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, FLview on Eventbrite
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!
REGISTER NOW TO VOTE, STREAM & BID
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.
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
Self-taught Ananda tends to be vulnerable in her work. She enjoys collage art, painting, small metals, ceramics and glass blowing./sf
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
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.
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
Heather is a very passionate person--passionate about animals, painting, people, and life in general. She paints to express and connect./sf
Thank you for supporting the arts! I'm so honored and excited to be here!
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
Be such a dope soul that people crave your vibes…
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.
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 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
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.
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
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
Super excited to be here today! I am ready to paint. I love the challenge!