Can't be at the Carmel Art Festival?
Absentee Bidding Available
3 PM to 6 PM, Saturday, May 19, 2018.

Hella Rothwell, CAF Board Member, will be your Auction contact. Cell 831-626-4000
To participate, please TEXT Hella with your bid on Cell 831-626-4000.

Get your first bid in soon after 3 PM so that I can track your choice.
We bid in increments of $50 for you, so if you give us your highest bid, it won't necessarily go that high.
If you wait until too close to 6 PM, it's a mad scramble of last bids and you might miss out.

Winners 2018 with a few categories still being determined:
  • 1st place: Sergio Lopez, "Fleeting Luminance"
  • 2nd place: Carl Bretzke, "Rio Road"
  • 3rd place: Michael Situ, "Pescadero Point"
  • Best Local: Delia Bradford, "Point Lobos Morning Cypress"
  • Best Oil/Acrylic: Brooke Borchering, "Dancing On The Rocks"
  • Best Pastel: Joe Mancuso, "Morning Shadows"
  • Best Watercolor: Mike Bailey, "Stumped"
  • Mayor's Choice: Liz Bonham, "Carmel Colors"
  • Jennifer Hill Award: Tatyana Fogarty, "Mission Ranch Vista"
  • Artists Choice: TBA
  • People's Choice: TBA
  • Plein Air Award of Excellence: Paul Cratter, "Stands Tall"
  • Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence: Meisha Grichuhin"
  • Honorable Mentions:
    Tonya Zenin, "Morning At Point Lobos"
    Susan Elwart-Hall, "Lady Of the Night"
    Carl Bretzke, "Leaving Bicyclette"
    Scott Hamill, "Afternoon Walk Pebble Beach"
    Po Pin Lin, ""Night Lights"
    Rolando Barrero, "Moss Landing Harbor"
    Wayne McKenzie, "Carmel Panorama"
    Steve Kell, "Bay Reflections"
    Coraly Hanson, "Garrapata Cliffs"
    Carole Gray-Weihman, "Afternoon Melody"

    Quick Draw Winner: TBA (on Sunday, May 20 at 12 Noon)
  • Basic Carmel Art Festival information:
  • 60 Artists are painting Thursday & Friday throughout Monterey.
  • They submit 2 competition paintings each on Friday evening.
  • All paintings are displayed on Mission Street next to Devendorf Park.
  • Silent Auction starts on Friday as soon as paintings are brought in.
  • Judging is from 8AM to 10AM on Saturday.
  • Silent Auction continues all day Saturday until 6PM
  • Absentee Bidding available between 12Noon to 6PM.
  • Live Auction approx. 6:15PM to 6:30PM (for those paintings with 10 Silent Auction bids)

    NOTE: Paintings with less than 10 Silent Auction bids, highest bidder is successful bidder.

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