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Entry Fees & Awards

Congratulations to the 2017 Carmel on Canvas Best of Show
– Lawrence Rudolech of Hanover, IN with Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard

The fourth annual Carmel on Canvas plein air paint out was held Friday to Sunday, September 15-17. 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 hosted more than 60 highly-acclaimed artists from states around the Midwest including Kentucky, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and many Indiana communities as well. The artists competed in a variety of plein air contests within the three-day event. They registered in a division that matched their skill level; professional, non-professional, teen and child. Shaun Thomas Dingwerth, who serves as the Executive Director of the Richmond Art Museum in Richmond, served as the judge for the main event and the Sunday morning Quick Paint.

On Saturday morning, a Quick Paint took place at the Carmel Farmers Market at Center Green. The winner of this contest was selected by visitors to the market, which raised community awareness of the event overall. A second Quick Paint took place on Sunday morning in the Arts & Design District.

The Carmel on Canvas Art Fair took place on Sunday afternoon from 2 – 6 p.m. Artists displayed 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 participated in the Art Fair.

The awards for the 2017 Carmel on Canvas are as follows:

Grand Prize ($5,000) Lawrence Rudolech - Hanover, IN
2nd Place ($2,000) Jed Dorsey - Indianapolis, IN
3rd Place ($1,500) Roy Boswell - Bargersville, IN
4th Place ($1,000) Jeffrey Baumgartner - Michigan City, IN
Merit Winner ($100) Thomas Himsel - Brownsburg, IN
Merit Winner ($100) Troy Kilgore - Bloomington, IN
Merit Winner ($100) Donna Shortt - Indianapolis, IN
Merit Winner ($100) Melinda Spear-Huff - Sheridan, IN
Merit Winner ($100) Tom Woodson - Muncie, IN

1st Place ($500) Qing Shue - Carmel, IN
2nd Place ($300) Sepideh Motevaselolhagh - Indianapolis, IN
3rd Place ($200) Susan Mowery - Carmel, IN
Merit Winner ($100) Andrew Campbell - Noblesville, IN
Merit Winner ($100) Mark Millis - Bargersville, IN

1st Place ($200) Sarah Firestone Carmel, IN
2nd Place ($100) Izzy Monger Carmel, IN
3rd Place ($50) - TIE Risden Cassady Fishers, IN
3rd Place ($50) – TIE Ellie Shen Carmel, IN

Merit Winner ($50) Savannah Overholser Carmel, IN

1st Place ($300) John Kelty - Ft. Wayne, IN
2nd Place ($200) Polly Thompson - Cicero, IN
3rd Place ($100) Jill Wagner - Saline, MI

1st Place ($300) David M. Seward - Zionsville, IN
2nd Place ($200) Jill Wagner - Saline, MI
3rd Place ($100) John Kelty - Ft. Wayne, IN

Indiana Design Center ($500) Jed Dorsey - Indianapolis, IN
Muldoon’s ($300) Cathy Bauder - Westfield, IN
The Osborne Family ($300) Lesley Haflich - Noblesville, IN
Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream ($250) Lesley Haflich - Indianapolis, IN

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.

We’d also like to thank our 2017 Carmel on Canvas sponsors:

Patrons – City of Carmel, Hoosier Salon, RPM Technologies, LLC, Visit Hamilton County

Enthusiasts – All Things Carmel, Chapman-Osborne Legacy Realtors, Greek’s Pizzeria, Magdalena Gallery of Art, Muldoon’s, The Pint Room

Creative Kids Zone – Magdalena Gallery of Art

Visit our page often as we announce plans for the 2018 Carmel on Canvas event!

See the 2016 event page by clicking here.


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