CIA Festival

Carmel International Arts Festival

The Carmel International Arts Festival gave me what I would call my first “real” break in traveling exhibitions. I finally made enough funds working small art fairs, gallery, coffee house and cafe’ showings to actually purchase a full booth display and a real tent! It was exciting and took a lot of diligent work. The magnificent thing about the artist community is that EVERYONE is on the same level as you when traveling to shows. Fortunately, I have always had the best “show” mates who are positive about the experience and are willing to go in and share a tray of chicken nuggets during a monsoon. In the end, we are all trying to make a living doing what we love. I made some great connections, met countless people and got a college thesis written about my work in the process.