Carmel Arts and Design District

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Entry Fees & Awards

The awards for the 2018 Carmel on Canvas are as follows:

First Place ($3,000) plus City of Carmel painting purchase ($1,500) - Jed Dorsey - Camano Island, WA
Second Place ($2,000) - Donna Shortt - Indianapolis, IN
Third Place ($1,500) - Roy Boswell - Bargersville, IN
Fourth Place ($1,000) - Troy Kilgore - Bloomington, IN
Merit Award ($200) - Spencer Meagher - Mount Vernon, IL
Merit Award ($200) - Larry Siwek - Quincy, IL
Merit Award ($200) - Susan Bunce Ritter - Perrysburg, OH
Merit Award ($200) - Kyle Ragsdale - Indianapolis, IN
Merit Award ($200) - Jeanne McLeish - Mooresville, IN
Merit Award ($200) - Jamie Green - Quincy, IL
Merit Award ($200) - D.K. Palecek - KauKauna, WI
Merit Award ($200) - Susan Mauck - Westfield, IN
Merit Award ($200) - Tom Butters - Greens Fork, IN
Merit Award ($200) - Mary Ann Davis - Indianapolis, IN

First Place ($500) - Karen Sako - Arlington Heights, IL
Second Place ($300) - Mark Millis - Bargersville, IN
Third Place ($200) - Karrie McCan - Carmel, IN
Merit Award ($100) - Shakila Garugu - Fishers, IN
Merit Award ($100) - Colleen Wright - Kissimmee, FL

First Place ($150) - Oulai Pan - Carmel, IN
Second Place ($100) - James Wang - Carmel, IN
Third Place ($50) - Alissa Firestone - Carmel, IN

Merit Award ($50) - Hannah Gao - McCorsdville, IN
Merit Award ($50) - Ella Guo - Carmel, IN

First Place ($300) - Anna Afshar - Fishers, IN
Second Place ($200) - Houqian Zhou - Carmel, IN
Third Place ($100) - Robine Wright - Springfield, OH
Child Merit ($50) - Angelina Xie - Carmel, IN

Spencer Meagher - Mount Vernon, IL - ($500) Carmel Arts Council's Children's Art Gallery
Tom Butters - Green Forks, IN - ($500) The Heath Home
Jamie Green - Quincy, IL - ($500) Drs. Lauck & McLean, Optometry & Eyewear
Jamie Green - Quincy, IL - ($300) Muldoon's
Robine Wright - Springfield, OH - ($250) Agave Bar & Grill
Larry Siwek - Quincy, IL - ($250) Bub's Burgers & Ice Cream
Jamie Green - Quincy, IL - ($250) Bub's Café
Anna Afshar - Fishers, IN - ($250) Canine Cloud Nine
Brad Fields - Fishers, IN - ($250) The Great Frame Up
Larry Siwek - Quincy, IL - ($250) Indiana Design Center
Roxanne Larson - Carmel, IN - ($250) Main Street Treats, Inc.
Jamie Green - Quincy, IL - ($250) Savvy Décor

2018 PURCHASE AWARD SPONSORS (Each purchase award totals between $250 - $500)
Agave Bar & Grill Restaurant
Bub’s Burgers
Bub’s Café
Canine Cloud Nine
Carmel Arts Council
Carmel Historical Society – Scott Osborne Sculpture
The Great Frame Up
Terry & Lezlie Heath
(Carmel Arts & Design District Home)
Indiana Design Center
Dr. Lauck & McLean Optometry & Eyewear
Main Street Treats
Savvy Décor


Blick Art Materials
Carmel Arts Council
Chapman-Osborne Legacy Realtors
City of Carmel
Hoosier Salon
Magdalena Gallery of Art
RPM Technologies, LLC
Tina’s Traditional Tea Room

Visit Hamilton County

The Purchase Awards paintings will be presented to each business for display in their establishment. Please stop by the businesses to see the different winning paintings. A variety of paintings can be seen and purchased at the local galleries in Carmel too. Best of Show winners from previous years are displayed at All Things Carmel – 110 West Main Street, Carmel, IN 46032.

The fifth annual Carmel on Canvas plein air paint out was held on Friday to Sunday, September 14-16. This open-air painting exhibition and competition took place on the sidewalks throughout the Carmel Arts & Design District.

Carmel on Canvas is a great way to bring many artists from across the Midwest to create works of art using Carmel’s Arts & Design District as their inspiration. One of my favorite aspects of this event is that the artists interact with the public who are able to see the works of art created. Our desire is to grow this event to be the best plein air paint out in the country,” said Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard.

The Carmel on Canvas plein air event hosts more than 60 highly-acclaimed artists from states around the Midwest including Kentucky, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and many Indiana communities as well. The artists will compete in a variety of plein air contests within the three-day event. They will register in a division that matches their skill level; professional, non-professional, teen and child.

On Saturday morning, a Quick Paint takes place at the Carmel Farmers Market at Center Green. The winners of the adult and child categories will be selected by visitors to the market, which raises community awareness of the event overall.

The Carmel on Canvas Art Fair takes place on Sunday afternoon from noon – 4 p.m. Artists will display creations from the Carmel on Canvas event as well as pieces from their broader scope of work. We want to thank the Carmel community for supporting each artist that participates in the Art Fair.

See the 2017 event page by clicking here.

See the 2016 event page by clicking here.


Sponsors | Schedule of Activities | Entry Fees & Awards | Carmel on Canvas Rules

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