We got to see works of art come to life today as we watched a local artist finish one of his paintings! Justin Vining, artist, and Meg Gates Osborne, event manager, joined us today before the Carmel on Canvas Plein Air event. Here are others:
See the art created before your eyes at the Carmel on Canvas Plein Air event – an outdoor painting exhibition and sidewalk competition in the Carmel Arts & Design District, Midtown, downtown Carmel and the Japanese town hall gardens. More than three dozen artists from the Midwest, Maryland, South Carolina and other states will be in attendance at the event, which is free to viewers, Friday through Sunday, September 17-19.
âAfter being forced to cancel last year’s event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted to once again welcome the many local and regional artists to Carmel on Canvas. It’s a big event for our community and it showcases our beautiful architecture and landscapes through the eyes of our creative artists. It’s especially entertaining for families with young children who we hope will be inspired to create their own art, âsaid Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard.
Artists ranging from professionals to hobbyists, including the teen and children’s divisions, will paint at various locations for the outdoor event throughout the day. Friday and Saturday. Artists can register for the Plein Air Paint Out at the Indiana Design Center (200 South Range Line Road) of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.The public is invited to come and see the painters set up their easels and paint the chosen subjects. The artists’ works will be for sale, so you can negotiate a price before the paint is even dry!
A quick paint the event will take place for registered artists on Saturday at the Carmel farmer’s market (2 Green Carter) where the winning paintings will be determined by a community vote of market visitors. The winning artists will take home a first prize of $ 300, a second prize of $ 200 and a third prize of $ 100, as well as the children’s merit award of $ 50.
Also on Saturday, children can paint at Child zones of noon – 3 p.m., with two locations in the Arts and Design District, including the Magdalena Gallery of Art (27 Main Street East) and the Carmelite Arts Council Children’s Art Gallery (40 Main Street West).
Outdoor works of art created on Friday and Saturday will be judged by the artist and the art teacher Don Yang from Chicago. Born in Seoul, Korea, Yang trained at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, where he received a BFA with Honors and later an MFA with Honors in Fine Art and Traditional Illustration. He has taught drawing, oil painting, and anatomy in and around Chicago, while operating a freelance art studio as a freelance illustrator. Yang is also chairman of the Department of Fine Arts and the Department of Foundations of the American Academy of Art. His paintings and drawings are collected by art enthusiasts across the United States and Europe.
The Plein Air reception and the public screening takes place at 5 p.m. on Saturday where the paintings will be available for viewing and sale prior to judgment at 6:00 p.m. Artists’ prizes include a grand prize of $ 3,000, $ 2,000 for second place, $ 1,500 for third and $ 1,000 for fourth. The winners will be announced Saturday at 6.30 p.m. along Artists Lane(also known as 2nd Avenue NW) between Place Sophia and the Monon greenway.
Sunday art fair will present works created by Carmel on Canvas artists from noon – 4 p.m. It will be installed along Artists Row (2sd Avenue NW). Artists are encouraged to exhibit works from the event outdoors along with other works from their collection.
Carmel on Canvas artists also have the opportunity to compete for Buy rewards by painting the sponsoring establishment and winning the stated monetary prize. These winners will also be chosen on Saturday evening.
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