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AB2432 – Texas State Championship!

March 4 @ 6:00 pm UTC-5

Art Battle Texas State Championship – Mar 4, 2023

Doors @ 6:00pm / Painting @ 7:00pm
J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center 111 N. Burnett St., Wichita Falls, Tx

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Get charged up for an electrifying Saturday night featuring live, pulse-pounding art!

Get ready to witness the ultimate artistic showdown at the Texas State Championship!

Regular season event winners and All-Stars from Dallas and Wichita Falls return for their chance to become the 2023 Texas State Champion, and head to the National Championships in Florida in April!

Brace yourself for a whirlwind of color as top talents battle it out in 3 rounds of live painting. Be a part of the action and cast your vote to crown the champion. And don’t miss your chance to own a piece of history with the silent auction of all original masterpieces!

For VIP or Reserved tables contact Bob Barrow at [email protected]

Hosted by Wichita Falls Art Association!

Art Battle® Wichita Falls is a 16+ event.




Artists can apply to compete. Also, most events have a ‘Wildcard’ easel, where artists leave their names at the door and we draw at random to pick the Wildcard Artist. To be a potential wildcard artist, just buy a ticket and show up!

Confirmed Competitors

Lara Freeman

Lara did her first oil painting as a 6 year old, taught by her mom who is also an artist. She is a full-time artist and has recently started her own company called Artodigy./sf

From the artist:

I am honored and excited to be competing in the Texas State Championship Art Battle. I look forward to a fun event and seeing all of the paintings come to life!

Kim Ward

Kim is a self-taught artist who has been commissioned to paint a mural at the regional airport, one that gained global recognition./sf

From the artist:

This is sooo exciting . Looking forward to a great night , gonna be a blast ! Get ready for the paint to fly ?

Anthony Campos

Anthony has been drawing since he was 9. He can work with any medium such as pastel, acrylic, spray paint but currently works with oils. /sf

From the artist:

Thank you all for the support! Thank you for supporting the artists. Thank you for supporting Art Battle, a great platform to showcase our talents and a chance to compete with all the talented individuals.

Jesse Baggett

Instagram: jmbaggett

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

Derrick Holt III

Derrick, a self-taught artist, says his art comes from his personal experiences or things that inspire him throughout life's dualities. He uses a variety of medium types to capture an image or idea./sf

From the artist:

Words can't describe how excited I am to join the Texas State championship

Charles Smith

Charlest has been been traveling as a custom airbrush artist. He has worked at amusement parks, malls and even Walmarts all over the United States so he has experience painting in front of crowds./sf

Juliette "Saku" Bailey

Instagram: @its.sakusaku

New to Dallas, Juliette is an artist who loves portraits and nature. She also likes creating surreal things based on her environment. /sf

From the artist:

So glad to be given this opportunity to meet great artists, great people, and make great pieces! I'll make sure I exceed your expectations.

Carissa Nalley

Carissa is a multidisciplinary artist who works with a ton of mediums. She loves flowers, bright bold colors, as well as doing illustrations./sf

From the artist:

Thank you to everyone who has supported me along this journey! I’ve always felt unseen most of my life. Constantly fighting to feel accepted. I want to embrace my resilience! I feel honored and grateful to have this opportunity to share my heART again with the world! I can only do my best, and accept that I’m going to be authentically ME!

Haris feratovic

Instagram: Feratiart

Haris is a muralist as well as an oil painter but rather than brushes, he uses his hands on canvas. No piece he makes is done with a traditional brush./sf

From the artist:

Beyond excited to return with a vengeance!

Megan Najera

Megan returns to Art Battle! Her work reflects what she believes subsides anxiety when one allows and engulfs the human connection to nature. Her art reflects that with the outdoors, breathing and meditation often shown in acrylics and oil./sf

From the artist:

Hey guys!! I can't believe I'm back, but to the state championships?! Thank you guys so much for your support and votes, this is such an incredible experience for us artists!

Robert Nelson

Instagram: ArtistRobertNelson

Robert, a volunteer at the Arts in Medicine Studio, specializes in drawing, inks, acrylic painting and assemblage. His focus of art is a combination abstract and landscapes./sf

From the artist:

All proceeds will go to the Arts in Medicine Studio supplies for projects.

Geoff Sykes

Instagram: NotOnYourChance

Geoff began painting about 4 years ago and while he uses mostly acrylic on canvas, he can work with a variety of mediums. One of his skills is using painter's tape and unique finishes like metallic and fluorescent paints to make lots of layers interact with each other.

From the artist:

I'm gonna bring it, and it's going to be fun! Guests, take a shot with me when the timer begins!


March 4
6:00 pm UTC-5
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