2016 Art Battle National Championship Recap – Day 1


Canada’s top live painters came to Toronto for the 2016 Art Battle National Championship, and spent 2 Days creating incredible works of live art in an effort to claim the title of 2016 Art Battle National Champion.

On July 20th, Day 1 of the National Championship, artists had 9 hours to complete a 36x 36 canvas from start to finish in a Live Open Studio as a part of the Art Battle Champions Showcase. Works created at the Live Open Studio would be displayed the following day in the live painting arena as a testament to the skill and creativity of these Champion Artists.

Day 1 also featured the Wildcard Battle, where in a long standing Art Battle tradition, randomly selected artists from the Art Battle community competed for the the last spot in the 2016 Art Battle National Championship on July 21st.

2016 Art Battle National Championship Artists

2015 National Champion – Leanna TenEycke
Victoria Champion – Leah Patterson
Vancouver Regional Champion – Shannon TheisenAlberta Champion – Cindy Boffey
Saskatchewan Champion – Anthony Masuskapoe
Ottawa Champion – Allan André
Golden Horseshoe Regional Champion – Bonnie Wu
Toronto Champion – Meaghan Claire Kehoe
Toronto All-Star – Natasha Dichpan
Quebec Champion – Frederick Ouellet
Quebec All-Star – Genevieve Garand
New Brunswick Champion – Amber Lounder
Nova Scotia Champion – Megan Kyak-Monteith
Prince Edward Island Champion – Scott O’Neil

Learn more about our Championship Artists HERE

See who won and photos from the Live Painting Competition on Day 2 HERE