Check-In Wednesday Morning, May 13,
Starting at , either Ellen or Hella will check you in. 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 2-1/2 days.
Check-In Friday in Devendorf Park at 2-3 pm, May 15. Judging will be 3-5 pm.
You will check in two framed paintings beginning at You must frame your paintings. You will name
your paintings and select a BUY NOW price. (There will NOT be a Silent Auction in 2020 except for the Quick Draw event on Sunday, May 17.)
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
From 3 - 5 pm - Judges will view paintings and select winners. Ribbons will be placed on winning paintings by 5 pm.
ALL EXHIBITION PAINTINGS WILL BE BLOCKED OFF FROM THE PUBLIC UNTIL 5 PM. "Buy Now" starts promptly at 5PM. Juried artists are asked to turn in your ballot for the “Artist Choice Award” and the general public their "People's Choice Award" ballots by 5:45PM, so that we can announce these awards by 6PM.
The formal AWARDS CEREMONY will be held at 6PM - 6:30PM. Although buyers can "Buy Now" paintings starting at 5PM, no purchased paintings are to be removed by buyers until after the awards ceremony, approximately 6:30PM.
VIP Wine Event, Friday, May 15–
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.
The award ceremony will be Friday promptly at on the stage located across from the tents.
Saturday Morning, May 16
If your painting(s) did not sell on Friday evening, , the paintings will remain on
display for purchase on Saturday and Sunday at the price to be determined by you, the artist. You can change it from the "Buy Now" price of Friday.. On Saturday and Sunday YOU MAY HANG REPLACEMENT PAINTING(s) THAT YOU COMPLETED
DURING THE FESTIVAL (new paintings whose canvasses were stamped by CAF on Wednesday, May 13). Again, proceeds will go 50% to you the artist and 50% us, the Carmel Art Festival.
Note: Replacement/non-competition paintings will not be hung on Friday night!
SOME GROUND RULES THAT LESSEN CONFUSION DURING THE BUYING PROCESS:
The sales tent will remain open late on Saturday! Last year we had quite a few sales that evening.
Quick Draw, Sunday, May 17 Painting 9-11.
Those who received awards are expected to participate in
the Quick Draw event. Arrive at
Festival Closes - Sunday, May 17,
After , unsold
paintings displayed on
Hofsas House between 3rd & 4th - (831) 624-2745 gives a discount and Lamplighter Inn and Forest Inn is giving a discount.
to artists participating in the festival (be sure to mention that you are a
juried artist!) -
For further information, please go to our website www.carmelartfestivalcalifornia.com
For any questions, please don't hesitate to call me.