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MissionTo advance the knowledge of and interest in art and to create and promote a spirit of cooperation and fellowship between artists and the people.
The Big IdeaThe Carmel Art Association’s 5th annual Monterey County high school art exhibition, “For The Love Of Art,” was inaugurated at the CAA in the late 1940s. Its return provides an opportunity for student artists to experience what is involved in a professional jury and exhibition. The program is now an annual part of the CAA’s calendar each February. Each high school in Monterey County is invited to enter up to five junior and/or senior students. The CAA provides wooden panels to the participants to create an even starting point and eliminate the need for the students to frame their pieces, keeping their costs to a minimum. Gift certificates for art supplies are awarded to 13 student prize winners, juried by three local members of the art community. A calendar of the winning images is produced and sent to all participating students and teachers. An opening reception for the students takes place alongside our regular monthly reception in February. Also, this year we will be presenting a special event printmaking workshop during the February exhibition of student art.
My students all agree, the opening reception was great! They met so many other amazing artists and made new friendships. This has been a great experience for my students! Thanks for giving them this opportunity. Can’t wait to participate next year!
- Steven Russell