Snapshot: International artists fill downtown Carmel


Thousands of guests filled the Arts & Design District Sept. 26-27 for the annual Carmel International Arts Festival. The event featured more than 100 juried artists exhibiting and selling their work in a variety of mediums. Learn more at (Photo by Raymond Mo)

2019 winners

  • The Best of Show – Taylor Mazer, 2-D                                 
  • 1st Place- Kyle Spears, Photography                                              
  • 2nd Place – Kristin Perkins, Jewelry                                               
  • 3rd Place – Tanya Leslie, Ceramics                                                 
  • Mayor’s Award – Kwang Cha Brown, 2-D                            

Best in Media:                                              Honorable Mention:

Joel Fremion, 2-D                                        Larry Spears, Ceramics

Skeeter Aschinger, 3-D                                Robin Kittleson, Glass

Scott Hartley, Painting                                 Tim Peters, Ceramics

Thomas Bothe, Ceramics                             Anne Wooster, 2-D

William Ortman, Glass                                  Bob Reiberg, Ceramics

Deborah Barnes, Jewelry                             George Ceffalio, Painting

John Weller, Photography                            Amy Ferguson, 2-D

Neil Kemarly, Wood                                      Glenn Woods, Ceramics

Ann McCann, Fiber                                       Gabriel Lehman, Painting


The Rosemary Waters Excellence in the Arts Scholarship: $2,500

Madison Del Valle

The Doreen Squire Ficara Carmel Arts Council Award: $1,000

Ali Strzynski

4 Best of Show Scholarships: $1,500 Per Scholarship / Two Per High School

Carmel High School               University High School

Ellie Shen                               Katherine Zhong

Chloe Sun                               Austin Clark

2 Innovation in the Arts Scholarships: $1,500 Per Scholarship / One Per High School

Carmel High School               University High School

Lindsey Thole                        Sophia Fisher

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