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10th Annual Augusta Plein Air Event

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Mary Engelbreit to Judge 10th Annual Augusta Plein Air Event
World-renowned artist to participate in Augusta, Missouri open-air painting festival

 Fans of Mary Engelbreit will have the opportunity to mingle with the St. Louis-native when she appears at the 2012 Augusta Plein Air Event on Sunday, April 22nd at Montelle Winery in Augusta, MO.  Mary will be on-hand to converse with event attendees, sign copies of her latest cookbooks and guest judge at the open-air painting event.

 Engelbreit’s work is known throughout the world for her personalized illustration style. She graces the pages of three of her latest cookbooks with the distinctive artwork. Engelbreit will bring three titles of her culinary collections to the April 22nd event, including: Mary Engelbreit Fan Fare Cookbook – 120 Family Favorite Recipes, Mary Engelbreit’s Queen of the Kitchen and Mary Engelbreit’s Dining Out. The book signing will take place at Montelle Winery, Augusta, MO from 2-4pm.

 "I'm so excited to be a part of Augusta’s 10th Anniversary Plein Air event,” said Mary Engelbreit. “Please come and enjoy the festivities with us--- I know you'll have a wonderful time!"

 Engelbreit is also scheduled to guest judge at the Augusta Plein Air Event, offering up her expertise to evaluate the day’s paintings and select a winner. Judging will begin at 4:30pm at Montelle Winery.

 With more than 20 events scheduled on the 10 day calendar, there is something for everyone at this year’s open-air painting festival. Attendees looking to make a day of the event on April 22nd can also enjoy a sunrise paint and hot air balloon rides at Noboleis Vineyards.  For more information on Mary Engelbreit or any other events on the 10 day calendar, please visit


Augusta Plein Air Event

Augusta Plein Air Event is a 10 day festival of open-air painting. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2012, the annual event has grown in popularity, drawing art and wine-lovers alike to scenic Augusta, Missouri.  For a detailed schedule of public events and artist registration information, please visit the Augusta Plein Air website at  If you would like to speak to an event representative, you may call Robin White at 314-223-3423, Kathy Kessler at 314-369-6804 or email Corrine Post at