Artist Information

2013 Carmel Art Festival

 

Check-In Wednesday Night, May 15, 5 – 7 pm

Carmel Art Association, Dolores between 5th & 6th

Starting at 5 pm, we will begin registration on the steps of the Carmel Art Association.  You can bring as many canvasses (watercolor paper or board) as you wish to be stamped for the festival.  Remember that you may replace any paintings that you sell with another painted during the Festival (with the Festival stamp on the back).

Maximum size of a framed canvass cannot exceed 30” wide x 36” deep.  You are responsible for providing the frames. 

You will paint for the next two days.

 

Check-In Friday Night, May 17 6-8 pm   Mission Street Adjacent to Devendorf Park

You will check in two framed paintings beginning at 6 pm on Mission Street & Ocean.  You must frame your paintings. You will name your paintings and select an opening bid.  You will also indicate the value of the painting.  The sale price is split with half going to the Festival to support children’s art programs in Monterey County, and half to you.  After completing your paper work, you will go to the tent area and find the panel with your name.  The names are in alphabetical order by last name.  Hang the two paintings on your panel.  You have until 8 pm to turn in your two paintings.

 

Judging, Saturday, May 18 – 8 am to 10 am, Mission Street

Judges will view paintings and select winners.  Ribbons will be placed on winning paintings.

 

20h Annual Carmel Art Festival – 10 am, Mission Street

The festival opens to the public for viewing and bidding via silent auction.  Immediately following the close of the silent auction, after 6 pm, there will be a live auction for all paintings that received 10 bids or more.

 Meet the Artist, Saturday, May 18 – 3:30 to 5 pm

We are promoting this time as “meet the artist” so that bidders have a chance to interact with you.  You will also want to turn in your ballot for the “Artist Choice Award”.

Award Ceremony, Saturday, May 18 – 5 pm   Mission Street

The award ceremony will be Saturday promptly at 5 pm on the stage located across from the tents on Mission Street.  If your painting received a ribbon, you will need to take it from your panel wall and then, bring it to the stage when your name is called so that we can photograph you with the painting.  After you receive your award, you will replace your painting on the panel.  It may be crowded but we will try to keep the area directly in front of the stage clear so that you have a path to the stage from the tent. 

Saturday Night, May 18

If your painting(s) do not receive an opening bid on Saturday by 8 pm, the paintings will remain on display for purchase on Sunday. IF YOU SOLD ONE OR TWO OF YOUR PAINTINGS ON SATURDAY, YOU MAY HANG ADDITIONAL PAINTING(s) THAT YOU COMPLETED DURING THE FESTIVAL TO SELL ON SUNDAY. You can begin leaving with any un-purchased paintings after 4 pm on Sunday.  If necessary, Pak Mail will be available to coordinate the shipping of your unsold paintings.

 

 

Quick Draw, Sunday, May 19  Painting 9-11.  Devendorf Park

Those who received awards are expected to participate in the Quick Draw event.  Arrive in Devendorf Park in time to have your canvass stamped and be ready at 9 am.  You can leave the park and paint anywhere you like as long as you return no later than 11am.  You will need to bring your easel with you at 11am and set up in a circle in the center of the park.  There will be a 30-minute silent auction during which time a winner will be named. 

 

Festival Closes - Sunday, May 19, 4 pm

After 4 pm, unsold paintings displayed on Mission Street can be removed.  If necessary, Pak Mail will be available to coordinate the shipment of your paintings after the show closes.

 

Lodging

Hofsas House - San Carlos between 3rd & 4th - (831) 624-2745 gives special rates to artists participating in the festival (be sure to mention that you are a juried artist!)
Carmel Mission Inn - Rio Road & Hwy 1 - (831) 624-1841 also has good rates.
There are a lot of excellent other inns, click here www.carmelshotels.com.