60 Juried Plein Air Artists in the
2020 Carmel Art Festival
The jury selection this year was especially tough because we had a lot of talented plein air artists apply including many past winners. Also, we had a large number of less established but highly talented artists seeking to get in. We wish we could have included more than the 60, our maximum, but that is a number that has historically been good for both artists and those who come to purchase the art.
Below are the artists juried into the May 15-17, 2020 event:
Po Pin Lin
Julia Munger Seelos
Artists, if you have any questions, please call me at 831-626-4000. Hella Rothwell
2020 Poster: "Twilight Showers" by Sally Jordan, 2019 "People's Choice Award".
In 2020, we will celebrate the 27th annual Carmel Art Festival, a non-profit public benefit event held to educate and inspire people of all ages about
the visual arts. We are proud that we can donate annually to the
Youth Arts Collective
In 2020, we will celebrate the 27th annual Carmel Art Festival, a non-profit public benefit event held to educate and inspire people of all ages about the visual arts.
We are proud that we can donate annually to the Youth Arts Collectivewhich over its twenty years on the Monterey Peninsula has provided studio and exhibiton opportunities to over 800 local youths. Our donation goes towards gallery space, supplies, personal and long term mentoring, art and life skills instruction and many other benefits supplied by YAC.
Many galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea schedule their own art shows, receptions, painting and sculpture demonstrations to coincide with the Carmel Art Festival.
Online Viewing:Although we will post all paintings on this website each year, we have eliminated online bidding.
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 will be posted on this website by January 31 before the festival.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
It is the responsibility of the artist to check this website for updates.
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