A community newsletter serving New Melle, Defiance, Augus​ta, Marthasville, Dutzow​​ a​nd surrounding areas.

NMCC Thank You To August Plein Air


The New Melle Chamber of Commerce (NMCC) would like to thank the Augusta Plein Air Art Festival committee and the over 50 artists who visited New Melle on Thursday, May 2, to capture the beautiful scenes around town.
Thank you to Peoples Savings Bank for the $500 Sponsor's Choice Award presented to Allison Laupp of Defiance for her painting "Quarry Aquamarine," featuring the lake at the Quarry Wine Garden. Zak Barnes of Kansas received the Judges' Choice award for his painting "Old D Sparkle," which he painted west of town.

Special thanks to the Quarry Wine Garden for hosting the event, to all the businesses and property owners who welcomed the artists to paint, and to anyone who had a part, big or small, in hosting another successful New Melle Paint Out.

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Allison Laupp (L), the winner of the
Sponsor’s Choice Award for her painting
"Quarry Aquamarine” with (R) Erin Meyer.

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Zak Barnes, with his painting  "Old D Sparkle," 
winner of the Judge’s Choice Award.