During the course of the evening, twelve Painters create the best work they can across three 20 minute rounds and as they work, the audience continually moves around the easels , allowing them an up close view of the creative process. The only medium used is acrylic paint and the tools allowed are brushes, palette knives or any other non-mechanical implements. At the end of the round, the audience votes for their favorite painting and the top 2 artists move on to the Final Round with a new canvas. The top 4 artists from the two rounds then square off for the final round and the winner moves on to the regional battle. Audiences can also place bids in a silent auction to take the paintings home at the end of the night. There is no theme and Artists are not limited in subject matter.
The list of artists who will be taking their canvases from blank to beautiful, battling not only the clock but also each other is as follows:
Chris Hamelin, David Wierzbicki, Berto Morales, Marty Newman, Becka James, Stefan Simonovic, Marc farre, Laura Hanek, Jay Ramdhanie, Andrea Nechita, Barbara Rusnak, and Sydney Sollazzo.
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Come watch the paint fly before your eyes and help vote to determine the Champion! *All ages welcome!
Tickets are available online , or at the door.