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21st Annual Carmel Art Festival in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

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21st Annual Carmel Art Festival in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

May 15 to 18, 2014 in Devendorf Park and on Mission Street

A Plain Air event FREE to the public, held every year the weekend after Mother's Day.

The event features 60 artists who have been juried into the event. They will each paint all around the Monterey County area for two days, Thursday and Friday, and submit 2 paintings each into the competition.

Area residents and visitors love to come upon an artist at historic places such as the Mission, or beautiful vistas afforded from Pt. Lobos and watch artists recreate the scenes onto their canvases.

Saturday and Sunday are the days most festival attendees will be in and around Carmel-by-the-Sea. This is when all 120 paintings are presented in a tented area down Mission Street in downtown. Silent auction bidding is fierce to own one of these newly painted works of art.

Meanwhile, in adacent Devendorf Park, sculptures are being displayed by art galleries. Steven Whyte will once again create a life-sized figure of a well known personality, while Bennett Sculpture studio will create some smaller pieces.

Live music attracts crowds to Devendorf Park to picnic and, often, dance to the spirited bands. 

Kids-Make-Art fun will be held once again on Saturday afternoon for kids who want to try out their creativity under the tutillage of members of YAC, the Monterey Youth Collective.

Collectors come from all over to attend the Carmel Art Festival to bid on Saturday's competition paintings and meet the artists. Sunday morning is the Quick Draw where artists get 2 hours to paint one entry for immediate auction around 12 Noon. 

The Carmel Art Festival attracts a very high caliber of plein air artists from all around the country, Canada and Europe. Many new emerging artists have received a boost in the art world by entering this event including being asked to sell their work at a Carmel-by-the-Sea art gallery. Gallery owners come to the event to find artists that would be a good fit for them.

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I am proud to say that I have been involved with the Carmel Art Festival since 2001, and have been a Board Member for the last several years. This is gratifying because I Interact with artists, art galleries, and art collectors to organize the event. More reports later as we get closer to the event. 

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Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Hella I can see why this is a popular event which has been going on for sometime.  I am sure the 60 artist were very exicited to be chosen.  And the public can't wait to see their work.

Jan 11, 2014 01:31 PM
Rebecca Foresee
Alain Pinel Realtors - Morgan Hill, CA
Let's foresee the possibilities . and get results!

Hella, There's always something fabulous happening in Carmel!  Thank you for sharing and keeping us up to date.

Jan 11, 2014 01:44 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Pretty... Every real estate market is so so different because what happens there, the people all make it extra special, unique. Sample the flavor of your local market happenings, this post does a good job of what you will enjoy Mr and Mrs, Ms, Miss Real Estate Buyer when you ker plop in Carmel. Not Camel...Carmel, like the candy and oh oh how sweet it is. Thanks for the post, glimpse, being atour guide of a local event there.

Jan 11, 2014 09:21 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Jennifer: It is exceptional exposure for an artist to be chosen to enter, especially a first timer. Galleries and art collectors have an opportunity to look at their work done that weekend!

Rebecca: We have collectors fly and drive in from all over the country that weekend. Excellent p.r. for Carmel-by-the-Sea and I make a lot of new and renew a lot of old ones during one weekend.

Andrew: Although I am not new to Carmel-by-the-Sea, I feel so fortunate to be here at this time with my new brokerage. 

Jan 12, 2014 01:18 AM