Art Battle Day 2014 Story

19 Pictures That Will Make You LOVE Live Painting

Art Battle Day took place on May 10th with 17 communities taking part across the country. Over 200 artists competed, creating over 270 paintings! The champion painters will advance to regional qualifiers, competing for a spot in the 2014 Art Battle National Championships. For this years National Championships, the Mattamy Athletic Centre (THE OLD MAPLE LEAF GARDENS!) will host a crowd of over 2000 people. These Art Battle pictures from across the country that will make you fall in LOVE with live competitive painting.

1. The drop cloth at Art Battle 122 in Collingwood was a beautiful mess! The top 4 painters battle for a spot in the regional finals…


 … and the audience is HYPNOTIZED by the talented Collingwood artists!

2. Two amazing organizers from Powell River and Squirrel Cove came together to create one beautiful event.


3. Art Battle 139 outdoors in Whitehorse, where the people are the tough as nails! THERE IS STILL SNOW IN WHITEHORSE.


4. The best home-made Art Battle sign at Art Battle 122 in Collingwood.

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5. Yellowknife artist James Wedzin made this MASTERPIECE in only 20 minutes!

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6. Calgary painter Mark Vasquez-Mackay was announced the winner of Art Battle 124…


… and this adorable moment hugging his son!


7. Waiting intently to vote for their favourite painting at Art Battle 126 in Hamilton.

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8. The Town Crier at Art Battle 123 in Olds, Alberta! THE TOWN CRIER!!

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9. Artists rocking GO-PRO cameras as they paint in Collingwood, Ontario. Nothing but focus!


10. This set up for Art Battle 125 Wolfville is PRISTINE.


11. They know how to party in Olds, Alberta!

12. A full house at Toronto’s Artisans at Work, Art Battle 134, with GIANTS!


13. From the creative minds of Guelph, Ontario, we present to you… THE ARTISTS.


14. Art Battle 123 Olds, Alberta winner is… RENU MATHEU! A stellar piece made in just 20 MINUTES!!!!


15. One of the many bidding wars that happened all across Canada. Paintings are auctioned after each round and many of the ABD painters put some cash into their wallets!


16. Some artist stand, some sit, some do push-ups while painting! Some artists keep it clean while others get REALLY messy!


17. At Art Battle, we’ve got smiles for miles.


18. The challenge: What can YOU do in 20 minutes? Apply now to paint with us!


19. And now… the finalists from all across Canada will come to Toronto to compete at the 2014 Art Battle National Championship on July 26th. Join us!