Artist Membership

The Carmel Art Association conducts a new member application process by jury once a year. The Jury process for 2020 has been postponed to February 1, 2021. To apply, go to to fill out the application and submit images. Application fee is $35. If you have already applied in 2020, your application and images will be kept for the new 2021 date.

UPDATE March 23, 2020 – POSTPONED:
In light of the current world situation, the Carmel Art Association is delaying our Jury Process for New Members. For anyone who has already submitted, thank you and we will hold your application on file.  
We will be sure to publicize clearly with new deadlines.  


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

Applicants must 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.

2021’s jury process will include a preliminary on-line jury of 10 images followed by an invitation to finalists to present work at an interview with the Board of Directors for final selection of new Artist Members. Keep in mind we change the gallery once a month and artists are expected to bring in new work regularly.

How to become an associate member

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