Carmel Arts and Design District

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Congratulations to the 2019 Carmel on Canvas Plein Air Paint Out Professional Division Winners:
Left to right: Fourth Place Winner of $1,000, Melinda Spear-Huff of Sheridan, IN; Third Place Winner of $1,500, Mary Ann Davis of Indianapolis, IN; Carmel City Councilwoman and Emcee of event, Laura Campbell; Grand Prize/Best of Show Winner of $3,000, David M. Seward of Zionsville, IN; Carmel on Canvas 2019 Judge, Shawn Krueger of Grand Rapids, MI; Second Place Winner of $2,000, Spencer Meagher of Mount Vernon, IL

Entry Fees & Awards
The awards for the 2019 Carmel on Canvas are as follows:

Grand Prize ($3000) - David M. Seward - Zionsville, IN
2nd Place ($2000) - Spencer Meagher - Mount Vernon, IL
3rd Place ($1500) - Mary Ann Davis - Indianapolis, IN
4th Place ($1000) - Melinda Spear-Huff Sheridan, IN
Merit Winner - RL Weber - Belvidere, IL
Merit Winner - Kyle Ragsdale - Indianapolis, IN
Merit Winner - Jamie Green - Quincy, IL
Merit Winner - Roy Boswell - Bargersville, IN
Merit Winner - Lesley Haflich - Noblesville, IN
Merit Winner - Larry Siwek - Quincy, IL
Merit Winner - Autumn Hunt - Carmel, IN
Merit Winner - Kathleen Gray Farling - Alliance, OH
Merit Winner - Anna Afshar - Fishers, IN
Merit Winner - Wendy Fleury - Union, KY
1st Place - Melanie Wissel - Carmel, IN
2nd Place - Michael Sinon - Indianapolis, IN
3rd Place - Sepideh Motevaselolhagh - Indianapolis, IN
Merit Winner - Brad Fields - Fishers, IN
Merit Winner - Karrie McCan - Carmel, IN

1st Place - Chloe Sun* - Carmel, IN
2nd Place - Sarah Firestone* - Carmel, IN
3rd Place - Izzy Monger - Carmel, IN
*Also winners of $100 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate

1st Place (Tie) - Anna Afshar - Indianapolis, IN
                         - Tammie Dickerson - Belton, MO
2nd Place - Kyle Ragsdale - Indianapolis, IN
Child Merit - Polly Thompson - Cicero, IN

Thank you to sponsoring organizations for providing the prize money for this portion of the event.

Bazbeaux Pizza ($300) - Sherrie Thomas - Larsen, WI
The Carrie Holle Group – Highgarden Real Estate ($250) - Cathy Bauder - Westfield, IN                    
Terry and Lezlie Heath Home ($500) - Spencer Meagher - Mount Vernon, IL
Indiana Design Center ($250) - RL Weber - Belvidere, IL
Scott Osborne Sculpture at Carmel-Clay Historical Society Depot ($500) - Brad Fields - Fishers, IN
The Purchase Awards paintings have been presented to each business for display in their establishment.  Please stop by the businesses to see the different winning paintings. Best of Show winners from previous years are displayed at All Things Carmel – 110 West Main Street, Carmel, IN 46032

In addition to our Purchase Award sponsors, we want to thank our other event sponsors:
Blick Art Materials
Carmel Arts Council
Carmel Farmers Market
Chapman-Osborne Legacy Realtors
City of Carmel
Hamilton County Tourism
Indiana Design Center
RPM Technologies, LLC

The sixth annual Carmel on Canvas plein air paint out was held on Friday to Sunday, September 13-15. This open-air painting exhibition and competition took place on the sidewalks throughout the Carmel Arts & Design District and, new for 2019, expands into Carmel’s Midtown.

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 2018 event page by clicking here

See the 2017 event page by clicking here.

See the 2016 event page by clicking here.

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

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