25th Carmel Art Festival - May 18-20, 2018
Carmel-by-the-Sea Plein Air Juried Painting Competition, Silent Auction & Art Sale
Venue is Mission Street between Ocean Avenue and 6th,
and adjacent Devendorf Park
Sculpture-In-The-Park, Quick Draw, Kids Make Art Day, Live Music
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921
FREE public event.
Always the weekend after Mother's Day.
Held Annually in Carmel-by-the-Sea Since 1993.

To all Plein Air Artists who applied for the 2018 Carmel Art Festival:
The 60 artists juried into the competition will be announced here by
March 1, 2018
And this is their information packet;
please check it periodically because some changes might have been made: Please click here.

Michael Bailey
Rolando Barrero
Stacy Barter
Don Biehn
Maria Boisvert
Liz Bonham
Brooke Borchering
Delia Bradford
Wendy Brayton
Carl Bretzke
Larry Cannon
Ken Christensen
Susan Ellwart-Hall
Mark Farina
Catherine Fasciato
Mark Flaumont
Tatyana Fogarty
Wendy Franklin
Carole Gray-Weihman
Vesla Greenwood
Scott Hamill
Coraly Hanson
Laurie Hendricks
Mike Hill
Sterling Hoffmann
Sally Jordan
Steve Kell
Sheryl Knight
Wei Zhong Koo
Paul Kratter
Ria Krishnan
Po Pin Lin
Gretha Lindwood
Sergio Lopez
Rolf Lygren
Will Maller
Joe Mancuso
Wayne McKenzie
Hilary Mills-Lambert
Suzanne Morris
Donald Neff
Lilli-Anne Price
Lana Rak
Robert Sandidge
David Savellano
Alex Schaefer
Julia Seelos
Silvio Silvestri
Michael Situ
Randall Stauss
Nancy Takaichi
Barbara Tapp
Joaquin Turner
Marti Walker
Tim Ward
Cindy Wilbur
Laura Xu
Lu Yu
Xiao Yu
Tonya Zenin

To order, please call (831)622-9024
Walk-in: The Print Shop at 3722 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923

or email carmelartfest@gmail.com

Carmel Art Festival 2017.
The Carmel Art Festival would like to thank all the artists who participated in the event this year, the community which came out to support us, the galleries who held their own events to coincide with ours and those who exhibited sculpture-in-the-park for all to enjoy. We want to give a special thank you to our volunteers, both those who join us year after year and new ones who helped us this year to make it the success it was. We also want to thank retailers who supported us this year who provided raffle items; the public had an opportunity to get to know you through your generosity. For the first time this year the festival also received well fantastic advertising exposure through Visit Carmel, the official marketing organization for the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea for which we are very thankful. And, last but not least, we want to thank the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea for providing us with this exceptional venue to stage the annual Carmel Art Festival.
Winners 2017:See photos of all winners.
All entries 2017:See photos of all plein air art submitted.

Please mark your calendar for next year's event, the 25th, on May 18 to 20, 2018.

Volunteers and Sponsorship:
We will be delighted to hear from you.
Please email Tammi Tharp at: tammitharp@gmail.com

General information about the 25th Carmel Art Festival in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 93921

In 2018, we will celebrate the 25th annual Carmel Art Festival, a public benefit event held to educate and inspire people of all ages about the visual arts.

On Friday evening, artists will bring their freshly painted entries to Mission Street. for first viewing.

On Saturday, the Plein Air competition starts out with judging of the 120 entries, followed by the silent auction until 6:00PM. In Devendorf Park: Purchase posters from this and past years events. Listen to live music. Stroll around the Sculpture-in-the-Park exhibits by galleries around town.

On Sunday morning at Devendorf Park starting at 9:00 AM, a 2-hour Quick Draw by the winning artists will be held. Mostly, artists can be seen painting around Carmel-by-the-Sea and Carmel Beach. This is followed by a half-hour silent auction between 11:00AM to 12 NOON. Throughout the day, purchase posters from this and past years events. Listen to live music. Stroll around the Sculpture-in-the-Park exhibits by galleries around town.

On Sunday morning on Mission Street, from 8:00AM to 3:00PM, an additional 100+ paintings will be up for sale, those that the 60 artists painted during festival week, but were not part of the competition. These are being sold at a set price.

Many galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea schedule their own shows, receptions, painting and sculpture demonstrations to coincide with the Carmel Art Festival. These are publicized in our festival booklet handed out FREE during the event (if provided by the galleries with festival organizers before the printing deadline).

Note: Posters from the current and past years are also for sale throughout the year. See link on the navigation bar. Just email us your request.

The Carmel Art Festival in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 93921 is a non-profit organization with donations from these events supporting local youth art programs. The Carmel Art Festival is always the weekend after Mother's Day weekend.

Absentee Bidding: If you can't be at the Carmel Art Festival, you can still bid on paintings. We post ALL paintings entered into the festival.

Artists who want to enter the Carmel Art Festival:
The event is always the weekend after Mother's Day.
Application and artists information is always published here by September 1.
Deadline to enter is December 1.
If you are a plein air artist and can paint 2 paintings in 2 days, you can apply
It is a juried event. Only 60 artists are chosen each year.
List of juried artists are posted on this website by March 1 before the festival.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
It is the responsibility of the artist to check this website for updates.
If you want to get on our email list, please sign up by clicking icon below.

Carmel-by-the-Sea Individual Gallery Events:

Carmel Art Galleries: Please email us information about your event
that coincide with the dates of the Carmel Art Festival,
and we will send a FREE email blast to our list!
We will also include your event in our PROGRAM.
Send this information to us by mid-APRIL in time to be included.
Thank you.

Email Mailing list:
If you would like to get regular notices from us,
please sign up below!!!

Mailing Address: Carmel Art Festival
P.O. Box 7191
Carmel by the Sea, CA 93921

Email Contact:carmelartfest@gmail.com


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Tammis Tharp, President, Carmel Art Festival:
email tammitharp@gmail.com

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Hella Rothwell, Board Member, Carmel Art Festival:
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Also for email blasts, posters & printing, please contact:
Pamela Crabtree, Board Member, Carmel Art Festival:
email carmelartfest@gmail.com

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