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"Dogs of Carmel" project, proceeds benefiting the Doris Day Animals Foundation and Max's Helping Paws Foundation.

Meet "Winston," the colorful Nantucket inspired hydrangea Labrador painted for Carmel-by-the-Sea. Find him now in the Carmel Plaza in Carmel-by-the-Sea, on the ground floor in front of the Foundation of Woof. Yes, that really is the name of his location!

Follow the auction Oct 1-7, 2023

 Juried Shows: Be My Guest!

RSVP to: to be added to the guest list for this wonderful art reception featuring 25 artists! 

Monterey County Government Building - "Celebrating Monterey County" 

November marks the first time Alyson is sharing her photography skills publicly. Two of her photographs were recently juried into the Monterey County Government Building "Celebrating Monterey County" exhibition.
Stay tuned for a reception invitation!

Her photographs will be on display and for sale. A portion of the sales will go to the Arts Council for Monterey County.

Monterey County Health Department - "History of Monterey County" 

Several of Alyson's original paintings were juried into the Monterey County Health Department "History of Monterey County" exhibition.
Stay tuned for a reception invitation!

All paintings exhibited will be for sale. A portion of the sales will go to the Arts Council for Monterey County.

Photo Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams

More about Arts Council for Monterey County:
"The mission of the Arts Council for Monterey County (Arts4MC) is to improve the quality of life for everyone in our region through the arts.

Dick Crispo, James Alinder, Ilene Tuttle, George De Groat, Todd Lueders, George Faul, and Helen Kingsley, along with the support of Ansel Adamscreated the Council in 1982 as part of a nationwide movement powered by the National Endowment for the Arts, “to develop and assist art and cultural programs, and to promote the employment of artists within the county..."

"Thanks to our supporters and partners, we help bring high-quality arts programs to more and more residents — including those who have historically had little access. Over the years, we have strengthened the capacity of all arts organizations and cultural groups to more effectively serve our families and we have influenced a broad range of leaders to incorporate the arts to achieve their goals..."

Kids showing their drawings for the photo

Arts4MC provides visual and performing arts education to more than 25,000 youth, seniors and veterans thanks to support from local PTAs, foundations, businesses and individuals..." (read more here:

Carmel-by-the-Sea Installation

Painted sculpture heart project installed in Carmel-by-the-Sea
Location: in The Carmel Plaza below the Anthropologie store.

After last year's success with the heart auction for Carmel-by-the-Sea, Alyson was asked to paint a second sculpture heart. The hearts were unveiled on August 15, 2022 and are now available to bid on thru October 6, 2022. 

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Carmel Foundation, a local charity supporting seniors.

Nantucket, MA - Group Workshop

Create your own Greeting Card Collection

August 22-24th, 2022 | 10-1pm EST
Hosted by the Artist Association of Nantucket 


About the Workshop

Explore the joy of watercolor while learning new techniques and approaches for creating your own greeting cards! Alyson teaches students to develop and refine their art into original illustrations that can be sent as originals or reproduced as a series. Some illustrative art that will be explored are flower boxes, nautical flags, whales, and lighthouses. Along the way, Alyson will share her process and finish the workshop by pairing the completed cards with a colorful selection of envelopes in a boxed in set.

Alyson de Guigné is a visiting artist from Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. She runs Freedom Art, whose greeting cards and other products can be found in stores across the country including Whole Foods, Draeger's Markets & a number of local favorites on Nantucket.

Supply List: Provided upon signup. Option to have Freedom Art materials shipped directly to your door!

This workshop has limited spaces. Sign up online or contact AAN directly to reserve: 508-228-0722
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3 Day Workshop Tuition: TBD for non AAN members, 10% less for AAN members 

Why we love ACK

The energy of a Nantucket summer is unlike anything else you have ever experienced! If you are looking for a beautiful place to unwind while feeling a current of energy as strong as the tides, summer is a great time to visit. The advantage of taking this workshop is that you will immediately meet like-minded, creative people.

Nantucket is the perfect melting pot of New York City culture + island vibes + pastel preppy everywhere you look. I have met some of the most interesting people while painting on the island: actors, oyster farm proprietors, candle makers, Jamaican Uber drivers…the list goes on. The beaches are clean, the food is superb and the frose’ at Cisco Brewers is the best you will ever have.

I cannot wait to see you in August!

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