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AB2394 – 2023 US National Championship!

April 1 @ 6:00 pm EDT

in Daytona Beach at the Daytona Beach Arts Fest

March 31st: Friday night streaming pre-show @ 7ET
April 1st: National Championship main event @ 7ET

Address: Victory Circle at One Daytona – One Daytona Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL

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Ticket options

FREE TICKET: Welcome to the greatest show at the easels! All are welcome. Limited capacity – arrive early to avoid disappointment.

VIP + Artist Lounge tickets: Guaranteed entry to the competition floor + join us in ‘The Retreat’ just off the main competition tent for complementary beverages and light bites, mingle with the artists, reserved bathrooms, watch and listen to the live commentary.

Reserved Table (+ 8 Tickets): VIP + Artist Lounge for you and 7 friends. Reserved seating and all VIP + Artist Lounge benefits

Online Stream – FULL VOTE + Free Shipping: Everyone is welcome to register to vote and watch the stream online (see below!) – but for these remote ticketed guests, they will get a full weight vote as if the were in attendance, as well as free shipping for any works purchased at the auction. A great deal!



Saturday, April 1st Art Battle is in Daytona Beach, FL to celebrate the very finest in live painting.

Winners of National Qualifying events from across the country will compete for a cash prize, a large trophy and year long status as the Best Live Painter in America & an easel in the World Championship!

This is the spectacular Finale to the 2022-2023 Art Battle US tournament, truly the best night of the year for live art!

ONE DAYTONA Art Festival in Partnership with GALLERY500

Art Battle Daytona Beach is an All Ages event.

National Finalists

Cameron McCool

Instagram: yamchops

Cameron describes his signature style of abstract brushwork flowing seamlessly into naturalistic figures as “a mix of technical and emotional approaches centered on the human form". Cameron’s work allows emotions to breathe, serving as both catharsis and a reverence of the human form./sf

Ananda Toulon

Instagram: anandatoulon

Self-taught Ananda tends to be vulnerable in her work. She enjoys collage art, painting, small metals, ceramics and glass blowing./sf

From the artist:

I’m Ananda , I’m from Boston and I’m 21 - I love painting silly little things and I’m just happy to be here

Flo Mena

Flo's art can be considered mixed media, expressive, colorful and with urban vibes. She not only paints fast already, but loves to experiment with her art./sf

From the artist:

Art should be colorful and fun!

Jesse Baggett

Instagram: Jmbaggett

Jesse, an Art Battle champion, is back! Besides painting, she also does ceramic sculptures and printmaking,/sf


kahalla is a Queer, neurodivergent, Black and Ilokano educator, multidimensional creator, and communal archivist from the Bay Area in California. A product of both communal training and institutional investigation, kahalla’s practice includes gathering and sharing tools that allow highly sensitive creative people and historically disenfranchised BIPOC communities to retrieve Transdiasporic histories via somatic expression and Ancestral-land-based relations. Kahalla is currently based in the unceded Ramaytush Ohlone territory known as West Oakland and traverses across the Bay Area to interweave spatial-cultural connections through their work and transmute tradition into future-building.

(IG @maangohoney)

Frida Haas

A native of Sweden, Frida lives in Washington. A 2006 graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in visual arts, Frida has since been busy pursuing her artistic career in face & body art, performance art, competitive speed painting, illustration, portraiture, and more./sf

Mona Farrokhi

Instagram: Moonszter

Mona's passion is creating artwork that enhances the world we live in. From mythical creatures and characters to conceptual products, whatever form of creation that may amplify and expand the experience of our lives./sf

From the artist:


Heather Olsen

Instagram: @heatherolsenart

Heather is a very passionate person--passionate about animals, painting, people, and life in general. She paints to express and connect./sf

From the artist:

Thank you for supporting the arts! I'm so honored and excited to be here!

Donice Bloodworth

Instagram: DaCre8iveOne

Donice paints stories about people he sees. He wants people to feel and believe that they are beautiful in their natural state and celebrate that!/sf

From the artist:

Be such a dope soul that people crave your vibes…


John is a self taught artist currently on display at art Basel Miami. He specializes in digital art, acrylic, oil and spray./sf

Maddie Hake

Instagram: maddieehake

Maddie Hake was introduced to art at a young age and was particularly inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe. Drawing became her go-to entertainment when she was grounded, but it wasn't until senior year in high school that she learned proper techniques. Maddie worked as a face painter in San Diego, where she began posting her creative makeup photos online and getting booked for gigs and shows. She eventually moved to Vegas to focus on her art, and through a Facebook group, she got a sponsorship to be an artist at First Friday in Las Vegas. There, she met Robin Slonina, a host/Executive producer of Skin Warz, who brought her into several projects/opportunities. Maddie ranked 3rd in the US for face painting at the World BodyPainting Competition during the pandemic. She then moved to Omaha, where she volunteers at the Bemis Center and plans to build her portfolio with more paintings portraying people's emotions with a focus on women. Maddie is currently putting together a proposal for a mural cube for BFF Omaha and obtaining a residency at the Bemis Center for 2024.

From the artist:

Thank you so much for the opportunity to showcase my work and network with fellow artist's. This is one of the most unique events I've done as an artist, and am very thankful for it.

Ari Simeone

Ari is back! To Ari, art is a visual representation of audial and other sensory input. He enjoys mostly acrylic paint, sometimes with modeling paste for texture./sf

From the artist:

I am absolutely psyched to paint again. This journey has been amazing and I'm honoured to be part of this little corner of the art world.


Instagram: @knzn.art

Ken is an artist based in Chicago who specializes in expressive figurative oil painting. Inspired by a love for social dancing and hip hop culture from which the moniker "KNZN" was bestowed, he uses dynamic brush strokes and layers of abstract shapes to depict surreal figures that bend and twist with their environments./sf

Vig Mayol

Instagram: Vig Mayol

Vig returns! Vig is a prolific artist who finds inspiration in nature, creating unique emotional landscapes. She also does energizing colorful paintings from the figure. Mayol enjoys working on large sizes, managing a rich variety of techniques and handling the perfect balance between abstraction and figuration. Her work is an invitation to feel, to use the senses and connect through an intuitive and loose use of color./sf

From the artist:

Super excited to be here today! I am ready to paint. I love the challenge!


April 1
6:00 pm EDT
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