Check-In Wednesday Night, May 16,
Starting at , 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 18
You will check in two framed paintings beginning at 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
VIP Wine Event, Friday, May 18–
Past Art Buyers of the Carmel Art Festival are invited. It is By-Invitation-Only. Our juried artists + 1 are invited, and you are welcome to bring your collectors to the event. We do ask that you register them with us in advance so that they get on our list.
Judging, Saturday, May 19 – ,
Judges will view paintings and select winners. Ribbons will be placed on winning paintings.
The festival opens to the public for viewing and bidding via silent auction. Immediately following the close of the silent auction, after , there will be a live auction for all paintings that received 10 bids or more.
Meet the Artist, Saturday, May 19–
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 19
The award ceremony will be Saturday promptly at on the stage located across from the tents on
Saturday Night, May 19
If your painting(s) do not receive an opening bid on Saturday by , the paintings will remain on display for purchase on Sunday at that opening bid.. IF YOU SOLD ONE OR TWO OF YOUR PAINTINGS ON SATURDAY, YOU MAY HANG REPLACEMENT PAINTING(s) THAT YOU COMPLETED DURING THE FESTIVAL TO SELL ON SUNDAY. You can leave with any un-purchased paintings after on Sunday. If necessary, Pak Mail will be available to coordinate the shipping of your unsold paintings.
Quick Draw, Sunday, May 20 Painting 9-11.
Those who received awards are expected to participate in
the Quick Draw event. Arrive at
Festival Closes - Sunday, May 20,
After , unsold
paintings displayed on
Hofsas House -
We expect some other Carmel-by-the-Sea inns to give special rates to artists as well, and they will be published here early in 2018
Exclusive multi-day CAF hotel packages for the general public will once again be made available early in 2018, click here www.carmelcalifornia.com/carmel-art-festival-packages.htm.