Artist Membership

The Carmel Art Association conducts a new member application process by jury once a year. The Jury process for 2023 is now closed. Look for information about our next jury process on or about February 1st, 2024. Further details will be on this page and in the prospectus on the  onlinejuriedshows website.


Applicants must have resided within 35 driving miles of Carmel for at least one year prior to application.

Applicants must be able to document having shown their work in at least one other juried competitive show and one gallery.

An artist may apply in one category only: Two Dimensional or Three Dimensional.

Two Dimensional
Paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache. Paintings should be ready for hanging, either framed or painted canvas edges. Drawings using pencil, pastel crayon, inks, charcoal or conte crayon; Printmaking hand done by the artist such as a serigraph, etching or mono print. No work using a photo process, including giclee, 4-color reproductions or machine-produced images will be considered. Work must have been completed within the last 24 months.

Three Dimensional
Free-standing sculpture. The sculptures must be original work by the artist and not done in sculpture workshops. Work must have been completed within the last 36 months.

2023’s jury process will include a preliminary on-line jury of 10 images followed by an invitation to finalists to present work and interview with the Board of Directors for final selection of new Artist Members. We will adhere to any and all current health restrictions at that time, so we ask for your patience and flexibility. 

How to become an associate member

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