone Home – John Lasater IV
Vineyard Hill – Teddy Jackson
Balducci Vineyards – Alan Kriegshauser
Stone Ledge Antiques – Theme Paint – Carolyn Larkin
Final Judging by Bryan Haynes an accomplished artist; Peggy Rice of the Rice Gallery of the Rice Gallery in Overland Park, Kansas; and Jack Scharr of the Fine Art Ltd Gallery in Chesterfield, MO
2014 Winners of Judging in 5 mediums:
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Best in Show – Kathleen Hudson
Artist Choice – Henryk Ptasiewicz
Honorable mention in Oil – Julie Weigand
Honorable mention in Oil – Ken Chapin
Honorable mention in Oil -Larry Rudolech
Oil 3rd – Jason Sacran
Oil 2nd – John Lasater IV
Oil 1st – Kathleen Hudson
Honorable mention Mixed Media – Lu Wayne Younghans
Mixed Media 3rd – Linda Green-Metzler
Mixed Media 2nd – Barbara Ferrari
Mixed Media 1st – Michele Wells
Honorable mention Pastel – Tatyana Robberts
Pastel 3rd – Lorraine McFarland
Pastel 2nd – Lorriane McFarland
Pastel 1st – Michele Wells
Honorable mention Watercolor – Gary Beazley
Watercolor 3rd – Michelle McClure
Watercolor 2nd – Mike Phelps
Watercolor 1st – Crystal Goldkamp
Honorable Mention Acrylic – Melissa Zuniga
Acrylic 3rd – Rhonda Pepmiller
Acrylic 2nd – Jan Foulk
Acrylic 1st – Craig Thomas
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Jo Jasper Dean
Iva Joe Dyess
Mirka M. Fette
Gail B. Ford
“Nikki” Jewel George
Linda J. Green/Metzler
Barbara Holder Williams
Helen D. Hume
Victor J. Klouse
John Lasater IV
Joseph E. Mash
Susan K. Rogers
Linda S. Wilmes
Lu Wayne Younghans
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.