All our artists have already won simply by jurying in to this prestigious Festival, but each year we go one step farther and award four exhibiting artists a Special Recognition Award. The award comes with a $500 check and automatic entry to next year's Festival.
The awards are selected by a panel of three highly qualified judges, each of whom rate every artist independently and then gather for a spirited discussion. The four awards are presented at a charming artists' reception on the first night of the Festival.
Members of the Festival Committee and Board have created unique wind chimes to hang in the Mill Valley Plaza along with the iconic festival lanterns September 18 - 20 as a visual, and musical reminder that the festival hopes to return next fall. Harking back to the founding of the festival, some of the local exhibiting artists will also show their work in several downtown merchant windows